Counseling for Depression

The National Institute of Mental Health reports major depression as one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Difficult life events such as divorce, unemployment, loss of a loved one or psychological trauma, and transitions such as marriage, a new baby or new opportunity can all trigger depression.

If you feel a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure and are having trouble sleeping, eating, with your energy, concentration and self-image for more than two weeks, talk to a counselor. Major depression can be crippling.

Mild depression differs from major depression in that a person can function through ordinary work and social activities (but with difficulty). There are other types of depression, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which usually begins in the fall and winter; dysthymia, which is a long-term depressed mood for two years or more; and bipolar or manic depression, which usually alternates major depression with states of unusually heightened excitement and elation.

While depression is complex, there are effective treatments. Urban Balance can help. We offer a complimentary 20-minute consultation to help determine if a therapist is a good fit.

All Urban Balance therapists look at treatment from a strengths perspective. Typically, sessions occur once per week but you can increase or decrease frequency depending on progress and need.

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