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Symptoms of Depression: When to See a Therapist

symptoms of depression - when to see a therapist

Are you suffering from symptoms of depression?

Is it time?

Is it time to take that first step, make that phone call, or send that email?

Is it time to talk about how you’ve been feeling?

Is it time to see a therapist?

We know that as many as 59 million Americans see a therapist each year, at least according to Psychology Today.

Clearly, many people are feeling down, anxious, or suffer from symptoms of depression.

What’s important for you, however, is that these people decided to do something about it.

They said, “I’m tired of feeling this way, I’m tired of putting up with this all the time!”

After that they scheduled an appointment with a therapist and started to talk about their life, their feelings, and what it is that’s bothering them.

You should do the same.

Reasons to See a Therapist for Symptoms of Depression

Let’s consider that 59 million number for a moment.

That’s the number of people that sought help. More than likely, there are millions of people that are feeling depressed but aren’t seeking help.

In fact, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says that up to 65% of people that feel depressed do not seek help.

How do you know if you should seek help?

  • You feel disconnected or out of sorts with your everyday life and affairs.
  • To feel better about yourself and life, you’re drinking more or using drugs.
  • You’re struggling at work and others are starting to notice, and perhaps comment on it.
  • Despite persistent feelings of despair or anxiety, you continue on, trying to ignore these feelings, or worse, suppress them.
  • What you are doing is not what you would like to be doing; how you are feeling is not how you’d like to be feeling.
  • Are maybe you have been feeling a little down for more than a couple of weeks, being indecisive, or going through some sort of transition.

If you’re thinking about seeing a therapist because you’re experiencing symptoms of depression, then chances are good you should see one…at least for an initial consultation.

Scheduling Your First Therapy Session

When you go in for a first meeting you’ll get compassion, understanding, and ideas on how you can feel better.

Therapy is a comfortable setting that you don’t have to be afraid or worried about. Therapists are people who are trained to help you with symptoms of depression, uncomfortable feelings and life situations. Give us a contact us today at 202-641-5335.

 


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