Whether you experience intense sadness almost every day or you are dealing with a lack of motivation, energy and excitement for your life there is hope. You may struggle to wake up in the morning, put on clothes and go to work. You might feel so anxious and down that it is hard to find that excitement you used to feel while watching your children play sports or doing your favorite leisure activity. You may have found that even simple conversations with your spouse or partner often leads to tension and arguments. You might not remember the last time you felt happy, or you might just feel like you are drifting through life without any real passion or motivation.
Causes of Depression
The average person on an average day has to deal with dozens of stressful experiences. When it all builds up, every day stress can often lead to feeling overwhelmed. Feeling overwhelmed can happen much more if you are either “running on empty” or feel like your stress level is so high that you might boil over at any moment because you can’t seem to find a way to let off steam.
Then there are stronger everyday issues many people face, such as marital problems, a death in the family or sudden unemployment, trauma, losing friends, or feeling unaccepted for who you are. Often our families do not teach us how to deal with depression and sadness which is why it is important to work with a trained professional to help get out of the rut you are in.
Depression can be a collection of hard experiences and can have some serious symptoms, including:
- Loss of appetite and significant weight loss
- Loss of sleep
- Lack of pleasure or interest in activities you used to enjoy
- Increased hostility and irritability
- Trouble concentrating
- Sadness, hopelessness or depressed mood
- In the most severe cases, thoughts of suicide or death
It is very important to meet with a trained therapist if you are experiencing any of these symptoms because meeting with a psychologist can often help you find joy again.
There is Hope!
I am excited to help you change your life so you can look forward to waking up in the morning. I have worked with many people just like you and I know that meeting with a trained therapist like myself can help because I have seen it happen countless times. I want you to have the life you want and it is hard to get out of that depression alone. You have probably tried many different ways to lift your mood and change your life, and some things have been somewhat helpful and others not. I am here to help walk with you through those tough times and help you find the path toward your joy.
If you’re in Denver, depressed, and want some help, don’t hesitate to contact me and schedule an appointment. I am excited to help you start to find your joy and excitement in your life!