Therapy for Depression in St. Pete, FL
From, “I’m just sad. I’ll get over it,” to, “I just want to deal with this on my own,” people have a lot of reasons not to schedule therapy for depression in the St. Pete, FL practice of Pinellas Psychology Associates. We understand that taking the first step to schedule a therapy session can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re already struggling with depression, but we hope you’ll reach out to us. Depression can be a complex, long term struggle, but we can help you manage your difficult emotions and start living a more fulfilling and joyful life again.
Should I Consider Therapy for Depression?
Many people think that depression is just feeling sad, but it’s actually much more than “just” sadness. People describe their experiences with depressed mood in different ways. From the feeling of being in darkness to having a weight on their shoulders, however you experience depression, it can leave you struggling to find the hope or happiness in your life. If you’re struggling with depression, you likely know how it feels even if you couldn’t name it. If feelings of depression last an extended time without improving or your feelings of depression are impacting your ability to lead a healthy life, therapy may be the right solution.
How We Plan to Help
During counseling with our St. Pete therapists, you’ll be able to talk about your struggles with depressed mood, and for many people, just talking about their difficult emotions is beneficial. However, we don’t stop there. Instead, we work with clients to cope with these complex emotions, negative thoughts, and even the physical toll that depression can take. The skills you learn during your therapy sessions will help you start feeling better now, and they can be applied down the road to help you keep feeling satisfied with your life and avoid returning to a deep state of depression that can be hard to break free from.
Frequently Asked Questions About Therapy for Depression in St. Pete
Before you schedule an appointment with us, we know you might have some questions about therapy for depression, and our knowledgeable therapists are happy to answer your questions. Below, you’ll find the answers to those questions we hear most often.
So what if I’m sad? I have a good reason for it. Why do people think I’m depressed?
Many people experience low mood and sadness related to specific events like the death of a loved one or the loss of a relationship. Depression may begin as a natural response to a difficult situation, but the negative emotional and cognitive effects of depression go beyond sadness or grief. In addition to feeling sad or mourning a loss, those with depression may experience the following symptoms:
- Inability to move beyond the feeling of sadness or grief to experience positive emotions
- Difficulty completing daily tasks
- Lack of interest in things that once brought joy
- Loss of appetite or overeating
- Lack of sleep or sleeping too much
- Struggling to get motivated
- Feelings of hopelessness
I’ve been depressed my whole life, and nothing has helped. What makes you different?
Unfortunately, depression can be a difficult condition to work through completely, and many people find themselves dealing with periods of depression on and off throughout their lives. At Pinellas Psychology Associates, we take talk therapy further than “just talk.” Instead, we help people struggling with depression develop skills to improve their experience with depression, and these coping strategies can be used right away and in the future. This means less time feeling depressed and more time living your life.
I’m having trouble finding the energy to get out of bed. Do you offer online therapy?
We are happy to offer online therapy sessions for anyone who prefers this form of counseling, including those who are working through periods of depression that can make it difficult to get out of bed. If you’re interested in scheduling teletherapy sessions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team to learn more.
Are You Ready to Begin Counseling?
Through therapy, there is a way to address the issues you face every day. A therapist can help you learn coping strategies to use both right now and in the future, so the results of therapy will last. We are here to help you learn to live as your most authentic self. Call Pinellas Psychology Associates of St. Pete today to be matched with an expert therapist to help you on your journey of healing!