About Affordable Therapy For Depression
Affordable therapy for depression, starts with identifying what depression is. As a therapist providing affordable therapy for depression, many people often ask Elika “how can I tell if I’m depressed?” To some people this may seem like a silly question, but depression isn’t “one size fits all”, it may not be clear to you if you’re depressed. Maybe you just feel empty or numb. So it’s important to discuss what is depression and when to consider affordable therapy for depression.
What Is Depression?
Depression can look different for different people, as a result, the therapy for depression also needs to be individualized.
Depression causes feelings of sadness, maybe you cry or maybe you are irritable and yell. It also makes you loss interest in activities you once enjoyed. It’s hard to motivate yourself to get out of bed and get things done when you are depressed.
As a result, depression can effect your performance at work, at home, or at school. It may also show up as physical problems (for example, you have lot of aches and pains, or your tummy hurts).
Symptoms of Depression
Depression may look different for different people and the intensity may also be different. For example, you may be sad but still get out in the morning, go to work, but you avoid your friends and family. Or you may call out of sick, staying in bed and not even be motivated enough to brush your teeth.
Here are some common symptoms of depression to watch out for:
- Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
- Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
- Loss of energy or increased fatigue
- Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements and speech (actions observable by others)
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
- Thoughts of death or suicide
When To Consider Affordable Therapy For Depression
Everyone can feel depressed, have the “blues”, and feel irritable.
If things remain this way or get worse over several weeks, it is a more serious problem.
If you can’t get yourself to “snap out of it” then it’s time to consider therapy for depression.
Individuals who struggle with depression feel hopeless and stuck. For example, if you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning and have to push yourself to get even basic things completed.
Maybe you are eating to deal with emotions? Or procrastinating at work or school because you just can’t find the motivation?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Depression
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression is structured, goal-oriented technique that handles problems in your current environment (as opposed to the past). CBT for depression may utilize “homework”assignments between sessions to help you apply new skills and techniques into your daily life.
Together we will design the most effective treatment plan for your specific needs. The approach is active, focused and structured to help you to understand and master your problem at your own pace. Learn why so many client’s have loved working with Elika and recommend her.
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