Depression comes in several forms. It can be a more mild sense of overarching sadness that weighs on you on a consistent basis. You may notice regular feelings of longing, deep nostalgia, feeling of loss (of people or time), loss appetite, and more. Depression can also be more moderate where you may have difficulty getting out of bed, notice yourself missing work or school, not taking care of yourself in various ways (showering, eating, etc.), thoughts about death (not necessary of harming yourself), and an overall experience of being down and not fulfilled.
More severe forms of depression tends to be accompanied by a constant loss of hope in life. This can involve thoughts of harming yourself and yearning for an escape from life. These wishes for escape can turn into substance and alcohol abuse and other self-harming habits.(Note: I don’t work with more severe forms of depression that involve active suicidal thoughts or temptations).
This would be a place for you to receive support. Depression can leave people feeling like they are dragging through life, and it’s that much harder when you feel like you’re enduring it alone. Along with support, we would go at your pace to unwrap the underlying factors feeding your depression. We would aim to lighten and ease the burden on your shoulders and to bring more hope and positivity into your life.
Contact Nathan for a psychotherapy consultation. (Depression is worked with in person only).