Depressive disorders – including major depressive disorder, persistent dysthymic disorder, pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder, postpartum depression and bipolar disorder, among others – are extremely common in the United States, and result in significant impairment to one’s professional and personal life. Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and apathy, and a general loss of interest in one’s life. People struggling with depression often experience isolation and loneliness as a result of the disorder, which compounds feelings of hopelessness.
Some common signs and symptoms of depression include:
Feelings of sadness, hopelessness or emptiness
Persistent anger, irritability or frustration
Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that normally make you happy
Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much
General fatigue and lack of energy
Reduced/increased appetite and weight loss/gain
Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame
Difficulty concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
Frequent thoughts of death and/or suicide
You Can Gain Control Over Your Depression.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of depression, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve helped countless clients manage their depression and break out of the prison of their minds.
But you might be asking…
“I’ve tried therapy, medication, all kinds of treatment and I still can’t get relief from my depression. What makes Humble Warrior Therapy’s approach different?”
Humble Warrior Therapy uses an integrative, holistic, mind-body approach to therapy. Counseling at Humble Warrior Therapy isn’t your standard clinical “talk therapy”; it’s so much more. I use a highly educational, directive teaching approach to therapy, and pull in as many resources as you may need to help you learn a new way of relating to your emotions. Through media such as TEDtalks and books, and tools including guided meditation, “walk-and-talks” and yoga, I incorporate as many different mind-body-spirit techniques and tools that you might need, always working to find the most relevant, effective and custom-tailored therapy program for you.
Depression is affected by numerous factors, including your diet, exercise habits and sleep. In addition to working with the mind, I also assess your body and spirit: including what foods and supplements you take, how socially connected you feel and if you’re satisfied with your spiritual/religious life.
“I’m interested in learning more…where do we go from here?”
Schedule your FREE 30-minute consultation to learn more about who I am as a therapist, ask any specific questions you might have and ensure that I’m truly the right fit for you.