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Therapy For Depression Arkansas

Therapy For Depression

Brookway Counseling's Therapy For Depression in Arkansas

Therapy For Depression Northwest Arkansas: Depression is a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest – not just feeling sad sometimes. You may have trouble concentrating or have changes in your sleep or appetite. Depression can affect anyone, no matter the age. You may even tell yourself to “just get over it” But due to many factors it is not that simple. Nationally  15% of adults will experience depression at some times in their lives. However depression in Northwest Arkansas is more common than it is in other places in the United States. Up to 40% of teens in Northwest Arkansas report depression symptoms. This makes depression counseling in Northwest Arkansas very needed.

How Does Therapy For Depression Work?

First you will be assessed to determine the level of depression you are experiencing. One of the most effective treatments for depression is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This involves looking at how your thoughts and behaviors affect your feelings. Your strengths will also be identified to aid in your recovery. We will work together to come up with a plan for treatment.

What Are The Signs & Symptoms of Depression?

Symptoms of depression are different than having ‘the blues’ or having a day where you feel down.

  • Depression is marked by a persistent and almost non-stop feeling of sadness and pessimism. Feeling empty or blank. Depression often leaves people feeling numb or like they can’t have normal feelings (happy, mad, etc).
  • Not enjoying things you used to enjoy.
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much. Sometimes people can’t fall asleep or wake up during the night. Something it swings the opposite way and people with depression can sleep all day and have a hard time getting out of bed.
  • Poor appetite or overeating when not hungry. Depression can kill your appetite, or it can cause you to feel more hungry and crave foods such as carbs. Often, it will swing between the two where you under-eat for a few days and then over-eat to compensate.
  • Feelings of hopelessness. When you can’t imagine it ever getting better, then you might be suffering from depression.
  • Feeling you are unworthy, a failure, or have let down your family or friends. This is called ‘irrational guilt’ because these feelings are almost never rooted in reality. Your family and friends tell you they love you, but you don’t believe it.
  • Feeling like a burden to others or ‘excessive guilt.’ In depression, people often feel as if their entire existence is a burden to others and that the world would be better off without them.
  • Excessive tiredness or fatigue. Depression can sap your energy.
  • Excessive crying and feeling like you can’t control the crying.
  • Feeling alone even when surrounded by friends or family. This sense of deep isolation is really common when going through depression.
  • Contemplating suicide or thinking that other would be “better off without me”. Or it may be the thought, “if I just didn’t wake up, that would be ok with me”

If any of the above symptoms sound like what you have been experiencing, know that there is hope. We would love to meet with you and talk about how you are feeling, and how you can feel better. Depression therapy is very effective. Let’s get you feeling like yourself again.

Our Arkansas Depression Therapists

“It’s my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment, where we’ll work to achieve the goal together.”
"As a therapist, I help people find a way forward when they overwhelmed or trapped by the hard and heavy things in their lives."
"My goal as a therapist is to assist clients navigating the difficult path through trauma and stress."
“My overall goal is to be effective in helping you through a caring therapeutic relationship, treating you with the highest level of respect.”
"As a therapist, my desire is to come help individuals in navigating the challenges of life through a strength based approach. "
"My goal is to help you express your thoughts and feelings and process those in a way that leads you to greater understanding and peace."
"In a therapy office, I believe it is of the utmost importance for you to feel comfortable and safe."
" I believe individuals can achieve their personal goals with support and consistency."
"I am passionate about helping clients recognize their full potential and overcoming obstacles they face in achieving their goals. "
As your therapist, I value you feeling heard and understood in therapy, and respect all of your feelings"