Maybe you’re having difficulty finding any pleasure in anything lately. Instead, you notice yourself sleeping more, isolating others, and feeling irritable or tired for no apparent reason. Maybe you tried to cheer yourself up by doing different things, but it didn’t make any difference. If you resonate with this, you’re most likely experiencing Depression, and therapy can help immensely.
The prevalence of experiencing Depression in our lifetime.
- It is estimated that 21.0 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in their lifetime (a). Men and women experience symptoms of Depression differently (b). Depression is a common experience for many people worldwide. In the United States, there has been a dramatic increase during the Pandemic years. Although Depression is common, it is still a misunderstood and misrepresented experience that can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction and experiencing difficulty in our day-to-day living.
- Depression can affect anyone, from children to adults, at any time, with or without cause. It can result from daily stressors experienced over a long time or from intense short-term trauma. Depression can impair our ability to complete big or small tasks, such as completing important projects, eating, and bathing.
- Common behaviors of Depression often extend beyond and include crying, apathy or hopelessness, and an overall lack of motivation toward many aspects of your life. Other symptoms include poor or impulsive decision-making and self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm.
- Depression is experienced differently, and it uniquely impacts each person. Therefore, earlier parts of the therapy for Depression are focused on understanding the symptoms and causes of Depression.
The benefits of seeking Depression therapy
When Depression hits, it is hard to motivate ourselves to seek help in a timely manner. For this reason, we made the process of getting help easier for you. So reach out to us and let us handle the rest for you. Therapy for Depression can help ease the symptoms interfering with your happiness. Here are some benefits of seeking treatment for Depression.
Receiving therapy for Depression can offer the following benefits:
What techniques do we use to treat depressive disorder?
Our clinicians are trained to provide an eclectic approach to treating your Depression. The best form of therapy must fit your unique circumstances and specific needs. While some may benefit from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), others might benefit from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) or Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). Our therapists work hard to decern the best course of treatment for you. Further, we believe in a collaborative approach to therapy. We value our client’s autonomy and input in their therapy goals. The following topics are explored during therapy for Depression.
Counseling is a common treatment for Depression and can help stabilize your moods, identify causes for the Depression, and examine potential stressors to help build helpful coping mechanisms around them. It is common to ignore or overlook signs of Depression, and you are not alone. If you are struggling with Depression, reach out and contact me today.
How to start therapy with us
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common questions Asked About Anxiety Therapy
Depression is a complex mental health condition that goes beyond feeling sad. It can impact your thoughts, emotions, and daily life. People with depression often experience persistent feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, and a lack of interest in activities they once enjoyed.
Depression can manifest in various ways, including overwhelming fatigue, changes in sleep and appetite, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and physical symptoms like headaches or stomach issues.
A qualified mental health professional typically diagnoses depression through a comprehensive assessment that considers your symptoms, medical history, and life circumstances.
Depression comes in several forms, such as major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and postpartum depression.
Depression can stem from a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Trauma, loss, chronic stress, and imbalances in brain chemicals all play a role.
We understand that finding a therapist can be a difficult process. For this reason we have made reaching out easy. Simply schedule your 15-minute intake call right now to get matched with one of our therapists. Get started by filling up our Contact Form right now. If you prefer a phone call, reach us at (630) 447-8818.
Depression can be effectively treated. Therapy, medication, or a combination of both might be recommended. Therapy helps you understand your thoughts and behaviors, develop coping strategies, and work towards a healthier mindset.
Presently we are in network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blues Shield (PPO), and Cigna Behavioral Health. Clients also use their HSA Card or pay out-of-pocket for their session. See full description about insurance by clicking on the question.
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Therapy provides a safe space to express your feelings, learn valuable tools to manage symptoms, and gain insights into the root causes of your depression. It promotes self-discovery and personal growth.
Finding the right therapist is essential. You can start by asking for recommendations from your doctor, friends, or family. Online directories and mental health platforms can also help you find therapists specializing in depression. If you are in Illinois, reach out to schedule your session with us.
Therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy are commonly used to treat depression. Each approach offers unique benefits in reducing symptoms of depression. Our therapists are trained to use eclectic approach so you can get the best care tailored to your need.
The success of therapy varies from person to person. Research shows that therapy can significantly alleviate depression symptoms and improve overall quality of life.
We are the depression therapist in Wheaton Illinois, but we also serve the entire State of Illinois via Telehealth services. So if you can’t make it to our office, you can join your session from the comfort of your own space.
Our primary goal is to empower you with effective coping mechanisms, decreased depression symptoms, enhanced quality of life, and the ability to navigate challenges with resilience.
Absolutely. We support a holistic approach. Our therapists collaborate with healthcare providers to ensure you receive comprehensive care that meets your unique needs.