At some point, everyone feels upset or sad about something in life. If that sadness lasts for more than a few days, though, you might have a problem on your hands — depression.
Even though depression is incredibly common issue that affects millions of people in the U.S. alone, many people never try to take care of it. Instead, they suffer, going day-to-day with their sadness pressing down on their chests. They never take advantage of the licensed, caring professionals who have dedicated their careers to helping people like you overcome challenges just like yours.
If you’ve been pretending your problems are not there, hoping they’ll simply go away on their own, then you are literally prolonging your struggles. You don’t have to do that. Help is out there, and we at Thriveworks Bastrop Depression Counseling want to make the process as accessible (and beneficial) as possible.
We are passionate about the difference counseling can make in your life. So, instead of operating like many other mental health practices, we accept most insurance providers, have options for appointments even on nights and weekends, and will pick up the phone when you call us (anytime) — offering you your first session within 24 hours.
Don’t allow dark, sad feelings take over your thoughts. Life can be so much better.
You can change. You can thrive. We can help.
Depression: Definitions and Key Thoughts
Depression is not only difficult for you — it’s also difficult for the people around you. Your co-workers, your friends, your family and your mate all feel the effects of your depression (no matter how well you think you’re hiding it). Learning more about the disorder, however, can help you better understand what you’re going through, and thereby illuminate the path to a better, happier life.
Recurrent depression (also known as major depressive disorder, major depression, unipolar depression or clinical depression) makes life significantly harder than it needs to be. Negative feelings overwhelm you. You oscillate between hopelessness, anxiety, sadness, irritability — or experience them all at the same time. Simple, everyday activities are a struggle — even the ones you used to enjoy. You have trouble focusing at work or school. You might lash out at those around you. Relationships deteriorate.
Other types of depression include:
- Persistent depressive disorder — when depressed feelings persist for longer than two years
- Psychotic depression disorder — depression alongside hallucinations, irrational beliefs or other delusions
- Postpartum depression — severe depressive some mothers experience after giving birth to a child
- Seasonal affective disorder — depressed mood caused by a lack of daylight in winter months
In addition to feelings of hopelessness or sadness, a person suffering with depression might experience:
- Decreased interest in formerly loved pastimes
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Chronic fatigue
- Labored decision-making and generally slowed thinking
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing on detailed work
- Problems with falling asleep or waking up
- Loss of appetite or overeating
- Inexplicable aches and pains that don’t lessen with treatment
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Irritability and bouts of extreme anger
Why Choose Thriveworks Bastrop Depression Counseling?
We believe that the quality mental health therapy we provide should be available as soon as you need it — not weeks or months down the road.
We believe that your therapy should be provided with skilled professionals, and so we only hire the best depression counselors we can find, counselors who are also willing to be available to our subscribers by phone or by email — even without an appointment.
We believe that your depression does not have to define you. It doesn’t have to get in the way of your goals and aspirations. You have inner strength you’re not even aware of. Let us help you access the will to live a better life, one with greater joy and fulfillment. Contact us today we will schedule your first session for this week, if not within 24 hours of your call.
On your own, depression is a heavy burden that makes you more and more weary. With the help of a skilled counselor, the weight gets lighter over time. Make that time now.