Manage Your Depression with a Thriveworks Counselor
A person can experience depression for any number of reasons: A breakup can lead to depression; negative thinking can cause depression; grief of any kind—such as the loss of a parent or child, the death of a pet, divorce, and even losing a job—can all bring on depression; the isolation that often accompanies anxiety can also bring on depression, as well as a change in seasons or lack of natural light.
Once depression arrives, it can seem like it will never leave. But in reality, you can find healing. Our Thriveworks Richmond depression counselors are helping our friends and neighbors in the Richmond, VA to understand and confront their depression. They’ve helped many clients move forward, and they can help you move forward, too! Call us today at 804-554-0356 to schedule an appointment.
Signs and Symptoms of Depression
Depression isn’t just feeling sad for a day or two—it’s characterized by a deep level of despair over an extended length of time. Furthermore, depression has harmful effects on an individual, as it can make it near impossible to get up in the mornings to go to school, to work, or even to interact with loved ones.
In addition to the deep level of despair one experiences with depression, the following are common symptoms of depression that you should know and look out for:
- Loss of interest in past joys
- Changes in appetite and/or weight
- Difficulty sleeping
- Lack of energy
- Mental fog
- Trouble focusing
The event that caused your depression may have occurred years ago, and you may have been suffering for decades. Don’t give up on you—we haven’t! It is completely possible for a new life to begin for you. Our caring professionals at Thriveworks Richmond can help you identify the roots of your depression and understand how to best cope with depression once it enters your life.
Can Counseling Help with Depression? How?
The depression counselors at Thriveworks Richmond specialize in helping their clients to manage their symptoms, understand the cause of their depression (if there is one), and live a happier, healthier life moving forward. They use a variety of tools to help individuals heal, of which vary on an individual basis:
- Talk therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques
- Assessing negative thoughts
- Self-care strategies
The Thriveworks Richmond depression counselors understand that depression isn’t the same experience for everyone. In fact, everyone has a unique experience in how their depression presents itself and how it affects the afflicted individual. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression and decide to work with a depression counselor at Thriveworks Richmond, your counselor will get to know you and your experience before designing treatment so that they can put you on a successful path for healing.
Schedule a Depression Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Richmond Today
Open the curtains and let some light in. Call us today at 804-554-0356 to schedule an appointment and see one of our counselors. A scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you to set up a session at your earliest convenience—you will have flexible options, including evening and weekend sessions, to choose from.
Depression doesn’t have to rule your life. Let’s stop spinning our wheels and start to move past this together.