Depression

"The dark night of the soul is a journey into light, a journey from your darkness into the strength and hidden resources of your soul." - Carolyn Myss

Is Unexplained Sadness, Anger, Apathy, Low Energy, or Resentment Complicating Your Life? 

Don’t let depression dominate your life!

Depression can sneak up on you insidiously, without warning, leaving you feeling lost, helpless, and facing uncertainty alone. It can also be the result of major life events such as:

· The arrival of a new baby (Postpartum Depression)

· The loss of a job, relationship, house, or anything significant to you

· Other big life events such as divorce or a bereavement

· Traumas including surgical operations, accidents, violence, or childhood emotional neglect

· Changes in the seasons (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

The symptoms that unite all forms of depression usually include one or more of:
 Sadness | Guilt | Shame | Fatigue & lethargy | Short Temper | Resentment | Apathy

You’re likely to be wondering how you started to think and feel like this. What’s caused you to lose that happy and contented approach to life and start getting down on yourself, leading to struggles at work, home, or school?Perhaps you’ve noticed that when you wake up in the mornings you’re lacking that vitality to get up and go. Your body’s battery seems to be running on empty all day, and it’s impacting your relationships and your self-worth. Random aches and pains that defy explanation are also taking a physical and mental toll. And now others are starting to notice that you’re not yourself. You’re not as sociable or as talkative as you used to be. They’re probably even calling on you to fight whatever’s gotten hold of you, all of this well-intended motivational advice merely serving to compound your problems.

You’re not alone and you can get help with depression

Depression is something that affects many people, and it often shows up without a reason. This is because clinical depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Some of us can even inherit the genes that make us more likely to suffer from depression from our relatives, so it’s definitely a clinical condition and therefore not something you should ever be embarrassed about seeking help to overcome.

A problem shared…

That old saying ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ certainly rings true when it comes to depression. While talking about your symptoms and experiences might be the last thing your exhausted mind and body feel like doing, it’s actually one of the best ways to treat your condition, especially if you’re interacting with a skilled Daybreak Depression Therapist.

Our therapists are here to help you manage the debilitating symptoms that can accompany depression, symptoms that stop you living your life to the full. 

 

Depression Counseling Long Beach

Psychotherapy for Depression and the Daybreak Difference 

We’ll also increase your awareness of the triggers in your life that provoke the dark thoughts and moments that can lead to negativity, and arm you with coping tools and strategies that will help keep those bad experiences at bay.

‘Naming’ your feelings and experiences is just one of the methods we’ll help you master to combat your symptoms. And we’ll ensure you’re well informed about the theory, history and science behind depression, leaving you in no doubt that it’s a medical condition for which you should seek treatment and not something you need ever be ashamed about.

How Therapy at Daybreak Can Alleviate Your Depression

Something as deep seated as depression takes time to treat, but our approach to your wellbeing will see us focus on showing you how to get the best out of life whatever stage of your treatment you’re at.

Expression, acceptance, and mindfulness will form the bedrock of the approach, enabling you to experience meaningful change however unpleasant your thoughts and feelings. The ultimate goal being to give you the confidence and tools you need to cope with those times you feel sad, and to show you there is hope for the future and scope to start thinking and feeling positive about life again. Although all of us draw from various modalities we all share a client-centered approach to therapy as our foundation.

What is Client-Centered Therapy?
Client-centered therapy, also known as person-centered therapy, was developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1940s. It is based on the belief that individuals have the capacity for self-awareness and self-directed growth. In client-centered therapy, the therapist provides a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences freely. To read more about a client centered approach to therapy click here.

Get help with depression, however long you’ve suffered

Much of depression is based on how you think about yourself, your circumstances, and how those thoughts can be misleading and driven by unconscious emotions that have their own logic. A therapist on our team at Daybreak can help you unearth those emotions, understand why they emerged, and show you how to make small but significant changes to the way you deal with them that will enable you to experience remarkable changes over time. Whether you’re suffering from your first bout of depression, or are experiencing another episode, our counseling and therapy sessions will shine a fresh light of hope on your life.

You may have tried therapy before, but you haven’t tried Therapy at Daybreak

Our clinicians are all highly qualified and fully trained experts who know what it takes to treat depression in a way that’ll work best for you. We’ll help you manage the thoughts and behaviors that show up for you in your depression, and give you the tools you need to minimize their impact on your life.

Are You Ready To Learn How To Overcome Your Depression?

You deserve to feel good again! If you’re ready to begin the road to recovery through therapy for depression, we invite you to call us at (562) 566-4257. We would be glad to answer any questions you have and assist you in setting up an appointment.

Cerritos Therapy and Counseling


4182 N. Viking Way,
Suite #201 & #202,
Long Beach, CA 90808

17315 Studebaker Rd. #209,
Cerritos, CA 90703

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