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.
We see many people coping with depression who are struggling with:
When coping with symptoms of depression, having a compassionate and supportive professional to walk alongside 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 specific 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.
“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 a specialized assessment with a trusted Journeys counselor to evaluate what your specific needs are, as well as determining best the 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 best fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for your family.
Check out our team to connect with a therapist that’s right for your situation or contact our client coordinator with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for you and your family’s needs.