Losing a loved one, relationship issues, past trauma, moving from one place to another, can all cause a thing we know as depression. Depression is a condition that manifests in various forms. Different from typical sadness, depression can greatly affect how you feel, think, talk, and act. Oftentimes, people know exactly why they have symptoms of depression, but to others it may not be so obvious. Depression causes a person to feel such a deep feeling of unhappiness that they lose interest in situations that used to give them joy, others have even stated that they feel the world around them is gray. Depression mainly causes issues at home, at school or at the workplace and can deeply affect how you function on a day-to-day basis.
Depression is often confused with sadness, or grief, but they are based on different circumstances. Feeling sad or grieving is a normal reaction to hardships that life brings. Sadness and grieving do fade with a short amount of time, but depression tends to stick around. Anxiety is also known to accompany depression, and the symptoms associated with depression.
What Are the Signs of Depression?
Symptoms of depression tend to have various forms, but the most common symptoms of depress are listed below:
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Feeling empty, pessimistic, or hopeless
- Excessive alcohol or drug consumption
- Change in sex drive
- Bodily pain that cannot be explained by any other conditions
- Suicidal thoughts, or attempts
- Lack of energy
- Losing interest in situations that once brought joy
- Difficulty in concentrating
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
- Appetite changes, eating too much, or eating too little
- Weight gain or weight loss
Symptoms of depression can vary from mild to very severe, and symptoms can often change by a daily to weekly basis. One day you may feel not as depressed, then the next, it may feel is if there is no hope at all.
How Does Depression Counseling Work?
The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Tucson East are trained to make counseling benefit you in the efficient, and effective ways. Seeking counseling for depression can benefit you in multiple ways. Some of those benefits include:
- Delve into emotions in a safe space
- Develop new perspectives on your issues
- Understanding depression symptoms more thoroughly
- Improve your self-esteem and how you see your life
- Provides a way to handle stressors or triggers
- Set goals and watch yourself achieve them
Counseling for depression is a beneficial experience that can help you take the first steps to improve your mental health. Thriveworks Tucson East is committed to helping you understand and work through your depression revealing a healthier, more capable you.
How Can Thriveworks Counseling Help Me?
If you are feeling depressed, you are not alone. The depression counselors at Thriveworks Tucson East specialize in numerous effective therapeutic strategies to help people transcend the grips of their depression. Participating in counseling is a great first step to taking control of your depression symptoms. Your decision to address this issue in your life is an investment in your future happiness.
How Do I Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Tucson East?
You can schedule an appointment with a therapist at Thriveworks Tucson East by scheduling online or contacting Thriveworks Tucson East by phone at (520) 827-6372. We accept various insurance plans. We offer early morning, daytime, and evening sessions, as well as weekend sessions depending on your availability.