Depression

We treat depressive disorders at Peace Lov Harmony Counseling, LLC.  Depression can be a symptom or disorder.  Depression can feel like your life has literally been stolen from you.  People often casually describe their mood as “depressed” when it may be mild sadness that quickly goes away.  We all experience an occasional bad day, however, when there are persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or fatigue which can interfere with your daily life in many aspects (family, relationships, work, school, sleeping, eating) it is time to seek help.

 

If you are experiencing depression, you may be experiencing some of the following symptoms:

  • Sad, anxious, or empty feelings
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities once pleasurable, including sex
  • Overeating or appetite loss
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide, suicide attempts
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping)
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sad, anxious, or empty feelings
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of interest in activities once pleasurable, including sex
  • Overeating or appetite loss
  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide, suicide attempts
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping)
  • Difficulty concentrating

Depression can often be triggered by transitions or major events in your life, both in the present and from the past.  Depression can also arise from past traumas that were never healed or processed.  You may also be genetically predisposed to depression if it runs in your family.

Through my approach to depression counseling, I can help you recognize and confront the issues that are influencing your depression by using a combination of evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques.  We work to process the underlying cause of the depressed mood and develop coping skills to alleviate the discomfort. Treatment is a process and is certainly not always comfortable. Many thoughts, wounds, and realities are exposed during treatment which can make you feel vulnerable and uneasy.  However, this part of the process will pass, and you will not be alone on this journey.

I invite you to call or contact me if you have any questions or concerns with depression, and we’ll get started.  I look forward to helping you reconnect to your life and find peace, love, harmony and happiness!

Sonya W. Wilson, LPC

The content on this website is not intended to diagnose or treat, it is for informational purposes only.