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Lifting Depression

In a world that’s sometimes sad and overwhelming…

Are you waking up, excited to take on the day… or would you rather put your head under the covers?

Do you constantly doubt yourself… maybe automatically assuming that you’re unworthy of love or not good enough?

Have you been numb so long you’re having a difficult time understanding your feelings?

Sometimes it can be hard to put the finger on what’s bothering you, but it feels like a dark hole, and it’s tough to see the light.

Depression is more than just sadness…

  • It is irritability, restlessness, and a loss of interest.
  • It is trouble concentrating and making decisions.
  • It is a loss of appetite or uncontrollable eating.
  • It is fatigue, aches, and lack of motivation.
  • It is insomnia or sleeping way too much.
  • It is anxiety, emptiness, and despair.
  • It is negative thoughts, maybe even suicidal.
  • It is sneaky, dark, and sucks all the energy out of you.

Perhaps your typical daily routines suddenly feel impossible, and some days you may not even want to get out of bed. One day, you want to scarf down everything in your fridge, or there might be times that you go days and don’t even feel it’s worth the trouble to go to the kitchen. You may be overcome with strong emotions that appear to strike for no reason. It may be hard to concentrate, and you begin doubting yourself more and more – making decisions feel impossible.

depressed man husband father brotherWhen your listless and hopeless mood persists…

It can cause problems in your daily life: at your job, with your family, and with friends.

Sometimes it’s hard to engage with others – you may not even feel capable of responding to a text message.

You may be struggling to make it to work, and your employer notices the decreased performance at your job. Sometimes, you want nothing more than to play with your kids or spend time with the ones you love, but there is an invisible barrier where you feel like you can’t connect. You may be there, but you certainly don’t feel present.

Depression is no joke and can be caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Our brains can get altered, and thoughts can become scrambled – we tend to get stuck on a continuous negative thinking loop.

Depression often robs us of what we need most.

As humans, we NEED a connection. When we are constantly feeling depressed, we typically withdraw from others, causing us to feel even worse. Heck! We even withdraw from ourselves!!

“Connection is critical because we all have the basic need to feel accepted
and to believe that we belong and are valued for who we are.”

– Brené Brown

Many of us grow up with limiting beliefs that become ingrained in our identity. As a result, we accept the love and respect we THINK we deserve. It’s all we know, but it doesn’t mean it’s all there is.

hope for depression treatment in Scottsdale, AZBut there is hope… you CAN get a handle on this.

The first step to change is self-awareness.

Understanding is the greatest gift you can give yourself. Learning about your trauma responses, coping mechanisms, and subconscious programming can be extremely effective on your path to self-discovery and healing. We will explore and challenge all of these areas and start redefining what happiness looks like for you.

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for depression.

We must choose the best modality for your specific needs. Together, we can create an individualized treatment plan customized to meet you where you are.

We’re here to help you when you are ready. Give us a call at (480) 485-8824 to set up your free no-obligation phone consultation to see if we are a good fit. Looking forward to hearing from you!