MINDFUL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Depression

Depression can feel big and overwhelming – like the world is weighing you down and it feels nearly impossible to tackle your daily responsibilities. Depression can also feel like a dull, subtle rain cloud looming over your head. Depression looks and feels many different ways, but one thing is for certain – it does not feel good. If you are feeling down, low energy, have lost interest in activities you used to enjoy, or are flooded with negative thoughts, you might be experiencing a depressive episode. 

depression

Clinical depression goes by many names — depression, “the blues,” and major depression, to name a few. But it all refers to the same thing: feeling sad and depressed for weeks or months on end (not just a passing blue mood), accompanied by feelings of hopelessness, lack of energy, and taking little or no pleasure in things that gave you joy in the past.

Symptoms of depression can consume peoples' bodies, behaviors, thoughts and emotions. Have you been experiencing?

Body

Lack of energy

Lack of energy

Headache

Lethargy

Bodily aches & pains

Disinterest in intimacy

Decreased appetite

Poor quality of sleep

Body

Lack of energy

Lack of energy

Headache

Lethargy

Bodily aches & pains

Disinterest in intimacy

Decreased appetite

Poor quality of sleep

Thoughts & Emotions

Thoughts & Emotions

Feeling down or hopeless

Feeling down or hopeless

Loneliness & numbness

Loneliness & numbness

Negative self talk

Negative self talk

Feeling blank or like you’re on

Feeling blank or like you’re on

Difficulty experiencing happiness

Difficulty experiencing happiness

Self defeating thoughts

Decreased appetite

Irritability & agitated mood

Irritability & agitated mood

Thoughts & Emotions

Thoughts & Emotions

Feeling down or hopeless

Feeling down or hopeless

Loneliness & numbness

Loneliness & numbness

Negative self talk

Negative self talk

Feeling blank or like you’re on

Feeling blank or like you’re on

Difficulty experiencing happiness

Difficulty experiencing happiness

Self defeating thoughts

Decreased appetite

Irritability & agitated mood

Irritability & agitated mood

Behavior

Distance in relationships

Distance in relationships

Avoiding activities that you once enjoyed

Avoiding activities that you once enjoyed

Difficulty regulating your emotions

Negative self talk

Lack of self-care

Feeling blank or like you’re on

Overreacting when things don’t go your way

Difficulty experiencing happiness

Avoiding school/work, or other activities

Decreased appetite

Avoiding school/work, or other activities

Irritability & agitated mood

Behavior
Behavior

Behavior

Distance in relationships

Distance in relationships

Avoiding activities that you once enjoyed

Avoiding activities that you once enjoyed

Difficulty regulating your emotions

Negative self talk

Lack of self-care

Feeling blank or like you’re on

Overreacting when things don’t go your way

Difficulty experiencing happiness

Avoiding school/work, or other activities

Decreased appetite

Avoiding school/work, or other activities

Irritability & agitated mood

The above are a comprehensive list of symptoms, however it is recommended to consult with a mental health clinician to determine the nature of your symptoms and if they are the result of a depressive episode. Because each client is unique and each circumstance is different, we encourage people seeking psychotherapy for depression to make an appointment to ensure that the symptoms are properly identified. There are multiple treatment options for people who want to manage their depression. One of the most common one is behavioral modification treatment in which negative thinking patterns are gradually replaced with more positive ones. People suffering from depression in New York can request an evaluation from a clinician at Mindful Mental Health Counseling & Wellness. This will help determine an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan that will help clients live a more fulfilling life and overcome the shadow of depression.

There are many different types of depression, some of which include

Each type of depression requires a unique treatment plan that can include talk therapy, medication, or a combination of both. In some cases, group therapy can also be beneficial for people to find support from others who are having similar experiences. If medication might be needed, the therapist will work with a medical doctor to determine proper dosage and treatment assessment. After meeting with you and assessing your symptoms, your clinician will have a variety of research based approaches to help you or your child relieve symptoms associated with depression.

At Mindful Mental Health Counseling & Wellness, our work centers on helping people heal their whole selves. Whether you are struggling with managing feelings related to world events, work/life balance, grief/loss, life transitions, stress, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, or other challenges, our goal is to help you feel empowered and confident that you have the tools to tackle the challenges that you’re facing, both right now and in the future. We want you to find a renewed sense of self and thrive in your relationships with the people and communities of which you are a part of. Contact us to set up a complementary consultation call and take the first step to regain your energy, focus, positive outlook, and learn the tools needed to feel a greater sense of control over your thoughts and feelings.

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