Hopeless. Unmotivated. Uninterested. Indifferent. Disconnected. Exhausted. These are a few of the many harmful feelings that often come with depression. Depression is a relentless illness, one that might appear during a particularly tough time in your life or, on the other hand, just when everything seemed to be looking up. Depression can be described as a sense of despair that makes living difficult and painful.
If a beloved friend or family member were experiencing this, would you want them to suffer in silence? The unequivocal answer is no. You’d want them to disclose these feelings to you and perhaps a professional, too. The reality is that while we can do our best to help and support our loved ones who feel depressed, truly healing and recovering from depression as well as other mental illnesses often takes a mental health professional’s intervention.
You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression, and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. –Lili Rhinehart
Depression therapy is designed to help people manage their depression, even when it feels unmanageable. The depression therapists at Thriveworks Tampa, FL know that you might feel hopeless, but we also know that therapy, as well as medication, self-care, and other interventions, can help you get back to living the life you know and love. If you feel depressed, consider working with one of our depression therapists or counselors. It’s pertinent that you talk to someone and get help as soon as possible. We’d be honored to provide you with this help. Just call our office to schedule an appointment.
What Is It Like to Be Depressed?
We briefly detailed above what it can feel like to be depressed. But depression isn’t just about the emotional and mental effects. Depression often takes a toll on your physical health too: it can make sleeping difficult; it can lead to changes in appetite and weight; it can cause stomach pain; and it can come with other physical effects, too. Here is a more comprehensive list of common depression symptoms, both the mental and the physical:
- A persistent feeling of sadness or despair
- Loss of interest
- Sleep disturbances, such as insomnia
- Changes in appetite and/or weight
- Low self-esteem
- Loss of concentration
- Social isolation
- Suicidal thoughts or ideation
You might experience some of these symptoms but not others, as depression can vary in presentation and severity from person to person. That said, if you experience the first two symptoms on this list as well as several others, you might be depressed. And therefore, it’s important that you talk to a mental health professional who can help you figure out how to feel and get better!
How Can a Depression Therapist at Thriveworks Tampa Counseling Help?
Our depression therapists are trained and experienced in helping individuals who exhibit symptoms of depression. They have worked with those with mild depression and those with major depression. They’ve helped people with bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and other forms of depression, too. They are uniquely qualified to help a range of individuals, regardless of the specific symptoms you might be experiencing.
Now, that’s not to say that your specific symptoms aren’t important or don’t matter. In fact, your depression therapist will want to know about everything you are experiencing, so that they can design a treatment plan that will help you the most effectively. Not only do they have the skills, the training, and the experience that we mentioned above, but they truly care about every single one of their clients and are determined to help you find healing.
Schedule Depression Therapy at Thriveworks Tampa Counseling
Thriveworks Tampa Counseling has an important mission: We want to help people live happy, successful lives. Sometimes, this means working through challenges in an individual’s relationships; sometimes, this means reevaluating one’s life and making changes that help them find greater happiness and fulfillment; and sometimes, this means assessing one’s depression symptoms and helping them to manage or recover from it.
If you are exhibiting symptoms of depression, please consider reaching out to Thriveworks Tampa Counseling. We have depression therapists, counselors, and psychologists on our staff who are qualified to help. We know that you might feel hopeless and unmotivated. But it is so important that you reach out for the necessary guidance and support during this difficult time. We will help you get back to the “you” you know and love.
To schedule depression therapy at Thriveworks Tampa Counseling, just give our office a call. We’ll be here, ready to get started when you are.