Depression Counseling

Depression Counseling

You feel sad, lonely and hopeless more times than not.

Do you…

  • feel sad or down for no apparent reason for long periods of time?
  • you eat more or less than you normally have in the past?
  • have trouble sleeping or sleeping too much?
  • feel restless or do you struggle with lack of energy and fatigue?
  • feel excessive and oppressive guilt?
  • feel hopeless or worthless?

Together we will…

  • understand how you can be your own worst enemy.
  • learn what beliefs and thoughts you have about yourself that are unhealthy and untrue.
  • learn how they affect your mood.
  • learn how to change your beliefs and thoughts about yourself with realistic and healthy ones.
  • learn how to act on those and be free from debilitating depression.

At the end of our time together…

  • learn how to be kind to yourself.
  • have a greater sense of self-confidence.
  • learn how to identify and manage your thoughts.
  • be more assured in your abilities to manage your emotions.
  • be more engaged with your family and friends.
  • feel more in control of your life.



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If you are like most people, starting anything new is stressful, simply because it is new. Reaching out for help is even more stressful. Reaching out is the hardest part. Once you get started, it becomes easier and you’ll be glad you did.

That’s the way I remember it. I’ve been where you are now. I knew I needed help but making that first call was scary. I had my doubts. I thought maybe I just needed to deal with my issues awhile longer and “let time heal all wounds”. Wrong. I was only fooling myself. Then, I called and received the help I needed and I’m glad I did.


Right now, you may be struggling with what is called high functioning depression. Technically, it’s known as Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD).

PDD is a type of depression experienced by highly-functioning and visibly normal people. A “highly functioning” depressed person can excel in his life in different aspects. Since the person looks utterly normal from outside, it often becomes hard to diagnose this type of depression.

This form of depression will affect your appetite, sleep, energy-levels, self-esteem, concentration and/or feelings of hopelessness. You may have PDD if you have had at least two of these symptoms for at least two years.

Does This Sound Like You?

  1. Generalized Sadness. You feel a general sense of hopelessness. You may feel helpless without any substantial reason. You find yourself crying unexpectedly for no reason.
  2. A Critic to Yourself and Others. You only see the negative in yourself and others. You ascribe ulterior motives to people. The pain of thinking you’re not “good enough” also becomes acute.
  3. Driven by Perfectionism. You set unrealistic goals for yourself and get stressed when you can’t achieve them. You become your own worst critic; your own bully.
  4. Constant Self-doubt. You question everything; decisions in your life, your expectations, your roles in your life. They go unanswered and they hound you.
  5. Difficulty Experiencing Joy. Those things that once gave you joy, now just leave you flat. So much so, you want to avoid them.
  6. Low Energy and Fatigue. You go around feeling as if you are wearing cement shoes. Even your daily routine of behaviors become draining to you. You feel muscle tension you didn’t before.
  7. Irritability or excessive anger. You find yourself exploding in anger over trivial matters, like getting overly irritated when the person in front of you has 17-items in the 15-item grocery line. That’s right. You count them. You chew out the teenage checker because of it. You’re on edge all the time and others avoid you because of it.
  8. Too Much Guilt and Worry. You ruminate over the past and what should have been or could have been. You worry over the future about things and see little hope. This leaves you very little energy in living for today in a positive state of mind.
  9. Engaging in Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms. Some of the more popular mechanisms are things like dangerous driving, chewing on your fingernails, being physically aggressive, being angry most if not all of the time, eating too much or little, drinking too much coffee and sleeping too much. If you practice any of these or any other obsessive behavior, you perhaps are avoiding that which is causing you emotional pain; leaving you stuck in your depression.
  10. Inability to Rest and Slow Down. If you find yourself not being able to rest, then it can be a clear sign of high functioning depression.


Have you observed any or all the points above? It boils down to one common thing: You cannot rest. You cannot sit back and relax and stop thinking for a while.


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When you’re feeling depressed, the smallest thing can feel impossible to accomplish. Even though the pain of depression hurts now, these feelings are often symptomatic of pain from our past that we have internalized over time. It impacts the way we see our world. Our depression signals for us that there may be unresolved conflict that still stands in our way.


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