Promoting Self-acceptance and Awareness
Depression is broadly defined as a persistent and intense feeling of sadness or loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable. It can also be accompanied by a range of physical and emotional symptoms, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. Depression is often linked to unresolved issues, such as unresolved grief, unprocessed trauma, or difficult relationships.
Depression frequently involves negative self-talk and self-criticism, which can be addressed through therapy by helping you to become more aware of your negative thought patterns and to challenge them.
I consider the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative process. This can be particularly helpful for individuals with depression, who may feel isolated and disconnected from others. An occurring outcome of being supported by the therapeutic relationship is the experience of having a sense of connection and support, which alleviates your depression.
Psychotherapy attends to the individual’s creative expression to help you increase feelings of self-esteem and empowerment, to improve your overall quality of life. When you seek psychotherapy, we discuss your particular experience of depression so that the chosen treatment can attend to your situation as you experience it.