Imagine your life free from depression. You wake up in the morning feeling content and happy for the day to come, and hopeful and excited about your future. You’re able to live your life fully, without feeling like a dark cloud is stealing your joy as it follows you everywhere you go. You feel like yourself again.
By reaching out for help, this is possible!
Some symptoms of depression you may be experiencing can include depressed mood, sleep changes (sleeping more or less than usual), loss of interest in things you usually enjoy, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, loss of concentration, increase/decrease of appetite, restlessness/agitation, and suicidal thoughts.
If you’re a pregnant or postpartum mom, your depression symptoms may also present as frequent crying spells, hopelessness, anger, agitation, irritability and/or frustration. You may also be feeling a lack of connection to your baby, have experienced a traumatic birth, find breastfeeding difficult, and be struggling to function on little to no sleep as well. It’s possible that the depression may be stemming from these types of stressors in your life right now. Also be aware that women sometimes experience symptoms of both postpartum depression and anxiety together as well.
For some people, a major life change such as relationship issues, moving, work changes or the loss of a loved may actually be the root cause of the depression. In therapy, you’ll have time and space to share your personal story, and process your thoughts and feelings regarding your current depressive symptoms and to figure out why they are showing up in your life now.
You will learn techniques to help you break the depression thought cycle. We’ll figure out what tools work best for you, and build your personal resources from there. Often, meditation, mindfulness, exercise, spending time outdoors and journaling, to name a few, can all be helpful in decreasing your depression symptoms. The hope is this will help you to start to focus on the positive aspects of your life again. You will also learn new skills so you can better cope with unexpected challenges and changes that life throws your way.
Some of the positive outcomes women may experience after overcoming depression include feeling a deeper level of connection to their loved ones. Now that your mind is clear from depression, you can be more present with those around you. You may also start to feel better about yourself overall, with heighted self-confidence as well as positive feelings of self-value and worthiness.
Don’t let your depressive symptoms feel like your new normal in life. The sooner you reach out to start your therapy sessions, the sooner you can start to feel back to yourself again.
Please email me today to schedule your FREE 15-minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you soon!