What is Depression?

Depression is feeling intense sadness that lasts for several days, weeks, or months that keeps a person from functioning properly. When people are depressed they may also feel helpless, hopeless, and worthless. Depression can be triggered by stress, hormonal changes, genetics, emotional setbacks, tragedies, or gender.

Depression is nothing to be ashamed about. The sooner you recognize that you have depression, the faster you can overcome it.

Symptoms of Depression

The following are common symptoms of depression. However, nobody experiences depression the same or has the same symptoms:

  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions

  • Fatigue or decreased energy

  • Feeling of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness

  • Feeling sad, anxious, or empty

  • Insomnia

  • Loss in interest in activities you once enjoyed

  • Loss of pleasure in life

  • Persistent aches and pains that are not fixed with treatment

  • Restlessness

  • Severe weight gain or loss

  • Thoughts of suicide/attempting to commit suicide

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How we treat Depression

We use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help our clients manage and treat their depression. (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness Therapy to name a few.).

We focus on what triggers you to feel intensely sad and how by changing your thoughts, resolving past trauma, and improving your relationships, you can overcome depression.

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