Depression Treatment - Counseling in Sacramento - Nancy Ryan, MA, LMFT
Do you struggle waiting to feel like yourself again, yet instead feel unmotivated and exhausted?
- Are you having trouble concentrating or remembering things?
- Have you lost interest in the hobbies and pastimes you used to enjoy?
- Do you feel some days that you would rather just get back in bed?
- Are recurrent negative thoughts about yourself adding to your heartache?
- Do you feel hopeless or worthless and are not sure that things will ever improve?
- Do you wish you could find pleasure in life?
- Have you experienced a recent loss that has set you over the edge?
Depression Treatment Can Help You Get Back on Track
Often people struggle with the symptoms of depression and might not even realize it. You might feel like you are operating below your normal ability. You might struggle to get out of bed in the morning, feel low energy throughout the day, and find work and activities unsatisfying. You might feel frustrated and irritable where you used to have more patience.
You might have noticed changes in your sleeping and eating habits, either too much or too little. Perhaps you are less motivated to take care of yourself and have begun to abandon exercise, your hygiene, or your hobbies. Maybe you have begun to isolate yourself and have begun to feel lonely, but don’t have the energy to reach out to friends or family. It can feel like a struggle to get through the day. Everything becomes an effort and you tire easily.
Depression can steal your joy, motivation, energy, and hope. Depression slows you down mentally and physically. You start to see that your productivity is dropping at work and work is becoming overwhelming and exhausting. Then you feel more depressed. Depression treatment can help you feel like you again.
Start feeling like you again. Call us at 916-426-2757 or click here for depression counseling in Sacramento or Fair Oaks and take back your life.
You Are Not Alone If You Feel Helpless or Hopeless
Twenty percent of the population will experience depression at some point in their lives. Many people think of depression as a serious mental illness. Sometimes that’s the case, but it’s not the only form that it can take. Depression can occur after a major change in your life, such as a break-up, the loss of a loved one, a career or life change. Or, symptoms can arise due to increasing frustration with a job or a relationship.
Life is challenging and stressful. Many of us experience an increasingly disconnected sense of life, even though we are more “connected” worldwide. When people are depressed, they often crave community and belonging but also feel too down or unmotivated to engage the company of others or activities that once brought them joy. When depression sets in, it is common to experience a low sense of self-worth with no hope of tomorrow being any better.
But there is hope. With help, you can find feel better tomorrow.
People with depression don’t just “snap out of it” or “pull themselves up by their bootstraps.” Depression is not your fault, and it is not a sign of weakness or laziness; it is a real illness with real causes. Don’t face it alone. Depression counseling can help immensely!
Depression Counseling Can Help You:
- Navigate challenges and stressors
- Find emotional solutions
- Improve emotional and physical symptoms
- Increase positive thinking and belief systems
- Understand and express your emotional needs
- Identify life problems that contribute to depression
- Improve relationships with self and others
- Strengthen your resiliency
- Regain a sense of pleasure in life
- Take charge of your life!
With Depression Counseling, You Can Learn to Heal
At Counseling in Sacramento in Fair Oaks, CA, I can help you eliminate feelings of shame or lack of purpose and foster feelings of self-worth, self-compassion, and self-confidence. In depression treatment sessions, I will help you identify your core beliefs about yourself and life. Often beliefs we have about ourselves or our lives impact how we feel. As your therapist, I will help you create a new way of relating to and understanding yourself.
I can also help you uncover thoughts and feelings that might be contributing to your unhappiness. You may be blocking emotions that need to be released. Once you have identified blockages, I can help you develop healthy ways to let go of the negative thoughts and feelings that are weighing you down.
Start feeling better.
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It’s always a great place to start with a trip to your doctor to make sure that an illness or hormonal imbalance isn’t contributing to your depression. We will also look at your lifestyle and examine areas that might lead to a more balanced life.
You have what it takes to get better with the help of a trained therapist. Through talk therapy and lifestyle changes, you can begin to feel alive again.
Perhaps you feel that depression treatment can help, but you may have questions or concerns…
Will Depression Treatment Involve Medication?
Many people worry that they will be immediately prescribed medication. Medication can help but first, we will take into account all the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental factors that may be contributing to your depression. I will evaluate you individually, talk about treatment strategies, and may refer you to a psychiatrist if we both agree that medication is a possible option.
What is the point of talking about my problems?
It is not to stay stuck in the problems or “rehash the past”, but to process what you might not have previously. In sessions, you share openly and honestly so that we can identify your emotions, thoughts, hopes and the places that might have you stuck. Suppressing negative emotions allows them to build, which can impact small daily choices as well as your long-term well-being. When your thoughts and emotions are expressed, you can better understand them. Many people hear their own answers when talking with a trained therapist. With therapy, you can find a way to release those feelings, feel relief and learn new tools to take with you.
How Long Will Depression Treatment Take?
Many people worry about the investment of time in depression treatment. I invite you to remember that you are in charge of your own treatment. Some clients find it valuable to learn how to reduce and manage symptoms, while others feel that they will benefit if they take the time to really address and change deeply held beliefs and negative thought patterns.
The length of treatment can vary depending on your depression. If you have experienced a trauma or have been suffering for a long time, you will probably benefit from more sessions. Therapy is an investment in your long-term well-being. You can take the time you need to feel better in your life.
You Can Have a Happy, Rewarding Future
If you are struggling with depression, you may not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. With treatment for depression, you can find enthusiasm, hope, and joy again.