Find your happiness again.
Are You Tired of Feeling Down and Out?
Do everyday tasks seem to require an enormous amount of effort lately?
Are you exhausted all of the time?
Does it seem impossible to see the positives of any situation?
Perhaps you have started to spend more and more time in your bed. You may not feel motivated to go to work, exercise, or do other things you usually enjoy. You might have started to isolate yourself from others out of fear of burdening those you care about.
Some of the physical symptoms of depression might be making your life difficult. It’s possible that you’re finding it increasingly harder to get out of bed in the morning due to exhaustion. Brain fog may be making it difficult to think clearly and make decisions. You may also notice a drastic increase or decrease in your eating patterns - another sign that you may be dealing with depression.
You might worry that you’ll never experience happiness again. You may fear that there is no escaping this dark cloud that seems to be hovering over you lately. Though it can be hard to see an alternative to your current mood, depression is treatable and it’s possible to live a happy, fulfilling life while dealing with depression.
Stuck in a negative thought cycle, it’s likely that you’re ruminating on your past mistakes. You probably blame yourself for the intense feelings of sadness you’re experiencing. Recent experiences may have left you contemplating your purpose and sense of worth.
You wish you could just snap out of this funk you seem to be in, and restore a sense of happiness and fulfillment in your life.
While you may feel a bit hopeless, we want you to know that Depressive Disorders are treatable and can be managed with the guidance of a skilled counselor who can help you find relief.
You're not the Only One Feeling Down
Depression is very common and seldom talked about. In fact, in 2020 about 8.4% of American adults experienced at least one episode of major depression. Unfortunately, only about two-thirds of these individuals received depression treatment.
Empaths and healers, who typically experience their emotions very intensely, may be more prone to experiencing episodes of depression. Additionally, major negative life changes, such as a difficult divorce or the loss of a job, can also influence whether or not you experience depression. Without adequate resources to cope with a major stressor you may find yourself, like many others, feeling worthless or perhaps even thinking things would be easier if you no longer existed.
The team at Be Your Best Self & Thrive Counseling will look at all components of your experience and symptoms to help figure out the best strategies to get you living a life of serenity and happiness. We are here to treat you as a human being rather than just a diagnosis.
Focusing on Mind-Body-Spirit Wellness Can Help Alleviate Depression
You might be hesitant to reach out for depression help because the feelings of sadness and guilt you experience may be so overwhelming that you aren’t sure where to begin with depression treatment.
The holistic approach Be Your Best Self & Thrive Counseling takes will allow you and your therapist to break down and work through all aspects of depression - how the symptoms affect your mind, body, and spirit. Together, you and your therapist will work on helping you make small, achievable changes that allow you to work through feelings of sadness, guilt, and despair- and to find a sense of enjoyment in your life
As person-centered clinicians, we want to improve the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. While we’re all trained in various types of therapy, we believe in the power of holistic treatment for cultivating inner peace and spurring positive growth.
We also draw from components of neurobiology to help you understand what is actually happening inside of your body when you are dealing with depression. We find that once you know what is happening at a biological level, it’s much easier to change and grow in the way you need to. As you become more and more aware of what is happening on a physical level, you will gain emotional clarity as well. With this knowledge, you’ll be better equipped to cultivate helpful strategies to manage the intensity and impairment depression can cause.
We use Eastern medicine approaches in therapy for depression to teach you a variety of simple, easy techniques that are meant to help you to focus on your breath and calming your nervous system so that you’re equipped with a lifelong toolbox for stress management and emotional regulation.
Additionally, treatment methods may incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help you recognize the connection between your depression and the thoughts, feelings, and actions associated with it.
Our eclectic approach to therapy aims to provide you with answers not just about what depression is, but why and how it affects you so that you can be successful in overcoming it.
Happiness is within reach, even when things seem bleak. Our team of supportive therapists believes in you and your capability to live the life that you desire.
Perhaps you want depression treatment, but you’re still a little hesitant…
I have been depressed for years - I am not sure that I can change.
Though depression can be debilitating at times, it is also a very common issue and definitely possible to manage...and even recover fully. Our team is excited to support and guide you towards the life you desire at your own pace to ensure positive change is possible. We’ll review your growth and celebrate your successes together to encourage you to continue to grow, change, and recover from your depression.
I feel depressed but I can still go to work and function like a "normal" person. I don't think I am worthy of getting help.
Everyone deserves to get the treatment they need for symptoms of depression. No matter what symptoms you are experiencing, your emotions are valid. Our supportive clinicians will take a nonjudgmental approach to helping you process what you’re feeling and improving your mood.
I can barely leave my bed- what if I don’t have the energy to go to counseling?
Never fear - we believe in meeting you where you’re at right now. In addition to in-person therapy, we can meet with you online from a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform for your convenience. Together, we can help work on creating a tangible plan to help you feel better and guide you to the point where you feel comfortable and empowered enough to leave your house.
Transform Sadness into Happiness and Fulfillment
If depression has left you feeling hopeless, guilty, or simply blue, holistic treatment at Be Your Best Self & Thrive Counseling can reharmonize your mind, body, and spirit. To find out more about how we can help, contact our team today. Our Client Care Coordinator will reach out to schedule a free,15-minute consultation to learn more about you and your needs.
**Please note that during COVID-19, we are offering both in-person and online therapy sessions.