No energy. Hopeless. Isolated. Nobody seems to understand the depression you experience.
Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self? Do you find yourself not enjoying the things you used to anymore? Do you find yourself finding it difficult to find the energy or motivation to initiate or follow through with tasks? Has someone you care for suggested that you may need to get professional help for depression?
Do these thoughts often enter your mind?
- I am worthless and can’t do anything about it.
- I feel like I have failed and am unworthy of love and connection.
- I sleep more than usual, or I can’t fall asleep because I focus on disparaging thoughts.
- I wish I were different, or could be back to my normal self.
- I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others, including those you love.
- I feel gut wrenching pain, but no one understands, or hears me.
- 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. Depression makes you feel like your old way of life is lost, and you long to find your way back.
Life is not meant to be lived this way – therapy can help you learn how to overcome your depression and start enjoying your life again.
Depression can make life seem overwhelming and leave you struggling more than normal. It can be caused by a variety of things… it can be situational and related to something that’s happening in your life right now. Maybe it is connected to a traumatic event in your life, and it seems like you should just deal with it. Depression can even run in your family, and seem as if there is no way out. You are not alone and we have experienced, authentic and compassionate counselors who can help. You can develop new ways to not let the struggle to continue own you, and we believe you have within you what it takes to overcome the real struggle and find joy, peace and balance again.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller
Reaching out for counseling can be a life-changing experience for people experiencing depression. Whether you’ve struggled with it for many years or it’s something that’s recently developed due to life circumstances, therapy can help you learn new ways to cope. You may wonder, how do I know I need professional help? Click here for tips on what depression is, how it affects you, and what to do when you are ready to get out of your depression.
At Embark Counseling Services, we use a trauma competent, strengths-based approach to counseling. Through this approach, we will work together to identify your strengths and abilities, and find ways to use them to problem-solve, and come up with strategies that you can implement time and time again to manage your life.
Please contact us to discover how one of our talented and experienced counselors will help you on your journey to overcoming your depressive symptoms.
Our Clinicians who are passionate about helping you overcome life’s obstacles:
Samantha Trujillo, LMSW
Lee’s Summit Office
Kaitlyn Sampson, MA, CIT
St. Joseph Office