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    Therapy for Depression

    Sessions are offered in English, French, and/or Farsi.

    Are you feeling hopeless, isolated, and not your usual self?

    Do these thoughts often enter your mind?

    • I am worthless and can’t do anything.
    • I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep and be alone.
    • I hate who I am these days.
    • I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others.
    • I feel gut-wrenching pain, but no one understands.
    • My life and the world around me are dark. I hate it, but I can’t change it.

    If you have had any variation of these thoughts and don’t feel like your usual self, chances are you may be suffering from depression. Click below to book a free 15-minute consultation.

    Book a Free 15 minute Consultation

    Grounded Psychology therapists want you to know that you are not alone and there are people who can help. Many of us find relief in realizing that our struggle does not own us, and that there are many options available to once again have hope for our lives.

    We understand the social stigmas that come with label of depression, and thus aim to help clients sort through their environmental, biological and circumstantial factors, while offering support and care through a very dark time in their lives.

    If you are hoping to finally lighten this load and feel like yourself again, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

    Why choose therapy for Depression?

    1. Professional Guidance and Support: Our therapists are trained professionals with expertise in understanding and treating depression. They offer compassionate support and guidance tailored to each individual’s unique needs. This professional support can be invaluable in navigating the complexities of depression and its impact on various aspects of life.
    2. Safe and Non-Judgmental Space: Therapy provides a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to depression. This environment encourages open and honest communication, allowing clients to express themselves freely without fear of criticism or rejection.
    3. Validation and Empathy: Therapists provide validation and empathy, acknowledging the reality of clients’ struggles with depression. Feeling understood and accepted by a compassionate listener can help individuals feel less alone in their experiences and reduce feelings of isolation and shame.
    4. Insight and Self-Awareness: Therapy facilitates self-reflection and insight, helping individuals gain a deeper understanding of the underlying causes and triggers of their depression. By exploring patterns of thinking, behavior, and emotion, clients can develop greater self-awareness and insight into their own psychological functioning.
    5. Skills Building: Therapists teach practical skills and techniques to help individuals cope with and manage their depression more effectively. These skills may include relaxation techniques, stress management strategies, communication skills, and problem-solving techniques. Learning and practicing these skills can empower individuals to take control of their mental health and improve their overall well-being.
    6. Cognitive Restructuring: Therapy often involves cognitive restructuring, a process aimed at challenging and changing negative thought patterns associated with depression. By identifying and reframing distorted thinking, individuals can develop more balanced and adaptive ways of thinking about themselves, others, and the world around them.
    7. Behavioral Activation: Therapists help individuals engage in meaningful and enjoyable activities as part of behavioral activation, a behavioral therapy approach for depression. By increasing participation in rewarding activities, individuals can counteract feelings of lethargy and apathy associated with depression and experience a greater sense of pleasure and fulfillment in life.
    8. Relational Healing: Therapy provides an opportunity for relational healing, addressing interpersonal issues and patterns that may contribute to or exacerbate depression. Therapists help individuals improve their communication skills, set healthy boundaries, and develop more satisfying and supportive relationships with others.
    9. Goal Setting and Motivation: Therapists work collaboratively with clients to set realistic and achievable goals for therapy and for life outside of therapy. By establishing clear goals and action plans, individuals can stay motivated and focused on their path toward recovery and personal growth.
    10. Long-Term Prevention of Relapse: Therapy equips individuals with the skills, insights, and resources needed to prevent future episodes of depression and maintain their mental health over the long term. Through ongoing therapy, support, and self-care practices, individuals can build resilience and strengthen their ability to cope with life’s challenges effectively.

    Therapy offers a holistic and evidence-based approach to treating depression, addressing its psychological, emotional, behavioral, and relational dimensions.