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Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment2018-10-10T19:01:44+00:00

Therapy for Signs of Depression

Call (303) 221-1272 for your free 15-minute phone consultation.

Are you experiencing overwhelming sadness? Do you consistently feel negative or hopeless about the future? Are you no longer motivated to participate in the activities that used to bring you pleasure? Are you having trouble sleeping, or are you very lethargic and sleeping too much? Is it difficult to concentrate? Do you have thoughts of suicide? You may even feel sad but cannot find a reason to justify that sadness.

The previously listed symptoms and feelings may be signs of depression; and, while you may feel alone, millions of people have struggled with depression or with the symptoms of depression at times.  Although depression and anxiety feelings are not uncommon, seeking outside help from an anxiety and depression therapist may be necessary to begin the healing.

How can I feel better by talking with a depression counselor?

depression treatment centennialYou have already taken the first step by exploring this website and potentially seeking a depression therapy center.

Greenwood Counseling Center specializes in depression treatment.

We have helped hundreds of people to recover from these feelings and regain the happiness they once knew. Reaching out to a professional counselor or depression therapy center seeking support is the first step toward eliminating the loneliness that can accompany depression.

Depression treatment can help you rediscover value and interest in your life and identify the source of your sadness. Talking with a psychotherapist can help you learn how to recognize the role relationships and experiences may play in your feelings, and identify unhealthy behaviors that contribute to the depression itself.

I’m worried that seeking depression treatment makes me look weak.

Reaching out for help is a sign of strength. The feelings that accompany depression can be very confusing and overwhelming. The support that comes from counseling helps to bring clarity and hope to eliminate feelings of isolation and loneliness. It is wonderful to advocate for yourself.

Many people say that they often feel some degree of immediate relief just by beginning the process of counseling and they take pride in having sought depression treatment to learn what’s causing certain feelings. Taking that first step helped them to feel there was someone there assisting them on their journey to healing and providing hope to them for a brighter future.

I don’t even know where to begin or where to go for depression treatment.

It can feel overwhelming to try and find the best place to go for depression treatment.  There are many therapists that specialize in this area, but what is most important is that you find the therapist that is the best fit for you.  Experience and method of treatment is important, but the connection you have with your therapist is equally important, so it is recommended that you spend time asking questions and talking with potential therapists to see with whom you feel the most comfortable.

We have expertise in treating depression, and multiple counselors in our practice.  Each of our therapists have many, many years of working with mood disorders and would be happy to talk with you to determine if you feel it is a good fit.  Regardless of what therapist you interview, be sure to ask questions about their training, experience and methods for treating depression.

What is the best depression treatment?

Although there are many approaches to treating depression,  the therapists at Greenwood Counseling Center approach depression treatment with a style that is very warm and engaging, often integrating EMDR therapy with other modes of therapy. We work to build trust quickly and enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds, learning about each person’s journey. We believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is an important key to healing.  We help our clients to discover their strengths, and tap into those strengths, so that they improve the foundation and resilience needed for managing challenging times.

By collaborating with our clients to personalize the solutions and strategies that best work for their treatment, we are able to maximize the treatment gains needed to feel better. We know what it is like to experience ups and downs in life, and we feel honored to help our clients on their path to healing through depression treatment.

But what is EMDR therapy for depression?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy used to help clients resolve traumatic memories in a way that is often more effective than traditional talk therapy.

Sometimes experiences we have early in our lives impact the way we feel and react to situations much later in life. We may not even remember those experiences, nor do we necessarily need to. Our approach to depression treatment often incorporates depression coping skills or therapy such as EMDR to facilitate more adaptive responses to outside cues that can trigger sadness, loneliness and feelings of hopelessness. This form of therapy can be remarkable at helping our clients to notice a significant change in feelings that have seemed pervasive and long standing.

The therapists at Greenwood Counseling Center specialize in EMDR and have helped thousands of clients reclaim their lives using this special therapy.  For more information on EMDR therapy, please visit our page, About EMDR.

Can’t I just take a supplement? Do I really need counseling for depression?

While prescriptions and supplements can sometimes help manage depression, they alone are not a permanent solution to the problem. Supplements may help with the biological and physical side effects of depression, but mental aspects of the problem may still exist. Depression treatment helps to impact a more fundamental change in these feelings.

Can depression get better without treatment?

Sometimes people experience tough times or loss that can create feelings of sadness that are temporary.  In those cases, relying on a good support system and implementing good self care, may help the sad feelings to improve on their own. However, if your symptoms include and of the following, you should seek help from a qualified mental health professional.

Depression symptoms:

  • prolonged sadness,
  • feelings of hopelessness,
  • poor appetite or overeating
  • inability to sleep well or sleeping too much,
  • difficulty concentrating
  • lack of motivation or lack of energy
  • thoughts of hurting yourself

What’s next?

Call (303) 221-1272 for a 15 minute free initial phone consultation. You may also email us to schedule a time to talk over the phone. We are happy to answer any questions you may have so that you can feel confident starting your path to healing.