Therapy for Depression
You just want to feel better. You can’t remember the last time you felt like yourself.
You find yourself going through the motions, faking it through your day. On the inside you feel empty, hopeless.
They say “go out with friends”, “start doing the things you used to love to do” You wonder how you are supposed to do those things when everything feels so meaningless. You wonder if you can even remember what you used to like to do. You wonder “why try?” and fear putting yourself out there again only to be left feeling disappointed and more hopeless.
Depression can happen for many reasons. Sometimes it’s a loss that we struggle to move beyond. Sometimes a big life change such as a move, divorce, or change in job impacts our lives so greatly that we struggle to manage our feelings. Sometimes chronic stress and anxiety can morph into depression, leaving us feeling agitated, anxious, sad, and frustrated with life.
I know how frustrating it can be when you are in the middle of depression to sit with a therapist who just nods their head quietly as your ramble on hoping that you’ll say the magic combination of words that will just help you feel better. I’m not that therapist. My style is active and engaging. I will work with you to help you get to the root of what is going on and why you are feeling this way. More than anything I want for you to feel that you are getting value from our time together. Each person comes to therapy with a different need, together you and I will work to create a plan to help move you out of depression and to start helping you live your life with more meaning and joy.
Therapy Can Help You To:
Start feeling hopeful about your future
Experience more joy and fulfillment
Understand your feelings and why they are impacting you
Identify blocks to working through difficult emotions
Understand life and relationship patterns
Manage your stress as you navigate through this life change
Manage your anger
Feel less anxious
Feel happier in your personal relationships and in life
Feel more confident
Feel more calm and present
Learn how to balance caring for yourself with caring for your family
Gain more peace and freedom
It is possible to feel better, to start living life again with meaning and purpose.
Call (619) 383-1900 or click the button below to schedule your appointment today.
Online therapy is not recommended for people who are struggling with recent thoughts of suicide. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide there is hope and there is help: National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or call the Crisis Support Services of Alameda County at 1-800-309-2131 or text the word HOME to 741741 to access crisis support via text from the Crisis Text Line.