We specialize in individual psychotherapy and counseling for depression in Southbury, CT
Do you feel like you have to fight a mental battle just to get out of bed or make it through the day?
Are you beginning to feel like there is no way out and no end to your sadness or pain?
Everyone experiences varying degrees of sadness. However, normal sadness is a temporary emotion that does not have long-term implications. Depression is characterized by unrelenting sadness that is long-lasting and debilitating. If you are having difficulty finding passion in your life or seeing everything in shades of grey or black, it is time to find professional guidance.
What are the symptoms of depression?
- Unrelenting hopelessness or inability to see beyond your current pain.
- Trouble focusing or making decisions.
- Increased irritability or moodiness.
- Unexplained aches and pains.
- No longer enjoying activities that used to give you pleasure.
- Sleep disturbances or changes in sleeping habits.
- Changes in appetite or eating habits.
- Feeling worthless or ashamed.
- Thoughts or actions involving self-harm or suicide.
At Timeless Therapy, we want you to know that you are never alone. We take special care to give you a space where you can be heard loud and clear and given the supportive structure to explore areas you are struggling with.
We are trained and certified in using cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR for individuals with depression.
Our clinicians utilize an array of strategies to help you understand what you are experiencing and alleviate depressive symptoms. Our years of experience diagnosing and treating depression make us exceptionally qualified to provide you with the support and education you need.
What causes depression?
Many people who are depressed are not aware of the precise cause. Exploring the origins and contributing factors with an experienced depression therapist is often the first step for figuring out how to address it effectively. While there is often a hereditary component or family history, it is not a requirement. Anybody can be subject to depression, predisposed or otherwise.
Depression can be either situational or chemical. Though it is not a disease, it is diagnosable and treatable. Situational depression usually has a connection to external events.
Examples of events that can contribute to depression include:
- Physical or emotional abuse or other trauma.
- Chronic pain or stress.
- Loss of a family member or friend.
- Inability to participate in enjoyable activities.
- Career challenges, such as difficulties finding a job.
Abnormal brain chemistry is another possible explanation for depression. A lack of certain chemicals such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, can precipitate a state of depression, though often there are additional lifestyle elements that simultaneously contribute. In such cases, restoring brain chemistry through medication may help relieve symptoms.
Customized treatment for depression therapy
At Timeless Therapy, we understand that everyone has unique needs. As such, we create personalized treatment plans to accommodate individuals accordingly. We utilize a variety of techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and mind-body techniques. When necessary, we also collaborate with medical providers.
Our clinicians excel at facilitating emotional and physical shifts and can work with the whole family, including those closest to the individual. We also offer group settings to help individuals feel less alone and part of a community. Support groups provide an alternate support system where members can share resources and ideas to encourage growth.