Some people out there who feel depressed know exactly what the cause or causes are. While others, have severe difficulty identifying the source of what makes them feel depressed. No matter which category you feel you fall into, therapy is definitely the answer for you.
Therapy can help change the way you think, feel, and behave. If we can work on changing your thoughts, I believe we can actually change your life as you know and see it.
I know it can seem like an enormous feet to schedule an appointment as the days “ooze” by in your depressive state, so, I’ve made it really simple. All you need to do is give me a call, send me a text, write me an e-mail, or go on my website and click to schedule an appointment. You do not need to get In your car and drive to my office. I know just the thought of taking a shower can seem too big a task, let alone driving to meet a stranger. So, we will meet wherever you feel most comfortable, at a time that feels most comfortable to you, virtually, using my secure and hippa compliant telehealth platform.
Depression is not fun for the depressed person and/or the people around the depressed. People will often try to give you helpful suggestions of what they think you should do....where they think you should go...alternative medicines...join a gym, get acupuncture, see a chiropractor, see my spiritual healer lady who uses gemstones and reiki, stand on your head and sing show tunes...eat vegan, don’t eat vegan, become a vegetarian, eat only meat and vegetables and cut out sugar. Oy! It’s F**king exhausting! I think we’ve all heard enough about what we SHOULD do. Now, let’s talk about what the heck you’re actually going to do in a realistic way!
Give me a call, send me a text, email or go on my website and request an appointment if you’re tired of hearing a bunch of BS about what you “should” be doing to help yourself and actually get the help you really need with someone who really understands and really cares without judgement.
Am I Depressed?
Many people think that being depressed means they have no source of joy or hope in their lives. While this may be true, depression can also occur subconsciously in a way that makes it more challenging to recognize.
Depression may be due to mental illness, chemical imbalances, health changes, death of a loved one, or even because of the actions of others in our lives. It’s not always something that you can control; seeing a Florida or Utah depression therapist or counselor can help.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms of depression, it’s time to talk to someone:
Should I See a Doctor or a Therapist to Treat Depression?
At The Dell Center for Therapy we recommend speaking with both our depression therapist and your primary care physician about depression symptoms. A multi-faceted approach may be the most appropriate treatment for treating depression.
However, many of our Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens and Park City clients find that cognitive behavior therapy with a counselor is the most effective way to combat depression symptoms. But if your depression is linked with chemical imbalances, talking to your doctor about appropriate medications can be helpful in addition to clinical counseling.
Online Counseling for Depression
If you’re hesitant to schedule a private counseling session with a depression therapist you don’t know, online therapy is the perfect way to “test the waters” to see if depression counseling can help. Our licensed Utah and Florida psychotherapists offer flexible online sessions that fit your busy lifestyle, so that you can get professional help no matter what life throws your way.
Schedule your in-person or online therapy appointment with our Jupiter/Palm Beach Gardens or Park City counselors today to get started.
Three Main Types of Depressive Disorders :
Major Depression will interfere with someone’s ability to work, study, eat, and sleep, and will include at least five of the following symptoms for at least two weeks:
• Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities, including sex
• Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling “slowed down”
• Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
• Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
• Low appetite and weight loss or overeating and weight gain
• Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
• Restlessness, irritability
Major depressive episodes may occur once or twice in a lifetime, or they may recur frequently. They may also take place spontaneously, for example during or after a significant life event such as the death of a loved one, a romantic breakup or a medical illness.
Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD) which used to be called dysthymia, is a chronic type of depression in which a person’s moods are regularly low for at least two years. Although it is considered less severe than major depression, it involves similar symptoms to those listed above including low energy, poor appetite or overeating, and insomnia or oversleeping.
Bipolar Disorder (aka Manic Depression) is characterized by mood cycles that can shift from severe highs (or mania) to severe lows (depression). Each episode usually lasts days to weeks at a time, and may occur several times a year. During the depressive phase, a person experiences similar symptoms to those listed above, while during the manic phase, he or she may experience:
• Excessive elation or irritability
• Markedly increased energy and decreased need for sleep
• Grandiose notions
• Increased talking and racing thoughts
• Poor judgement and inappropriate social behavior
Depression is the most treatable of all mood disorders. Depending on the symptoms, various kinds of therapies work. We have found that people with depression often experience symptoms similar to those of an anxiety disorder at some point. As anxiety makes depression worse – and vice versa – we believe it’s important to consider treatment for both conditions. Our treatment approach depends on the type of depression and its severity, and can include therapy, medication, or some combination of the two. Speak with one of our depression therapist today.