If you’re experiencing the symptoms of depression, it might be the right time to speak with a depression counselor. Working with a depression counselor can be really beneficial if you have been diagnosed with depression or if you are currently experiencing the symptoms of depression but without a formal diagnosis. The right depression 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.
As you determine whether or not you might benefit from depression counseling, it is important to first note that feeling lonely, anxious, or sad at different points in life is normal. These are common emotions and typical reactions to tough times in life. However, we highly recommend speaking with a depression counselor if you or a loved one suffers from the symptoms of depression for weeks or months at a time and/or if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms that impact daily life. Counseling can help alleviate your symptoms and allow you to feel better.
If you are still unsure about whether or not you or a loved one might benefit from counseling, please take a look at the following questions. If you answer “yes” to any one or more of the following questions, or if your symptoms are impacting your ability to effectively cope with daily tasks and activities, then counseling may be the right fit for you.
Do you often feel sad, lonely, or empty?
Are you no longer excited about situations, events, or people you used to enjoy?
Do you often or regularly feel hopeless, worthless, or helpless?
Have you noticed or experienced a change in your energy?
Do you often have difficulty focusing on 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 unintentional changes in your appetite or weight?
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 daily life, 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.
In general, counseling aims to help a person feel better and to facilitate change in his or her life. It can be used to treat specific mental health conditions, such as depression, as well as to treat problems within a relationship, learn stress management techniques, or to better understand and wade through career decisions. At True North Counseling, we know there are times in life when it’s a struggle to keep up with everything thrown our way. In the moments when we’re overwhelmed, lost, or struggling with symptoms that impact our daily life, it can be helpful to have the unbiased and outside perspective of a professional. A good therapist will help you gain clarity, move forward, and feel better in your life.
Along with one-on-one services for individuals struggling with depression, counseling is also available for families with children and adolescents. If you are searching for a depression counselor 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 reach out via 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 are available to answer any questions you might have!
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