Depression, sadness, grief, feeling "down" are all normal experiences. Often given a few weeks people feel better on their own. Sometimes, however, these feelings can be complicated by things going on in your present life or things from your past that make feeling better, today, difficult. When this happens people begin to feel hopeless, unmotivated, deflated and unable to enjoy their lives. You might feel overly sensitive to others. Your head might be filled with troubling thoughts that distract and disturb your day and disrupt your sleep.
I help people who are experiencing depression by helping them understand the meaning of their reactions which helps the healing process unfold. Research has established that psychotherapy is a very effective way of relieving these feelings, with or without medication. Understanding why your feelings make sense, given the experiences that you've had, lifts the feeling of hopelessness so commonly associated with depression and helps you more actively and assertively engage in your life.