Regardless of what you do, you feel worthless.
Too often, you feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep, and be alone.
You hate who you are these days.
No matter what, you can’t stop crying. And, this makes you want to stay away from others.
The gut-wrenching pain is a constant, but no one understands.
My life and the world around me are dark. I hate it, but I can’t change it.
If this sounds familiar, you may benefit from depression counseling.
After reading that, you probably feel like we’ve peered into your life. If you have had any variation of these thoughts and don’t feel like your usual self, you could be suffering from depression. Depression is common, and the National Institute of Mental Health estimated that 17.3 million (7.1%) of adults and 3.2 million (13.3%) of adolescents 12-17 have suffered at least one episode depression. Even though depression affects so many people, it can still be difficult to reach out for help. Life can be difficult, stressful, and overwhelming. Sometimes it can feel like a lot to cope with. I understand that it is difficult to ask for help, but there is hope.
Symptoms of Depression
We know that depression can affect us in many different ways. The symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but some common symptoms are:
- Frequently feeling sad, empty, hopeless, or (for adolescents) irritable
- Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed
- Weight loss or gain
- Trouble sleeping, or sleeping too much
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feeling guilty
- Trouble concentrating
Depression Counseling Can Help
Although the symptoms of depression affect many people, depression counseling can help alleviate the symptoms. Counseling can increase overall happiness and life satisfaction. Melissa tailors her treatment plans to each individual, depending on symptoms, background, age, and situation. She often uses Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT). This approach is widely used and can be very effective for treating depression. CBT looks at the relationship between thoughts (which can often tun negative when depression is present), feelings, and behaviors. Melissa works with her clients to learn new ways of thinking, as well as healthier ways to cope with stressors and moods.
Barton Counseling’s Approach to Depression Counseling
As a depression counselor, Melissa has many years of experience working with individuals dealing with depression to different levels of severity. In addition, Melissa has extensive training to help her clients navigate the issues their facing. However, what really sets her approach apart from other depression counselors is the connection she builds with her clients. Through getting to know each other and building trust, Melissa sees the best results for her clients. Melissa knows that this process can take some time. Because of this, she’s patient with her clients as she knows this patience will pay off in the end.
Start Depression Counseling in Katy, TX
You don’t have to live with the symptoms of depression any longer. Melissa provides depression treatment that is effective. To start depression counseling in Katy, Texas, follow these simple steps:
- Reach out to us through calling or filling out our contact form to schedule your first appointment.
- Get to know your caring depression therapist Melissa.
- Begin your journey to a life free from depression.
Other Mental Health Services Offered at Barton Counseling Services in Katy, TX
In addition to depression counseling, Barton Counseling offers many services to folks living in the Katy area. Services are offered in-person or through online therapy. We offer family therapy, counseling for teens and counseling for young adults. In anxiety counseling, Melissa provides cognitive behavioral therapy. Melissa takes a unique approach in addressing failure to launch. Additionally, Barton Counseling Services provides supervision for LPC Interns. Contact the office to find out information on the ways that Melissa can assist you.