You’ve lost motivation or focus at work.
You’re avoiding things that you once loved doing.
Often you are irritable or angry for no apparent reason and it is affecting your relationships.
If these statements sound like you, then you may be struggling with depression. In fact, research shows that 17.3 million adults in the United States have had at least one depressive episode.
Symptoms of Depression
Not everyone who has depression experiences it in the same way. Some people experience symptoms of depression once in a while but depression is the persistence of these symptoms almost every day. The symptoms of depression include:
- Sleeping problems: insomnia or sleeping too much
- Headaches, stomach aches, body aches
- Loss of interest in things that you used to enjoy
- Lack of focus or motivation
- Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, or of being unworthy
- Self-harming behaviors
- Thoughts of suicide
Depression Treatment Can Help You Feel Better
Depressive symptoms can improve with counseling. Counseling can help by providing a safe environment to say the things out loud that you may feel you cannot say anywhere else. Our depression therapists provide a non-judgmental environment to help you process negative thoughts and feelings that get “stuck.” It helps to feel like you have a voice and are heard. You can feel better and find enjoyment in life.
Depression during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
You may be experiencing depressive symptoms during pregnancy (or your partner’s pregnancy) or during the postpartum period. This can be very distressing since, for many, this is a long-anticipated event. New parents are often very hard on themselves when they have these symptoms during this time. We are told (and we believe) this is supposed to be one of the best times of our lives. But, there is often a lot of guilt and shame associated with depression during this time. This can also cause some problems in couples during the pregnancy and postpartum period.
Symptoms of pregnancy and postpartum depression include:
- Changes in your mood: anger, irritability, shame, guilt, loss of pleasure in things you used to enjoy
- Behavioral changes: crying, irritability, or sadness
- Changes in your eating patterns: eating too much or too little
- Unwanted thoughts
Please note that many women experience what we call the “post-baby blues.” This happens when their hormones are raging, sleep is hard to come by, and you’re coping with major life changes. But, the difference between the baby blues and postpartum depression is that baby blues typically go away after a couple of weeks. Postpartum depression lingers and can occur years after the birth of your baby.
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, postpartum depression counseling can really help. Our therapists are trained to help you overcome postpartum depression so you can enjoy this wonderful time in your life with your new baby.
The Renewed Hope Counseling Services’ Approach to Depression Treatment
Our team uses a variety of approaches to work with you on decreasing depressive symptoms. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). There is no one plan fits all. We use a client-centered approach to best fit you and your treatment. Our team works towards helping you find, make, and keep meaningful connections.
Begin Depression Treatment in Indiana
You don’t have to live with depression. Counseling can help you decrease your depressive symptoms and live a fuller life. Our therapy center has caring therapists who specialize in depression treatment. To start counseling in Greenwood, IN, follow these simple steps:
- Contact Renewed Hope Counseling Services, LLC
- Meet with one of our caring therapists
- Find relief from depression and feel joy in your life again.
Other Therapy Services Offered at Renewed Hope Counseling Services
In addition to depression treatment, our therapists offer a wide variety of mental health services at our Greenwood, IN therapy center. Our mental health services include trauma treatment and PTSD treatment, anxiety treatment, EMDR trauma therapy, therapy for new mothers, perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, couples therapy and marriage counseling, and family therapy. If you can’t make it to our counseling center, our therapists offer online therapy in Indiana. We also offer professional EMDR certification and consultations and PMADS consultations. Please contact our counseling clinic to learn more about the many ways we can help you thrive.