Depression Counseling in
Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs, Adairsville, and Cartersville Georgia.
Has Your Life Been Robbed Of Its Joy?
- Do you feel down and alone?
- Have you lost pleasure in the things you used to love?
- Is making decisions too overwhelming?
- Do you feel unmotivated or find it difficult to focus?
- Does fatigue weigh you down?
- Do self-critical thoughts plague your mind?
- Do you have difficulty sleeping at night despite extreme fatigue?
- Do you feel lethargic and “blah” most days?
- Has your depression increased since Covid?
You Are Not Alone
Depression, according to the World Health Organization, is the No. 1 cause of disability. There are many causes, from biological to environmental to relational. But the pain is the same. Depression can creep into our relationships and cause us to be irritable with the ones we love most. It can cloud our judgment and whisper to us that things will never be better. But they can. Depression can be a compass, directing us to something wrong in our bodies or somewhere else in our lives. With counseling for depression, you can find out where that compass is pointing.
The Effectiveness of Depression Treatment
Often family members can be included in treatment not only as a means of support, but also as a part of the healing process. Many times, those with depression struggle along, trying to “fix” the problem themselves because they do not want to burden others or be a “negative Nancy.” But that can make the problem worse by isolating ourselves from sources of support and hope. Whether you want to involve loved ones in your treatment or not, our support will ensure you’re never alone.
As You Consider Treatment For Depression, You May Be Wondering:
Will you prescribe medication or supplementation?
The short answer to that is no. Only your physician or psychiatrist can prescribe medication. However, if it becomes clear that medication or supplementation would be a viable option for you, your therapist will talk to you about that possibility and, if you desire, connect you with a qualified medical provider who can assess and treat you.
Would getting medication be quicker and easier than therapy?
Although you could seek medical attention as your sole treatment for depression, studies show it usually works best with therapy. While medication may ease the immediate symptoms, it will not address the source of your depression if it is rooted in anything other than biology. Depression can cause us to distance ourselves from family and friends, cause difficulty functioning at work, and impact our daily lives—we can help with these complications .
If depression runs in my family, am I more susceptible?
Many biological predispositions can be inherited. Unhealthy patterns in our relationships and environments can contribute to depression as well. You will complete a personal and family history assessment to help narrow down any origins or triggering events (as well as to determine how depression is impacting your relationships and daily functioning).
Do you work with teens, or only adults?
Depression knows no age limit and our therapists are trained to work with families, adults, and teens. If a teen or pre-teen in your family is experiencing depression, we can help. All minors must have parental consent for treatment by both parents or guardians and may require attendance by at least one parent for the first session. Children under the age of 13 cannot be left alone in the building by the parent. You can discuss this with your therapist for further clarification.