You may be experiencing a lack of interest in activities that you previously enjoyed, significant weight loss or gain, changes in sleep, low energy, trouble concentrating, feelings of worthlessness, and/or thoughts of death or suicide.
Depression is the most commonly reported mental health concern. In a one year period, over 17 million adults in the US will experience depression. Depression can feel like a heavy weight that is always hanging around. It zaps our desires, interests, and can deflate the joy out of life. In addition to the emotional impacts, depression can cause physical disruptions in our life such as sleep disturbances, changes in appetite, and low energy and motivation.
There are often a number of complex factors that contribute to an individual experiencing depression. Genetics, biology, life experiences, and environment all seem to play a role. For some people, depression seems to come out of the blue; for others, it occurs after a significant life transition (e.g., death of a loved one, loss of a job); still others, it comes in waves with recurrent episodes over the long term.
In our work together, we will examine the underlying causes of negative emotions in your life. By zeroing in on these contributing factors, we will collaborate to develop a plan so that you may make positive changes and get back to enjoying life. I use an integrative approach drawing on cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, family systems, and solution-focused theory to tailor our sessions according to your needs and goals.