Philadelphia Depression Counseling

Depression Counseling in Philadelphia, PA

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the world. However, many often confuse depression with sadness. The truth is that there is a big difference between depression and a case of "the blues." When a person is sad, they are experiencing a difficult, but temporary, emotion. Often, the emotion dissipates after a few hours, days, or weeks. These moods are often alleviated by a good cry or a long talk.
Depression, on the other hand, is a prolonged feeling of sadness and despair, and it is a state of mind in which a person consistently thinks negatively about his or her self, others, and life in general. Additionally, depression can drain the happiness and motivation out of the life of both the person with depression and those closest to him or her. 

If you are depressed, consider working with a depression counselor at Thriveworks Philadelphia. We want to help you live a happier, healthier life. Call us to Schedule:(215) 399-9764.

Am I Depressed? Signs and Symptoms

Many people don’t realize that clinical depression is one of the most treatable illnesses in the world. Decades of clinical studies (as well as firsthand experience) have found that therapy helps clients recover from the mildest to the most severe cases of depression, and it often works very quickly.

The questions below cannot confirm whether or not you are depressed, but if you answer “yes” to more than three, there's a good chance that you might be experiencing clinical depression:

  1. Are you bothered by things that didn't used to bother you?
  2. Are you experiencing an increase in physical ailments, aches, or pains?
  3. Are you having trouble falling asleep at night or waking up early and can't fall back asleep?
  4. Have you been feeling down most of the day, most days of the week, for at least 2 weeks?
  5. Has your appetite or weight changed significantly?
  6. Are you having any problems concentrating on simple tasks?
  7. Do simple tasks seem to take a large effort to accomplish?
  8. Does the future seem dark or unpleasant?
  9. Do you feel lonely, or have you been withdrawing from others?
  10. Have hobbies or pastimes that you used to enjoy now bring you no pleasure?
Remember, depression isn't just "the blues" or feeling low. Symptoms of depression are so strong that they inhibit one's ability to function normally in life and persist longer than just a few weeks. The good news it that a counselor can help you manage your symptoms and live a happier, healthier life. Consider working with a depression counselor at Thriveworks Philadelphia.

Schedule an Appointment with a Depression Counselor at Thriveworks Philadelphia

Depression can be worsened by an overly busy lifestyle, big and small life changes, and even the change in seasons. This can be concerning, but remember: there are effective treatments for depression that can help one adapt to these changes and continue to manage their depression.

Are you experiencing symptoms of depression? Talk to a professional about your experience. The depression counselors at Thriveworks Philadelphia want to help. Call (215) 399-9764, and let's start working together toward a happier life again.