DEPRESSION CAN MAKE YOU FEEL MISUNDERSTOOD & ALONE
It is normal and expected to feel down in mood periodically. Our culture implies that we should be "having fun" all the time. But in reality, it's unrealistic for someone to always appear "happy," given the unpredictability of life and the range of experiences one encounter; this can even do more harm than good if you're always trying to look like you're having a good time.
Clinical depression is different from the usual ups and downs of life. A deep sense of despair, hopelessness, and lack of meaning can cause immense suffering. One might even think about suicide. It may not go any farther than thoughts, but sometimes they want to follow through on their thoughts because their outlook on life becomes so bleak after time passes.
Depression is common, and anyone who experiences it should know that it affects men, women, adolescents and children.
Depression can be a dangerous mental health condition. This is due to its high occurrence rate and debilitating effects on people's lives.
There is no single known cause. It seems that depression stems from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental and psychological issues. The good news is depression is treatable.
Clinical Consultation & Counselling offers therapy for depression where you can freely express your feelings. We will be here for you and provide the help you need.
Sometimes depression can manifest itself into disorders such as:
Major Depressive Disorder Major Depression Recurrent Dysthymia Bipolar Disorder Anxious Depression
We do not diagnose depressive disorders as we are not physicians. However, physicians recommend therapy and counselling as a significant part of the treatment plan regarding depression.
Our approach to therapy helps us focus on the needs of our clients and helps clients focus on learning coping strategies to address their depression.
Our counsellors and therapists are skilled in various treatment approaches, including Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT), and Dialectical Behavioural. (DBT) and a host of others. The therapy we provide for depression is evidence-based through research.
We are mindful of how incapacitating depression can be in all aspects of your life, including your relationships. We provide individual, couple, and family therapy depending on your needs.
If you are suffering from depression or wish to receive more information, please contact us to schedule an appointment.