Men and Depression and Anxiety

How to Talk to a Therapist about Depression

How to Talk to a Therapist about Depression

Are you trying to find someone to talk to?

That can be tough.

We live in a busy world today. Everyone seems to be rushing about.

When you do get someone to stop for a moment to listen, however, sometimes they don’t want to hear your concerns.

  • They might not understand exactly what you’re trying to tell them, or what your concerns are.
  • Other times they don’t know how to react.
  • Many times you get a few head nods, an “I know how you feel,” and nothing more.

That can be frustrating.

When you visit a therapist, however, you’re talking with someone that wants to listen and is trained to understand your concerns.

Still, opening up can be hard. Let’s go over a few ways about how to talk to a therapist about depression.

Talking About Worries

A lot of times it’s hard to figure out how depressed you are because you don’t want to talk about it.

We know that women are much more talkative than men and are open to venting their frustrations. That’s a great way to get things off your chest.

If you don’t take this approach those frustrations can build and build, leading to greater problems down the road.

Talking about what’s bothering you is one of the first steps in talking about your depression.

Chances are good that your main anxieties in life are the root causes of your depression. Worries about money, relationships, work, and family can all build and fester to the point that you have full-blown depression.

That’s why discussing things like what ticks you off at work, the little things that bother you about your wife or girlfriend, and even your annoyance at paying that phone bill can all lead to higher conversations about your life path.

Talking About Relationships

One of the easiest ways to begin talking with a therapist is by discussing your relationships.

  • Who do you know?
  • What kinds of people do you see each day?
  • Where do you see these people?
  • Why do you see people?

These are simple questions that you can apply to anyone, and they help get the conversation going.

Taking it a bit further, you can explore things that get more in-depth.

  • For instance, you could talk about a co-worker that’s bothering you.
  • Maybe you want to discuss a friend that you’re having issues with.
  • Perhaps a relationship with a family member or special someone.

There are so many ways to bring up the relationships in your life, and most don’t involve talking about your, or their, problems.

Discussing what people do for a living, the things they like, and what makes them happy are all ways to get conversations going.

When it comes to depression, just talking is an important step to getting better.

Talking About Life

More and more, people seek out therapists so they can talk.

It’s hard finding people to talk to these days. We’re so busy, and sometimes the people closest to us aren’t the ones we should be talking to.

The worst is trying to talk to someone and having them not care. Why bother talking to anyone ever again after something like that?

Again, these are normal thoughts. They should be discussed. You can do that in a safe, caring, and comfortable environment when you visit a therapist.

Contact us today to learn more.


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