DEPRESSION HELP IN DENVER, CO

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Do you feel like even the simple things like getting out of bed, feeding the dog or even tying your shoes can take too much energy?
Do you feel like you’ve entered a dark place that you don’t know how to get out of?
Are people worried about you or are you worried about someone else?
Have you or someone you know lost interest in the people, activities and places you once loved?
Do you find yourself crying often?
Do you have thoughts of suicide?

Does life feel like too much to handle?

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Depression can make its way into every part of your body, your thoughts, how you feel, your work, your motivation and your relationships. If you don’t catch it as it moves in it can take over your life.

Depression can start after a loss, break-up, life transition, trauma, or maybe you’ve just always felt this way. Regardless of where it has stemmed from, depression can feel crippling and can alter everything. Simple tasks like taking a shower become impossible.

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You may feel guilt for not having the energy to do things anymore. You may be worried about your feelings of negativity and not wanting to burden others. When we get to this point, we pull away from others, isolating in our homes, rooms, and beds.

It can feel like there is no connection in life anymore, no meaning, no purpose. It feels hopeless, heavy, and excruciatingly painful. You may feel like you wish others could understand, or wish that others could help you, but have no idea how to get there.


When it is time to seek help

Depression is a common occurrence world-wide and is often misunderstood. Often people think of sadness when they think of depression and while sadness may be part of depression, it is much more complex than that. Depression leads to feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and helplessness.

Depression has no barriers. It affects people of all ages, race, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status and religious background.

Historically, talking about depression or “the blues” was not acceptable and therefore, even further isolating. The good news is, today, more than ever, people are opening up about their depression and other struggles.

You are not alone. Our depression therapists are here to help you through this.

You Are Not Alone in Dealing with Depression

Not everyone with depression has all the symptoms listed above, and having some of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you have a diagnosable depression. It is important to talk with a mental health professional about your symptoms of depression to learn how to manage them best for you.

Thoughts of suicide; urges to suicide

Significant distress in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning

Recurrent thoughts of death or dying

Difficulty concentrating or thinking

Impaired ability to make decisions

Feeling hopeless

Sleep disturbance – unable to sleep and/or too much sleep

Sense of worthlessness; feelings of excessive or inappropriate guilt

Unintentional weight loss/gain or decrease/increase in appetite

Tiredness, fatigue, or low energy or decreased efficiency with routine tasks

Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all activities most of the day nearly every day

Agitation

Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day (for 2 week period)

According to the DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria the following symptoms present with depression:


What are symptoms of depression?

To learn more about crisis services or to help yourself or someone else in crisis call 1-844-493-8255 (TALK) or text “help” to 38255. You can also visit Colorado Crisis Services’ website at www.coloradocrisisservices.org.

Talking about suicide is too often seen as taboo and not talking about suicide can be life-threatening. Talking about suicide in therapy can be scary and often times, people have negative experiences when sharing their story about suicide in therapy.

Our priority is your safety and helping you find ways of connecting with life, sharing your story and finding hope.

Suicide is part of the human condition.

Having thoughts of suicide does not mean there is something wrong with you, it means you are struggling with some part, or parts of life.

Having thoughts of suicide doesn’t mean you are in need of hospitalization either.

We believe talking about suicide and all the things that contribute to suicide thoughts and urges can help create safety.

We will work with you to develop a safe plan that works for you. We will walk with you, therapeutically, through your crisis and be with you on the other end where there is light. 




It Is Okay to Talk About Suicide with Our Depression Therapists

We offer both in-person and teletherapy appointments for your convenience. We have found that teletherapy is effective and convenient and may make “showing up” for appointments less difficult.

We want to help and want to talk with you about your options and what might work best for you.

What If I Need More Than Talk Therapy?

If you need more than talk therapy, we also offer EMDR and soon will offer psychedelic-assisted integration therapy. We also collaborate with other providers who offer groups and other support.


If I Can’t Do Day-To-Day Tasks, How Am I Supposed to Keep A Weekly Appointment?


Other Concerns You Might Have About Depression Therapy

What to Expect from Our Therapists in Denver

At the end of the first meeting you and your therapist will know your therapy goals and establish a method to achieve them.

Ongoing sessions are 50-minutes and vary in cost based on clinician and certifications. During these sessions, you will share more of your story and learn tools along the way to help manage your depression symptoms.

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Should you choose to work with one of our therapists, you will schedule an initial 90-minute intake appointment.

During this first session, we want to get to know more about you and your depression symptoms. We are careful not to make this too overwhelming and won’t get into anything too deep this first meeting.


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We will help you decide who might be the best fit for your depression needs and schedule a consultation between you and one of our specialized therapists.

Therapists are matched based on a variety of factors to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible and that you feel comfortable working with the therapist for your specific and unique needs.


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We understand that seeking help for your depression can be intimidating. Our goal is to make this first step as easy and comfortable as possible. 

Schedule a complimentary 20-minute consult to discuss your concerns with a specialized therapist. She will walk you through the process of getting onboarded and scheduling your first appointment.


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We want you to feel confident in your decision to work with Denver Metro Counseling. That is why we offer a complimentary 20-minute consultation with one of our therapists so that you can have all your questions answered and experience what it is like to work with us first hand. 

To book your complimentary consultation, call our office using the call button below and take the first step towards better mental health today. 

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