DEPRESSION COUNSELING SERVICES

What is depression?

Depression, is a mental disorder characterized by at least 10-14 days of noticable or recognizable low mood. Lower levels of self-esteem, loss of interest in the usual activities an individual would enjoy, low energy levels, and internal pain without an obvious cause are common symptoms. People affected by depression may also occasionally have delusions or hallucinations. Some may experience different time frames of depression separated by months or years, while others nearly always have some form of symptoms present.  Major depression can also occur which traditionally requires immediate action or professional help in order to prevent self-inflicted harm and other forms of poor decision making.

Diagnosing depressive disorders is usually based on the person’s reported experiences and an official medical examination by a certified professional.  There is no immediate laboratory test for the disorder,  but comprehensive testing or a process of elimination may be completed to rule out physical conditions that can cause similar symptoms. Those with a major depressive disorder are recommended to typically first participate in counseling  before any type of medication or antidepressant medication is prescribed. Medications can be effective, but the effects may only be worth the risks in major cases of depression. Types of counseling used include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) 

Identifying depression and taking action to combat it

One thing is for sure: Depression and anxiety can take on many forms. It can be related to an unhealthy relationship or possibly dealing with a sexual preference. It may be due to the stress of dealing with an aging family member.  if you notice any similar symptoms you may be struggling with depression and it may be time to take action.  Book a depression counseling session with Nancy Travers, LCSW and avoid the long term effects of it.

How does Depression Counseling Work?

Depression counseling provides an understanding of behavior patterns, why we do what we do. It teaches healthy, effective skill building to resolve and manage your issues. Depression counseling provides the environment to get “unstuck” from your issues.

Depression counseling provides the environment to get “unstuck” from your issues. It is a positive solution focused approach to changing your life. We will work together to develop goals and a plan to accomplish the change in your life and/or relationship.

The following are some trouble signs that you may experience. If so, contact us today to learn how we can help.

Understanding Depression

Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life. But when emptiness and despair take hold and won’t go away, it may be depression. More than just the temporary “blues,” the lows of depression make it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Hobbies and friends don’t interest you like they used to; you’re exhausted all the time; and just getting through the day can be overwhelming.

Depression Symptoms

Depression counseling and symptoms vary from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. It’s important to remember that these symptoms can be part of life’s normal lows. But the more symptoms you have, the stronger they are, and the longer they’ve lasted – the more likely it is that you’re dealing with depression. When these symptoms are overwhelming and disabling, that’s when it’s time to seek help.

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Appetite or weight changes
  • Sleep changes
  • Loss of energy
  • Self-loathing
  • Concentration problems

When you’re depressed, things may feel hopeless, but with help and support you can get better. Contact me for depression counseling today to get the help you need before the depression takes over.

 

It is not only my priority to be your depression counseling specialist, but I want to provide the most simplified process to achieve an understanding of the problems associated with it.

The following is a 3 part outline of how you can get started in participating through in-person or online counseling for depression and the issues that negatively impact your life as a result of it.

 

Simple Client On-boarding and online Scheduling that fits your schedule

Congratulations on making the effort to find a solution to your depression and it’s related issues.  Don’t wait or suffer any longer! Let’s take action and complete the next steps by filling out a few forms so I can better assist you.  Schedule an appointment time that works for you.

 

Goals and Objectives of Depression Counseling with Nancy's Counseling Corner

Our goal is to help you understand and overcome the negative effects and consequences of depression.  By participating in counseling sessions, you will create a platform for yourself to articulate the physical, emotional, and mental effects of it.  Before you know it, you will begin to make progress by becoming a happier and more content individual.

 

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Identify the cause and effect of your depression issues then offer solutions that help.

Co-Dependency can have a mind of it’s own and can be caused by a number of reasons. Together we will identify not only the cause, but work together towards a solution that will eliminate the unhealthy part of your relationship and make both partners stronger in the end.

Contact Nancy Travers, LCSW in Orange County,CA For Depression Counseling Questions

Ready to make your love life shine? Get in touch for a depression counseling consultation. Located in Newport Beach, CA, we provide depression counseling services to the Orange County area.

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