Thoughts of worthlessness, helplessness?
Loss of motivation?
We all experience a range of emotions that come and go;
joy, confusion, excitement, anger, sadness, worry, guilt, regret.
Those emotions, thoughts and responses are what make us human.
It’s when we experience this distress more intensely, more frequently, and for longer periods that we may notice an impact on our ability to work, to be with friends and family, or carry out daily activities.
If untreated this may result in clinical depression.
It is estimated that 7% of the adult population experience
a major depressive episode in their lifetime.
It is also estimated that 60% of individuals with a mental illness are untreated.
Although not everyone who experiences
a shift in mood or functioning has depression,
it can be the opportunity to prevent a
mental health problem from developing.
If these symptoms seem familiar,
give us a call to discuss how we
might be able to help break free
from depressive symptoms.
· Love and care for yourself
· Respond to stress or challenges
· Carry out work, school, and daily tasks
· Engage with your family, friends and support system
· Feel about the future
Individual Counseling can be an opportunity to explore
the nature of such overwhelming, persistent and
debilitating emotions while providing a safe space to heal.
Our therapists collaboratively work with you to realign a perspective or emotional state which has kept you ‘stuck’, isolated, feeling worthless, even hopeless.
Through our work together, and at your pace, you will begin to get back on the life path you envisioned and shed the weight of depression.
You will work toward developing the necessary tools and coping strategies to become more adaptive as life’s challenges arise.
Our counselors will work with you and your treatment team
to support your well-being and overall recovery goals.
It has been shown that cognitive behavioral therapy in conjunction with medication can be an effective treatment for depressive disorders.
We require a release of information from you to speak
to anyone regarding your care.
As appropriate, our therapists can provide you with referrals to a
Primary Care Physician or a Psychiatrist for a formal evaluation to
determine if medication can be beneficial to address your presenting symptoms.
We recognize medication is a personal choice that is made
between you and your prescribing physician.
Click here for more information related to
the Types of Depressive Disorders.
What approach will my therapists use to treat my depressive symptoms?
Our therapists incorporate a range of approaches
to address your depressive symptoms, including
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy,
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),
Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness techniques.
Our main goal is to expedite your healing with the interventions
that is unique to you and your goals.
Semillas Counseling PLLC
737 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611
4001 N Wolcott Ave, Chicago IL, 60613
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