Depression is one of the most common reasons for people to seek therapy. Sometimes we can find a clear reason for it and other times it seems to come out of the blue. Depression is experienced differently for different people. For some people they just feel down a lot of the time and have no idea why.
For some people, one day the gloom might even make it difficult for you to just get out of bed. The next day you might be able to perform basic functioning while “hiding” from others how you truly feel. At worse, depression causes us to contemplate suicide. Depression can hit randomly, with seemingly no sense of when you are going to experience good days and bad days. For this reason, depression can be confusing and it can cause people to doubt their own feelings.

Many depressed people know that exercise can be a good way to treat depression. Unfortunately, when you are depressed, you don’t feel like exercising. I encourage you to start out slowly.

Depression can cause us to feel hopeless, and make the future look bleak. Sometimes depression can cause us to feel isolated, like no one out there understands what you are going through. That’s where counseling comes into play. While I acknowledge your feelings as being valid, I assure you that we are working on this difficult situation together and that you are not alone. Together we discuss your mood and how it affects the other areas of your life. We work on strategies to help you ease your mood and regain the life you once had before the depression set in. Most of all, I work with you to ensure hope that life can be better and help you move to a more satisfying future.