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Depression Treatment in Colorado
When you have depression, you may feel like you’re “in a rut” and cannot seem to pull yourself out. You may not feel like yourself anymore, and can barely recall who you are as a person. Others may be noticing changes in you, including your friends, family, and even your coworkers. Your mood is down, more irritable, or just plain sad. What you’ve done in the past to feel better, isn’t working anymore, and you don’t know what to do. You need to make some changes in your life, but you’re not sure what changes need to be made. You just want to feel happy again.
Do these depression symptoms describe you?
Feeling sad or empty most of the time
More irritable than normal, possibly having anger outbursts
No interest in activities you used to enjoy (hobbies, sports, relationships)
Tired and can’t seem to catch up on sleep
Lower energy than normal
Less or more of an appetite
Feeling worthless, or excessively guilty
Crying more often
Thoughts of death or suicide
Depression can impact your life in so many ways. Likely you are noticing less interest in work, family, or relationships that you value. Perhaps you don’t know why this is happening, or there may be a specific trigger or triggers. If you are experiencing depression, it is likely that your work, your social life, and your relationships are suffering as a result.
Perhaps others around you are noticing that you are isolating yourself, not talking as much as usual, or don’t laugh anymore. You may even feel empty inside, like you’re a shell of the person that you used to be. You might have problems going to sleep at night, waking up several times during the night or early in the morning, or getting out of bed in the mornings. You think about calling into work to take a rest day, but you never feel fully rested anymore. Depression can be devastating in the way that it impacts ourselves, our lives, and our loved ones.
How to Feel Better with Depression Counseling:
Listed below are some of the transformations you can expect to see after engaging in depression therapy with us:
Working through your underlying causes of depression so you understand why you're feeling this way
Developing coping strategies to help manage your daily life
Decreasing your overall depression symptoms and increasing your mood/happiness
Identifying potential "triggers" for your depression and creating a plan to react differently in the future
Understanding how your behaviors may help or hinder your depression
Increasing your own self-care and prioritizing your mental health
Depression counseling will help you not only feel better yourself, but also have better relationships with friends, family and coworkers. You will be able to connect again deeply and meaningfully with those you care about. Sometimes therapy isn't easy. But depression is very treatable, and you can feel better again.
There are many different causes of depression, but sometimes we cannot figure out what is causing us to feel this way. Depression, however, can be challenged, changed and defeated. You do not have to feel like this forever, there is an end in sight. You can get back to feeling like yourself, taking pleasure in daily things, and enjoying your work, relationships and family once more. Therapy at Catalyss Counseling can help you Rise Above Your Depression.
Our approach To depression treatment:
The experienced counselors at Catalyss Counseling will explore your depression with you and help you understand why and how depression is affecting you. We will give you strategies to increase your motivation and change how you interact in the world. We will help you adjust to stressors and changes in your life so that you can overcome challenges once again. We will teach you coping skills so you can move forward again instead of backwards.
We realize that depression may not be your only issue. About 50% of people with depression also have anxiety. You may also have a medical issue or substance abuse problem at the same time. At Catalyss Counseling we specialize in treating the whole person at one time.
So we coordinate closely with other professionals in the community and work together as a treatment team. Together, we use evidence-based treatments to assess your symptoms and identify the impact they are having on your life.
The process of therapy can be difficult at times, but we strive to make it as easy as possible. Our caring therapists connect with you to identify your needs, wants and goals so you can make lasting change in your life. The end result of therapy for depression at Catalyss Counseling is moving you to Rise Above Your Depression.
Group Counseling for Depression
We love group counseling for depression! It can be incredibly powerful to be around others who are experiencing the same challenges you are right now. Here are some of the benefits of doing group therapy for depression:
Feel less alone in your struggles
Obtain support and understanding for your issues
Get inspiration for moving forward with your depression treatment
Have built-in accountability for doing what you say you'll do
Learn from others in the group in addition to the group facilitator
We know that going to group counseling for depression can be intimidating. That's why we make it easy. Check out our Group Counseling page to learn about the current groups we're offering.
Some specific groups we offer are just as helpful in treating depression as individual therapy. Our Meaningful Connections Group is for young adults dealing with depression and/or anxiety. In this group you learn a new coping strategy each session plus have a chance to connect with others in a similar boat.
If perfectionism is getting you down, our Recovering Perfectionists Group would be a perfect fit for you. This group holds you accountable for enacting the skills you've already learned to combat your depression.
how online therapy can help with depression
If you are unable to come into the office to meet with a therapist, Catalyss Counseling also offers online counseling for depression. Perhaps you like the convenience and flexibility of online therapy, or your work hours are such that it prevents you from coming into the office in person. Regardless of the reason why, online counseling has shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. Most forms of depression are treatable online, although if your symptoms are especially acute and you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, online counseling may not indicated and we would prefer to see you in-person if appropriate.
begin therapy for depression in Denver:
Counseling and depression treatment at our Denver, CO area therapy clinic can help you Rise Above Your Depression. Our therapists specialize in treating depression from evidence-based perspectives, and we know that therapy and lasting change takes time and commitment. If you’d like to talk to someone more about how we treat depression, follow these simple steps:
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Other Therapy Services Available at Catalyss Counseling
Depression therapy is key to getting the most acute of your symptoms under control. But, we know that is not all you might need. So, we want to meet all of your counseling needs in the Denver area. Our supportive therapists provide anxiety counseling, grief and loss therapy, therapy for caregiver stress, stress management counseling, couples counseling, and more. We also have specialists trained in trauma and PTSD, women's issues, pregnancy and postpartum anxiety or depression, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, and birth trauma. For therapists, we can also provide clinical supervision! We look forward to connecting with you to help support your journey today.