Amelia Island Psychology

Depression

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. 

 
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How to find relief from Depression on amelia island

When we are sad or dissatisfied we usually look for the problem. But with true chronic depression there is no one thing to blame. It is elusive because of the time it takes to really effect our lives, sap energy, destroy relationships, and develop overwhelming thoughts of despair.

Depression is prolonged feeling of sadness displacement and hopeless despair Feelings that others are better off and even that life is mysteriously lost.

Depression can be a cumulative reaction to a life event that is shocking and overwhelming. It can leave you feeling numb and distracted. This shutting down into depression can be a way for the unconscious part of the brain to protect itself from unwanted emotional fears.

Talk to a professional who can help . Unpack the memories, the disappointments, rejections of life that surface during these troubled times to help regain your balance.

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How can therapy help with depression?

When we get stuck, and can no longer live a fulfilling life, it’s time to reach out for help. Depression can begin with one event and spiral into all parts of our lives.

“I woke up one day and I was a divorced man, no longer a husband, or father, lost my friends, and was a stranger , in what use to be my normal life.”

Loss and rejection come into our lives without an initiation. Therapy is a place to put new meaning into who you are, and build-up resilience, and strength to move on to the life you deserve.

How can therapy help?

I completely believe that therapy is a way of becoming unstuck from patterns and behaviors that are not working, including depression. I help my clients to identify troubling patterns, and experiment with ways to learn more effective amazing strategies to enjoy all life has for them.

At first you will tell me your story. What’s important and how it fits into the problems. I will “walk in your shoes” and respectfully relate to your needs. This usually takes the better part of the first session. From there we move into you setting goals for yourself and deciding how much time you will need.

Usually between 7 to 10 session is enough time to help with either a shift in perspective or coming to a place of acceptance.

I am interactive and solution focused. I use successful modalities including, Emotional Focus Therapy, behavioral health and evidenced based approaches. I offer practical feedback.

With over 25 years of clinical experience, I have attended many “rodeos” about human behavior. I know you may be hurt, you may be scared, angry or very confused. With compassion, understanding and a sense of humor, I can help you find resolution and help you on to your magnificent life.

I will work with you in an honest and straight forward path by integrating approaches to suit your needs. I believe in the brain and the research that supports the brains capacity to grow new neurons, connections and pathways throughout your entire lifespan. What this means is that you can have better management over your emotions, develop the ability to regulate fear and have greater emotional resilience.

Make therapy your next step.

Therapy is a commitment to yourself and everyone in your life. When you show up in my office, you are showing intention to change. If you are struggling with this, that’s ok. I believe in you for you. Let me help you create the you that is inside.

I offer mind-body integration and cognitive strategies to resolve problems. Together we will collaborate to offer both practical solutions as well as explore complex problems in depth.

Call now.