Online Depression Therapy—Counselors and Therapists in Delaware
Jacob had a rough year. He watched his parents argue and get a divorce, his grandmother passed away, he had to drop out of one of his online classes, injured his knee, and started to lose motivation to achieve the goals he set for himself. Because of everything that seemed to have hit Jacob all at once, he started spending most of his days laying on the couch and eating comfort food. He stopped hanging out with his friends, started to fall behind at work, and wouldn’t answer calls from his family. His mom started to notice that he was struggling and didn’t know how she could help him. She recommended that he seek out the help of a licensed depression therapist.
Depression exists without you knowing it, even denying it. It is not an illusion, you don’t even know you’re in it. It takes a while before you realize it.”
Like this quote, Jacob was not aware that he was even battling with depression. He didn’t realize the signs and symptoms. He just felt off. Depression is not always clear cut. Consider the following scenarios:
- You feel like you are obligated to tell people you are fine so they don’t worry about how you really are
- The smile you put on in public feels forced and foreign
- No matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to find something that makes you feel good (shopping, playing a sport, hanging out with friends)
Can you relate to any of these scenarios? Do you have a similar experience to Jacob? If so, you may be battling depression. Online depression therapists at Thriveworks Delaware can diagnose your depression and give you the tools and support you need to overcome your looming thoughts and get back to a place where you feel something again. Our goal is to help you live the happy and full life you deserve. Ready to get started? Just call (302) 703-0979.
What Are the Symptoms of Depression?
The way you feel and experience depression is not going to be the same as someone else. Every person’s situation is unique and the feelings associated. Depression is also more than just feeling sad or down. Here are some of the more common signs of depression:
- Having no energy
- A loss of interest in activities or things that used to bring you joy
- Mental fog, not being able to think straight
- Feeling worthless
- Unordinary eating habits such as eating too little or too much
- Abnormal sleeping patterns (sleeping too much or not enough)
- Changes in sex drive
- Feeling sad
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior
Like we mentioned before, not everyone experiences the same symptoms. You may be affected in different ways than the list above. Depression can affect everything from your work performance to spending time with your friends and family. Battling this mental illness can be draining in itself. Let us help take some of the weight off your shoulders.
Getting Help for Your Depression at Thriveworks Delaware
The psychologists at Thriveworks Delaware have received extensive training and education in the field of depression. They are equipped with the tools and methods that can help you change your thought patterns and start to feel better. Our goal is to create a partnership with you and walk by your side on how to overcome your depression. A depression counselor may discuss:
- Coping strategies
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: how to change negative thoughts and behaviors and restructure the way you think about yourself and the world
- Changes to your environment and routine that can better your mental health
- Exercise regimens
- The root cause of your depression
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Potential use of medication or vitamins
- Relaxation techniques
Your depression therapist will listen to you and work with different methods to find a treatment plan that works best with you and your lifestyle. Ultimately, our goal is to provide our clients with a trusting relationship and a greater outlook on life. There is no reason why you can’t be free of depression and hope for a brighter future. Although it may seem impossible now, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Work with an Online Depression Therapist at Thriveworks Delaware
Two of the many great benefits of working with an online depression counselor is the ease and comfortability of it. You are able to choose a safe and comfortable space to speak with your therapist. Also, there is less pressure on having to drive to an appointment across town. At Thriveworks, you can choose between two great options:
- Telephone counseling
- Video chat counseling
When you are ready, just let us know what option you would like to try. You can also switch back and forth between both options to find what method works best for you. To schedule, visit our online booking portal or give us a call at (302) 703-0979.
Don’t let depression rule your life. Let us help you get back living a full, happy, and healthy life.