You used to sing in the shower, not cry in it. You’ve seen all the TV commercials about depression and wonder if that’s now you. Something about those commercials speaks to you but you don’t like the idea of medication. You think, “I’m not that bad – Am I?” You think of depression as people who lie in bed all day with the curtains closed.
You, on the other hand, get up every day for work or school, and take care of your family/home even though you don’t feel like it. You feel guilty about that, but it’s the truth. Maybe you’re even socializing a bit on the weekends. You smile at people, make polite chit-chat, and look decent enough (or even great). But the effort of it all just feels like one huge, exhausting burden.
And even though you pull it all off and no one seems to be the wiser, you’d secretly rather not have to do any of it.
While you’re out doing Life, you find yourself thinking, “I can’t wait to get home and get in bed.”
And that’s just not how it used to be. None of this is the “you” that you recognize. You wonder what happened to your former self.
You just want some peace of mind again but have no idea how to get back to that place.
Here’s how Integrity Psychological Services Helps Adults with Depression:
Everybody gets down from time to time. It’s normal to have a few days here and there of “The Blues.” But if you find that your mood isn’t lifting after a few weeks and you notice that you’re struggling with feeling more fatigued than usual, have thoughts of hopelessness/worthlessness, feel more irritable than usual, have trouble concentrating, aren’t interested in things that you used to like to do, and/or find yourself sleeping/eating a lot more or less than is usual for you, or even having thoughts of suicide*, you may be dealing with clinical depression and you might benefit from talking with a mental health professional.
Integrity Psychological Services specializes in the use of evidence-backed counseling solutions for depression, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Positive Psychology, which are extremely well-researched and have been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of depression. Whether your depression stems from adjustment issues like a recent break-up/divorce, post-partum mood issues, is related to grief/loss, a chronic medical issue or even if you have no idea why you feel so down (which is sometimes the case,) we can help.
We’re a caring, sensitive and non-judgy group of counselors, psychologists, and therapists. In addition to educating you about the nature of the depressed brain, we’ll also teach you how to be your own therapist so that you can effectively manage symptoms of depression in your daily life.
In the United States, 17.3 million people struggle with depression, which is almost seven percent of the population. You don’t need to feel alone with the struggle – we’re here for you and want to help.
Our highly trained and sensitive therapists will work with you to provide you with the tools that you need to get back to the place where you recognize yourself again.
Most of our clients report a significant relief of symptoms and improvement within just one to three sessions (but a complete course of treatment is generally between 8 to 16 sessions.)
Call us today or send us an email so that our Client Services Coordinator (and expert at client-therapist matching,) can connect you with the right therapist for treating your depression.
For those of you who like to nerd out on research like we do, check out our Evidence for Evidence-Based Therapy page to see why CBT is considered to be the “Gold Standard” treatment for depression.