When you’re depressed, it can feel like you’ll never get out from under a dark shadow. However, even the most severe depression is treatable. So, if your depression is keeping you from living the life you want to, don’t hesitate to seek help. Learning about your depression treatment options will help you decide what approach is right for you. From therapy to medication to healthy lifestyle changes, there are many effective treatments that can help you overcome depression and reclaim your life.

Just as no two people are affected the exact same way by depression, there is no one treatment that cures a person’s depression. The best way to treat and tackle depression is to become as informed as possible about the treatment options, and then modify them to meet your needs. At Lifeworks, we follow a few guidelines:

  • 1st we learn as much as we can about your depression.
  • 2nd we inform you that it takes time to find the right treatment.
  • 3rd we believe that medication alone is not the answer, and our counselors will help you find the therapy that is right for you.
  • 4th we encourage every one of our clients to get the proper social support.
  • 5th we believe that choosing a treatment process for depression is a sincere commitment and we will be there for you every step of the way.

Along with the therapy, we recommend that you exercise regularly, have a balanced diet, have a good night’s rest, and reduce unnecessary stress in your day to day life. Depression is something that will consume every part of your life, and every small achievement should be recognized.

The skills and strategies you learn in therapy gives you the insight to help prevent depression from coming back. Three of the most common therapy methods are Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Interpersonal therapy, and Psychodynamic therapy. For many people, a blended approach is used. With the help of one of our counselors at Lifeworks, therapy can help you work through the root of your depression. Therapy can help you understand why you feel a certain way, what your triggers are, and what you can do to stay healthy.

Through therapy, you will be able to focus on your life as a whole, and we will work together to mend your relationships, set social boundaries, and handle daily life stressors. Depression is a discontented mood that can leave a person feeling lethargic, unmotivated, or hopeless. One out of 10 in the United States have reported experiencing depression. When a person is depressed, many aspects of their life are affected. People who are depressed experience changes in their sleep cycle, they lose interest in their activities, they feel overwhelming guilt, changes in concentration, and even suicidal.

If you are at a point in your life that you would like professional help for your depression, we are here for you. Here at Lifeworks, we serve the community of Carrollton, Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and the surrounding cities. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, contact us today.