Everyone has times when they feel sad…

when someone experiences constant feelings of sadness, a loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy, or suicidal thoughts, that person may be depressed. Like anxiety, depression can show up in the body. Often it can be disguised as a loss of appetite, weight gain, insomnia, sleeping too much, etc. Some say that depressed people are simply “weak” or “lazy” and should just “snap out of it”. This is ABSOLUTELY NOT the case.

My Approach

When working with me, I will provide support and guidance to help you sit with these uncomfortable emotions. While this can feel scary and unpleasant, know that I will never rush you and always follow what feels right for you. My goal is to help you understand why the depression feels so intense and explore what needs to be healed in order for you to start feeling better.

Once you are able to sit with the feeling, it will become easier to show yourself more compassion and patience for what you have been going through. Eventually, you will have developed the tools needed to enjoy every day life.

What to Expect if you choose me as your therapist:

  • I will always engage you with the utmost compassion and respect. I will never judge you or jump to conclusions.
  • We will always go at your preferred pace.
  • I am a naturally calm, caring and supportive person, and all of these qualities and characteristics will be readily apparent when we work together.

Some signs and symptoms of Depression may include:

  • Significant weight loss or weight gain
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feeling of worthlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Frequent crying and overwhelming feelings of sadness
  • Feeling of hopelessness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger issues
  • Somatic symptoms
  • Difficulty getting out of bed
  • Sleeping often