Depression

At The Anxiety Relief Center, we really understand how difficult depression is and that it can even feel embarrassing to talk about. We also know how meaningful and life changing it can be to receive the right support.
By helping you get in touch with your internal and external resources, you will be able to find your strengths and have a greater sense of well being. By exploring what is difficult and heavy with a skillful therapist you can begin to alleviate your pain and sadness.
Therapy can also help you feel more connected to others, to what you love, enjoy, and want more of in your life.

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What is depression?

We all feel sad and lonely at times, but often those feelings to pass with the ebb and flow of life. Depression is a very common experience but a different state. In depression the sadness is a longer sense of despair that often doesn’t pass so quickly on it’s on. Depressive symptoms take different forms, we may experience loss of hope or faith in things that once seemed important and interesting. Depression can also appear in the form of unexplainable pains and aches. When we feel depressed, it is natural to want to isolate, withdraw, and disconnect from loved ones and community. Often we just don’t have the energy to reach out for connection or sometimes we fear we may be judged and rejected for how we are feeling. It’s hard to know what to do and where to turn for help.

Symptoms of depression:

  • Deep sense of sadness
  • Emptiness
  • Difficulty enjoying the things you love
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive eating or loss of apetite
  • Lack of motivation
  • Isolation
  • Aches and pains

Dealing with depression

No matter how or why these symptoms show up or how alone we feel in them, we actually need support from others to begin to feel more like ourselves again. When these feelings get in the way of living our daily lives, it can be hard to know what to do. And, there can often be internal pressure to figure it out on your own.