Depression treatment in Cincinnati, oh
Because sometimes life feels heavy…
We have all seen commercials that depict depression. They often show a black hole, a mask hiding the person’s real emotions, or an umbrella of sadness. Some even depict a wind-up doll going through the motions.
If you have ever experienced depression-like symptoms, you may relate. In general, the ads that depict depression do a nice job of showing what it is like to live with depression. But, they do a poor job of showing what depression treatment should look like. Most ads are trying to sell you on their drug as the antidote for your depression.
Psychiatric medication can be an excellent way to stabilize and support depression treatment. Yet, it is only one piece of the puzzle. Research shows that medication management alone can leave clients with many symptoms. There is also no evidence that symptoms will stay away if you stop taking medication. That’s why we see the other piece of the puzzle as working with a depression therapist in Cincinnati, OH.
what contributes to depression?
Signs and Symptoms of Depression
- Depression can impact your appetite and cause weight change
- It can affect your sleep patterns and ability to concentrate.
- Depression can cause feelings of worthlessness and even cause excessive feelings of guilt.
- Depression can also be very isolating. In fact, you may find yourself becoming a recluse or flaking out on plans. This can create a difficult dynamic. While it feels hard to be with others and socialize, you still crave connection and care from others.
- Depression can impact your sex drive, erections, and ability to orgasm
- Depression takes a toll on your body, your mind, and your relationships. Thus, making it very difficult to function in most realms of life.
Where do we start?
Our approach to depression treatment…
There are a few different ways to treat depression.
Medication management is a very popular route that many people take.
Other forms of therapy come with depression treatment. Every depression therapist may take a different approach. An approach that is most familiar to them and has been effective with their clients.
Here at Emma Schmitt & Associates, we practice evidence-based approaches for depression such as:
The focus of any treatment for depression will center around these three things. Changing your thoughts, changing your behavior, and exploring your interpersonal relationships and functioning.
What if I’m too depressed to go to therapy?
Reaching out to a depression therapist can feel like a daunting task. When experiencing depression symptoms, it can be hard enough getting out of bed.
You may already be experiencing hopelessness. You might notice a lack of motivation, or that you’re experiencing isolation. In fact, one of the last things you want to do is set up a time to talk to a total stranger about what is going on in your life. We get it. Making that appointment is half of the battle. But, that appointment is when you put a stake in the ground. It’s when you stop and say, “Today I am choosing to take a leap of faith and try something new.”
You do not have to stay in the black hole of depression. In fact, one tiny step in a different direction can be all it takes to begin a new trajectory. One that leads you to freedom from the oppressive symptoms of depression. We’d love to help you along that journey.
Begin Depression Treatment in Cincinnati, OH
You don’t have to struggle with the pain of depression alone. Our Cincinnati, OH-based therapy practice has caring therapists who would be happy to support you and share the many ways we can help you thrive. To begin depression treatment in Cincinnati, OH, follow these steps:
OTHER SERVICES OFFERED AT EMMA SCHMIDT AND ASSOCIATES:
Depression treatment isn’t the only service offered at our Cincinnati, OH-based therapy office. In fact, our skilled therapists treat a variety of mental health and relationship concerns. We also treat many sexual concerns including sexual pain and erectile dysfunction, and mismatched libido. Additionally, we offer anxiety treatment, EMDR, sexual trauma treatment, affair recovery counseling, and relationship and couples therapy. Our therapists also provide online therapy in Ohio and online therapy in Kentucky. Contact our office to learn more about our workshops and FAQ for the many ways our team of skilled clinicians can help you thrive.