Living with depression is hard.
Depression treatment has helped many professionals and high achievers breathe again. However, we don’t always know that what we are dealing with is depression. Therefore, we may make efforts to believe we can just power through the day. You know something is off, but you just can’t put your finger on it. So in an effort to move forward and get through this difficult time, you try to power through.
However, you’re getting to a point where you simply cannot power through anymore. After attempting to ignore the numbness and hopeless feelings you’re experiencing, you may begin to take note of the lingering cloud of darkness that hasn’t budged. With all this time you spend thinking about what you could be doing with your life instead of dealing with your depression, you end up feeling guilty and ashamed. You know you’re stronger than this, so why is this happening to you?
It can be difficult to get moving some days when you feel like your body is heavy and there is a weight on your chest. The thought of going outside and facing the world makes it all the easier to stay in bed some days. If we want to be real with ourselves, depression doesn’t feel good at all, and there is no quick fix or magic cure. It’s exhausting and when left untreated can develop into something worse.
With all of the responsibilities you may have piled up on your desk, it may be time to seek out professional help. Counseling for depression in Riverside, Illinois, or Chicago can help you reset and take inventory of how you’re really feeling. With the help of a caring depression therapist, you can enjoy your life to the fullest again by taking back your power.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Depression
While everyone experiences depression a little bit differently, here are some of the common symptoms of depression in highly functioning individuals:
- Desire to withdraw from social events
- Feeling lazy, even though knowing you cannot take on more
- Hopelessness and helplessness
- Imposter syndrome: you are just going through the motions
- Difficulty concentrating
- Low self-esteem
- Fatigue: tired all the time even if you sleep
- Feeling overly guilty
- Prolonged sadness
- Feelings of being overwhelmed
- A feeling of being stuck
- Crying for no reason
- Not sleeping or sleeping too much
Depression Treatment Can Reduce Your Feelings of Guilt and Shame
PsycHealth Services Approach to Depression Treatment
The most common treatment for depression is the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (“CBT”). During CBT your therapist will begin to identify and modify your unhelpful thoughts. You will focus on the ones that encourage negative feelings and prevent you from living life well. For example, you may think that asking for help when you are overwhelmed at work or home is a sign of weakness, but that is simply not the case. Your therapist will help you understand the role depression plays in creating harmful thoughts. Not only is this helpful for healthy and lasting change, but you will begin to understand the mechanics of how your brain processes emotions. We will also teach you tools to cope with negative thoughts, so you can continue living out your life.
Depression therapists who understand
PsycHealth Services has skilled therapists that understand the depression signs and symptoms that high-functioning professional women, men, and mothers experience even if you do not. In the first few sessions, we will take time to really get to know you and better understand your background, lifestyle, interests, and relationships. Many areas can be affected when you are dealing with depression and our counselors want to set you up for success in addressing them. This may include your sleep habits, diet, exercise habits, and self-care routines.
Other areas we may address in counseling involve normalizing the depression. It can be easy to tear yourself down when you are struggling; however, many individuals like you are going through similar struggles and it is okay to get help. With the guidance and support, you will receive in therapy; we can then begin to branch out and see where you can gain support in your everyday life. It is okay to ask your loved ones for help and to find a support group of people that will cheer you on. If you do not have a support network around you, we will discuss ways you can build one.
What’s holding you back from starting online counseling for depression in Riverside, IL or Chicago?
Begin Depression Counseling in Riverside Il, Chicago, IL, or via online therapy in Illinois
You do not have to live with the shame or guilt of depression. Counseling can help you understand what you are going through and normalize the experience. Our therapy office in Riverside, IL has skilled counselors who specialize in depression treatment for professional women and men. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
Other Counseling Specialties at PsycHealth Services
Counseling for depression is not the only service we offer in our online therapy practice based in Riverside, IL. Other mental health services PsycHealth Services provides include individual counseling for teens and adults, relationship therapy, counseling for parents, counseling for weight loss, anxiety treatment, postpartum therapy, stress therapy, and more. We offer online and in-person therapy in Illinois. We can help you in Riverside, N Riverside, Berwyn, Lyons, Brookfield, Chicago, Stickney, and beyond. Get in touch when you can, and we look forward to working with you!