Depression affects almost ten percent of the popuation in the USA. It is not a sign of weakness or something you can just “snap out of”. It is a mental illness that can be treated with therapy and/or medication.
- intense sadness
- loss of interest or pleasure
- lack of motivation and energy
- sleeping too much or too little
- thoughts of death or suicidal thoughts
How Counseling Can Help
If you feel depressed, I can help you to feel better. I do this using a varity of approaches tailored to your personality and the issues that you face. Treatment for depression often incorporates cognitive behavioral techniques. This is an approach that helps you change the thoughts that negatively affect your feelings. It is also common to evaluate a person’s childhood or traumatic experiences and their influence on a person's depression.
“I went to see Antje at a time in my life when I found myself in a deepening depression. Antje was able to help me in a way where she led me to find my own way out. She taught me to deal with this kind of situation at that moment, and I have been able to use what I learned since then. She conveyed a confidence that was lacking within me and she was calm yet engaged in our dialogue. If I found myself in such a vulnerable place again, I would not hesitate to contact her again.”
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