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DEPRESSION COUNSELING

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

During depression counseling sessions, our seasoned depression therapists explain depression to clients as a state of helplessness, loss of pleasure and sadness that is persistent or cyclical. Depression clients often report feeling depleted and incapable of going about regular life. In extreme cases, depression is accompanied by thoughts of ending one’s life.

WHAT CAUSES DEPRESSION?

In depression therapy, clients describe a multitude of reasons for their depression. Some of the most notable reasons for my clients reported depression are

  • Experiencing a significant life change that is stressful in nature

  • Experiencing or witnessing trauma

  • Major change in an intimate relationship (breakup/divorce/death)

  • Distressing loss (job/money)

  • Feeling alone/unloved

WHAT ARE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION?

Depression counselors hear their clients describe how their depression challenges manifest in numerous ways. Depression’s symptoms can vary greatly from person to person and may even change throughout the course of the depression. Symptoms may also vary depending on an individual’s gender, culture, or age. Studies show for example that women are more likely to admit to depression than men.

Some of the most common symptoms include:

HOW A DEPRESSION COUNSELOR CAN HELP

As a Depression therapist, my main focus with my Depression clients is to identify the cause of the depression. Many clients are shocked to hear that this is what I intend to focus my work on. One of my clients once asked me “Isn’t it obvious what is causing my depression”? The truth is, no, it isn’t.

For example, if a client is depressed because of a divorce, it might be easy to say that the divorce is the cause of the depression, but is that really true? What about the divorce caused the depression? What does it mean for that specific client that they got a divorce? What were their aspirations for this marriage that they feel can no longer be achieved because of the divorce? It is in answering these questions and more like them that the true reason for the depression is revealed. Many clients report that identifying the root cause of the depression has been the single most therapeutic aspect of going to depression counseling.

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