Depression Treatment Can Help You Find Happiness Again
During safe and compassionate depression treatment sessions, you and your experienced therapist can work together to find ideal solutions to mitigate your negative thoughts and emotions, as well as strengthen your self-esteem.
The methods of treating depression vary widely, and your therapist will tailor-create a treatment strategy that best supports your unique experiences and any possible chemical imbalances. Therapy will be a collaborative process and take into account your specific issues and goals for improvement.
One of the most important first steps to feeling relief from depression is identifying a support system and resources. Your therapist will help you restore relationships with your loved ones and friends so you will have someone to talk to outside of therapy. In addition, your therapist can also help you find external resources, such as engaging books and movies that can help you heal.
In depression treatment sessions, your therapist can also provide you with effective coping strategies, which you can use to experience relief on a daily basis. Your therapist can help you identify negative thought patterns, including the automatic negative thoughts you repeatedly have, and help you reframe your thought process. Digging deeper into your history, you and your therapist will identify the root causes and triggers to your feelings of sadness and hopelessness. For example, if your depression is triggered by a broken relationship, your therapist can help you find value in that relationship, accept your loss and feel confident moving on.
Your individualized treatment approach is designed to help you achieve your goals. If you suffer from chronic depression, your therapist may use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) or clinical hypnosis to help you break free from long-term suffering. Your therapist may also incorporate journaling, role play, sleep hygiene tips and other healthy habit tips during into your treatment plan in order to help you find and sustain the most effective methods of relief.
Since 1994, the therapists at Personal Growth Counseling have helped countless adults find joy in life. While our professional staff has a diverse set of specialties, we all have a Master’s or doctorate degree. We also all participate in continuing education in order to stay current with the best strategies to treat depression.
Although you may feel overwhelmed with sadness, hopelessness and emptiness, there is always help and hope. Millions of Americans have learned how to manage and eventually overcome depression through therapy. You, too, can work through painful feelings, learn effective ways to cope with stress and begin living a meaningful, satisfying life.