We’re going to be honest: depression isn’t fun. In fact, it can be really difficult. This mental illness that is endured by millions of people all around the world every day is characterized by a profound level of despair. It comes with harmful symptoms like feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, difficulty sleeping, and even suicidal thoughts. It makes day to day activities difficult, like simply getting out of bed or focusing on tasks at work.
If you start to experience symptoms of depression, you might feel worried or unsure about your future. While it’s normal to feel this way, we have good news: depression is a treatable mental illness. And one effective treatment method is therapy, which you can receive at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford.
“I wouldn’t wish depression on anyone. But if you ever experience it, or are experiencing it right now, just know that on the other side, the little joys in life will be that much sweeter.” –Sarah Silverman
Are you experiencing any troubling symptoms? Do you think you could find value in therapy for depression? Start a partnership with a Thriveworks Counseling provider in West Hartford, CT. Our depression therapists and psychologists are ready to help you. They have the skills, training, and experience needed to help you manage your symptoms and come up with a plan for living better! Our scheduling process is easy. When you call our office at (860) 553-3374, a scheduling specialist will walk you through this process and set you up with a therapist or psychologist who can best help you.
What Is Depression? Am I Exhibiting Symptoms?
There are many different forms of depression, such as major and minor depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. However, the most common is major depression, which is characterized by a profound sadness and affects over 16.1 million US adults in any given year. In addition to sadness and despair, those who struggle with major depression might also experience the following symptoms:
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Decreased interest in daily or once enjoyed activities
- Fatigue or changes in energy
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Trouble focusing
- Significant changes in weight or appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Suicidal thoughts or ideation
While these symptoms can vary on a case by case basis, for a depression diagnosis, one must experience at least 5 of the above symptoms, nearly every day for longer than two weeks at a time. They also must be so intense or severe that they significantly affect major areas of one’s life.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, it’s important that you talk with a mental health professional. They can help you to understand what you are experiencing and how you can best manage your specific symptoms. We have depression therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford who are ready to assist you. Reach out today to schedule an appointment.
What Is Working with a Depression Therapist or Psychologist Like?
The signs and symptoms that an individual exhibits can differ. For this reason, depression therapy at Thriveworks Counseling is an individualized experience. You will discuss your symptoms with your therapist, they will understand what you want and need from therapy, and then they will design an effective treatment plan for you.
Your treatment plan will likely include regular sessions with your therapist. During these sessions, your therapist will help you to work through the symptoms you are experiencing, understand and address potential causes of depression, and ultimately help you live a happier, healthier life.
Schedule a Therapy Session at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford
Have you reached a point in your life where you feel sad, hopeless, and unmotivated? You might have depression. If you’re looking for therapy for depression, you can talk with a therapist at our West Hartford location about the symptoms you are experiencing and get on the right path toward healing. Here at Thriveworks, we only partner with the best of the best providers. You can rest easy knowing that your therapist or psychologist has impressive skills and has undergone the proper training to help you.
You don’t have to face your depression alone. The therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Counseling in West Hartford want to help. If you’re interested in seeing what you could get out of therapy, give us a call today at (860) 553-3374. We can’t wait to meet you.