Don't let depression keep you down. We can help.

If you are dealing with depression, you need reliable, effective help. The therapists at Pivotal Counseling offer services for both individuals working to manage and overcome their depression as well as for the relationships that are impacted by their struggles. We  help you reclaim your life so you can find hope and happiness again.


Recognizing Depression

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The word depression gets thrown around a lot in television shows, movies, magazines, and casual conversation. Sometimes it refers to being very sad, disappointed, or lost. Sometimes it refers to actual clinical depression. Regardless of which one, it usually means someone needs some help.

If you've been feeling down, discouraged,
overwhelmed, inadequate, or hopeless,
you aren't alone. We can help.

Lots of people struggle with feelings just like or very similar to those. Some may even experience some suicidal thoughts such as "It really would be great if I just stopped existing." Those may just be signs that your coping skills aren't enough to manage what is going on at that moment. They may also be signs that you are beginning to experience depression. 

How can you tell the difference? Here are a few of the big signs.

  • Depression doesn't just visit, it moves in
    Depression isn't just for a few days. It comes and stays, often for weeks at a time. 
  • With depression, you don't just feel bad. You feel worthless.
    Feelings of excessive or inappropriate guilt as well as worthlessness pretty commonly accompany depression.
  • Depression takes the fun out of things.
    Those normal activities that you usually enjoy, whether for work or play, just don't bring the same enjoyment and satisfaction that they used to. 
  • During depression, thoughts of death or even suicide often occur.
    Depression can bring thoughts of "if a truck hit me, I wouldn't be missed" or even concrete plans for suicide. If you are currently having thoughts of suicide and want to talk to someone right now, completely free and confidential, call 1-844-493-8255.

Of course, depression can look very different to different people. If you think you might be depressed, take the quiz below.


 

Treating Depresesion

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Depression tells you that you are alone.
You aren't. We can help.

Therapists at Pivotal Counseling take the time to understand where you are and the struggles you have faced in your journey with depression. They then help you identify the thinking and behaviors that are keeping you stuck in your depression. All of our therapists are trained in systems theory which helps them to be able to identify factors in social, family, work, and other life areas that may be contributing to the struggles you are experiencing. 

As different factors are identified, our therapists make use of a variety of therapeutic approaches to help you to take the steps necessary to achieve the changes you want in your life. These may include

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you change the patterns and habits so that you can take steps to start feeling better.
  • Motivational Interviewing to encourage you to hone in on and direct your motivation to change.
  • Experiential Therapy that draws from both past and current experiences to define or redefine how you see your life and your world.
  • Narrative Therapy which helps clients re-construct the story that they have lived, are living, and want to live.

If you are ready really engage and push back against your depression, we can help. Click the button below to get in touch or schedule your first appointment. 

Your happiness is out there. We'll help you find it.