Depression and Postpartum Counselling
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. While everyone feels down from time to time, depression is more than just a temporary case of the blues. Depression is a serious condition that can have a negative impact on every aspect of a person’s life, including work performance, personal relationships, and physical health.
People with depression often have trouble sleeping and may either lose their appetite or overeat. They may also suffer from anxiety, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. If left untreated, depression can get worse. Our Depression counsellors will provide tools and strategies to help you better cope and improve your life quality.
Symptoms of Depression
- Depressed mood (e.g. feels sad, empty, hopeless)
- Diminished interest or pleasure in activities
- Significant weight loss or gain
- Changes in sleep and appetite
- Psychomotor agitation or retardation
- Feeling worthless or excessive inappropriate guilt
- Decreased concentration
- Thoughts of suicide
How Can Depression Counselling Help?
Counselling can provide a safe space to explore the underlying causes of depression and to learn healthy coping mechanisms.
At Lotus Therapy, we provide secure online counselling and psychotherapy throughout Vancouver and BC and use a combination of evidence-based treatments to help you overcome depression and process any past trauma that your depression may be rooted in.
Effective Treatments for Depression
There are many effective therapies for depression. We offer various treatment options tailored to each client’s needs. Our treatment methods include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness-Based Interventions
- Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
If you are struggling with depression, reach out to one of our Depression therapists today. With the right treatment, you can start feeling better and enhance your quality of life.
How to Help Someone with Depression
Depression is a serious mental illness that can have a profound impact on every aspect of a person’s life. If you suspect that someone you know is suffering from depression, there are several things you can do to help. First, it’s important to be supportive and understanding. Encourage the person to talk about their feelings, and let them know that you’re there for them. It’s also important to get professional help. Depression is a medical condition that requires treatment from a qualified mental health professional. Finally, make sure to take care of yourself. Supporting someone with depression can be emotionally draining, so it’s important to take care of your own mental health as well.
Book A Complementary Consultation With One Of Our Depression therapists Today. We Look Forward To Hearing From You
“There is a wisdom in trauma when we realize that our traumatic responses and imprints are not ourselves and that we can work them through and thus become ourselves.”