Depression Help – Counselors in Buffalo, NY
Life is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, positives and negatives. However, for many people, their lives are filled with far more downs than ups, lows than highs, and negatives than positives. People suffering from depression often feel helpless and hopeless, and these feelings often take control of their lives. When depression sets in, it may be time for professional help. Depression is a mental illness that is treatable, and many people find the treatment they need through counseling.
If you are experiencing depression, Thriveworks Buffalo Depression Counseling can help. Our therapists are here for you, to help you navigate life’s short-term or extended rough patches. We offer help and hope to those in need.
What Is Depression?
You may be asking yourself, “Am I depressed?” Often, people have many symptoms of depression but do not know that they are depressed. Sadly, they may think that these difficult emotions are how they are supposed to feel. In reality, many people can and should experience happiness in this life.
If you are experiencing a season where life feels more dull, you may be experiencing depression.
Here are some common symptoms of depression:
- Trouble sleeping – Is it difficult to fall asleep? Are you awake at odd hours? Are you feeling constant fatigue and wanting to sleep all the time?
- Change in appetite – Do you find yourself not eating at all, or eating much more than you normally do? Have you lost or put on a lot of weight in a short period of time?
- Loss of interest – once favorite things and activities, including sex, become passé
- Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, sadness, and self-doubt
- Irritability and impatience.
- Difficulty concentrating, and/or short-term memory loss
- Pervasive feelings of dread and sadness, anxiety and guilt
- Thoughts of harming oneself physically
- Long-term physical aches and pains that never seem to go away
Are some of these symptoms affecting you? If so, they are not cause for alarm or for further negative feelings. Depression is not your fault. It does not in any way define the type of person you are or the character you possess. Whether these feelings inside of you have just started, or if you have felt this way for a long, long time, help is available. Depression is very treatable and millions of people around the world have greatly benefitted from depression counseling, and are able to live happy, productive lives.
You are not alone, and you can now focus on addressing these issues and feelings. You do not have to suffer. Depression does not have to control your life. Take that first step and seek out help from a Thriveworks Buffalo depression counselor.
Why Choose Thriveworks Buffalo Depression Counseling?
Our team of counselors are highly trained, experienced, and qualified to help. They take the time to get to know each person they treat. For each client, they develop a personalized plan to help with their specific needs and help them reach their treatment goals. Thriveworks Buffalo has caring, empathetic, knowledgeable, and helpful therapists.
When someone needs counseling, they need it right away. We get it. Obtaining timely and quality counseling should not be difficult, but all too often, it is. That’s why we offer appointments within 48 hours, and often can schedule you with a therapist within 24 hours. We offer evening and Saturday appointments as well. We take most major insurances too, which helps to make your therapy very affordable.
Are you ready to experience more of life’s ups than its downs? You can thrive! We can help! Call us today at (716) 541-0841 to make an appointment.