In the past several months since the loss of her mother, Liz has felt like life has lost much of its meaning. Even though she doesn’t want to spin her wheels any further, she can’t find solid ground—everyone around her seems to be dealing with it in their own ways. Even though she’s close to her mother and siblings, her family doesn’t usually like to discuss deeper emotional issues; it’s felt like it’s up to her to find her own way.
Liz knows that grieving takes time, but she also has a gut feeling that she might be experiencing the symptoms of depression. That’s why Liz is open to the possibility of talking to a therapist or counselor about the struggles she’s been facing. She hopes that by being honest about what she’s experiencing, she’ll be able to find relief through a mental health professional’s guidance and support.
Perhaps you’re also stuck and are wondering how to find relief from the symptoms of depression that you’re experiencing. If you’re interested in getting professional support and guidance from a provider at Thriveworks in Davie, FL, don’t hesitate to reach out. Get in touch by giving us a call or by going online to schedule a session today.
Do I Have Depression? What Does It Feel Like?
“Depression” as a term actually refers to a set of closely related mental health disorders, all of which have different symptoms. It’s okay if you’re concerned that you may have depression—but don’t try to self-diagnose. The only person qualified to diagnose and treat mental health disorders and conditions is a licensed mental health professional. With that in mind, there are several common signs that might serve as indications that you are suffering from a form of depression, including:
- Distancing yourself from loved ones and friends
- Abuse of drugs or alcohol to cope with your emotional pain
- Feeling chronically fatigued
- A noted lack of interest in sex, hobbies, or relationships
- Overeating or avoiding eating to cope with stress or sadness
- Decreased work performance
- Lack of self-care (i.e. personal hygiene or a clean living environment)
These are just a few of the many ways that the symptoms of depression could affect you. Thankfully, at Thriveworks in Davie, FL, we help everyday people manage and mitigate the symptoms of some of the most common forms of depression, including:
- Postpartum depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Minor depression
Who Should I Talk to About My Depression?
Our psychiatrists, counselors, and therapists can help to treat your depression, but their methods differ. Our psychiatrists are often the go-to choice for more severe or persistent cases of depression because they’re:
- Medical doctors in addition to being licensed to conduct therapy sessions.
- Able to prescribe helpful medication to people in order to assist them in managing the disruptive effects of mental health disorders like depression.
- Able to use a combinative approach with prescriptions and a form of talk/behavioral therapy to assist those who see them.
In comparison, for moderate cases of depression, our counselors and therapists can help by:
- Treating mental health disorders and conditions using different forms of therapy (i.e talk or behavioral types).
- Using sessions as a medium for progress. These sessions rely on a candid, professional relationship between themselves and the client.
- Using your personal experiences and needs to create custom treatment plans that include coping strategies and the formation of healthy boundaries.
Regardless of the provider type that you’re paired with, your individual needs will be addressed and your concerns will be heard by an industry-leading mental health professional. Trust in the providers at Thriveworks in Davie, FL for assistance with your depressive symptoms.
Schedule a Depression Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Davie, FL
If you’re ready to be paired with a provider that will help you start taking your life back from depression, give Thriveworks in Davie, FL a call. Our scheduling specialists are available to help you, offering their high-touch support seven days a week. And we also provide exclusive benefits for those who enroll with us, including:
- Flexible appointment options, including those in the evenings and on the weekends.
- Our Therapy Buddy app—a great way to measure your progress through therapy or psychiatric care.
- A fast response time from your provider’s office. Most of our clients have their first session within 24-48 hours of calling in for the first time.
- Email and phone communication with your therapist or counselor.
Take the time to consider whether a therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist could help you find relief from the symptoms of your depression. Doing so can provide you with the chance to enjoy newfound stability, independence, and freedom from the painful symptoms of depression.
Contact our Thriveworks team in Davie, FL to partner with a provider that can make a difference. Call or schedule online; you can thrive—we can help.