in Plantation, Florida
HAS DEPRESSION TAKEN OVER YOUR LIFE ?
Consider the following questions:
Is life feeling dull and uninteresting?
Do you feel stuck in a rut?
Do you feel you are living in a dark or foggy cloud of negative thoughts about yourself or life?
Do you feel an overwhelming sense of numbness?
Do you have a constant feeling of sadness and lack of motivation?
Do you feel isolated from everything and everyone around you?
Have you gone through a tough situation and don’t seem to be able to bounce back or move forward?
Do you wonder if you will ever find true happiness again?
Are you ready for a brighter, lighter future? Are you ready to look forward to things again?
If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, depression counseling might be a good choice for you. At times, feelings like those listed above can get in the way of enjoying the things you once were very passionate about, such as hobbies, careers and relationships.
For many, it often doesn't end there. Feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness may come up, leaving you to wonder what life’s true purpose is and how you fit in it. You are left to wonder how “good” you are at parenting, relationships, your jobs or your friendships. It may even make us wonder if our looks are “good enough” or “appealing to others.” Those thoughts become overwhelming and exhausting.
You may have also noticed changes in your sleeping patterns and eating habits. These can go either way, either eating too much or too little, sleeping more or less, or simply interrupted sleep patterns resulting in feeling fatigued every morning. It doesn't help that you have to get up and take care of your countless responsibilities that don’t go away because you are feeling depressed. Depression should be taken seriously as it significantly affects the way you function in your daily life, and makes you feel as if something big is missing from your life.
While depression doesn't wait for the "right" time to show up, it can often start after a life-changing event, like the loss of a friend or loved one, the end of a relationship, not being able to attain a goal or too much stress, amongst other reasons. Often, people look for different things to escape the weight of depression. Unfortunately, that need to escape can lead to excessive alcohol consumption, substance abuse and addiction.
For others, depression appears to take hold without a particular reason. They experience negative thoughts about themselves and about life, such as general unhappiness and lack of motivation in doing things and socializing like once before.
Another mental health condition that has symptoms similar to depression is called Bipolar Disorder. This mental illness can be very weakening. With mood swings ranging from depressing lows to manic highs, Bipolar Disorder can cause pain in your relationships with a spouse, partner, friends and family and at home, school and work. Depression therapy and having a psychological evaluation may be beneficial to determine the cause of the symptoms and plan a strategy for addressing it.
These types of mental health problems are common, but help is available.
SYMPTOMS THAT DEPRESSION COUNSELING CAN HELP WITH:
Fatigue and lack of motivation
Feelings of isolation/not socializing
Lack of interest in activities that were once enjoyable
Issues with sleeping, whether it is too much or too little sleep
Changes in eating habits, such as overeating or under-eating
Feeling more irritable or agitated than usual
Suicidal ideation (or suicidal thoughts)
Substance abuse and addiction
Co-occurring mental health issues, such as anxiety/anxiety disorder
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
DEPRESSION COUNSELING CAN HELP.
As you begin your search for a depression counselor, just know that you are not alone. Depression is much more common than people believe. In fact, more than 10% of Americans suffer from it, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
At Infinite Therapeutic Services, we have a team of caring therapists and counselors trained in evidence-based and strength-based approaches to help reduce the symptoms of depression, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other modalities. We collectively believe that therapy is a collaborative process to help individuals find solutions in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.
Counseling is a great resource for individuals seeking relief from the sadness, lack of motivation, numbness and loss of self that depression causes. It is a space to find relief and freedom from depression and explore how you can become yourself again.
Depression counseling helps individuals identify what is getting in the way, how depression may have developed and what tools are needed to help overcome the obstacles. Together, we can create a personalized therapy plan to help reduce the symptoms of depression in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.
We can help you reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and activities you once enjoyed. Our approach is one that focuses on strengths and solutions with the goal of regaining feelings of motivation, general emotional satisfaction and hope.
THERAPY WITH A DEPRESSION COUNSELOR
CAN HELP YOU RECLAIM YOUR LIFE
Many choose to work on their depression individually; however, you have the option of working collaboratively with a significant other or with the whole or parts of the family. Couples and family counseling can help in cases where your loved one may not realize that they are depressed or are not interested in seeking help.
At times, depression can be the catalyst that brings couples to couples counseling or marriage therapy, as one partner may present as less interested in the other person based on general feelings of sadness or depression. Similarly, families may seek family therapy due to experiencing one of the family members as isolated, detached or irritable due to their depression. We can offer the expertise, experience and training to effectively help you reduce the stressors that depression cause and live a fulfilled and happy life.
WHY COME TO US
At Infinite Therapeutic Services, our expert counselors and therapists use evidenced-based and strengths-based approaches to help you manage your depression symptoms and help you get back to enjoying your life. Unlike many therapists and counseling practices, we believe that therapy shouldn’t revolve around venting sessions that span a lifetime. No one has unlimited time and money to spend in therapy that doesn’t show tangible results. Our goal is to collaborate with you to create tools and strategies that you can use to lead and maintain the happy, healthy and harmonious life you want to live. In other words, we are successful when you are. We also believe therapy should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer in-person and virtual sessions in three languages (Spanish, English and Portuguese) and at various price points. Don’t wait to get the help you need. We are here to help.
WHAT YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH
At Infinite Therapeutic Services, we collaborate with you to understand how your depression came about and identify the strengths you possess to help overcome it. We’ll work with you to identify the tools and strategies that will help you maintain your wellbeing and relationships and achieve your goals yourself. You’ll be proud of the work we do together and all that you have achieved along the way.
HOW TO GET STARTED
You will receive and email with a link to a portal to complete the intake paperwork. Once we receive them, 24-48 hours before your scheduled appointment, it will confirm your attendance.
Meet your therapist and get started collaborating together to take charge of your life and begin working on your specific goals.
Myself or someone I know are having thoughts of suicide, is depression counseling appropriate?
Suicidal thoughts can certainly be a symptom of depression and can be treated with depression counseling. However, if there is a feeling of immediacy or urgency, the best approach to take first is to call 911 or go to the nearest hospital right away. .
INTERESTED IN DEPRESSION COUNSELING BUT STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
I am not crazy! So why do I need depression counseling?
Counseling is a process to help individuals meet goals in different areas of their life. It is a process that is collaborative, respectful and confidential. Just like one may seek help from a business consultant to ask questions on how to improve a business, reaching out to a counselor is the same. Depression counseling can be a space to enhance your life and relationships without judgement or labels.
How long will it take to find relief through depression counseling?
While treatment is a personalized approach and each case is unique, therapy for depression may offer relief with as as few as 6-8 sessions.
Is depression counseling going to break my bank?
At Infinite Therapeutic Services, we are proud to offer personalized and unique services at different price points to help meet the needs of many. Our dedicated assistant will match you with the right therapist based on specialty, budget, and availability.
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