Depression Counseling-Therapists and Counselors in Charlotte, NC
What is depression?
Everyone gets sad from time to time, and suffering is an inevitable part of life. But when sadness is persistent and gets in the way of you living your daily life, it might be worthwhile to consider if you’re experiencing depression. Many who are going through depression say “I feel sad, but not about anything in particular.” Here are some common signs of depression:
-Changes in diet
-Difficulty in your relationships
-Loss of interest in things that were once important to you
-A sense of hopelessness or feeling as if things will never get better
Sometimes depression is just a result of being burned out and working too much, feeling as if it’s hard to keep up with all the demands of your life. Other times depression started as a result of a major life event like a loss or a big transition.
How can depression therapy help?
One of the first things we notice in working with depression is that people tend to feel like there’s nothing to look forward to. We might start by simply helping you find more things to look forward to. At Charlotte Counseling and Wellness, we mostly rely on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), the golden standard for treating depression (and anxiety) with the absolute highest success rates. CBT is also considered at short-term approach, so you don’t have to worry about being in therapy forever. Beliefs of “I’m worthless” and “no one cares” are common. We help you find new ways of looking at your situation, which in turn changes the way you feel.
We also help you identify the things you’re no longer doing as a result of your depression, and then help you find ways to start doing them again. We help you get your sleep and diet back on track, and repair the ways that depression may have bruised your relationships. We also use some mindfulness to help you have a better awareness of your thoughts and feelings and to reconnect with your purpose in life.
At the end of your depression treatment, you’ll walk away with a restored sense of worth and an ability to handle your life’s demands. You’ll have tools that you can continue using well beyond the end of therapy.
Some sadness in life is inevitable, but you don’t need to feel depressed. Make an appointment for depression therapy today.