Therapy for Depression

Holistic therapy for depression, grief and loss

Sadness is a healthy response to certain life experiences. It tells us about what is important to us, what we need, and what we care about. However, if you’re feeling chronic sadness that doesn’t lift, then a deeper process is happening that needs attention.

Depression can be experienced differently from person to person. For some it may be felt in the body or expressed as anger. Disconnection from others, feeling numb, and a loss of direction are also very common experiences with depression. Other symptoms include loneliness, self-doubt, low self-esteem, and a loss of interest in activities that used to be enjoyable.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

– Carl Jung

Therapy for depression can help

Getting help for emotional pain is like opening a doorway to greater wholeness and contentment. It is possible to heal from the past and change negative patterns that keep you stuck. I support my clients in exploring the roots of the symptoms while learning how to nourish the good in life. Together we can uncover the patterns and beliefs that keep you stuck and work on shifting them and discovering how you want to engage with life.

Depression points to ways we are out of alignment with our true nature. Therapy is a place where you can connect with your inner life and see what feels out of alignment and what changes you want to make.

I have seen many people commit to this process and reconnect with clarity and aliveness, and find inner sources of inspiration and authenticity that have been hidden for many years.

If you are interested in working together or have any questions, let’s talk

What causes depression and dark moods?

Depression is usually caused by a combination of factors. It can be brought on by a crisis, a loss, or a life transition. It can also feel like there has been a lingering sadness or stagnation for most of one’s life. Often what we think of as depression is actually early life trauma that leads to the need to create emotional defenses for our protection. Not being able to feel and understand our core emotions and authentic self can absolutely lead to feeling depressed, anxious, or out of sync.

Some roots of chronic sadness and depression:

  • Difficult childhood experiences
  • Suppressed emotions or life dreams
  • Complicated loss and grief
  • Experiencing ongoing trauma of oppression
  • A life transition such as a move, a change in role or relationship

It is important to get support and know that healing is possible.