Signs And Symptoms
Feelings of depression can range from feeling “down” at different times throughout your day to experiencing a chronic low mood that won’t go away. When depressive moods and feelings become persistent and ongoing, it can cause you to experience a loss of interest in activities that were once normally enjoyable to you. When depression sets in, you may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Decreased energy or feeling fatigued
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- Loss of appetite, weight loss or weight gain
- Unable to work, maintain your household or care for others
- Lack of joy, sadness or feelings of emptiness
- Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, hopelessness or helplessness
Depression does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, income, education, culture or age. Depression can distort perceptions about yourself, the outside world and your future. This can lead to an impairment in daily functioning, affecting your home, work and social life. If you are experiencing depression, you may have strained relationships with your family, friends, and people in your workplace. Ultimately, depression can prevent you from living the life you want.
Let’s work together to reduce these challenging feelings, and improve your mood and outlook to get you enjoying life again. When you are able to shift your lens, you will be able to change the direction of your life; this empowering feeling will start in our sessions and manifest into all areas of your life.
Working together, you will learn to focus on your strengths and abilities in a positive way and come to recognize that you are entitled to live your best life, regardless of current challenges or those you may experience down the road. I will help you develop skills that will catch, challenge and correct negative thinking patterns and show you how to re-frame your thoughts in ways that can improve your mood, motivation and outlook on life.