Life is not bad right now, but you are not used to functioning like this.
Usually, you are on top of everything, but you are struggling to concentrate and feeling burnout.
Right now, you just feel sad, unimportant, and anxious.
You are more tired than normal, and things you used to enjoy, you have no interest in.
When you are used to functioning at such a high level, dealing with depression can be the last thing that comes to mind. You are so used to striving for confidence and your highest potential. Yet, you feel you always fall short. You work, take care of the people around you, and you are there for everyone. So why are you now struggling to find motivation, get tasks done, oversleeping, and not achieving what you once did?
Depression can show up in many ways, but when you are a high achiever, it can be difficult to identify what is happening. That is where a depression therapist can help you understand.
Often with high achievers and working professionals, it can be difficult to identify why you are feeling different. Here are some common symptoms that you may be experiencing:
Being a high achiever is great for some people, but we all need to take inventory of whether our life is sustainable and healthy. You may be struggling to begin therapy because you fear dealing with these negative feelings head-on. It can be scary getting to the root issue. Or you may be confused about the fact you function just fine work in other roles, so you assume this will just pass. Maybe you’re used to being able to “figure it out” on your own, so why ask for help now?
Other people struggle to put their feelings into words. It can be difficult to understand how a therapist can clarify what you cannot voice. However, many of my clients have found that I get what they are going through. We often click and can get to the root of the issue at a time and pace that works for their readiness.
I get asking for help is not easy but working with a depression therapist before things get worse is crucial to living a happier and healthy life that you enjoy waking up to every day. Why not talk with me in a safe and non-judgmental space that can facilitate the recovery of you need.
In therapy for depression, you are in control. After all, no one knows you better than you know yourself. Together, we will work to learn how you can shift your thoughts, feelings, and behavior so that you can reach your goals and get your power back. I use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach when working with symptoms of depression. Let’s eliminate what is not working and bring the change required for moving forward with ease.
Through working with a skilled mental health professional, you will begin to eliminate situational depression, make long-term depression manageable in daily life, and eliminate guilt about feeling depressed. You deserve the space to grow and heal during this time. I would be honored to be a part of this journey with you as you begin to feel relief with a therapist who can empathize with what is going on.
Are you worried that what you are dealing with does not need therapy? Or, feeling like you have had enough of this feeling? Let’s talk about what makes sense for you. In therapy, you should experience relief, happiness, better-managed expectations, a clearer organization of thoughts and feelings and develop empowering tools to manage the unexpected lows of depression. Let’s move through this together.
You do not have to continue wondering why you are feeling this way or feeling the guilt for not performing at one hundred percent. Counseling can help you work through the tough spots and help you move forward. My Houston, TX (Can you find somewhere to put this? I don’t talk like this. Can we find a balance between SEO and natural language?) I specialize in the intersection between anxiety, depression, and trauma.
To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
Depression therapy helps reduce hopelessness, lack of motivation, increased sadness, inability to focus, and other depressive symptoms.
It helps you deal with negative feelings head on. Therapy is a judge free zone, even if you struggle to put your feelings into words. Depression can do that to you. You might not be able to explain, you just feel sad or tearful.
When you’re isolating, holding all your problems in, or experiencing a lack of energy to do anything at all.
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Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all answer for everyone. The answer depends on the experiences, goals, and mindset each person brings to therapy. It also depends on the therapy plan you think best aligns with you. But I can say that the more consistently you keep your therapy appointments and the more sense of urgency or have to make progress, the quicker results you’ll get.
This is for you if you’ve feel like you’re on the verge of a breakdown, despite all the talks with friends and family, the prayers, the exercise, the vacation, the music or social media. Therapy is a safe place where you don’t have to hold it all together.
Depression treatment is not the only service I offer in my Texas therapy practice. Other mental health services Optimistic Counseling provides include anxiety treatment, career support, and relationship therapy for singles. All services are offered via limited person or online therapy in Texas. I look forward to working with you as you begin to gain better control and thrive.