Morgan Center for Counseling and Wellbeing offers a variety of counseling services. Anyone can be affected by depression, and it can happen at any age. Many times, depression begins in adulthood. It can affect how you think, feel, interact with people, and handle daily life. It can cause feelings of sadness and a loss of interest or pleasure in things you once enjoyed. Depression is a mood disorder that can be serious, with an estimated 17 million American adults having at least one major depressive episode in the past year. If you or a loved one is in need of depression counseling in Boca Raton FL, call today to schedule an appointment. 561-717-2900
The good news is, depression is highly treatable, with reports of 80% to 90% of people eventually responding well to treatment. Finding the right psychotherapist who can help you understand and work through the underlying causes of depression as well as develop coping strategies to deal with the symptoms is often the first step to feeling better. Today, depression can be treated in a variety of ways, including with medication (through your doctor or psychiatrist), psychotherapy, or a combination of both.
Depression can cause physical issues through our bodies by altering the stress response system. The risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and cancer are all raised as normal immune function is disturbed by anxiety, stress, and /or depression. Difficult relationships, parenting, and work issues may all contribute to this situation.
This article contains some key points for becoming and staying healthy. Here are some important considerations for achieving a happy, healthy lifestyle:
- Professional therapy: beginning therapy BEFORE symptoms are out of hand with regular checkups
- A good social or family support system increases longevity and raises the immune system function
- Journaling: research shows it increases hopefulness, releases stress, and calms the brain
- Regular Sleep: essential to mood stability and a healthy immune system
- Get a yearly physical exam. Depression and anxiety can be related to thyroid and other issues
- Exercise: it relieves stress, raises endorphin levels. It’s even better if you get outside in natural light to exercise!
Now you might be thinking, perhaps, if I could make myself do all of these things on my own, I’d be ok. What you may not realize is that a mental health provider is a qualified, licensed, and trained resource to assist you with doing these things. A therapist can be your supporter, your encourager, and your guide in planning and prioritizing your healthiest, best life.
Therapy helps uncover the roadblocks to your success that exist outside of your awareness. These roadblocks include childhood messages, often learned from parents early in life, and negative experiences that can impact your habits to this day. Together we can gently uncover and examine these self-defeating beliefs without shame or judgment. When these issues are tackled in a safe and supportive environment, clients are often able to move forward and achieve new levels of well being.
Call today to find out more about Depression Counseling in Boca Raton FL. 561-717-2900
Depression Counseling Boca Raton FL