Therapy For Depression

The most common mood disorder impacting people in the U.S. and around the world, depression can make everything feel painful, difficult, or exhausting. It strips the enjoyment out of daily experiences, including things that used to bring you joy and fulfillment. Left unaddressed, depression negatively impacts every aspect of your life, leading to difficulty in relationships, work, and academics. When you feel tired, hopeless, sad, and unfulfilled, it’s hard to focus and move forward with your life. Counseling sessions at Aspire Therapy Center can help you overcome the adverse effects of depression and live a more satisfying life. You can learn more about depression and the benefits of therapy on this page.

When Does Sadness Get Labeled as Depression?

Like other emotions that are referred to as negative, low mood does exist to serve a purpose. Feeling deep sadness allows people to process difficult or painful situations. Loss of loved ones, challenges in career, and a range of other situations that cause sadness. There’s nothing wrong with being sad or grieving. For this reason, many people hesitate to begin therapy because they don’t want to be viewed as overreacting to healthy, natural emotions. If you’re experiencing overwhelming sadness, fatigue, hopelessness, helplessness, and otherwise low mood that lasts for several days or weeks or returns regularly, it may be time to consider therapy. Left untreated, depression can negatively impact day-to-day life, making interactions with others difficult, taking enjoyment out of favorite activities, and leaving people feeling too exhausted to get things done. While depression often takes away energy and satisfaction from daily life, therapy offers the benefit of alleviating depression symptoms and improving overall mood and outlook.

Will Therapy Really Help?

The Aspire Therapy Center counselors frequently work with people struggling with depression. We help them understand the way that depression effects their lives and develop strategies to manage the adverse effects of this condition. That starts with an intake session where you’ll get to know your therapist better. They will ask you a series of questions to learn more about your history and experience with depression, therapy, and mental health in general. You’ll be welcome to ask any questions you have during this visit, so you understand what to expect. Together, you’ll develop a plan for ongoing therapy sessions and set goals that you’ll work to achieve. After the intake session, you’ll set a schedule for regular sessions moving forward. At each visit, you’ll talk about your depression symptoms, severity, and when they were triggered. You’ll learn skills to help you cope with depression symptoms and improve mood stability.  

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

Depression makes getting out of bed every day a challenge. If you’re struggling to find the energy to schedule a visit, we understand and have you covered. Our team makes it quick and easy to get in touch, and we offer a free, no pressure consultation call to get you started. You can reach out over the phone at (323) 345-1402, via email at [email protected], or simply fill out our online request form. We’re here whenever you’re ready to reach out.