A sad or discontented mood can leave a person feeling lethargic, unmotivated, or hopeless. In some cases, depression can lead to suicidal ideation. Depression may occur in a severe form, as in major depression, or in a more chronic, mild-to-moderate form, as is the case with persistent depressive disorder.
Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy, and the condition is highly treatable. Unfortunately, though, the stigma surrounding depression inhibits many people from seeking treatment. Because an individual with depression may be viewed as flawed or weak, that person is likely to feel shame regarding his or her condition, and he or she may fear the consequences of disclosing the experience to employers, health care providers, family, and friends.
Here at Synergy Counseling, we will assess your level of depression, arrive at an accurate diagnosis, work closely with your primary care physician, put together a treatment plan with your goals, and use a number of therapeutic approaches that have demonstrated effectiveness in treating depression, including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and pyschodynamic therapy. Regardless of the approach, our therapists will help you view your depressive state with curiosity and without judgment, in an effort to understand and heal the source of the depression. In fact, many times simply identifying the source of depression can enhance treatment outcomes and provide some relief from depression. Therapy also helps you recognize and access your strength, autonomy, and capacity for change.
Schedule an appointment and start feeling better today.