Depression Counseling and Therapy
Depression Counseling & Therapy
High quality, evidence based therapy made for everyday people who are struggling with sadness, emptiness and depression. We know what you’re going through, and can help.
Why is Depression Such a Struggle? What is the Treatment For Depression that Gets Us Back to Living Life?
There are always challenges in life and everyone hits a rough patch from time to time, but what you are feeling now is more than you imagined. Now, it’s hard to get excited or genuinely happy on a day to day basis. Even worse, things that used to bring you joy just don’t seem to be enough to make you feel happy anymore.
Depression can sneak up on your life, leaving you unable to go through the motions of daily life. Maybe you can still do all the things you “have to”. But all of sudden going to work, seeing friends, managing the kids, feel much harder than they used to. Mild or moderate depression can allow you function, but only as a shell of who you really are, while it robs you of the joy and connections that make life wonderful.
When depression takes a hold it can feel hard to even move. Simple daily tasks like getting out of bed, taking a shower, and going to work are too much to manage. Even in more mild cases, depression can act like a dark cloud, casting a negative shadow over every day and every part of your life. At its worst, depression makes us feel hopeless and makes us believe that our lives can never be better.
The emptiness that you are feeling now, does not have to be forever. Take back your life and start depression therapy with a qualified counselor. Depression is treatable and living the life you want to live is within reach.
1-on-1 Therapies for:
OUR THERAPY APPROACHES
Our Clinicians also help with:
- Personal Growth
- Navigating Life Transitions (relocation, career changes, stage of life growth)
- Existential Concerns
- Managing Anger or Panic
- Gaining control over Substance use & Addiction
Contact us to schedule an appointment or ask a question:
Common Depression Symptoms and Signs
Depression affects all individuals differently, and understanding the early signs and symptoms can prevent you from months or even years of suffering.
Here are some of the common signs of depression that you may be experiencing.
- Feeling sad, empty or even numb
- Being easily irritated, having a “short fuse” and angry outbursts
- Trouble concentrating, making decisions or being “stuck”
- Low self-esteem, loss of self-confidence and loss of interest
- Insomnia, feeling tired or exhausted, and an overall lack of energy
- Hopelessness and helplessness
Our Therapists engage in these common types of Depression:
There are many types of depression, and in addition to identifying your specific symptoms, understanding the type you are struggling with can help develop a plan for treatment.
Sometimes depression can be caused by a life event or challenge, while other times chemical changes in the brain can make us more vulnerable to feeling depressed. Here are the most common types of depression that you may be struggling with:
- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
- Dysthymia or Persistent Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder (sometimes called Manic Depression)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder or Low-Light Depression
- Postpartum Depression
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
- Situational Depression, such as Grief and Loss
Many People Struggle With Depression, Depression Counseling Can Help
Depression is a very common struggle, more common than you might think. At recent count, over 17 million Americans had endorsed experiencing an episode of depression within the last year. If you are struggling with sadness, or other feelings of depression, there is treatment available. Depression therapy can help.
Counseling can help you understand the root of where your symptoms of depression come from and how they continue to exist in your daily life. Taking the first steps out of depression can feel like walking through mud; every step can feel hard. That’s why it’s important to have the right therapist, with the right treatment plan, to help you gain the momentum you need to break free and start living life again.
Our Approach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, ACT, or EMDR
Just like your depression symptoms are unique to you and your circumstances, so is our approach to helping you approach treating your depression. Your therapist will work with you to determine your specific symptoms and type of depression, matching the best evidenced based approach to help you get back to living. Our therapists specialize in treatments like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). All of these treatments are proven to help reduce the symptoms of depression and help restore happiness to your life.
In each session, you can process old pains feeding your depression and gain new insight of how to overcome the feelings of sadness, hopelessness and emptiness that weigh you down. Together, you and your counselor will develop strategies that are personalized to you, and that will allow you to live the life you’ve always wanted, free from depression.
At LifeStance, it is especially important to us that you feel seen and heard in a safe space. Our focus is on your future success, and we are here to help you learn the coping skills you need to walk towards the future with hope and optimism.
You don’t have to carry the weight of depression alone anymore. Whether you are suffering in silence or openly feeling the strain to manage everyday life, LifeStance Healths’ depression therapists are here to help. We are here to create a safe therapeutic space, and walk with you on your journey. You are not alone.
You don’t have to carry the weight of depression alone anymore. Whether you are suffering in silence or openly feeling the strain to manage everyday life, our depression therapists are here to help. We are here to create a safe therapeutic space, and walk with you on your journey. You are not alone.
Break-free and begin your journey to
There is a future life where trauma does not control your day. Imagine yourself feeling calm, confident and ready to handle new situations with ease. The tools to living the life you have always envisioned are here, at your fingertips.
LifeStance Health can help.
Reach out directly to our Client Care Coordinator for questions, matching, and scheduling:
Our services are also available online through Zoom. Telehealth/Online counseling gives you the opportunity to explore your challenges in life without complicating your daily schedule.
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First Session Within 72 Hours of Calling
We book you an appointment within 24 hours of contacting us (usually less) and make sure your first appointment is soon after.
Call our office to schedule your appointment, or for any changes regarding scheduling.
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LifeStance Washington Locations
Tacoma Meadow Park
12900 NE 180th St, Suite 160
Bothell, WA 98011
Plaza 600 Building
600 Stewart St, Suite 1228
Seattle WA 98101
–Coming Fall 2021–
221 N Wall St.
Spokane WA 99201
5909 Orchard Street West
Tacoma, WA 98467
2420 S. Union Ave, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98405
5201 Olympic Drive, Suite 210
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
21727 76th Ave West, Suite C
Edmonds, WA 98026