Do You Feel Too Depressed To Get Out Of Bed And Go About Your Day?
Are you suffering from brain fog, excessive fatigue, and lack of motivation? Do you feel like you’re just dragging yourself through each day, as if you’re not even a participant in your own life?
Some days, maybe you don’t even have the energy to be a functioning member of society. Just getting out of bed seems like an insurmountable task—let alone going to work, paying the bills, and everything else on your plate. Perhaps you turn down outings with friends because you have no motivation to be social. Yet as much as you isolate, part of you still longs for deeper connections and wishes you had someone to talk to about your struggles.
Depression Makes It Hard To Love Yourself
Oftentimes, depression goes hand in hand with low self-esteem. When you don’t feel good about who you are, nothing in life feels worthwhile. Even your hobbies and passions can seem unappealing. You might feel hopeless about the future and worry that you’ll never amount to anything.
If the extreme of depression is not loving who you are, therapy is a chance to learn to love yourself again. At Fearlessly Inspired Therapeutic Solutions, our mission is to help you break the hold that depression has on your life so that you can regain your energy and get your life back.
Our Workaholic Culture Makes Burnout And Depression Inevitable
We live in a society that worships success and values working ourselves till we drop. Naturally, this kind of lifestyle gets tiring. It often leads to burnout, and when burnout strikes, depression is usually not far behind. It’s what happens when we’re too exhausted to keep up with all our demands. We feel like success is unattainable and there’s no point in trying.
Additionally, our culture prizes external validation above all else. So when mental health issues arise, we often try to solve them externally—making more money, buying more stuff, and doing more activities. But depression is an internal problem; you can’t buy your way out of it or get rid of it by being more successful. Healing has to come from inside, not outside.
Depression Takes Away The Energy And Mobility You Need To Work Through It
As pervasive as depression is, it’s still so misunderstood. People around you might have said, “Just get out more,” or, “Don’t sit around feeling sorry for yourself all the time.” What they don’t realize is that depression takes away your energy and mobility. When you’re depressed, you don’t even have the strength to reach out for help.
Thankfully, you don’t have to try to get your strength back by yourself. A trained therapist can help you take baby steps to boost your mood, regain your energy, and manage depression more effectively.
Therapy Can Help You Reduce Your Depression Symptoms And Achieve A Clearer Perspective
One of the hallmarks of depression is a lack of self-care. Because of how exhausted and hopeless you feel, you might find yourself neglecting your needs. Depression therapy is a chance to put yourself at the front of the line and learn to prioritize self-care. Here at Fearlessly Inspired Therapeutic Solutions, we’ll give you a safe space to work through your symptoms and discuss the underlying issues that are driving them.
Above all, we want you to feel seen, heard, and accepted for who you are. When this happens, it becomes much easier to improve your self-esteem and feel more confident about your future.
What To Expect In Depression Counseling Sessions
Our approach to therapy is both very practical and focused on deeper healing. We’ll give you coping skills for regulating your symptoms, but we also want to help you get to the bottom of your depression. Sometimes this might mean exploring past trauma or negative relationships that are connected to your present struggles.
We like to use a lot of mindfulness and CBT skills for clients with depression. Mindfulness can help you overcome brain fog and see your situation with greater clarity. CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) works in a similar way, addressing the negative thoughts that fuel your depression. By challenging how you think about yourself and your life, you can achieve a clearer perspective and improve your self-esteem.
Our practice also uses Polyvagal Theory, which looks at how depression impacts different parts of your nervous system. For example, if you tend to “shut down” when you’re depressed, your therapist can show you which part of your nervous system is affected when that happens. They can help you come up with strategies to strengthen that part of the nervous system and recognize your own signs of a shutdown occurring.
With our support, we are confident that you can decrease your symptoms and start to regain control of your life. Depression is incredibly hard, but it’s also highly treatable and there are numerous approaches we can use to help you regulate it.
You May Have Some Questions About Depression Treatment…
My depression isn’t that bad, so why should I seek therapy?
The sooner you address your symptoms, the sooner you’ll get relief. A counselor can help you avoid going into darker places and make sure depression stays at a manageable level. What’s more, you don’t have to be at your lowest to benefit from depression therapy. It’s a chance to explore yourself on a deeper level, and doing this can positively impact you no matter where you are in life.
What if talking about my depression makes it worse?
Talking about your feelings can help you take the weight off your chest. It enables you to increase your self-awareness and function with greater clarity. And if you ever find that your symptoms intensify during sessions, we can slow down and work on helping you stay grounded. After all, we always strive to go at a pace that’s right for you.
Will I need medication?
Taking anti-depressants is always your choice. Sometimes people benefit from a combination of therapy and medication; for others, therapy is effective enough on its own. If you do decide to try medication, your therapist can connect you with a prescriber or help you collaborate with your doctor. And if you’re interested, they can also recommend alternative practices like acupressure.
Depression Does Not Define You
If you want to stop letting depression get in the way of your full potential, we encourage you to contact us. To get started, you can email us, fill out the contact form, or call 301-750-1065.