Depression Therapy in Woodbridge, VA—Work with a Depression Therapist

Depression Therapy in Woodbridge, VA—Work with a Depression Therapist 

Many people think of depression as simply feeling sad or disconnected. While these are common emotions that people with depression feel, they’re not the only symptoms. People with depression can feel lethargic, hopeless, and unmotivated. Undiagnosed and untreated, depression can grow more severe and lead to suicidal ideation. No matter where you are on the spectrum, no matter how long you’ve felt depressed, Thriveworks Woodbridge depression therapy can help.

“Let me tell you. Depression is no joke. It can happen to anyone, even you, yes, confident you. Beautiful you. Successful you. And I hope it doesn’t. But, if it ever does, you’re not alone. Talk to someone you trust, please. And be patient with yourself.” –Sahndra Fon Dufe

If you are feeling depressed, the depression therapists at Thriveworks Woodbridge, VA want you to consider reaching out. They have specific training, skills, knowledge, and experience related to helping people through their depression. They’ve assisted and supported many people just like you—and they’re ready to join you on your journey, too.

To schedule a depression counseling appointment at Thriveworks Woodbridge, just give our office a call. Our scheduling team will take it from there!

Depression: Physiological and Physical Factors

When one begins to feel depressed, they might think to themselves, “Why do I feel like this? My life is great. I have nothing to complain about.” This can confuse them and maybe even cause them to think that it’s a small blip in their normal happiness—a blip that will straighten out on its own. In more cases than not though, those with depression need professional help to feel better. Depression therapy can help the individual to manage their symptoms and also explore any potential causes of their depression—even when they’re sure they have no “reason” to feel depressed.

Brain chemistry plays a large role in depression but life experiences can affect this brain chemistry over time. Some people never struggle with depression until they’re hit with a trauma, a stressful life change, or the death of a loved one. Other less abrupt traumas can also lead to depression, including social isolation, a breakup, domestic abuse, and underlying health issues. Again, a depression therapist can help their client to explore these root causes and better understand where their depression might stem from.

What Is Depression? Common Symptoms of Depression

Depression differs from sadness and grief in one major way: sadness and grief are temporary. Depression is a state that persists for more than a few weeks and interrupts daily life. In the same breath, while many people who are depressed feel sad, not everyone does. The range of depression symptoms is wide and includes:

  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive crying
  • Hopelessness
  • General discontent
  • Loss of interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Changes in sleeping habits
  • Anger
  • Aches and pains
  • Changes in weight
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Thoughts of suicide

When a person experiences depression, they can find it difficult to deal with everyday stresses and simple activities like bathing, dressing, and leaving the house. The fact that these seemingly simple activities seem so difficult to a person dealing with depression can lead to a further decline in mood and a worsening of depression symptoms. In short: it can turn into a vicious cycle.

Schedule Depression Therapy at Thriveworks Woodbridge, VA

Depression is scary—for both the person experiencing it and their loved ones. It can make the individual feel completely hopeless and useless in life. It can cause them to feel unmotivated and to ignore important responsibilities as well as their loved ones.

If you are exhibiting symptoms of depression, Thriveworks Woodbridge depression therapy is your first step toward becoming a happy, healthy you again. Consider letting our depression therapists help you safely and compassionately move through your depression. They will look at your unique depressive thoughts and feelings as well as your specific depression symptoms to then design an effective treatment plan for you.

You can schedule depression therapy at Thriveworks Woodbridge today. We have appointments available, including evening, weekend, and normal daytime sessions. In addition, you can work with a counselor online if you’d rather. We offer both in-person and online counseling appointments.

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