Depression Counseling in Aurora, CO at Overcomers Counseling

Depression Counseling in Aurora, CO at Overcomers Counseling

At Overcomers Counseling Aurora, we believe everyone should be able to experience life's simple pleasures and establish significant relationships with loved ones. When someone is depressed, the thought of doing anything can feel too challenging.

Depression will constantly demotivate you and prevent you from pursuing your goals. However, you don't have to live the rest of your life struggling with depression.

Our depression counseling in Aurora focuses on offering support to those seeking to overcome depression and regain a fulfilling life.

Counselors in Aurora 80014

Jasleen Karir, SWC

Jasleen Karir, SWC

Aurora, Colorado
(720) 449-4121
Julia Rosales, MA, LPCC

Julia Rosales, MA, LPCC

Aurora, Colorado
(720) 449-4121
Laura Brinkman, MA, LPCC

Laura Brinkman, MA, LPCC

Aurora, Colorado
(720) 449-4121
Heather Comensky, LPC

Heather Comensky, LPC

Aurora, Colorado
(720) 449-4121
Samantha Zavala, LPCC

Samantha Zavala, LPCC

Aurora, Colorado
(719) 345-2424
Julianna Miller, LPCC

Julianna Miller, LPCC

Aurora, Colorado
(720) 449-4121

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What is Depression?

Depression is more than feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or melancholy. Depression isn't just a feeling that anyone can quickly shake off; it is much more severe than that. It is a mental illness that negatively impacts the mood of a person. Those who have this mood disorder tend to dwell on negative thoughts and consistent feelings of sadness or emptiness. Sometimes, this mood disorder can get so intense that those affected may turn to harmful coping mechanisms to alleviate their depression. Some of these harmful coping mechanisms include substance or drug abuse, excessive shopping, or adopting unhealthy eating habits.

Studies reveal that depressive disorder is a common mental health illness in the US. This means that people will experience depression at some point in their lifetime. Also, one thing to note about depression is that it can look and feel different in different people. Some can bounce back from depression, while others find it difficult.  Nonetheless, if you have persistent feelings of depression, you most likely suffer from depression disorder, and it is vital that you get care from a medical professional to talk about symptoms and the next steps. Overcomers Counseling Aurora has depression therapists who know exactly how to help you.

Common Symptoms of Depression

As stated earlier, the signs and symptoms of depression can manifest differently in people because there are different types of depression, which can also change over time. Examples of common clinical depression symptoms include:

  • Continuing emotions of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness.
  • Trouble sleeping or poor sleeping habits.
  • Restlessness.
  • Weight gain or loss.
  • Lack of appetite
  • Headaches.
  • Absence of motivation or drive.
  • Difficulty focusing and recalling information.
  • A decline in sexual desire.
  • Suicidal thoughts.
  • Fatigue.
  • Feeling worthless.
  • Muscle and joint discomfort.
  • No interest or pleasure in activities.

Remember that having only one of these symptoms above does not mean you have depression. Factors like other health issues, medications, or even lifestyle choices can cause some of these symptoms.

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Causes & Origins of Depression

Although researchers don't know what exactly causes depression, they believe that some of these factors vary greatly and contribute to its development, including:

A Chemical Imbalance
The human brain is extremely intricate and complicated. Some people purport that changes in the brain chemistry caused by antidepressants can lead to depression in a person, which is then 'corrected' by the drugs.

Physical Health Problems
Suffering from poor physical health is another factor that can increase one's risk of experiencing depression. In addition, living and dealing with health problems can get overwhelming and challenging to manage, affecting one's mood.

Childhood Experiences
Studies have revealed that traumatic experiences in your childhood can leave you more vulnerable to experiencing depression later in your life. These types of experiences in your childhood can also significantly affect your self-esteem. They can also affect how you learn to cope with difficult emotions and stressful situations.

Styles Of Thinking
People who have a particular type or pattern of thinking have the potential to develop depression. If you notice that you consistently experience negative thinking patterns, there are ways to get help.

Other Mental Health Problems
If you are coping with other mental health issues, it's common to experience depression. This might be because it could be difficult to deal with another mental health problem that can trigger depression.

Recreational Drugs And Alcohol
Many people tend to turn to different methods or things to deal with the challenges they face in life. One of these coping techniques sometimes is drug and alcohol use which can gradually become an addiction. Over time, this addiction can take over every aspect of a person's life and make them feel worse in the long run.

Prescription Drugs
One of the side effects of some prescription drugs is depression. This information is usually written on the patient information leaflet of any medication packet. Doctors and pharmacists too also always share information about side effects.

Therapists at Overcomers Counseling Aurora collaborate with clients to discover the underlying causes and origins of their depression, increasing understanding and facilitating personalized treatment plans.

Coping Skills & Treatment for Depression at Overcomers Counseling

You can use different coping strategies and treatment options to help manage depression symptoms.

Practicing Self-Care
One of the hardest aspects of depression is practicing basic self–care activities. Try your best to pick one self-care activity every day.

Journal Your Thoughts
Negative thoughts can impact depression symptoms. Whenever you feel negative thoughts are taking over, try writing down your thoughts.

Other coping strategies include practicing mindfulness or meditation, changing your diet, taking up a hobby, and learning about your triggers. 

What if you find that these coping strategies aren't working? There are different types of therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is centered on modifying negative thought patterns and belief systems.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an evidence-based strategy for treating numerous mental health issues.

Interpersonal Psychotherapy is also a type of psychotherapy that focuses on reducing symptoms through improved interpersonal functioning.

Overcomers Counseling Aurora provides a variety of evidence-based treatments that are individualized to people seeking depression counseling in Aurora.

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FAQ about XXX Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO

How long does your depression counseling in Aurora typically last?

Most therapy sessions last 1 hour (53 minutes of face-to-face time). This time can be lengthened/shortened depending on the situation or client. Our Aurora depression counseling are customized treatments that may differ in duration based on the individual's requirements and progress. 

How do I book a depression counseling session online?

Find an available provider on our directory or use the Get Matched Instantly form! When you find a match, click the "Schedule Appointment" to see the available counselor time slots. 

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Office: (720) 449-4121

3091 S Jamaica Ct Ste 140 Aurora, CO 80014

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Tuesday  8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday  8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday  8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday  8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday  Closed

* Provider's hours may vary

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 Tuesday   8:00am - 5:00pm
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 Thursday   8:00am - 5:00pm
 Friday   8:00am - 5:00pm
 Saturday  Closed