Depression Therapy Lake Zurich, IL
The Benefits of Therapy for Depression
- Are you feeling sad, lonely, confused, anxious, or overwhelmed?
- Do you feel like you are lost?
- Have you isolated yourself from others?
- Are you feeling like you need to talk to someone?
If you answered ‘yes’, to any of the above, depression therapy Lake Zurich, IL clinic, Lotus Wellness Center may be able to help you. This type of therapy is used to identify the contributors of the depression, and learn effective coping techniques that manage or alleviate the symptoms of the condition.
Is Lake Zurich, Illinois Depression Therapy Right for You?
It is important to understand that everyone will experience some level of sadness, depression, or anxiety at some point in their life. These emotions are common and natural reactions to a difficult time. When these emotions linger for several weeks or more, it might be time to consider therapy sessions.
Symptoms of Depression
If you are experiencing at least one of the following symptoms, or you find that any of the symptoms below are interfering with your daily life, please consider depression therapy in Lake Zurich, IL.
- You experience feelings of depression, sadness, apathy, or loneliness on a frequent basis
- You feel less excited about situations, experiences, or events that you used to enjoy
- You often feel worthless or helpless
- You feel tired throughout the day
- You struggle with concentration and focus
- You find it difficult to make decisions
- You find it difficult to fall asleep or get good sleep
- You have had significant changes in your weight
- You are frequently irritable
- You think about death or suicide
There is no shame in being diagnosed with depression. In fact, a diagnosis is often the first step towards feeling better. A professional therapist can assess your symptoms, lifestyle, background, medical history, family history, and even the biology of your brain to help you understand potential factors that contributed to the depression.
If you suffer from any of the above, please consider sessions for depression therapy in Lake Zurich, IL. In your sessions, you and your therapist may focus on:
- Behavioral therapy (what you do)
- Cognitive therapy (what you think about)
- Solution-focused therapy (how things can get better)
- How to meet your emotional needs
- How to resolve immediate problems
You and your therapist will also identify triggers, as well as practice coping techniques that can alleviate your symptoms. Sometimes medication will be recommended; however, this is discussed on a case by case basis. In addition to this, natural treatments like meditation, yoga, or exercise might be recommended.
If you are interested in depression therapy in Lake Zurich, IL, please call the Lotus Wellness Center.
How Do I Know if Therapy Is the Best Option for Me?
It isn’t always easy to know whether therapy is the best option for someone who is struggling. On the one hand, virtually anyone can benefit from therapy, whether or not they are “officially” struggling with a clinical diagnosis of depression or not. Therapy can help to empower, calm, and inform anyone seeking to live their best life. On the other hand, therapy requires an investment of time, resources, and emotional energy, so should not be approached lightly.
Many people understandably resist the process of going to therapy because they are overwhelmed, busy, strapped for resources, and/or grew up learning that therapy is for “other people.” The only bona fide way to find out “for sure” whether therapy is the best option for you is to try it out and see if you feel that its benefits outweigh any of its potential drawbacks. No two journeys through the therapy process are exactly alike, so it’s important to avoid bringing preconceived notions of what therapy may do for you before you begin attending sessions. If you set a “ceiling” on the types of process you can make as a result of therapy-related efforts, you may not end up growing as much as you otherwise could.
Additionally, it is important to understand that not every therapist approaches the process of treating depression in the same way. If you’ve had a bad experience with therapy before, this doesn’t mean that you’ll have a bad experience at the Lotus Wellness Center. Similarly, if our approach isn’t the best fit for your needs, this doesn’t mean that you can’t receive beneficial treatment elsewhere.
If a Loved One Is Depressed
If a loved one is suffering from depression, they may benefit from attending a therapy consultation in order to become more informed about their options. If your loved one is an adult, it is important to let them make this decision… although knowing that they have your support and that you’re willing to help them make their therapy journey as accessible as possible can be an invaluable reality. If your loved one is your teenage child, consider speaking with our team about how to approach the process of beginning therapy as a minor. Addressing depression early can make a world of difference later in life.
Does Therapy Involve “Homework”?
It is important to understand that, generally speaking, therapy patients “get out” of therapy what they “put into” the process. If you choose to do no outside work or introspection outside of your therapy sessions, chances are good that you will not see much progress over a relatively short period of time. However, if you are willing to follow your therapist’s guidance concerning “homework” from your sessions, you may be shocked at how much progress you can make over time.
Myths About Therapy – Debunked
If you suffer from depression, you may be thinking about depression therapy in Lake Zurich, IL. However, you may have heard certain myths about it that make you think twice. Here are some common misconceptions about depression therapy you shouldn’t believe.
You’ll Be in Therapy Forever
One of the most common misconceptions about depression therapy is that it lasts forever. However, the majority of people don’t go to counseling for the rest of their lives. How long you attend therapy will depend on your unique circumstances and how severe your depression is.
Therapists Only Listen
In television shows and movies, a mental health therapist is frequently shown just listening and occasionally asking questions, like “How do you feel about that?” However, in real life, it’s quite different. While a therapist does do a lot of listening, he or she also does a lot of talking. A therapist will ask you targeted questions to help you set goals and teach you skills to help you achieve those goals.
Seeking Therapy Makes You Weak
Unfortunately, some people with depression may be reluctant to go to therapy because they believe it makes them weak. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Recognizing that you have a problem and seeking help for it doesn’t make you weak at all. It is actually very brave to seek help and not something you should be ashamed of.
You Will Immediately Better After the First Session
While it would be nice to feel better after your first session of depression therapy in Lake Zurich, IL, it’s not realistic. It will take time to work through your problems, so it’s important to be patient. You may even initially feel uncomfortable talking about your emotions, but it’s part of the therapeutic process.
Therapists Can Prescribe Medication
Another common myth about depression therapists is that they can prescribe medication to their patients. Therapists are actually not authorized to prescribe medication and can only talk you through your problems. Only psychiatrists can prescribe medication because they are medical doctors.
You Can Just Talk to Family or Friends Instead
If you’re suffering from depression, it’s nice to have a family member or friend who you can lean on for support. However, since they know you personally, they may not be able to give you the objective opinion you need. A therapist, on the other hand, is unbiased and can provide you with the help you need.
Schedule a session of depression therapy in Lake Zurich, IL today to learn more about your options.