You know your friends and family are well intentioned and yet everyone keeps giving you advice that's... not really helping. Things like getting out of bed and returning a text or phone call are becoming more difficult.
Motivation is hard to come by when you're feeling depressed and overwhelmed by what's going on inside. Taking care of your mental health is the next step in your journey to wellbeing.
You may be experiencing:
A change in motivation to do activities that were once easy for you
Irritability and frustration about things that usually don’t upset you
Feeling “off” or not like yourself; your loved ones may point this out to you
Sudden tearfulness that is unexplainable or crying for long periods of time
Physically lethargic, oversleeping or changes in sleep and eating patterns
It can be hard to go to therapy when you have difficulty with your day-to-day life.
What if nothing changes?
Will I have to be in therapy for the rest of my life?
Is it too late? Am I stuck?
How will I gather the motivation to go to therapy?
How therapy can support you:
Providing a space for non-judgmental reflection on your emotional experiences
Exploring the ways your depression works and how your mind is trying to cope
Giving dedicated time to be with yourself and listen to your inner wisdom
Identifying strategies to help, some for immediate relief and others for the long-term
Evaluating your support system and ways to get your relational and mental health needs met
I work from the approach that mental wellbeing is as unique as the people who come to me for support. You have the capacity for healing already inside of you. It takes commitment to come to therapy and I will meet you halfway, in the moment you find yourself in.
I recognize that depression is multifaceted and that aspects of your environment, upbringing, culture, and relationships all pose strengths and challenges for your recovery. You do not have to leave any part of yourself at the door. I welcome all of your thoughts and feelings, even the ones you may be scared to express or haven’t been able to disclose to someone else before. My theoretical framework accommodates anyone on the spectrum of depression, from a veteran therapy attender to a first time explorer.
If you haven’t had anything work for you before, try me. My approach focuses on what information I can gain about you from depressive episodes, not about labelling and getting rid of it. Depression serves a purpose in our life and can be a catalyst for finding inner peace. By combining practical applications, body awareness, and neurobiology, I've found that depression becomes manageable and a pathway for deeper connections to yourself and those you love.