If you’re experiencing the symptoms of depression, it may be the right time to consider depression counseling. Depression counseling can be beneficial if you have been diagnosed with depression or if you are currently experiencing the symptoms of depression even without a formal diagnosis. A good counselor will be able to help you identify the factors and triggers that contribute to your symptoms and provide you with a proper course of treatment.
When determining whether or not you will benefit from depression counseling it is important to first note that feeling sad, lonely, or depressed is common at different points or during different seasons of life. These are typical emotions and common reactions to hard and tough times in life. Those who receive the greatest benefit from depression counseling usually suffer from symptoms of depression for weeks or months at a time and/or are experiencing symptoms that impact their ability to effectively handle day-to-day tasks and activities.
If you have been experiencing symptoms for weeks or months at a time, or if your symptoms impact your ability to cope with everyday, then please reach out to your doctor and consider counseling provided by a professional in order to alleviate your symptoms and feel better. There are various factors that contribute to depression, including but not limited to brain chemistry and traumatic life events. Depression counseling can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings and/or provide objective guidance towards personal growth.
Still wondering whether or not you or your loved one might benefit from speaking with a doctor and starting depression counseling? If you answer “yes” to any one or more of the following questions, or if your symptoms are impacting your ability to handle daily activities, then it may counseling may be the right fit for you.
- Do you often feel sad, lonely, or empty?
- Are you less excited than you used to be about situations, events, or the company of loved ones?
- Do you often or regularly feel hopeless, worthless, or helpless?
- Have you noticed or experienced a change in your energy over the last few weeks or months?
- Do you often have difficulty focusing on day-to-day tasks or making decisions?
- Is it hard to fall asleep at night, stay asleep during the night, or wake up in the morning?
- Have you seen changes in your appetite or weight without being on a diet?
- Do you have thoughts of death or suicide?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, or if your symptoms are impacting your ability to deal with day-t0-day tasks and activities, then please speak with your doctor and call us at True North Counseling. True North Counseling offers counseling services for individuals and families with children and adolescents in a relaxed atmosphere.
At True North Counseling, we begin all of our sessions with a thorough assessment. This is because no one individual is the same and each individual will have different challenges, wants, and goals for counseling. A thorough assessment can help us better understand who you are, what you’re currently experiencing, what situations or individuals have shaped your beliefs, and what you most value. This is important because when a counselor better understands your individual circumstances, the counselor can more quickly help you find relief from your challenges and move towards where you want to be. We believe that we each carry the key to our own happiness and contentment – not from collecting things or experiences but from allowing ourselves to authentically be present in our own lives. This is not a prescribed, systematized, homogenized way of being; but allowing ourselves to become the person we were always meant to be. This is our goal for you through counseling.
Depression Counseling in Ohio
If you are searching for depression counseling for yourself or a loved one, then please reach out to us at True North Counseling. You can contact us today at (614)310-4940 or contact us through our website. Our psychologist, Sonya Slater, is a licensed psychologist who provides psychotherapy to children, teens, and adults. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you might have!
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