You are not yourself
- You are lacking energy, desire, and self-esteem
- Your relationships are suffering
- You are not being productive at work
- You keep thinking about how you messed up in the past or how you will mess up in the future.
Depression is a self-perpetual struggle, meaning it has a way of squashing motivation and desire to do things that will help the depression; your depression wants you to stay depressed. This is why past attempts you made to fight the depression may not have been successful. Without positive change, the depression becomes worse and worse; depression is a downward spiral.
Depression is Treatable!
It won't be easy, but we can fight the depression.
We will start by understanding the depression, by exploring how your history, environment, thoughts, behaviours, and feelings may contribute (it is often a confusing mix of all the above). Understanding your depression can bring comfort and clarity, and can point to areas for potential change.
We will work at a pace that feels comfortable for you.
We will explore the areas in which change could yield a positive impact on your wellbeing. When you are ready to make changes, we will start with small, manageable change.
We will build upon your strengths (yes, you have strengths) and develop new skills as needed.
Small change leads to bigger change
An amazing thing often happens once the ball starts rolling; the downward spiral becomes an upward spiral. The small changes leads to bigger changes, and before you know it, you might start to notice a positive change in your mood, energy level, and desire.
We will work to maintain change
There will be challenges and obstacles along the way and we will discuss and plan how to manage them. You might fall off track along the way, but we can get you back on track.
I know at this point, the idea of no longer feeling depressed sounds so far away. But you can get there.