We all have those days where getting out of bed feels impossible, the workday is never-ending, and coming home to your bed doesn’t refill your spirit.
Sometimes, that one day stretches into a few days. Sometimes, it becomes weeks. And sometimes, it becomes depression.
It feels like everyone else is moving on with their lives while I am stuck here, in this hole that I can’t climb out of.”
If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, there is hope. The fight with depression is neither never-ending nor impossible. Thriveworks Toms River is here with you, and we will support, encourage, and help you get your life back from depression. You deserve to be excited when you wake up- to live with energy, passion, and love. Let’s help you get there.
The counselors at Toms River wants to take a second and thank you for your strength and courage even in just considering counseling. Depression can feel like a heavy weight that makes talking to someone about it sound impossible. So, the fact you are here now reading this is evidence of your resilience and desire for change. It is that same resilience and desire that will carry you through the darkness of depression and back into life again. It might seem like you don’t have it in you, but believe us, you do.
Thriveworks Toms River depression counselors have seen many people overcome depression and build themselves happy, healthy lives. You can too. Call 732-852-4977 for additional information or to schedule an appointment today.
What Does Depression Feel Like?
No one case of depression is the same, just like no one person is the same, or how no one counseling session will be the same. Thriveworks Toms River prides we on creating unique, individualized therapeutic plans that takes into consideration your current situation, goals, personality, and other things that are important to you. There is so much that goes into who you are- depression isn’t even a small slice of the pie. Let’s dig out those pieces of you that you love! Counseling isn’t about pointing out the bad, it’s about letting the good shine.
The good news about depression is that while it is quite common, it is also very treatable. Of the 264 million people that suffer from depression world-wide, the majority will get better. Their futures are free from depression, and yours can too!
The first step is to always acknowledge your problem, and then reach out to a professional. A few common symptoms of depression are:
- Feeling worthless
- Having no energy (may be called “lazy”)
- A loss of interest in things that used to bring you joy
- Mental fog (not thinking straight)
- Abnormal sleeping patterns (sleeping too much or too little)
- Unordinary eating habits (eating too much or too little)
- Changes in sex drive
- Feeling down or sad
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior
Depression has multiple layers. It can seep into your social life, career, physical health, relationships, and so much more. It is chains that you don’t deserve to carry. Thriveworks Toms River is here with professional counseling, so you don’t have to.
What Does Counseling for Depression Look Like?
Therapy is not you are sitting on a couch and being analyzed. It’s not a counselor telling you what to do. It’s a partnership between counselor and client and an understanding that depression must go.
When it comes to treating depression, Thriveworks Toms River has many tools that we can use to get you to where you want to be. For example, we might talk about:
- The root cause of your depression (if it was brought on by an event)
- Coping strategies
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (changing negative thoughts and detrimental behaviors)
- How to rewire the way you think about yourself
- Possible changes to your environment and routine to better your mental health. Things like exercise, healthy eating and good sleep are huge in winning the battle with depression.
- Much more!
Everyone’s experience with depression is different, so everyone’s experience with counseling should be different too! At Thriveworks Toms River, you are valued just for being you. Our counselors are trained to handle whatever you bring to the table- big or small. While we can’t magically wish your struggles away, we can walk with you and teach you how to help yourself.
Depression doesn’t have to be in your future. When you’re ready, Thriveworks Toms River is here to help you take back control and live the life you deserve.
Call 732-852-4977 to schedule an appointment today.