You’re tired more often than not and find that activities you used to enjoy no longer bring the same fulfillment.  At first you shrug it off as a few bad days, but after a couple of weeks you’re having a hard time shaking it. You feel down or sad most days, sometimes crying throughout the day.  You may be irritable or frustrated and the lack of good sleep isn't helping. Your relationships and work are starting to be impacted. You’re unable to get as much done as you normally can.  You have no motivation and tasks seem more challenging than usual. Everything takes more energy than it used to. You’re feeling helpless and hopeless and you’re barely surviving. You are ready to take your life back and start thriving.  Depression therapy could help you to feel better.

Symptoms of Depression

It's normal to feel down at times, life is hard and many life circumstances can cause fluctuations in mood.  When you lose someone or something it's normal to feel sad and down. Similarly, when life isn't going the way you thought it would, or the jobs not lining up and finances are becoming stressful, it's common to feel disappointed and frustrated.  

The truth is that symptoms of depression can look a lot like normal responses to life's transitions. However, when the depression symptoms last a while and you find them harder to “shake off” than in other difficult moments of your life, it may be time for counseling.

Common symptoms of depression that bring people to counseling:

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  • Not sleeping well or sleeping too much
  • Feeling down, sad, or stressed most days
  • Intrusive thoughts about death or dying
  • Lack of motivation
  • Feeling tired more days than not
  • Having little to no energy
  • Eating too much or too little
  • Struggling to complete tasks or get things done
  • Not enjoying things that you normally enjoy
  • Relationship difficulties


How Does Depression Treatment Help?

You’re tired of being tired.  You want your life back, to enjoy your friends and family and activities again.  You’re ready to take the step towards thriving instead of just surviving. Our depression therapists help people identify and manage their depression symptoms so that they can get back to living the life they want.

Therapy for depression can help you:

  • Improve your mood
  • Identify your negative thought patterns and stop them
  • Learn new positive thought patterns that lift your mood
  • Increase your energy
  • Get better sleep
  • Become more productive
  • Improve your relationships
  • Enjoy your hobbies

What is Depression Treatment?

Taking the step to do something different can be scary.  Coming to therapy for the first time or coming back after a bad experience is a big step and we commend you for your willingness and courage to take it.  Our therapists recognize that therapy is different for each person, and they are committed to walking beside you throughout your treatment so you don't have to do it alone. Depression treatment is similar to anxiety treatment or other mood difficulties. But, there are some differences that are specific to depression treatment.

Evidence Based Depression Treatment

Our depression therapists help people in Wake Forest, Raleigh, and Fuquay Varina using evidenced based treatment practices. We want to offer counseling that truly works.  You deserve the best possible chance at overcoming the symptoms of depression.  Specific counseling techniques we use when you come to our office for depression include:

What to Expect When You Start Depression Treatment

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We always want treatment to be about you and your outcome. Therefore, our therapists take an individualized approach. Put simply, your goals are our goals.  In counseling sessions, you will discuss your thoughts, feelings, behaviors and things that you wish to change. While therapy is generally focused on the present and what you’re experiencing now, you may talk about past experiences from time to time. You can learn more about what to expect from us and depression treatment under our about us section.

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Depression in Teens

The teenage years can be hard. Between the mix of new roles, physical changes, and transitions, mood and behavioral changes are expected. Therefore, feeling down or sad or having episodes of crying can be normal for teens. In fact, sometimes it's difficult to tell when it's more than just “being a teen”.  But major changes in mood, changes in relationships, or any statement about suicide must be taken seriously. If you suspect your teen is depressed, they may not want to speak to you about their feelings.  That is where depression treatment for teens can be very helpful for both you and your teen.

Depression in Children

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Children generally have a difficult time regulating their emotions until they are much older.  This can often result in “meltdowns”, tantrums, quick mood changes, and other expressions of anger and sadness that can be difficult to manage or understand.  Most likely, this is normal and just a part of childhood and learning to regulate their emotions. Family therapy or counseling for your child can be helpful.

Through counseling sessions, children and parents learn how to talk about feelings and how to respond in different ways to each other's feelings.  Often times a few sessions are all that is needed to get things back on track. However, sometimes it's more than a child not knowing how to share their feelings. Depression in children often looks a lot different than it does in adults or teens. Instead of being sad or crying a lot, a child with depression symptoms can be very angry or irritable. They may also have difficulty sleeping, or multiple anger outbursts.

If you’re concerned about your child’s mood and behaviors and want to know if your child is dealing with depression,  depression treatment for children could be helpful.

Begin Depression Treatment in Wake Forest, NC, Raliegh, NC, or Fuquay Varina, NC

Has sadness settled in around you? Is depression keeping you from living the life you want? Depression treatment at our Wake Forest, Fuquay Varina, or Raleigh counseling clinics can help you thrive instead of simply surviving. The skilled counselors at Foundations Family Therapy are skilled in evidence-based counseling methods. We can help you find your way out of the fog. Contact us at (919) 285-4802 to schedule an appointment today. You deserve to live your life in happiness.

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Begin counseling today and get back to living your life.

Other Services at Foundations Family Therapy

Our team of therapists can support you whether you are dealing with depression or any other concerns. We provide services for teens and young adults, faith-based counseling, anxiety, men, recovery from trauma, and marriage and couples counseling.


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