Counseling for Depression
Depression is a state that affects the mind and body. It can create dysphoric mood, lethargy or anxiety in the body, and thoughts of hopelessness and helplessness. In a significant number of cases, suicidal thoughts and feelings occur with depression. Depression is a feeling of overwhelming sadness, and/or poor self-image, and/or hopelessness and helplessness.
Depression is a treatable condition. If your depression is keeping you from living the life you want to live, don’t hesitate to seek help. Counseling for depression is an effective treatment that can help you overcome depression and reclaim your life.
Some symptoms of depression:
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
- Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
- Fatigue and decreased energy
- Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
- Irritability, restlessness
- Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
- Overeating or appetite loss
- Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
- Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings
- Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
Therapy for Depression
Therapy gives you tools to treat depression from a variety of approaches. What you learn in therapy gives you skills and insight to help manage your symptoms and even prevent depression from coming back.
There are many types of therapy available for depression. Three of the more common methods used in depression include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Often, a blended approach is used.
Counseling will teach you practical techniques to change negative thinking and use behavioral skills to combat depression. In therapy, you can work to get to the root of your depression, which helps you to understand why and how you are becoming depressed and what you can do to stay healthy.
Don't let depression keep you from the people you love and the things you enjoy. Call or email us for information about therapy for depression in a safe, non-judgemental environment with one of our experienced counselors.
Getting Counseling for Depression
If you are interested in learning more about counseling for depression for you or a loved one, contact us online or by phone at (847) 220-7402 to learn more about how our therapists can help at our convenient Schaumburg office.