Bad days and good days are a part of life, we all have them. But what happens when the bad days snowball into bad weeks, which might spill over into bad months, and suddenly you’re hit with the realization that…you don’t really remember what a good day looks like.
Depression can feel like being entrenched in a hole and no matter how hard you try to get out, you only dig yourself farther in. Healthyplace.com describes depression as:
“It feels like everyone else is moving on with their lives while I am stuck here, in this hole that I can’t climb out of.”
You deserve more good days. The days filled with hope, laughter, and fulfillment. Depression can steal that from you, giving you only exhaustion and hopeless in return. There is a way out. It won’t be easy, but depression can be beaten. Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) has years of experience and training that can help us as we walk with you away from depression and towards the life you’ve dreamed of.
Of course, Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) depression therapists understand that depression can make talking to someone, especially about how you feel, sound impossible. You don’t have the energy for that! Depression can steal all your life and energy. And maybe you’ve felt like this for so long, you’re pretty sure there’s no way to change it.
These thoughts are untrue, but normal to think! They are doubts and fears that are common to think about counseling for depression. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help when you have depression, and our Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) counselors want to respect how far you’ve come in being able to do so. It is that same strength and courage that we have seen countless times over carry people through their depression, and into hope.
Am I Depressed?
Depression is much, much more than just feeling sad and down. Feeling sad might not even be apart of it! Depression is unique to everyone who experiences it, drawing off of their personality and situations. You aren’t alone if you’re fighting depression. Our Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) counselors are here to support, guide, and encourage you.
Some common signs of depression include:
- Feeling worthless
- Having no energy (may be called “lazy”)
- A loss of interest in things that used to bring you joy
- Mental fog (not thinking straight)
- Abnormal sleeping patterns (sleeping too much or too little)
- Unordinary eating habits (eating too much or too little)
- Changes in sex drive
- Feeling down or sad
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior
Depression’s affect can go much deeper and wider than this short list shows. Impairment can show in everything from your career to your social life to the individual passions you pursue. But nothing is permanent. You don’t deserve depression. Thriveworks with our convenient Polaris office near Westerville, Worthington, and most all of Central Ohio, is here to help you fight for your life back and overcome the traps of depression.
How Can Depression Therapy Help?
There’s nothing we can say or do that will banish depression forever. All we can do, and it proves to be quite effective, is to form a partnership with you and learn together how to best overcome your depression. You already have everything we need to win the fight; our Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) counselors might just have a few tips and tricks that make accessing and using it easier.
In a counseling session for depression, you might discuss:
- The root cause of your depression (if it was brought on by an event)
- Coping strategies
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (changing negative thoughts and detrimental behaviors)
- How to rewire the way you think about yourself
- Possible changes to your environment and routine to better your mental health. Things like exercise, healthy eating and good sleep are huge in winning the battle with depression.
Just like how you are unique, our treatment plan will be unique. Your goals and lifestyle are important to us and are at the forefront of a counseling session. The client-first perspective helps Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) build a relationship with our clients.
Depression can seem never-ending. You deserve freedom and hope again. It can seem impossible, but that’s what we’re here for. Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) counselors fare ready to aid you in the fight against depression and overcome it together.