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Depression Treatment

Has Depression Changed The Way You Live?

Are you struggling with depressed mood including feelings of sadness, loneliness, and emptiness? Do you struggle with negative thoughts that leave you feeling unmotivated and wanting to hide yourself away? Have feelings that life is not worth living and decreased joy in the activities you used to find exciting? 

Perhaps this sadness has started to affect your relationships, your concentration, and your ability to function at work or school. Perhaps you have noticed changes in your eating, sleeping, and self-care or experienced increased suicidal thoughts?

The symptoms of depression can manifest in vastly different ways for everyone. For instance, perhaps you’re withdrawing from relationships and activities that you used to enjoy.  Or maybe the daily struggle leaves you feeling hopeless that things will and can get better.  And if you’ve been dealing with depression for a while, you’ve likely withdrawn from social situations and activities you once enjoyed because you never quite feel safe anywhere anymore.

 

We understand that right now, you may feel there is no relief in sight - no intervention that may help. But there is a way. At The Support Circle, you can learn concrete skills and develop valuable insight for managing and potentially overcoming depression for good.

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Depression Is An Alarmingly Common Mental Health Concern

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Research suggests that genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors play a role in depression.

A 2021 study by SAMHSA found that an estimated 21.0 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 8.3% of all U.S. adults. The prevalence of major depressive episodes was higher among adult females (10.3%) compared to males (6.2%). *https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression

 

What does this mean?

 

It means that you are not alone. With all of the stress in today's fast-paced world, it is easy to become overwhelmed and feel hopeless. Medical issues, traumatic experiences,  life transitions, job changes, challenging relationships, and more can trigger depressive symptoms.

Depression Treatment Can Improve The Way You Think And Feel

Therapy gives you a safe, non-judgmental space in which to be fully authentic and transparent about difficult—possibly sensitive—experiences with depression. Using evidence-based, research-driven interventions we can help you change the way you feel and how your brain responds. Therapy helps identify the core issue underlying your depressive symptoms, learn how to cope with symptoms, and feel better able to be an active participant in the life you deserve.

Talking about depression or adverse experiences can sometimes be difficult, so we want you to know that everything we discuss is voluntary and the pace at which we proceed is completely up to you. Ultimately, we want to give you a safe space where you can examine depressive thoughts in a more logical, neutral process independent of emotions. 

We’ll start by getting to know you a little better, exploring your situation, the symptoms you are experiencing, and how that’s ultimately impacting your life. Gradually, we’ll identify any negative core beliefs that you adhere to with the intent of challenging and replacing those perspectives with something more accurate. Through education and self-awareness skills, you’ll be able to see the progress you are making as you learn to obstacles.

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We offer a solution-focused, problem-oriented approach as well as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach to treating depression that is tailored to each individual’s needs. CBT works on the premise that thinking, feeling, and behaving are all intrinsically linked. And if you change or improve one part of that equation (for instance, by challenging negative thought patterns) the rest of the system will respond in kind. 

Additionally, we’ll show you mindfulness strategies, breathing techniques, and muscle relaxation exercises to help you stay grounded. And we’ll be there to cheer you on as you take steps forward and learn to address challenges differently.

Over the years, we have helped countless individuals reclaim their lives from fear and doubt. Whatever you are going through, no matter how severe, you can enjoy a better quality of life. With a little work, we are confident that you can come to a place of greater peace, security, and fulfillment.  

Perhaps you are considering depression treatment but still have some concerns…

CAN COUNSELING HELP ME OVERCOME DEPRESSION?

What you are going through—especially if you have been suffering for a long time—is a heavy load, so it may take a little time to ease that burden fully. But rest assured, you are in the right place. Our approach to healing isn’t merely about dealing with the symptoms of depression, but rather getting to the core of what is behind your pain and healing that deeper injury. Over time, you can learn concrete skills, gain deeper self-awareness, and fundamentally change how you think, feel, and engage with life.

 

I’M WORRIED ABOUT WHAT MY FAMILY WILL THINK ABOUT ME. 

The fact that you are reaching out shows a level of self-love and wisdom that should be commended, certainly not condemned. People who have never been to counseling for depression naturally have some misconceptions about what it is or why it’s even important. But none of that matters because therapy is about you! The perceptions of family, friends, or co-workers (should you decide to disclose your situation) have no bearing on your right to work on yourself. You deserve to be happy and live the life you were meant to. 

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT SCHEDULING DIFFICULTIES.

We understand that juggling a job, a relationship, kids, and everything else is hard enough without trying to carve out an hour each week for depression treatment. Fortunately, most of our clinicians are fairly flexible; some offer afternoon and evening hours to accommodate the needs of our clients. Whatever your situation or limitations are, we can work together to find a mutually agreeable time to meet and begin the healing process.

Let Us Help You Change The Way You See The World

If you are tired of letting depression and lack of motivation dictate how you live, therapy with The Support Circle can empower you to improve your life. Please call us at (605) 845-2058 and ask for a free, 20-minute consultation. You can also email us at hello@thesupportcircle.com or visit our offices located in Mobridge or Aberdeen, S.D.

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