Lack of motivation.
Could you be dealing with depression?
No one said life is easy, but it shouldn’t be this hard.
Depression can be debilitating and frustrating to try and overcome. Many people feel depressed but are still able to go to work and function in life, while others find their depression paralyzing. Either way, we understand how difficult depression can be and how challenging it can be to seek counseling for depression when you barely have the motivation to get out of bed in the morning.
Right now, things are even more difficult.
Depression can often feel worse when things in the world are challenging, like a global pandemic with COVID-19. External life circumstances can make depression heavier and make it harder for you to do the things you know you should be doing.
Signs You Might Be Dealing With Depression
You might be avoiding taking care of daily life activities like showering and eating. You might have a message living environment and unable to find the energy or motivation to clean it up. Maybe you feel like your life is hopeless, and you find yourself stuck in a dead-end job or career path. Maybe you’re unemployed and can’t find it in you to apply for jobs.
If you’re like a lot of people with depression, not only do you feel unmotivated but you also feel guilty and ashamed. Your friends and family members might have told you you’re just lazy and don’t seem to understand your struggle. You might find it impossible (and unproductive) to talk with them about your depression. Because of this, you might also feel alone and lonely.
We get it. And, Depression Treatment Can Help You.
All of these are common symptoms or responses to depression. We’ve talked with a lot of people who have felt this way and understand the struggle. We know how hard it is for you to get out of bed, let alone to call a counselor and ask for help! We don’t want you to feel ashamed but want to help you find ways of dealing with it that work for you.
The World Health Organization made a fantastic video about depression that describes what it is, what it feels like, and what treatment for it looks like. It’s only a few minutes long but worth the watch:
The good news, as the video shows, is that your depression can get better with the right treatment.
Hope and change are closer than you think with Christian depression treatment.
When you can identify and change your depressive thoughts and beliefs, you can begin to break free from depressive cycles and experience relief. When you can tolerate distress and recover from past hurts, you’ll feel stronger and more confident. You’ll be able to handle whatever life gives you and be able to experience joy again.
The Life Discovery Counseling Approach to Christian Depression Treatment
You can expect counseling with one of our therapists to be good – but challenging. Getting over depression is hard work, but you’ll be able to feel the fear and do it anyway. You find that fear and negativity may always be there, but they don’t have to steal your positive attitude or joy. You’ll be able to do the things you want to be doing. You’ll feel proud of yourself for being able to do it, even though it was hard or you didn’t want to do it! We believe in you and can help you believe in yourself as well (though not in the cliche way)!
Start Christian Depression Treatment in Clackamas or Hillsboro
Our counselors in Clackamas and Hillsboro are excited to work with you. Depression does not have to rule your life. We can help you get back on track with the right coping skills and tools. When you are ready to start Christian counseling for depression, follow these simple steps:
- Learn about our therapy team in Hillsboro and our caring counselors in Clackamas
- Schedule an appointment with your preferred therapist, or contact us with questions
- Get up and finally live your life rather than watch it pass you by!
Other Christian Counseling Services at Life Discovery
Dealing with depression will help, but we know that you may have more concerns to talk about. Or, you might know someone else who does. Whether you are in Clackamas, Happy Valley, Damascus, or Hillsboro, we can help. Christian counseling is the cornerstone of our approach to therapy. Not only do we see adults, but children in counseling too. We also work with anxiety treatment, trauma therapy and PTSD treatment, relationship issues, marriage problems, and postpartum counseling. No matter where you are in the state, we can provide online counseling in Oregon (telehealth). Once you’re ready to start, we’re ready to meet you. Let’s connect!