Depression Therapy

Depression Therapy

Are Feelings of depression starting to impact your life?

Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning?

Does everything seem to take a lot more effort?

Are you starting to feel like you are no longer interested in socializing or in activities you used to enjoy?

Are you feeling irritated over small things?

Do you feel disconnected from your partner? No matter what you say they don’t seem to understand you anymore.

Are you finding it hard to concentrate at work or school?

Is it harder to make decisions?

Do you have a sense of underlying sadness or emptiness?

 

The Cycle of Depression

Depression can leave you feeling so tired and worn out all you want to do is go home, be alone and not have to give anymore energy to people outside yourself. Sometimes depression can leave you feeling so tired you don’t think you have the energy to seek help. You may feel so exhausted that you have gone on leave or are considering if you can continue to work. Do you feel like you should be able to manage depressive feelings on your own, and it is a weakness to seek help? Many clients understand it is very hard to cope with depression on their own and  wish they had come for counselling sooner.

 

Overcoming Depression Through Therapy

With therapy support you can come to understand the prevalence of depression, you are not alone. You can learn coping and resiliency strategies, techniques to manage your mood and healthy lifestyle skills that will help you get back to the enjoyment of your life. Depression therapy offers clients a space to openly discuss their concerns and learn new techniques and strategies to get back to work, perform like themselves and regain their life.

For more information about how our therapy process works, call us today 705-735-9107.

Depression is very common among Canadians, knowing if you or someone close to you is suffering from depression can be very difficult to face. Click the link below to learn more.

Depression and Postpartum Counselling

Postpartum

Counselling for Postpartum

Pregnancy and birth are usually a time for celebration for women. However, due to the changes in body, lifestyle and mindset, this can also lead to a decrease in mental health. 

It is natural in the first few days after delivery for women to experience mood fluctuations as their hormones
realign.  These feelings of the “baby blues” are often gone within the first 10 days after delivery.  

However, some women experience deep, painful, long lasting depression which is known as postpartum depression.

Do you feel like a bad mother?

Are you struggling to connect with your baby?

Do you feel that you are so tired you can’t do the things you want to do with your baby?

Are you feeling disconnected from your partner?

Are you wondering why you can’t manage on your own?.

Even though moms tell us it felt like weakness to come for counselling, we know from research he sooner moms come for counselling the quicker they feel better and can get back to enjoying their baby. Not all postpartum symptoms show up right after birth. That is not unusual, the symptoms are still real and can be supported in postpartum depression counselling. Postpartum anxiety can also be addressed as part of postpartum counselling.

Signs of Postpartum:

  • Insomnia
  • Exhaustion
  • Excessive sleeping but still feeling exhausted
  • Loss of sexual interest 
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Crying spells without obvious cause
  • Anger
  • Poor concentration/memory
  • Difficulty finishing tasks (ie laundry, dishes etc.)

 

In our office we understand that leaving your baby with a sitter or finding child care can be difficult. If you think you are suffering from post-postpartum depression and want to come to counselling, we highly recommend bringing baby along. Newborn babies are more than welcome in the session up until they start cruising (crawling/walking) as then it becomes a distraction for Mom. Mom’s are also welcome to breastfeed at any time during the session without having to feel uncomfortable. There is  a spot in the office for diaper changing (please bring plastic bag and changing mat with you as we do not have diaper disposal in our office).

 

For more information about our Postpartum Depression counselling please call us 705-735-9107.