Depression may simply show up as consistent pessimism, lack of energy, a sense of monotony in daily life and/or losing interest in previously-enjoyable activities. If you are coping with depression, I would like to help you learn to recognize patterns in your thoughts and routines that may be indulging the depressive thoughts and feelings you're having. We then focus on making changes in your life that are manageable and that will help you begin a new pattern of challenging the depressing thoughts/feelings as they arise. Living with depression can feel extremely frustrating. Whether you seek help with me or someone else, I urge you to start the process today. Your depression may have convinced you that your situation can't improve, but if you break progress down into small enough steps, you can eventually reach your goal to overcome depression.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The goal of CBT is to help you rethink your own perspectives and thinking patterns, by separating the actions of others from your own interpretations. CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel.