Counseling For Depression
Counseling Services for Depression
Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek professional treatment. With treatment, relief can occur in as little as a few weeks. We provide psychotherapies supported by research to be effective for depressive disorders, including:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Depression is more than just feeling sad a couple of days a week. It is a serious condition that can be caused by any of the following:
biology or genetics - inherited from your parents
psychology or temperament
Your therapist will start by gathering background information about you and the reason you are seeking treatment. This information helps your therapist understand your unique circumstances, establish a diagnosis, and set goals for therapy. One of the most well-known diagnoses for depressive symptoms is Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). But, there are other depressive conditions aside from MDD, including Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia), Adjustment Disorder with depressed mood, and Unspecified Depressive Disorder. The diagnosis is important as it provides a snapshot of what your symptoms are and guides treatment."
Signs of Depression
Feeling sad / hopeless / down most days, OR Loss of interest in people / activities most days
Irritability, anger outbursts
Sleeping much more or much less than usual
Feeling guilty or worthless
Increase/Decrease in appetite
Increase/Decrease in normal activity levels
We have a strong belief in the power of human connection, and the amazing RESILIENCY that is an integral part of our being.
Our foundation is a trusting and genuine relationship, and we always aim to treat our clients with respect and compassion. We establish goals for therapy together and adjust them as needed. We also agree on a timeline for therapy. Services can be conducted in the form of individual, couple and family sessions, as needed. All sessions are confidential, and any limits to confidentiality are discussed in the first session.
We are based in Harlingen but work across McAllen, Brownsville, Laredo and Corpus Christi. Since we can schedule online appointments for our professional counseling services we are available throughout Texas.