Do you find yourself feeling down or hopeless? Have you lost pleasure in doing things that you used to enjoy? Do you feel like a failure or that you have let others down? Have you been withdrawing from your loved ones and isolating? If so, you may be experiencing depression.
Depression can come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes depression can lead to someone being unable to function and friends or family members may express concern. For others, they are able to function and others may be unaware of the struggle that they are experiencing beneath the surface. For some, depressive periods can last years, and for others they may occur for only a few weeks at a time. Depression can occur triggered by an event or situation in your life, or it can appear to occur out of nowhere. Depression often leaves a person feeling alone, even if they are surrounded by others.
No matter which of the above scenarios are similar to yours, therapy can help.
Therapy can help you to better understand depression, learn and implement practices that can improve your mood, and connect to other services that may be helpful in your recovery. Sometimes depression stems from difficult or traumatic experiences that have happened in the past. Your therapist can help you to explore and heal from themes in your life that may be impacting your mood and leading to the current feelings you are struggling with.
If you have any questions, or are interested in scheduling an appointment, reach out to us at (516) 406-8991.