Therapy for Depression
Sep 18, 2019
People may seek therapy for reasons ranging from dealing with traumatic or stressful situations to diagnosing and treating specific mental health conditions. Talk therapy with a licensed therapist can be an especially helpful tool when dealing with depression.
It is common for depressed people to feel isolated and alone in their struggles. Therapy can be a good reminder that this is not the case, many people suffer from depression and it can have various causes. Therapy can be a judgment-free place for those with depression and a way to work through the overwhelming thoughts and feelings that come along with this condition. Depression often comes with a feeling of being helpless. Therapy can help increase the amount of control you feel you have over life and replace helplessness with empowerment.
Therapy can provide an objective view of stressful situations and could result in new solutions for someone struggling with traumatic life circumstances. When life situations add stress to someone already suffering from depression it can feel overwhelming. Having an empathetic professional who is devoted to listening during private sessions can be an affirming practice which also builds trust and can encourage more productive and solution-based conversations.
Understanding what depression is and how it affects your thinking is essential to overcoming it. A good therapist can be a source of information and also a partner in gaining the tools to deal with depression. You do not have to go through this alone.
Often when depression is at its most difficult to manage, reaching out can feel like an impossible task. Please know that at Fresno Therapy & Counseling Services we understand how hard it is to reach out for help and we admire the bravery required to take this important step to treat your depression. You can contact us by phone or email for more information.