Sadness, Hopelessness & Lack of Motivation Doesn’t Have to be Your New Normal
If you or someone you love suffers from depression, you know it is incredibly debilitating, dehumanizing, and exhausting. It affects how you feel, think, act, make decisions, and handle daily life. The loss of joy, physical energy, and interest in life can color everyone and everything in a deep shade of gray. At Family Connections Therapy, we’re here to tell you that there is hope. Depression is not uncommon, affecting over 16 million Americans. Even more importantly, it is highly treatable, with 80-90% responding well to depression treatment! When you’re ready – our San Diego depression therapists are here to help you start living a more joyful life again.
Am I Depressed or is it Sadness?
Sadness is a common and healthy emotion that we all feel when experiencing things that disappoint and hurt us, but depression is something much more serious. Simply, depression is a diagnosable mood disorder with varying complexities. It requires the help of a depression therapist or doctor to properly treat and heal. Specifically, forms of depression involve extreme low mood or despair (along with some combination of the depression symptoms listed below) that persists for over two weeks. Making it difficult to function at work, at home, in relationships, and when completing daily activities. It is very important to seek support when dealing with depression, so you can start to feel better.
Common Depression Symptoms
- Prolonged states of emptiness or hopelessness
- Irritability, elevated emotional response, mood swings, difficulty managing emotions
- Low self-esteem
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Restlessness and agitation
- Challenges with concentration, following thru, and focus
- Changes in appetite, sleep patterns, or energy levels
- Loss of interest in things that once brought joy
- Withdrawal from close friends and family and social gatherings
- Thoughts of self-harm, death, or suicide
- Physical aches and pains, such as headaches or stomach cramps
- Exhaustion, fatigue, and decreased motivation
Why do I Have Depression?
Many people who struggle with depressive mood disorder ask this question. There really isn’t one, clear answer. Depression is caused by complex mix of biological, genetic, psychological, social, relational, and circumstantial factors. No matter the cause, a thoughtful and thorough depression therapy approach can help many clients get to the root causes of depression, heal from the past, and understand their own psyche and body better.
Does Therapy For Depression Treatment Really Help?
Simple answers – yes, counseling really does help depression! Specifically, when traditional talk therapy is combined with medication and/or holistic, mind-body wellness strategies (exercise, meditation, etc.), psychological interventions can lead to extraordinary success! In fact, many people who experience depression assume it will pass on its own. So they choose not to seek depression treatment, leaving them to suffer unnecessarily. With depression therapy, 80-90% of those struggling can heal more quickly, with long-lasting results.
So, How Does Depression Treatment Help?
Depression treatment begins with compassion and connection, to accurately assess and discover what each client is experiencing. From there, a partnership develops between the client and the depression therapist. Through this relationship, we design meaningful goals, transform negative thoughts, improve self-care, heal underlying issues, deepen emotional confidence, reduce stress, and help you to truly enjoy your career, relationship, and everyday life again.
Specific modalities (therapy styles) we use during depression therapy vary depending on client preference. However, at Family Connections Therapy our mental health professionals rely on evidence-based solutions with a proven record to specifically help individuals overcome depression symptoms. Some of these therapy approaches include a blend of attachment-based therapy models, mindfulness techniques, experiential methods, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies (CBT and DBT) as well as positive psychology and resiliency methods.
In addition to working directly with you, our San Diego depression therapists may want to include family members or other professionals to support your health and healing process. While people can be hesitant at first to reach out for depression therapy, the power of a trained and heart-centered expert makes all the difference! Our clients are so glad they began depression treatment, and commonly, wish they had started therapy sooner.
We all feel sad or unmotivated at times. However, when depression becomes a regular occurrence that takes away joy and fulfillment from life and relationship, there is help. Consider working with the depression experts at Family Connections Therapy to feel better and make lasting change.
Are You Ready To Start Depression Treatment in San Diego, CA?
Are you tired of struggling with depression symptoms? With the help of a San Diego depression therapist, you can start to heal and regain your joy and energy. At Family Connections Therapy we will tailor depression treatment to you and your needs. Allowing you to start feeling better and living a happier life. It all starts by following these steps:
- Contact us to speak to a mental health professional at Family Connections Therapy.
- Schedule your first appointment with a San Diego depression therapist.
- Start healing and living a life free of depression symptoms.
Other Services Offered At Family Connections Therapy in California
At our San Diego-based therapy practice, we offer lots of options to support you and your family. For youth we have, children’s therapy, therapy for ADHD, attachment and healthy development, and play therapy. As well as LGBTQIA+ and transgender therapy for kids and teens. Our San Diego Marriage and Family Therapists also offer family therapy, reunification therapy, couples therapy, and marriage counseling. For adults, we offer individual therapy, anxiety treatment, and more! Reach out to learn how we can help you or someone you love!