Before we explore what is therapy for depression, let me ask you..
- Do you find that there are days you feel like you are scraping yourself off the floor just to get moving?
- Have there been years where you “can do” most of the things that adults may do, but you feel a persistent, quiet sadness within?
- Has something happened and now life lost its glimmer?
- Do you feel an internal storm and have difficulties feeling content?
Depression is not WHO we are.
You may be reading this page because either you or someone you care about is having a difficult time. Depression can be a huge depletion of our vital energy, and after years can start to become integrated in how we define ourselves. But depression isn’t who we are. No one is born depressed.
Why am I feeling depressed?
There are different factors that can impact why we are experiencing depression. There isn’t a single, simple answer.. but from our years of expereince helping therapy clients heal depression, and our own lived experience of walking this same earth with you, here’s some of what we know can be at play:
- Have areas of our life or inner self where we are not satisfied with
- Be feeling stuck or at a crossroads of decision we aren’t sure how to make
- Experience relationship problems (including conflict, disempowerment, separation)
- Carry a really loud inner critic/doubter within us
- Struggle to feel like we belong, and are longing for connection with others
- Find it difficult to understand who we are, in some aspect of our identity
- Not know how to untangle inner conflicts that are existential, spiritual, moral
- Grieve losses of beings we care about, identity, change in body, estrangement
- Face acute or chronic illness and mortality issues
- Be trying to recover from caregiver burnout or compassion fatigue
- Experience health-related issues (e.g., hormones, insomnia) that impact mood
- Just lived through a major life change, including becoming a parent or retirement
- Continue to be impacted by trauma which includes depression symptoms
- Have parts of ourselves we hide away and are then exhausted
- Feel at a loss about the future and living in the modern world
- Really struggle with letting things from the past go
- Be disconnected from a sense of purpose
A therapist can help you remember you are more than your depression.
Depression is a bit of a catch-22. We feel depleted and therefore step away from different aspects of life: having connections, being active, participating in community, nourishing ourselves. We may also have difficulties with self compassion or forgiveness. As our world becomes smaller, there is less that feels meaningful or pleasant. When we don’t feel good about ourselves, we don’t give the world a chance to see what possibilities exist, and we continue to believe painful narratives about our worth. We then forget our essential nature, and the capacity to experience love, patience, calmness, and reverence for this life.
Gain an understanding of depression.
Our North Carolina online therapist team helps therapy clients understand the mechanisms that maintain their depression, and explore what can make life more tolerable. By being able to address the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and actions, we can start to shift out of unhelpful patterns. We can start to bring a congruence between what is meaningful and how we show up in our lives.
Project Yes PLLC therapists aim to help clients go beyond reducing symptoms of depression, and help them find ways to thrive.
Each of our therapists work with clients experiencing depression using different approaches, drawing from
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Behavioral Activation (BA)
- Narrative Therapy
- Somatic tools
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
Project Yes PLLC Therapists don’t sugarcoat the difficulties of living this life. We support our clients in considering the context for their suffering, including issues stemming from family of origin, systemic racism and oppression, religious trauma, climate anxiety, and non-affirming communities. We can help you learn how to approach your difficulties with compassion, even if that concept feels utterly foreign right now.
Connect with a therapist who gets you.
When it comes to therapy, you want a therapist who you feel will get you, and also be helpful. We offer therapy for depression to clients in North Carolina from all walks of life, including those who identify as neurodiverse, LGBTQIA2+, in nontraditional relationships, and non-monogamous. You can read about each of our therapists and see who resonates with you on our team page.
Talk Therapy Isn’t The Only Option
In addition to traditional psychotherapy, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy can be a helpful option for the treatment of depression, including “treatment-resistant depression.” Psychedelic therapy is not just about working with our conscious mind, but rather letting our over-thinking gently subside so that our unconscious can take center stage. This allows for inner wisdom that is already within each and every one of us to guide our healing, and additionally receive the pharmacological anti-depressant and neuroplasticity benefits. Learn more about our psychedelic therapy offerings in Durham North Carolina by reading our KAP page.
Are you ready to make a change? Reach Out for Therapy for Depression in Durham, NC Today.
If you are ready to reclaim who you are beyond depression, contact us today to get started with therapy. We all need support, and don’t have to do it alone! Our skilled team of therapists offers several different options for the treatment and management of depression. Follow the steps below to get started.
- Fill out our convenient online contact form here.
- Learn more about Our Team here.
- Begin your journey to improved mental health and well-being.
Other Services Offered by Project Yes
In addition to Therapy for Depression, we offer Psychotherapy Services for Anxiety, Relationships, Insomnia, Integrative Health, OCD, and Trauma and PTSD as well as Yoga and Meditation Options. Additionally, we offer Psychedelic Psychotherapy, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, and more. We look forward to guiding you on your journey toward optimal physical and mental well-being.