Depression Treatment in New York City

depression counseling new york cityDepression steals the good feelings from your day-to-day life—and from your memories. You don’t have the energy and optimism to plan a better future.

Do you feel like you’re just getting through your day? Only to wake up and do the same thing tomorrow? Living in New York City is fun and exciting, but if getting out of bed in the morning feels like a major undertaking, you’re missing out!

Remember, one gauge of mental health is satisfaction in love, work, and play. Depression prevents you from feeling satisfaction in your relationships, accomplishments, and leisure activities. If depression is keeping you from fully enjoying your life, I can help. Depression treatment with an experienced therapist can make a huge difference in your life.

Symptoms of Depression

These are some of the symptoms of depression:

  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Lack of interest in things you used to enjoy
  • No interest in planning for the future
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Persistent sadness
  • Feeling empty
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Significant weight loss when not dieting, or weight gain
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Excessive or inappropriate guilt
  • Insomnia, or sleeping too much
  • Fatigue
  • Recurrent thoughts of death

Transitions Can Contribute to Depression

Transitions in your life can contribute to depressed feelings. Changes like these can be problematic:

  • Separation or divorce
  • Career change
  • Major health issues
  • Illness or death of a loved one
  • Moving
  • Financial woes
  • Infertility or miscarriage

Even positive changes can leave you feeling down if they don’t meet your expectations:

  • Getting married
  • Starting a family
  • A big promotion
  • Moving
  • Sending the last child to college
  • Retiring

Yes, dealing with both positive and negative transitions can be tough. And if you didn’t have strong role models for resilience when you were growing up, you may be someone who as an adult feels particularly battered by change, and you may have an underlying tendency toward depression. The changes in your life then transform that tendency into a dominant factor. Treatment with an experienced professional can help relieve your symptoms and help you develop an optimistic outlook that will get you through the worst of times and allow you to enjoy the best of times. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to speaking with you.

Remember: Depression does not have to rule your world and shrink your life.