Do you feel like a gloomy day, even though the sun is shining? Or you’re wondering when you’ll finally have the energy that spring times demands. You may be struggling with depression; depression wears many faces but the common ground is a frown. Laurie Grengs, a Licensed Coon Rapids Therapist can help you pull yourself out of this funk. The tricky part about depression is that it is a chemical imbalance that changes the way your brain functions, how your thoughts develop and what you do with those developing thoughts. We can help you battle and win your fight with depression.
Symptoms of Depression:
- Body Fatigue
- Lack of Energy
- Extreme Weight Fluctuations
- Mood Changes
- Loss of Interest
Different Treatment Options for Depression:
- Depression Counseling (Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Problem-solving therapy)
- Depression Medications
- Medical Procedures (Usually Severe Cases)
Depression is often treated with a multifaceted approach.
Our Therapy Approach for Depression
Psychotherapy is an approach we specialize in when it comes to dealing with depression. Psychotherapy focuses on the development of healthier habits, thoughts and address behavioral problems that have a negative effect on your life and outlook. Psychotherapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for depression because it reverses the ‘snow ball effect’ and allows you to gradually get through what you need to. And question your own thoughts before you believe them.
Stress & Depression
Life piles up quickly, especially in adulthood, when constant ‘adulting’ is necessary. One moment you can almost seemingly be bored and before you know it, you blink and both kids are sick, your sitter bails, work throws you a curve ball, your ex is bringing up that same custody issue for the third time in two days now, your car doesn’t start and you can feel the medical bills pile up, while your vacation time disappears. This can make even the sanest and most chemically balanced person loose it.
Working Through Life Stress | Fighting Modern Day Depression
The Mayo Clinic has provided research from Dr. Daniel Hall-Flavin, M.D. that living a chronically stressful life can greatly increase the risk of developing depression, especially if you aren’t coping with the stresses in your life well. And Psychotherapy focuses on the coping aspect of stress. We can help you see through what is clouding your days and find an approach to clear it up.
Psychotherapy is a Collaborative Approach
You must want this as much as we want this for you. You know the saying ‘You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.’ Regardless of your approach in treating depression, you have to be on-board because no amount of talking, no amount of exercising and no amount of prescriptions can completely change your mind frame, you have to be the one to make the choice.
Depression Therapist Coon Rapids MN
According to Google, the definition of Fight can be described as ‘a violent confrontation or struggle.’ Relieving your depression isn’t going to be easy but it is going to be well worth it! Psychotherapy will help you confront the stresses in your life that may be contributing to your depression, one at a time. Are you willing to fight for a happier life? We want to help you! This life is what you make of it and teaming up with a therapist to help you work through your depression is the first step to many in the right direction. Contact The International Center of Love and Joy to see if, Laurie Grengs, our therapist in Coon Rapids, MN is the right fit for you. Call 763-572-2326.