Let me start by saying what depression isn’t: It’s not a failure of character or some personal weakness. It’s not something that you can beat, if only you tried harder, or smiled more or made a bigger effort to see the positive side of life.
Depression is a medical condition that requires treatment over time. Anti-depressants may help you poke your head up out of the hole you’re in, but a long-term resolution generally requires working your way past emotional issues and thought patterns that contribute to the condition. Therapy can be a big help in that respect.
I’ve helped – and continue to help – many clients with depression. Whether I’m the right therapist for you is a decision that can only be made with a face-to-face meeting; You can schedule a free 30-minute consultation for that very reason.
If you think I might be a good fit, please don’t hesitate to give me a call.
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