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San Diego Depression Treatment: A Safe Space to Heal
Depression. The words “I’m depressed” get thrown around a lot. But how could it not? Our society is basically telling us we need to have it all, be it all, and still find time to take care of ourselves, and at the same time, not be selfish. That’s a confusing message! Today’s busy world with expectations, pressures, and timelines can cause symptoms of depression, both physical and mental/emotional. Maybe you’re feeling fatigued. Maybe you feel that your appetite has changed, or your sleep pattern is off, or it is difficult to find the energy for day to day activities sometimes. Maybe you are feeling restless. These can all be physical symptoms of depression.
Maybe your symptoms are more recognizable in the mental/emotional state. Do you find yourself getting lost in thought or having difficulty concentrating? Are you having negative or unhelpful thoughts about yourself and your worthiness? Do you find it difficult to concentrate? Are you feeling sad or down more often than not? Are you in a constant stage of worry? We don’t need to be formally diagnosed with a depressive/mood disorder to experience the symptoms of depression. Grief, stress, and significant life events can have a very similar impact on our body and all can have an impact on our emotional and physical health.
Depression Treatment: What to Expect
If you are looking for comprehensive depression treatment in San Diego, we can help. We work with you through both the physical and emotional/mental aspects of depression. We join you, in a safe relationship, to work through the contributing factors and experiences. In doing this you can work through your depression in real life, in real time. We use aspects of Somatic Healing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Experiential techniques to help process through your thoughts and feelings. We then work with you to align your actions/behaviors with what is meaningful and valuable to you in your life.
There are times when the depression gets so severe, so much so that more than an outpatient level of care is needed. If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, please call 911 or the San Diego Crisis and Access line at 888.724.7240. We have connections with Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Centers in the area that can help to stabilize your symptoms and put you back on the path to recovery.
If you or a loved one are seeking to connect with a therapist who specializes in depression treatment, please give us a call. We would love to help.