Depression Therapy in Kennesaw, GA—Therapists and Counselors

Depression Therapy in Kennesaw, GA—Cobb Therapists and Counselors

Depression is a serious, yet common mental illness. In fact, it is estimated that 16.2 million US adults and over 300 million people worldwide have depression. This illness is characterized by a pronounced sadness and can come with harmful psychological as well as physical symptoms, including feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, significant changes in appetite or sleep, and a lack of interest in activities the individual used to enjoy.

“The road to wellbeing is a process that is supported by hope, inner strength and perseverance, and the involvement and support of others.”

These symptoms can sound pretty scary; especially when you start to experience them yourself. The good news, though, is that depression is a treatable disorder. There are multiple treatment methods that prove effective, including antidepressants and therapy. Depending on your specific situation, one or both of these methods could help you to heal and live better.

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, you don’t have to worry about finding the help that you need. Thriveworks Kennesaw has depression therapists and psychologists on staff who can discuss your symptoms, help you understand potential causes of your depression, and develop a treatment plan specific to you. Our ultimate mission is to guide you toward a happier, healthier life. If you think that you could benefit from partnering up with one of our professionals and receiving an individualized depression treatment plan, reach out to Thriveworks Kennesaw. We want to help.

How Do I Know If I’m Depressed?

Only a doctor can diagnose depression, but it is important to know the symptoms of this common illness. Above, we mentioned feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, changes in appetite and sleep, and a lack of interest in activities the individual used to enjoy. In addition to these symptoms, someone with depression might experience the following:

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Loss of energy
  • Fatigue
  • Slowed speech or movement
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Suicidal thoughts

For a depression diagnosis, symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. It is important that depression is substantially different from mere sadness. We all experience sadness, whether we’re sad about a breakup, sad about the loss of a job or passing of a loved one. It becomes depression we begin to experience the symptoms discussed above suffer significantly in major areas of life.

If you start to experience any of the symptoms we just talked about, it’s important that you reach out to a mental health professional so you can begin to manage your symptoms and recover from depression. Thriveworks Kennesaw in Cobb County has depression therapists on staff who want to work with you.

How Does Cobb Therapy Help with Depression?

As we mentioned previously, therapy proves effective in the treatment of depression. You’re probably wondering, “How?” While it varies from person to person, depression therapy often follows this loose formula:

  1. Your therapist will first get to know you and your unique situation. They’ll ask about your symptoms and experience with depression as well as other mental illnesses.
  2. Then, your therapist will design treatment to best help you. This might involve learning effective self-care measures that work for you, like journaling or exercising, and talking about root causes of depression, like the loss of a loved one or negative thinking.
  3. You will continue to see your therapist, and they will continue to equip you with life-changing for managing your symptoms, thinking productive thoughts, and ultimately living happier.

If you think you might be depressed, reach out to Thriveworks Kennesaw. You don’t have to worry about your therapist judging or exposing you. They know that your information and experience is precious; their job is to understand and help you to the best of their ability using their skills, training, and experience.

Schedule an Appointment with a Thriveworks Kennesaw Counselor or Psychologist in Cobb County

The depression therapists and psychologists at Thriveworks Kennesaw want to make a difference in your life. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression and think that you might be depressed, reach out today to schedule an appointment.

Our providers are the best of the best. They possess unique skills and have undergone extensive training to help their clients make important progress in life. You can schedule your appointment today by calling our Thriveworks Kennesaw office at 770-224-7408. We look forward to hearing from you and getting started.

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