It’s normal for all of us to experience periods of time when we’re feeling down and not quite ourselves. However, it may be time to receive some extra help and support if this change in your mood is becoming more frequent and severe.
Do you feel sad, numb, empty, or hopeless most of the time? Have you stopped participating in activities that you once enjoyed? Are you isolating yourself from others, and finding it difficult to motivate yourself to do much of anything? You don’t have to go through this alone.
Along with anxiety, depression is one of the most common reasons clients come to see me. When treating individuals who are experiencing symptoms of depression, I focus on helping them not only experience symptom relief, but to also achieve a better understanding of why they are experiencing these symptoms to begin with.
For those individuals who are experiencing more severe symptoms of depression, including self-harm and suicidal ideation, I work closely with you and your support network to assess for risk and engage in safety planning. If you are currently experiencing serious thoughts about wanting to harm yourself or even end your life, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.