Depression Therapy Colorado Springs
Depression is real. If you are suffering from depression you are not alone! Depression is so common that over 1 in 5 Americans can expect to get some form of depression in their lifetime, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Over 1 in 20 Americans have a depressive episode every year, and women are almost twice as likely as men to experience this. That means roughly 93,000 Colorado Springs residents have suffered from depression. About 23,000 people in Colorado Springs have recurring depression every year! Unfortunately, only about half of those with depression get some form of treatment.
Depression can affect many different aspects of your life, from appetite to sleep patterns, motivation and energy, concentration and self-esteem. Depression is more then feeling sad or blue. It is a persistent over time and can lead to conflict in relationships, problems at work, and a general decrease in functioning. Living with depression can cast a dark shadow over your experiences and make you feel as though you are weighted down.
The great news is that depression is treatable. At my Colorado Springs practice, I used evidence based treatments for depression therapy that have been proven to be effective. Cognitive Behavior Therapy can help you realize how the power of your thoughts impact your perceptions. Together, through depression therapy Colorado Springs, we can discover errors in thinking that contribute to your depression and keep you feeling trapped and stuck. Together we will work on distress tolerance, mindfulness, and work towards self-acceptance. Stop being your own worst enemy! Learn how self-compassion and self-care can push back the clouds and let in the sunlight! Don’t live one more day in darkness, self-loathing and misery. With depression therapy Colorado Springs you can get through this.