Feeling sad, lonely, or depressed on a regular basis can be overwhelming.
It feels like a heavy weight has to be lifted just to do the simplest things. The fog of discouragement makes work, caring for family and loved ones, school, and even simple chores all seem difficult.
What once gave you pleasure now does nothing for you. You may even be saying to yourself:
- “Why try, it won’t matter, I won’t feel better”
- “Something must be wrong with me, no one feels this”
- “I don’t deserve better”
You may even feel like giving up. And most frustrating is that it isn’t always clear why things feel so bad.
If you can relate to any of this, please know that you are not alone.
Fortunately, depression is very treatable. As your therapist, my role is to use and teach you proven and powerful tools to reduce depression and support you onto the path of a happier life.
The process is clear.
First, when you come to your therapy session you’ll be heard. I will listen closely to understand your feelings. You won’t be alone with depression. Together, we’ll uncover the “who, what, where and when” of your experience and depression.
Next, I’ll support you to set therapy goals that make a difference to you. What will life be like when depression is no longer a big problem? What will be different? These kinds of questions will make setting goals easier.
Finally, I’ll guide and provide the tools and coping skills to feel better and get better. These tools and methods are respected, tested and proven. And for more than a decade I’ve specialized to trained in and use them successfully for clients just like you.
If you have been suffering with depression, I believe you deserve better. Things can and do change. I look forward to making a difference for you. Call (914) 768-3740, or email me now.
If you are not sure yet, please feel free to click here to read reviews of my work. And you can learn more about depression below.
Facts on Depression
Depression symptoms could be related to hormonal or other medical reasons. If your doctor rules out a physical cause for your symptoms, counseling would be key to feeling better. Unfortunately, about half the people who have depression never get it diagnosed or treated.
*Please note: suicidal thoughts or attempts is also a sign of depression. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.
By the Numbers: Depression in the United States…
- Affects over 18 million adults (one in ten) in any given year.
- Is the leading cause of disability for ages 15-44.
- Is the primary reason why someone dies of suicide about every 13 minutes. – over 41,000 people a year.
- In comparison: homicide claims less than 16,000 lives each year, according to 2013 CDC statistics.
- Causes 490 million disability days from work each year in the U.S.
- Accounts for $23 billion in lost workdays each year.
- Takes an economic toll over $100 billion each year from U.S. business.