What would it look like to overcome self-doubt and negative self-talk? What habits can we introduce to help you feel better connected to the you within you?
What is Depression?
Everyone has experienced feelings of sadness, irritability, feeling overwhelmed or insecure. With time, these feelings and symptoms will subside. However, when it comes to depression, these feelings and symptoms do not pass within a few days. When a person is depressed, they experience a combination of psychological and physical symptoms that impact daily functioning in a significant way. There are various types of depression (depression disorders), and most people that have been diagnosed with a depression disorder benefit from therapy as a treatment option. Often, people with depression often struggle with a combination of additional emotional problems. These can include anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, behavioral problems (especially for teenagers and children), body image/self-esteem concerns, eating disorders, weight issues, and sleep issues. Unfortunately, there is no single known cause of depression. However, depression is thought to be as a result of a combination of many factors including:
Genetic - a family history of depression
Biochemical - too much/too little of a chemical in your brain; use of drugs and/or alcohol
Environmental - social stressors at work/school/relationships; recent major life change - college, divorce, pregnancy
Psychological - history of abuse or trauma; low self-esteem/self-confidence; history of past failures.
Depression Treatment with Rachel
Through our attachment to a past loss (or through a biochemical reaction in our brains), we become stuck to an outdated version of ourselves, unable to move. Rachel uses a combination of supportive psychotherapy, mind-body psychotherapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy. In using integrative practices, Rachel works with clients to begin to bring in movement and new ways of viewing life. We will examine negative limiting beliefs/thoughts and begin to create and cultivate new habits - rebuilding you from the inside out. As a psychotherapist, Rachel firmly believes that a client has unique needs when it comes to treating depression symptoms. Rachel works hand in hand with her clients to find what will be the best integrative interventions based on individual preferences to get you back on track towards emotional wellness.