Therapy for Depression
Depression symptoms vary from person to person, but there are some that tend to be pretty consistent such as:
- low self-esteem
- not sleeping enough or sleeping too much
- no longer enjoying the things in life you used to enjoy
- feelings of worthlessness
- loss of energy or motivation
- difficulty concentrating
- significant weight loss or weight gain
- anger or irritability
Depression might have you convinced that your own case is so terrible and hopeless that you might not ever get better, but this line of thinking is also another symptom of depression. If depression has significantly disrupted your functioning at school, work, or home and has prevented you from performing successfully in life and relationships, you might benefit from professional help.
Awareness of your depression is half the battle and now is the time to take action. No matter how overwhelming your depression might feel, you don’t have to do it alone. Our therapists at Highland Park Therapy are trained in various forms of therapy shown to be effective in the treatment of depression such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. In our work together, we will learn how your thoughts and behaviors influence depression, utilize mindfulness to effectively handle painful thoughts and feelings, and make connections with past experiences to see how those events might be contributing to your current challenges.