Our lives can seem easy one minute and like an obstacle course the next. Just when we think we've got things figured out, something new pops up to throw us off our game. When times get more difficult, we often reach out to those closest to us to help. Friends and family are great supporters. They know what to say and what you need to hear to help. What happens when their advice no longer helps? I would suggest you continue talking to your friends, but also consider seeing a therapist. You don't have to have symptoms of depression or anxiety to see a therapist. Although, if you do have some symptoms, it might be even more important that you work with a professional. Individual counseling can help with those big feelings of loneliness and helplessness, and can also support you through breakups and awkward interactions.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It can affect how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day to day activities. It’s more than just a bout of the blues, depression isn’t a weakness and you can’t simply “snap out”of it. Depression may require long term treatment including counseling, medication, or both.
Here are a few areas that Individual Counseling can help you with:
Reduce symptoms and feelings of depression and anxiety