If you’re wondering how depression therapy can improve your quality of life, you’ve come to the right place and I’m so glad you’re here.
Am I depressed?
Low energy, fatigue, and lethargy; negative thoughts about self, others and/or life itself; mistrust in the world as a whole; feelings of hopelessness and helplessness; emotions of guilt, shame and unworthiness; insomnia, sleeping too little or too much, and trouble getting out of bed; low self-esteem and devaluing yourself, feeling on edge and irritable; feelings of numbness, emptiness and abandonment; thoughts of suicide and/or self-harm, feeling detached from others or oneself: these are the things depression is made of.
Depression is a debilitating condition that is more than mere sadness. Depression sucks your energy and makes living life a daunting, overwhelming, and exhausting task.
How to treat depression: Why depression therapy works
You may be wondering what is the best treatment for depression. My personal approach to treating depression is a holistic one, meaning we’re looking at the whole person, and their environment. This includes everything from the foods you eat, which impact your mood, to the thoughts you repeat in your head (negative self-talk or faulty thinking).
Mindfulness and mindful therapy will set the foundation for our work, as mindfulness meditation and an overall mindful approach have proven extremely effective in treating depression. As we address the entire mind/body continuum, you may be interested in exploring yoga therapy or movement. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an approach I use that is helpful in eliminating self-harm behaviors and altering the negative thoughts that continue the cycle of depression. If trauma or PTSD is the cause of your depression, we may also explore somatic psychotherapy, trauma-informed yoga therapy, or EMDR therapy.
Please contact me today to schedule a free consultation in-person or over the phone. I am happy to answer any questions you have about depression therapy. I offer therapy for depression in my office in Austin, and if you are more interested in depression treatment at home, we can work together via online counseling.
You are so much more than your mood. Depression doesn’t have to become a lifestyle. I hope today you’ll take the first mindful steps toward walking a path of freedom and joy. Start living today.