Depression is on the rise in our society. It is a serious condition that can invade every facet of life. It has been described as an “overwhelming emptiness,” a “heavy weight,” or even “the black dog” (to name a few). Those who suffer from it often struggle all alone, and find themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted.
Sadly, depression is often characterized as weakness or a character flaw to be overcome, rather than a mental illness that needs healing. People can tend to treat it casually, and the sufferer is told to just “get over it” or “be more positive,” but depression is a real condition that can often require real professional help to overcome.
The counselors at Irvine Christian Counseling can help lift you out of the black pit that you have fallen into and help you find the light and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The symptoms of depression can be any of the following:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from depression and might benefit from Christian counseling for depression in Irvine. If you are having suicidal thoughts, please seek help immediately.
The counselors at Irvine Christian Counseling make use of several counseling techniques that have proven effective for treating depression, including the following:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT teaches you how to take control of negative thoughts and behaviors,increasing awareness of how those thoughts, emotions, and actions may be contributing to your depression. You will be taught how to replace negative and unrealistic thoughts with positive, healthy ones.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy – IPT is designed to address relational conflict and improve your relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners.
Psychodynamic Therapy – This type of therapy seeks to uncover the root cause of your depression through self-discovery and exploration of your past. It aims to help you push through self-blame or guilt and understand what motivates your behavior.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, call the counselors at Irvine Christian Counseling today. Your counselor will come alongside you to help you overcome your depression and find healing and hope.