Are You Experiencing Depression?
Depression can change or distort the way people perceive themselves, their life, and those around them. People who have depression usually see everything with a more negative attitude and tend to be hopeless about their lives and their future. They cannot envision that any problem or situation can be solved in a positive way. As a result, some individuals with depression may feel that they wish their life would end.
Symptoms of depression can include:
- Agitation, restlessness, and irritability
- Becoming withdrawn or isolated
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dramatic change in appetite, often with weight gain or loss
- Fatigue and lack of energy
- Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
- Feelings of worthlessness, self-hate, and guilt
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed
- Thoughts of death or suicide
- Trouble sleeping or too much sleeping
Reclaim Your Life
Depression can appear as anger, irritation and discouragement, rather than feelings of sadness. If depression is very severe, there may also be psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions. Treatment for depression may include psychotherapy and/or medication. Either way, seek assistance from a professional psychologist immediately if you or someone you know may be suffering from depression. Hope is available.
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Our offices are located in Del Mar off of High Bluff Dr.
Our Counseling Philosophy
Unlike the “medical-model” or “disease model” that the majority of mental health clinicians and medical doctors adhere to; I utilize a personal growth and brain-based model in working with clients. the personal growth model strives to remove pathology from the human condition. Psychotherapy deals with the social, mental, and emotional aspects of individuals, couples and families. Within the personal growth model, the individual is referred to as a client because the individual is perceived to have areas of strength and resources that need to be cultivated to address their areas of self-improvement and to establish new patterns of social behavior.
Operating from a personal growth model requires that therapists are client-centered and focus on client needs and utilize approaches that will result in desired change. The goal is to empower clients by teaching them skills and strategies that will allow them to have victory over their concerns and to have a meaningful existence. The objective is to teach clients to be proactive about their lives, self-sufficient and establish a healthy interdependence. It is my intention that clients leave therapy feeling confident to address their concerns because they have established a healthy mental and emotional frame of mind and have been equipped with effective life tools to cope with a challenging fast-paced technologically advanced and modernized world.