“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.”
—Anne Frank

Depression Therapy in Birmingham, Alabama

How Do I Know if I Need Counseling for Depression from Empower Counseling?

Do you feel stuck?
Have you lost interest in the things you used to enjoy?
Lack motivation?
Having trouble sleeping or sleeping more than usual?

17.3 million or 7.1% of the adults in the U.S. suffer from depression. For teens, the rate is even higher, with 13.3% or 3.2 million suffering from a major depressive episode. That number is rising every day.

Depression shrinks your life and often leads to anxiety and panic attacks. You begin doing less and less of the things you used to enjoy, and spending more and more time alone. This only makes depression worse. If you have had a period of more than two weeks of a depressed mood, loss of interest in your activities, and had many of the following symptoms, it is time to get help.

I am here to help.

Common Symptoms of Depression or Major Depressive Disorder

  • Lack of interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Overwhelming sadness
  • Low energy
  • Loss of appetite or increased appetite
  • Indecision
  • No motivation
  • Hopelessness
  • Problems with sleep – can’t sleep or sleeping too much
  • Irritable
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Anxious, restless
  • Fixated on things in the past
  • Suicidal thoughts

Why Is It Important to Seek Therapy for Depression?

Major depression is a complex condition that has a huge impact on overall health and wellness. If left untreated, depression can lead to:

  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Anxiety, panic disorder, panic attacks
  • Isolation, loneliness
  • Excess weight gain
  • Many other health problems

 

Empower Counseling Can Help Free You from Your Depression and Depression Symptoms

Depression is highly treatable, but it can also become much worse if left untreated and it can lead to further issues, like addiction and suicidal behavior. Seeking treatment as soon as possible for your depression means a better likelihood of successful treatment, as well as, keeping your situation from becoming worse.

Empower Counseling can help. Empower Counseling uses only effective evidence-based treatments for your depression. I am advanced trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Studies have shown Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), a third-wave cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), is highly effective in the treatment of depression. I have also tracked my own clients’ dramatic symptom improvement through ACT. Through ACT, depression treatment from Empower Counseling can help you break free from depression’s control and get back to living and enjoying your life in the way you want to enjoy it.

After ACT Therapy for Depression Treatment, Empower Clients…

  • Experienced fewer and less severe symptoms of depression, or were symptom free
  • Were more confident and less fearful
  • Had higher self-esteem and better self-care
  • Felt in control of their lives
  • Created clear boundaries
  • Experienced more satisfaction in their relationships
  • Were Happier
  • Were not afraid to take action toward the lives they wanted

When you are ready to break free from the control of depression, Empower is here to help you. Find the courage to take the first step by reaching out to Empower. Once you take that first step and reach out, I will be here to guide you to the finish line, where a better, more fulfilling life awaits you.