Depression is Hard
No matter what, depression is hard. It saps your energy. It makes it hard to focus. It makes it hard to care.
Depression is also hard because we may even know we are depressed. It is hard to know we are depressed and experience depression at the same time. We may just want to hide or withdraw.
Even if you feel more of a gray cloud than a black cloud hanging over you, it is still hard to see the shining sun.
Prescription Strength Therapy for Depression
Do you want “over the counter” mental health help or do you want “prescription strength?”
“Over the counter” therapy for depression is all the stuff you see on line. You may have found a great instagram or TikToc on depression. You might have looked it up on WebMD. You may try some breathing exercises, sitting in an ice bath, or a happy lamp.
“Prescription strength” therapy for depression does not refer to medication. It refers to the holy grail – a mental health expert in depression who you can relate to. We are not your “Uh-huh, tell me more” kind of therapists. That is tiring and not effective. We get in there with you and use our tools to provide you with prescription strength therapy for depression.
How Therapy for Depression Can Help
Here are some ways in which therapy for depression can help. They may not all speak to you. That is 100% OK. The ones that do make sense, are the reasons to get help.
- Provides a safe and non-judgmental space: Therapy offers a safe and confidential space for people to talk about their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or criticism.
- Offers emotional support: Therapy provides emotional support and validation, helping people feel heard and understood.
- Helps identify and change negative thought patterns: Therapy can help people identify negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to depression, and develop more positive and constructive ways of thinking.
- Teaches coping skills: Therapy can teach people coping skills, such as relaxation techniques and problem-solving strategies, that can help manage symptoms of depression.
- Provides a sense of empowerment: Therapy can help people feel empowered and in control of their lives, leading to greater self-esteem and confidence.
- Improves relationships: Therapy can help people improve their relationships by developing better communication skills and addressing conflicts.
- Enhances quality of life: Therapy can help people find meaning and purpose in their lives, leading to greater satisfaction and overall well-being.
Prescription strength therapy for depression is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and it may take time and patience. Making that first call can often be the hardest.
Begin Therapy for Depression in Washington, DC
Make that first call or send us an email or send us a text. We make it as easy for you as possible because that first call is hard.
If you are struggling with depression that has become pervasive and taken control of your life, DCNE is here to help you regain control and find peace!
The first step to working with DCNE is to book your free consultations. We offer consultations for anyone interested in our services or who wants to know more.
Book your consultation on our website, by texting us at 202-998-ADHD (2343), or by emailing [email protected]. We offer free consultations because navigating the mental health world is hard. We are your resource to make it easier, even if you don’t work with us.
Other Services at ADHD
Counseling for depression is only one of the services we offer. We also provide counseling for anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD, EMDR Therapy, Neurofeedback Training, and mental health assessments if you need a diagnosis or aren’t ready to start counseling. Neurofeedback is also a great option if you don’t want to try medications.