About 5% of the world’s population suffers from depression at some time. In the US, depression is the leading disability for people between 15 and 45 years of age. The leading disability! That’s ahead of cancer and heart disease!
Chances are really good that you or someone close to you has experienced depression first hand like I have.
Depression is a serious condition that affects a person’s mind and body. It impacts all aspects of everyday life like eating, sleeping, energy levels, the ability to focus or concentrate. We push people away, snapping at them to leave us alone, then feeling miserable in our isolation. The future is a dark fog with no hope of lifting.
There Is Hope For Depression In Good Therapy
But there is hope in the form of good therapy. A good therapist is your expert guide through the fog. Through therapy, in addition to feeling emotionally stronger and liking yourself again, you gain insight and tools that last a lifetime.
I asked the team at Explore What’s Next what they thought a benefit of therapy was. Here’s what they had to say…
1. Reality Check
“Good therapy helps you problem solve, reality check and be accountable in an environment of emotional safety.” /Tacianna Indovina, Ph.D.
“Good therapy encourages increased self-awareness.” /Emily Becker, LMSW
“Time out of your busy life to reflect on what’s happening to you and in you!” /Nicole Brown, LCSW
“Having someone there just for you, to listen, provide support in an unbiased way.” /Colleen Conjerti, PsyD
“Learn how to feel the Best You under any circumstance.” /Kate Maleski, LCSW-R
“Deciding, choosing and then actually going to see a therapist are acts of great persistence and courage. Before you even say a word, a good therapist knows the bravery it took just to show up.” /Dr Aletta
Life gave Dr. Aletta the opportunity to know what it’s like to hurt physically and emotionally. After an episode of serious depression in her mid-twenties, Dr. Aletta was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that relapsed throughout her adulthood. While treatable, the cure was often as hard to bear as the disease. Later she was diagnosed with scleroderma, another chronic illness.
Throughout, Dr. Aletta battled with anxiety. Despite all this, Dr. Aletta wants you to know, you can learn to engage in life again on your terms.
Good therapy helped Dr. Aletta. She knows good therapy can help you. That’s why she created Explore What’s Next. She is proud and confident that Explore What’s Next can provide you with therapists who will help you regain a sense of safety, control and joy.
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