Depression Therapy

Depression Counseling in Brighton MI and Ann Arbor MI

Is Everyday A Struggle? 

  • Are you having trouble connecting with family and friends?
  • Is it hard to enjoy the things you used to love?
  • Do you have trouble concentrating, being productive, or completing everyday tasks?
  • Do you sometimes wish you could just be invisible?

If you answered “yes” to some of the questions above, you might be dealing with depression. Some people have depression their whole lives. For most, it can often be brought on by long spells of boredom, relationship issues, traumatic life events, loss of a loved one, a chronic medical diagnosis, being laid off, and more. Depression can disrupt everything from motivation, productivity, sleep, appetite, and energy. You may feel isolated and alone, unable to see anything positive about the future. Getting out of bed is difficult. Completing anything may seem impossible.

Depression interferes with your normal functioning in life. And it often causes pain and suffering for your friends and your family, those who care about you. Severe cases can harm your family life, as well as your intimate relationship.

You Deserve to Be Happy. Get Help with Depression Today.

Many People Struggle with Depression

You are not alone. Depression is one of the most diagnosed mood disorders in the country. In any given one-year period, almost 10 percent of the population suffers from depression. About 20 percent of adults in the United States experience clinical depression, at least once, during their life.

Regardless of the specifics, if you’ve been struggling and nothing seems to help you feel better, support and hope are available. A compassionate professional who understands what you’re going through can help you heal and feel empowered to move forward and achieve positive change.

Depression Therapy in Brighton MI and Ann Arbor MI

Depression Counseling Can Help 

 

Depression is one of the most successfully treated conditions in this country. With Depression Counseling, we can help you explore and address the issues and stressors that are causing you to feel persistently down, alone, or on-edge. We can also help you develop a clear understanding of what’s holding you back. Our counselors can help you identify and implement specific ways to overcome your challenges and stressors. 

 

Studies show that successful depression therapy is directly related to the relationship you have with your counselor. We are committed to providing and cultivating a safe, trusting, and confidential environment. You can expect our undivided attention and support as you work through painful thoughts, emotions, and patterns. Often, the mere act of expressing your deepest concerns openly and honestly is healing and empowering in and of itself.

 

Our team has decades of combined experience and has helped countless people regain control and experience more ease, joy, and comfort in their lives. With your willingness to engage in the therapy process and our support, you can move forward and experience a sense of purpose, relief, and happiness.

 

 

You may still have some questions or concerns about depression counseling…

 

I’m so depressed; I doubt anything will help. 

 

It’s common for people stuck in a depressive cycle to have doubts that things can get better. If this is the case, we encourage you to try counseling for one month. In our experience, most people see noticeable improvements within the first four to six sessions.

 

Does a depression diagnosis mean a lifetime of medication?

 

Many people with mild or moderate depression do not need medication. Counseling and changes to your lifestyle can adequately address your challenges.

 

However, if your symptoms are severe or don’t seem to improve, then we may refer you to a psychiatrist or a primary care physician who can prescribe an anti-depressant. But the decision to take medication is entirely up to you. We will honor whatever choice you make. In cases when medication is used, it’s often a temporary solution to help reduce severe symptoms so you can sleep better, gain more focus, and better engage with your life and counseling. 

 

I don’t feel comfortable talking to someone about depression and anxiety.

 

It takes a great deal of courage and energy for you to take the first step and make an appointment with a counselor you don’t know. Your comfort level will always be significant in our work together. We will move at a pace that feels comfortable for you. Together we can develop a tailor-made plan that draws on your inner strengths and sets you up for success. 

There is Hope

If you are feeling lost or hopeless, it is possible to gain a new perspective, feel whole, and live purposefully with ease. We accept many different insurances. Sign up today to schedule a appointment with one of our therapists. Call us at (810) 227-6218

 

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