Depression Therapy in Toronto
The term ‘depression’ is usually used to describe low moods, feelings of sadness, or when feeling frustrated and disappointed.
But depression is not just feeling down or sad. It is a constant sadness that leaves you without hope and makes it difficult to do things that you enjoyed before.
The word ‘depression’ comes from the Latin verb deprimere, meaning to ‘press down.’ And that is what depression feels like – a heavy weight pressing down on you, making it hard to think and function.
Depression is more than a low mood or feeling sad. Depression can make it hard to concentrate at work or school, to keep up with friends and hobbies, and to perform basic self-care tasks such as eating and bathing.
Therapy for depression at Get Reconnected can help lift this burden.
Understanding Depression - What it Feels Like?
Depression can show up in different ways. Symptoms of depression include:
- Feeling tired all the time
- Changes in your eating habits or weight
- Depressed mood
- Loss of pleasure in things you once enjoyed
- Wanting to be alone most of the time
- Feeling hopeless or like things will never get better
- Having trouble focusing or making decisions
- Problems with sleeping
- Physical discomfort, like headache or stomach aches
- Thinking about death or suicide
- Lowered interest in sex
Depression can make it difficult to enjoy activities that used to make you happy. You may feel drained and have negative thoughts and a negative outlook on life constantly. You might find it hard to concentrate, enjoy activities and function in your day-to-day life.
You don’t have to continue suffering alone!
Depression Therapy Can Help
In Canada, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people will deal with a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime. Of these, depression is the most common with an estimated 7% of the population experiencing a depressive episode at some point in their lives.
Depression can have a significant negative impact on your ability to function in your daily life. When it’s not addressed, it can lead to:
- Social isolation
- Impaired work performance
- Difficulty maintaining relationships
Thankfully, there are effective treatments available for depression.
Recognizing patterns of thinking and behaving that contribute to depression is crucial.
Did you know?
Psychiatry Neuroimaging Research in 2014 suggested that individuals with a history of depression who underwent mindfulness-based cognitive therapy exhibited changes in brain structure related to emotion regulation. Another 2016 study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that practicing mindfulness for eight weeks led to increased gray matter density in brain regions associated with learning, memory, and emotional regulation.
Depression Treatment Options
If you are seeking treatment for depression, it is important to work with a qualified depression therapist to develop a plan that’s right for you.
At Get Reconnected Psychotherapy Services, our team of psychotherapists can help you with the symptoms of depression with focused therapy approaches:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
- Interpersonal Therapy
Treatment for Depression at Get Reconnected Psychotherapy Services
At Get Reconnected, we understand that suffering from depression is a unique experience. We offer treatment tailored to your needs, including evidence-based treatment strategies.
Our approach includes behavioural activation, teaching techniques to manage depression, and strategies to help you start feeling better.
Depression is treatable, and seeking help is the first step towards improvement. We work with you to craft a personalized plan, making sure you don’t face this journey alone.
Here’s what we can help with:
- Help you figure out what might have triggered your depression.
- Teach you techniques and approaches that you can use to manage your feelings and thoughts.
- Help you learn ways to cope with depression and build your resilience.
Throughout therapy, we’ll work with you to create a plan that suits you best.
To learn more about how we can help, or to book a free consultation, reach out to us at [email protected]
Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone. Let us help you reconnect with the joy in your life.
Ready for Therapy?
We’ll use what we learn in our first session to make a plan that’s just for you.
Schedule a free consultation to see if we’re the right fit.
For more information about our approaches, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected]
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