Looking for Depression Treatment?
If you’re considering counseling for depression, depression treatment, or depression therapy, here are some important things to consider. Things can be improved through counseling!
Symptoms of Depression
Does life feel overwhelming, sad, or exhausting to you? Do you find yourself feeling hopeless, lost, and uninterested in the things you’re doing in your life? Have there been shifts in your sleeping, weight, or eating, either too much or too little? Do you find yourself feeling worthless or guilty? Is it difficult to focus on what you’re doing in work, relationships, or recreation because of your negative thoughts and feelings? Is this a problem that has bothered you only recently, or have these feelings prevented you from living the life you really dream about? Do you find yourself doing things you later regret to get away from these feelings? Does it seem like there is no one who can help you or would understand the pain you’re experiencing?
If You’re Feeling This Way, There Is A Way to Get Better!
If so, there’s no reason to suffer forever from these issues. Depression treatment works, and has been empirically validated by scientific research. Together, we can help you create a life that feels vitalized, meaningful, and worth living again, perhaps on a level that you’ve never experienced before. There are proven ways out of what may feel like a black hole of despair that will give you your life back.
You Are Not Alone- Depression Treatment Can Help!
“Depression” is a constellation of symptoms that most people feel this way at some point in their lives. Far from being unusual, helping people get out of depression is something I do every day, and I know there are ways out. Learning to work with depression is a skill and art all of us can benefit from.
But Wait. . .
I’ve been like this for a long time. Is it possible to really change?
It’s true, many people live much or most of their lives feeling sad, stuck, or overwhelmed. In fact, sometimes feeling down seems so “normal” that they don’t even realize life could be different. Fortunately, the techniques and strategies I use in therapy are designed to make lasting, significant changes that really get to the core issues creating depression and even prevent depressive episodes from reoccurring later, even after discontinuing therapy!
I’m already taking an antidepressant (or other medications), and it’s only helped somewhat (or not at all).
While some people see positive changes from medication in terms of their symptoms improving, there are other ways of addressing depression. Many people respond better to a combination of talk therapy and medication then either alone. Others find that therapy is sufficient to get their life back on track, without having to worry about the side effects of medication. Besides, if you really want to create a new way of living that permanently changes your life (rather then just treating the symptoms), medication is probably not going to be enough to give you the life your really want. As always, you should consult with your doctor before making changes to your medication if you are currently taking it, but know that it is not the only option you have! And if you are taking medication, I’m happy to consult with your doctor collaboratively about your treatment to help insure the best possible outcome for you.
I’ve done therapy before, and it didn’t help. How will this be different?
While there are many types of therapy that seem effective, much of what makes therapy work is the person with whom you’re working. I trust that we can establish a productive relationship that helps you meet your goals for therapy. And I really believe my techniques and approaches, such as mindfulness, are at the cutting edge of therapy treatment, and much more likely to work then some other approaches. I’d also love to hear about your previous therapy, what was helpful, and especially what wasn’t as helpful, so that we can avoid the same pitfalls. I want this experience to be truly new and novel for you, because I know that if you keep trying the same solutions to this problem that haven’t been successful in the past, that you’re not going to get better results.
Great, but will it work?
I’ve worked with many, many clients on this issue and more and while I can’t guarantee results, I know that my clients improve with regular therapy. I can see it in their eyes, from what they tell me about how they feel, and by what they are doing in their lives. I also use objective assessments in your treatment so that we can meaningfully gauge your progress and make sure you’re getting the results you’re looking for.
There are a lot of therapists in my area. Why should I choose you?
That’s a great question! Here’s the things that set me apart:
- My primary approaches to therapy are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which are based on empirically-validated, researched theories that are widely accepted to work with depression and other mental health conditions. What this means is that the therapy techniques I use have been proven to work! While there are many approaches to therapy, I’ve opted to use these methods because they produce results and resonate with me and and my clients in a way that makes sense. No psychobabble, lying on the couch, or vague goals.
- I utilize mindfulness in my approach with almost all of my clients, which is a powerful tool that is transforming psychotherapy. I have a large amount of training in this area , having spent months of my life in retreats under some of the great living masters of this approach, before I even started graduate school. It’s not just something I give lip service to, it’s a practice that has changed my life and I think is very apparent when we sit down to work together. It has greatly improved my concentration, empathy, compassion, and understanding of humans, and I’m sure it will do the same for you, too.
- My clients often report back they find me not only informed, professional, and focused on helping them, but warm, engaging, enjoyable to be around, and even a little funny! I strongly believe our relationship and connection is the most important part of therapy. I want you know I care and understand the struggles you are having.
- I’m a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver’s Counseling Psychology program, I’ve taken additional trainings, studied with or been supervised with some of the best therapists in the area such as Ryan Kennedy and nationally recognized figures in the field such as Steven Hayes, and am constantly looking for ways to improve my skills to help my clients. I have 15 years of experience as an educator, teacher, and instructor that precede my counseling career that have been invaluable in preparing me to sit down and work with my clients.
- If you still have questions about me or my services, I offer a free 30 min consultation in person or on the phone so we can discuss how I can be helpful and make sure this is a good fit for both of us before we start therapy. I genuinely hope we connect and get started in moving you forward.
Let’s Do Something About This!
I can help you get your life on back from depression and encourage you to contact me using the pop-up form below to schedule a free 30 minute consultation. Or you can call me at my confidential business number (303) 748-4730.
I look forward to speaking with you about your concerns and am happy to answer any additional questions about how I might help you!