Depression

Depression can feel like you have dropped into a dark well that you can’t seem to climb out of - making family responsibilities, work, and even everyday tasks difficult to accomplish. Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and fatigue can be some of the hallmark symptoms.

 

Depression can manifest in different ways depending on personality, circumstance and severity.

 

We see many people coping with depression who are struggling with:

 

Decreased concentration/decreased attention to tasks

Decreased interest in usually enjoyable activities

Wishing they could disappear or go to sleep for an extended period of time

Increased irritability, anger, agitation

Anxiety/excessive worry

Decreased or increased sleep

Decreased ability to function at work or home life

Sadness and tearfulness

Preoccupation with or pain from past events

Avoidance of situations or people/isolation

Feeling numb or numbing behaviors/addictions

Feeling worthless or hopeless

 

Journeys Can Help

 

When coping with symptoms of depression, having a compassionate and supportive professional to walk along side you can help. Working with a therapist who understands depression and its symptoms can make the path to recovery and healing seem less overwhelming.

 

Journeys therapists each have their own specializations and approaches. Our team approach will help ensure you find the counselor who best meets your needs. Treatment for depression will be a collaborative process between you and your therapist. This may include: talking through problems/issues; creative processes/journaling; cognitive behavioral approaches; coping skills; symptom stabilization; assessing level of depression and need for outside resources; learning how to identify feelings, needs and boundaries; or emotional stabilization and  support.

 

You may still have concerns about seeking treatment for depression

“I don’t know how talking about my problems will help, it will just make me think about it more, and that will make everything worse”.

 

Depression is more likely to worsen if not addressed. Addressing depression symptoms and the possible causes is the best chance for recovery and symptom relief. You and your therapist will decide together the treatment process and goals for therapy. Working through issues in this way will bring relief, renewed hope for the future, and skills to utilize after therapy has completed.

 

 

We generally recommend scheduling an initial assessment with a Journeys counselor to evaluate your specific needs, as well as determining best options for treatment and more precise answers to the questions you may have about the process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the perfect fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for you.

 

Click on the suggested therapists to schedule a consultation or check out our team to connect with a therapist that's right for you. Most of our team members see a variety of clients, so feel free to read up on multiple options!

 

Need help? Contact our administrative assistant here with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for your needs.

 

 

Tanya Harris, MAPC, LAC

Licensed Associate Counselor

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Renee Malina, MA, LPC, LISAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Amanda Courvoisier, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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