We’re not going to beat around the bush: Depression isn’t fun. It can actually be really difficult to understand and manage. This mental disorder is characterized by feelings of despair and a lack of interest in day to day activities. Troubling symptoms can accompany it, including feelings of hopelessness, changes in appetite, trouble sleeping, suicidal thoughts, and more. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 300 million people around the world and 17.3 million in the US struggle with this illness every year.
Are you presenting symptoms of depression, such as those mentioned above? Say, you feel unhappy, you’re uninterested in activities you used to enjoy, and you’re exhibiting physical symptoms too like significant weight loss or gain. If this is you (or similar to what you are experiencing), we have good news: you can get the help you need to work through your depression. Depression is a highly treatable mental illness, and one effective method is therapy.
“This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.” –Catherine Zeta-Jones
If you think that you might be depressed, consider working with a therapist who specialized in helping clients with depression. Thriveworks Centennial has depression therapists on staff who can help you to properly deal with this illness and the harmful symptoms that come with it. They have the skills, training, and caring nature to help you find success in the therapeutic process. If or when you’re ready to schedule an appointment, just give us a call at (720) 808-5099. We are ready when you are.
Depression: What Are the Symptoms?
Depression is a broad term for a group of disorders. While major depression is the most common, there are other types of depression including minor depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), postpartum depression, and others. But for now, we’ll focus on major depression. In addition to despair and a lack of interest, people with major depression often experience…
- Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
- Fatigue or lack of energy
- Difficulty focusing
- Changes in appetite or weight
- Trouble sleeping
- Suicidal thoughts or ideation
Any given individual with depression will experience a combination of the above symptoms, and at least five nearly every day for two weeks or longer. These symptoms are so severe that they have a major impact on important areas of the individual’s life.
If you are presenting depression symptoms, it is important that you talk to a medical professional and get the help that you need. We have skilled, caring depression therapists on staff at Thriveworks Centennial. Call today to get set up with one of these providers and start healing.
How Does Depression Therapy Work?
As we’ve mentioned previously, the symptoms that one experiences can differ. For this reason, depression therapy can also vary from person to person. If you choose to work with a depression therapist at Thriveworks Centennial, they will first work to understand what you need and want out of therapy. Then, they will create an individualized treatment plan just for you.
Your plan will likely include regular (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) sessions with your therapist or counselor. During these therapy sessions, you’ll talk to your Thriveworks Centennial therapist about your symptoms, work with them to understand potential causes of your depression, and ultimately pave the way for a better life.
Work with a Depression Therapist at Thriveworks Centennial
When you reviewed the list of depression symptoms above, could you relate? Do you feel depressed and need help finding your way back to a happy, healthy life? You’ve come to the right place. Here at Thriveworks Centennial, we have therapists who specialize in depression therapy. That means that these providers have the skills, the training, and the experience to help you manage depression and live better.
We want to get you the help that you need. If you are ready to schedule an appointment or want to hear more, reach out to Thriveworks Centennial at (720) 808-5099. Our scheduling specialists will walk you through the easy, flexible scheduling options (including evening and weekend appointments). We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!