Have you lost your motivation and enthusiasm, even for things you used to enjoy? Do you feel fatigued, irritable, and unable to make decisions? Maybe you feel sad most of the time, even when there doesn’t seem to be a reason for it? If all this sounds familiar, then it may be time to think about receiving therapy for depression.
Moving on from depression with therapy
Depression is about a lot more than just feeling down. All of us feel depressed from time to time, but when these feelings persist, intensify, and start to damage your quality of life, then it’s time to seek help. Depression can be triggered by many things in life: going through a difficult transition, feeling overwhelmed by work, or reaching a milestone and feeling like you haven’t gotten what you wanted out of life. In other cases, depression follows a traumatic experience or loss, such as divorce or the death of a loved one.
In therapy, our talented therapists use a mixture of evidence-based techniques to pursue a three-pronged strategy. The first priority is the alleviation of symptoms. When it comes to giving you relief from your pain, every second counts. After that, therapy will guide you towards the root causes of your depression, so you can regain a sense of control over your feelings. Thirdly, you and your therapist will work together to implement coping skills and practical strategies. We incorporate many modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on changing your thought patterns– and by extension, your actions.
Once you are freed from the crushing burden of depression, you can start the work of improving your relationships, doing things that make you happy, and achieving your goals in life.
Don’t struggle alone
You don’t have to live your life held back by feelings of depression. For therapy in one of our four locations in Minneapolis, give us a call or fill out the contact form and click send.