Therapy for Depression & Other Mood Disorders
Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self? Do these thoughts often enter your mind?
- I am worthless and can’t do anything about it.
- I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep and be alone.
- I hate who I am these days.
- I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others.
- I feel gut-wrenching pain, but no one understands.
- My life and the world around me are dark. I hate it, but I can’t change it.
If you have had any variation of these thoughts and don’t feel like your usual self, chances are you may be suffering from depression.
I want you to know that you are not alone and there are people who can help. Many of my clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available to once again have hope for their lives.
I understand the social stigmas that come with label of being depressed, and thus aim to help clients sort out their environmental, biological and circumstantial factors while offering support and care through a very dark time in their lives.
Bipolar disorder alternates the problem of manic episodes with depressive episodes. Mania and hypomania are distinct from each other in that the former is more intense and severe than the latter. Manias can create all kinds of problems at work, at school, at home, and in relationships.
For this diagnosis, you have three or more of these symptoms:
- Abnormally upbeat, jumpy, or wired
- Exaggerated sense of well-being, self-confidence, and euphoria
- Decreased need for sleep
- Unusual and speeded up talkativeness
- Racing thoughts
- High distractibility
- Poor decision-making (like spending more money than one has, taking sexual or physical risks, etc.)
- Unusual irritability or impatience
If you are tired of having to deal with the consequences of manic behavior, if you are hoping to finally calm things down, level out your crazy moods, and feel like a “normal person” again, contact me today for a free consultation.