Depression is commonly experienced among males and females and is debilitating due to having some thoughts and emotions that delay wellbeing. Some symptoms of depression include a lack of motivation to engage in tasks that one usually enjoys, a tendency to socially isolate oneself, and a feeling of low energy over an extended period of time. When symptoms of depression persevere, individuals typically move away from experiencing happiness and pleasure.
The therapeutic process involves examining some of the thoughts and emotions that maintain the depression. We also focus on behaviours that exacerbate the depression and what clients could change in order to move away from the type of life that delays healing.
Through collaborative discussions and experiential exercises, such as diary keeping, derived from the cognitive behavioural model, clients begin to see how behaviours, thoughts, and feelings are interrelated, which can be extremely helpful in overcoming the vicious cycle of depression.