Newport News VA Depression Counseling

Newport News VA Depression Counseling – Mood, Anxiety, Stress

There are many things in our daily life that makes us sad, worried, or angry. This is a normal and expected part of life. In everyday conversations, we even throw around the word “depressed” to describe our emotions in a day. But real, clinical depression is something very different than the fleeting description of our emotions for the day. Depression means that you cannot accomplish even the most basic goals for the day. If you are wondering if you have depression, or are looking for help dealing with your depression, Thriveworks counselors in Newport News VA are ready to help.

Handling depression on your own can be very overwhelming and lonely. Your loved ones may not understand you, and you may become isolated from even your closest friends and family. But help is available. If you are ready to begin the process of finding freedom from depression in Newport News VA we are ready to partner with you. The process may not be easy, but we will take it together. When you call to connect with a Thriveworks depression specialist or psychologist in Newport News, you are taking the first step in creating the life that you want.

Understanding Depression

Although you may feel completely alone when you are struggling with depression, it is actually a very common mood disorder that affects an estimated 350 million people of all ages. About 13 percent of Americans take antidepressants, and for women in their 40’s to 50’s, that number increases to 25 percent of all American women. So while you may feel alone, you are actually among a sea of individuals who are trying to find recovery in depression.

There are many different ways to describe depression. Some people may describe depression as a black hole or having a feeling of impending doom and dread. Others may feel tired, empty, and apathetic. Different genders and ages can experience depression differently. Men often feel angry or restless. Whatever your symptoms, depression makes the simplest daily tasks difficult. Going to work, getting out of bed in the morning, making meals and eating; everything can be overwhelmingly painful and challenging. When your loved ones are relying on you, you feel like you are letting everyone down. When you are struggling with depression, you may feel like everyone is out to get you, no one understands you, and your cries for help go answered. Thriveworks Newport News VA depression counselors offer a light in the dark tunnel of depression.

Teenagers and young people also experience depression. As a parent, these signs may be easy to miss, or they may be misconstrued for typical teenage rebellion. Teenagers may often describe more physical symptoms as well, such as upset stomach, headaches, and lethargy. This is true also of older adults experiencing depression. This age group is also more likely to describe their symptoms in a physical way. They may also have trouble keeping up with daily grooming and medications, and discontinue activities they once loved. If you are dealing with a loved one that may be experiencing depression, Thriveworks counselors and therapists in Newport News VA can help the family support the person in the best way possible. We will partner with the family to create a plan for the individual, as well as for the group.

There are several different types of depression, and each has their own modes of treatment. From seasonal affective disorder to major depression, the symptoms, as well as the treatment, are different with each. Newport News depression counselors have the education and experience to diagnose your specific type of depression, and then help you move into the treatment phase to find relief from your symptoms.

Treatment for Depression

There are many different options in the treatment for depression. Medications can sometimes be helpful, as well as talk therapy, and establishing a healthy routine for your daily life. Different courses of treatment work for different ages, personalities, and genders. We understand the different needs of individuals. Thriveworks Newport News VA depression counselors will work with you or your loved one to explore many different treatment options, and then usually use a combination of therapies to create success.

When dealing with depression, isolation makes symptoms worse. Even though it feels overwhelming to try to reach out to others, doing so is one of the best ways to create success. Finding ways to be purposeful about engaging with others is very important in the road to recovery. Victory over depression cannot be created in a vacuum. You need others to walk with you, hear you, and understand you. Friends and family may not know how to react when you first attempt to talk with them about your depression, but they will be happy to be able to understand you more clearly. The journey may not be easy, but you do not have to make it alone.

When dealing with depression, it is also very important to live a healthy lifestyle. Inactivity, a bad diet, and addictions only fuel the fire of depression. Symptoms increase exponentially when alcohol or drugs are introduced. Similarly, when you are not exercising or staying active, symptoms are compounded as well. In some studies, regular exercise has been shown to be nearly as effective as antidepressant medications. When you partner with a Newport News VA depression counselor, we will employ all of this knowledge to help you create a plan for recovery that is manageable and realistic.

Call Thriveworks Today

There is a lot of information available on counseling and mental health care. It can be overwhelming, and difficult to sift through all of the choices and make an informed decision. Thriveworks depression counselors in Newport News VA are leaders in their field, ready to work with you. There is no need to continue your search any further. We are ready to partner with you to in this journey of healing.

Call Thriveworks Newport News depression counselors and psychologists, and we will connect you with the perfect provider for your personality and needs. This person will help you discover and understand your goals for counseling, and will journey with you in creating the life you really want. We will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and create a plan for improvement and assessment of your depression. It would be our honor to walk with you on this journey of healing and growth.

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My therapist Pe'atra was easy to open up to. She was understanding and knowledgeable about what I was feeling and gave me great guidance in solutions. I was feeling overwhelmed and I needed to free the clutter in my head and she helped me get clarity. I have attainable goals to move forward. I would definitely recommend Pe'atra to friends and family, she is very intelligent, warm spirited and easy to talk to.
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Maria is a phenomenal clinician with years of experience in the counseling field. She conscientiously works with each patient to meet them where they are on their mental health journey and adjust their needs accordingly. Her attention to deal surpasses all and she gets positive results for her patients!
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My son has met with Mrs. Kimberly Green for about 4 sessions thus far. At first I wasn’t sure if counseling would be something my 10 year old would be open to or beneficial. Mrs. Green took her time to truly understand what my concerns were and what my son needed from counseling. Her approach was very compassionate and warm. Although my son was not open to the idea of counseling every session she somehow gets him to open up more and more. Every session we do a recap to ensure all needs were met and outline whatever discussions that will continue next session. If you are looking for a great children therapist look no further than Mrs. Kimberly Green.
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Working with Alise has been awesome. She takes the time to listen to the full story and validate my experiences so I can recognize how I feel is normal even if my experiences are not normal. She is kind, doesn’t judge me and very supportive. Like the subject line says I truly enjoy working with her; she has helped me so much.
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