Depression manifests as listlessness, fatigue, isolation, and disinterest in pleasure.
It can feel heavy and dark, long-lasting and hopeless, crushing in its weight and power. It cuts you off from others, creating loneliness. Often it arises from resistance to feeling difficult emotions, such as anger. Sometimes life-transitions can drop you into a depression. At other times, it’s hard to find the reason you’re depressed. It is complex and tends to feed upon itself: the more you are depressed, the harder it is to ask for help.
Through years of helping others with depression, I have found that asking for and receiving help – often the hardest things to do while feeling depressed! – is the beginning of the way out of darkness. This is a paradox that must be felt to be believed. I can help you make contact with the emotional currents that run beneath depression. I can help you change your relationship to difficult emotions. Becoming acquainted with and accepting how you feel can be the beginning to the way out of depression, finding more stability, and the way back to living your life. Contact me today in my San Francisco – Pacific Heights office!