Depression Therapy in St. George, Ontario
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the world and an increasing number of people are diagnosed with it on a daily basis. Treating depression can be just as challenging as diagnosing it, given there are so many factors that can trigger it. Whether it’s interpersonal relationships, your relationship with yourself, a traumatic event, or an illness, it’s important to get to the root of your depression so that you can begin working towards overcoming it and improving your situation. Depression therapy offers a great deal of useful coping strategies and tools to help you reach your goals in a safe and welcoming environment.
The first step to addressing the negative feelings that are often associated with depression is to understand and come to terms with why you feel the way you do. Identifying potential causes of your depression is vital to beginning the healing process, and I can help you get there through our therapeutic work together.
Most Common Symptoms of Depression
Some of the most common symptoms of depression include:
Lack of an appetite or overeating
Drastic weight gain or weight loss
Feeling lethargic and apathetic all the time
Constant exhaustion for no apparent reason
Irritability and restlessness
Closing yourself off from other people, including loved ones
Sudden refusal to participate in social events
Lack of motivation
Loss of interest in the things you use to enjoy
Abnormal physical symptoms such as headaches, chronic pain, or digestive issues
Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts
Having a hard time making decisions
Difficulty maintaining concentration
Difficulty remembering things
Insomnia or over-sleeping, no desire to get out of bed
Feelings of guilt or thoughts of worthlessness
Negative thoughts about yourself and persistent feelings of hopelessness
The urge to self-harm
All of these symptoms of depression are difficult to deal with on your own and there’s no reason that you should have to. If you can relate to any of the above symptoms, then it’s time for you to make the commitment to improving your mental health.
What Does Depression Counselling Do?
At my practice, Growth Counselling Services, I can help guide you through various forms of therapy relating to your depression that are designed to help you find ways of coping with whatever it is you’re feeling at any given moment in your life. First, we’ll work together to uncover potential root causes of your depression. Then, we’ll work together to find the right treatment method that works for you in the long-term.
Types of Therapy for Depression
There are a number of types of therapy that are aimed at treating depression. Whether you’re currently taking antidepressants or prefer not to be medicated, you have a lot of potentially effective options including:
The type of therapy you choose to participate in is completely up to you. At the end of the day, preserving your mental health and helping you lead the life that is of value to you is what we strive for in counselling. With a commitment to the counselling process, while applying what you have learned in therapy I truly believe that you can live the life you want and deserve. I offer depression therapy in St. George, Ontario. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, please feel free to contact me, Rick Defoe, at Growth Counselling Services.