Depression is caused by a combination of influences including our biological makeup, situations of life, and the way we process or think about those situations. The good news is we are not powerless when it comes to these factors. We can influence our body by the way we care for it, we can influence our situations of life by how we respond to them, and we can change the way we think about our circumstances by deciding to think Truthfully about them.
Counseling for depression addresses all three of these areas. A good depression therapist will help you identify body self-care issue and teach you practical (and clinically proven) ways to relieve depression symptoms through good self-care. The counselor will help you sort through the situations of life you are facing and determine the best way to take life head on. Perhaps most importantly, a good depression therapist will help you identify the misbeliefs in your thinking that contribute to your depression.
Thoughts are powerful. Literally every thought has a chemical existence in your brain. Each thought has emotional consequences (meta data that tells your brain what “feelings” to generate in reference to that thought). How we think about our-self and our circumstances greatly impacts how we feel about the same.
Depression Counseling can help depression in a number of ways:
- Counseling can help you identify and reduce stressors in your life that contribute to depression.
- Perspective has a huge influence on emotion, and thus depression. Counseling can help you evaluate your perspectives on family, relationships, friends, faith, and work.
- A good therapist will help you identify practical ways to combat depression symptoms and improve your overall sense of well-being.
- Sometimes you have people in your life who want to help you with your depression, but just don’t know how. A depression counselor can help you know how to explain to friends and families how to be helpful (and what’s not).
- Most importantly: Counseling will help you identify and take corrective action in the situations that are causing your depression to begin with.
Over 1,400 families in southwest Missouri trust the counselors of The Relationship Center to serve their counseling needs. With more than 14,000 hours of therapy in the last 5 years alone TRC counselors have the experience that can make the difference. We specialize in Biblically Christian and Clinically Proven Counseling provided by Licensed Professionals. Session fees range from $75-$125 and we have payment plans & scholarships to meet every budget. Have more questions? Click Here to Learn More About Depression Counseling at The Relationship Center