Not feeling like yourself lately? Feeling down and sad most days?
Have you lost interest in doing things that you used to enjoy?
Or maybe you feel hopeless?
If you answered yes to these questions above, you may be struggling with depression. Most people feel down or depressed sometimes, especially if they are experiencing stressful life events such as the death of a loved one, loss of employment, or divorce. Depression is more than passing sadness and lasts longer than “the blues”. It is a serious health issue but one that is treatable.
Symptoms of Depression
People who are experiencing depression usually have been feeling sad for most days, all day for more than two weeks in a row. Symptoms of depression include:
- Low, depressed mood for more than two weeks
- Lack of interest in activities that you normally enjoy
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or hopelessness
- Decreased energy or fatigue, sometimes described as moving through a “fog”
- Difficulty sleeping, either too much or not enough; insomnia
- Difficulty concentrating
- Changes in appetite, either no appetite or overeating
- Thoughts of suicide, attempted suicide
- Increased Irritability, especially in children and teens
If you are concerned that you may be depressed, our caring and skilled therapists can help you. You do not have to suffer alone anymore. Our therapists are trained to use well-studied, effective techniques to help you live a life worth living.
Counseling Can Help Depression
Many people who feel depressed are feeling alone and isolated, thinking no one will understand. You may be afraid to tell someone how you feel or what you are thinking. Maybe you’ve tried talking to your friends, but they just don’t seem to get it. Even well-meaning friends and family can be hard to talk to because they have their own biases and opinions.
Speaking with one of our trained counselors can reduce these feelings of isolation and provide a non-judgmental environment to talk about what’s on your mind. What you are experiencing is real–we understand. Our therapists will provide a safe space for you to talk about whatever it is you are feeling and whatever it is you are thinking. We take confidentiality seriously and will protect your private information.
During the first few sessions, your therapist will work with you to determine the best way to help you. There are several counseling techniques and theories that can be helpful. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or CBT) is one effective method of therapy that can improve mood and restore your sense of wellbeing. Or DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is another counseling method that can teach you strategies and skills for coping with stressful life events and environments. In addition, Mindfulness practices such as meditation, breath-work or yoga can address the mind-body connection that is so vital to better mental health. Your therapist can also help you explore whether medication may be right for you and provide information and referrals to other health care professionals who can support your care. Our therapists are used to working collaboratively with other helping professionals to make sure that you are receiving the best possible care.
Begin Counseling for Depression in the Atlanta, GA area
You don’t have to suffer in emotional pain another minute. Counseling can help you feel like yourself again. If you are depressed, we offer compassionate depression treatment at our Roswell counseling clinic. Reach out to Wellview Counseling today and get matched with one of our skilled mental health counselors. It can get better. Counseling can help.
Other Counseling Services
In addition to counseling for depression, we offer a variety of mental health services. Whether you are looking for young adult therapy, anxiety treatment, counseling for a teenager, play therapy for your child, family therapy, or online counseling sessions, our counseling clinic may be exactly what you are looking for! If you’re not ready to commit to counseling yet, you may enjoy learning some quick mental health tips from our blog or browsing our frequently asked questions page. However, please do not hesitate to contact Wellview Counseling with any specific questions you may have!
Don’t suffer in pain another minute–give us a call or email us today to begin your journey towards wellness today.