The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) describes depression as a set of persistent behaviors and feelings (symptoms) that negatively impact an individual’s daily life. Some flags of depression include loss of appetite, decreased energy/increased sleep patterns, and having less interest in one’s life. Feelings of worthlessness sometimes lead to self-imposed isolation. For people experiencing depression, seeking professional help may seem like a monumental task, especially when just getting out of bed feels like a challenge. However, making that call is often the first step towards true healing.
Some depression-management techniques include eating a healthy diet, getting enough exercise, and maintaining a regular routine. Although these tools can help alleviate the symptoms of depression, professional help is often required in order to address the underlying cause.
Here at Stonebriar Counseling Associates, we offer therapy that is firmly rooted in the Christian tradition. The Stonebriar Counseling Team believes that each individual, as a child of God, is able to tap into His strength and love. An increased spiritual relationship with God, combined with other tools of education and recovery, can alleviate depression and its symptoms. We offer a variety of services including evaluation, testing, classes, workshops and seminars, all aimed at supporting mental health. Collectively, we believe that God’s guiding force of unconditional love can transform pain into joy. Through therapy, clients can uncover the root of their distress, and learn new coping methods for depression management.
We want you to know that God’s love shines as a beacon through the darkness of depression. There is hope for recovery. Stonebriar Counseling Associates stands ready to guide you back to your true path as a child of God. We are committed to increasing the health of our community. Take the first step today and contact us.