Another day feeling like sh*t…
Trouble getting out of bed? Is it a constant chore to drag yourself into school, work, or see your friends and family?
Are you putting off everything… maybe “sleeping it off” to make the feelings go away?
Is your energy so low that even the smallest tasks seem impossible?
Is your to-do list built up to the point that you never see yourself getting to the end of it?
And let me guess: Nothing seems exciting anymore…
Faking a smile, no one would ever guess…
… just how unhappy and depressed you are. Little do they know… you’ve been putting on a damn good show.
But behind closed doors, you’re a mess…
The tears won’t stop, and you don’t even know what you are crying about half the time.
You’ve become uncomfortable in your own skin.
Persistent feelings of unhappiness and emptiness have become a regular part of your life. Depression has taken over.
And to make it all worse, you probably don’t see an end to it.
Are you worried that it’ll never get better? Does any of this sound familiar…
I’m a failure…
There’s seemingly no light at the end of the tunnel, and you’re too scared to tell anyone how you feel.
You can rediscover yourself and feel less alone.
It’s time to get rid of that nagging pit of deep sadness in your stomach. It’s time for professional help. It’s time to start depression therapy.
In depression therapy, we’ll look at cognitive distortions: biased perspectives we take on about ourselves and the world around us. These are irrational thoughts and beliefs that we have. Usually, cognitive distortions are pattern of thinking or believing, false or inaccurate, and have potential to cause psychological damage.
All or nothing thinking: things are either black or white.
Mind reading: you are sure you know what others are thinking – “They probably think I am foolish.”
Overgeneralization: you draw a conclusion based on a small amount of evidence “I do everything wrong.”
Emotional reasoning: you believe something is true because it “feels” true.
You most likely have fallen for a few cognitive distortions at one time or another. With practice and therapy, you can improve your ability to recognize and respond to these distortions.
These are just errors in thinking or false assumptions which can provoke symptoms of depression.
We’ll develop interventions: changing your thinking could change your symptoms. Our thought patterns and deeply held beliefs about ourselves and the world around us drive our experiences.
You’ll learn strategies to help yourself without the need of a therapist. We’ll also teach you how to get out of the downward spiral of stress, depression, sadness.
We’ll inspire you to challenge your negative beliefs and realize there are other ways to interact and face life situations that result in positive outcomes.
Learn mindfulness exercises to recognize depression, and yes, we’ll give a little homework at end of session so that you can practice out of session. What did you learn from homework, and looking at problem issues or situations to see how you are viewing them – realistic or not? Overreacting? Is there another way to view this? What should you do next?
Some homework could look like:
- Doing a dysfunctional thought log
- Monitoring your activities and how much you enjoy them
- Scheduling activities for you that are pleasurable
- Doing a positive self-statement log or practicing positive affirmations
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You matter… and we want to help.
If you are ready to find the cause, address your depression, and push through the feelings, give us a call today to schedule your therapy appointment to resolve your depression: (248) 962-3329.