Living with Depression?
Do you feel like you are stuck in a dark place and are struggling to find hope for the future?
Have you lost pleasure in life and in doing things you used to enjoy?
Do you struggle to let go of negative ruminating thoughts that tell you you're not worth it?
Depression is extremely difficult to live with. It sucks the energy out of you, isolates you from your loved ones, and makes you feel like life is not worth living. Reach out for help today to learn ways to move through these daunting emotions and make progress towards recovery.
feeling lost on the inside
When you are depressed it is nearly impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You are lost in the darkness and don't know how to get out. No matter how hard you try to be happy again, you still feel empty, sad, and numb. It feels like no one really understands, and the world is a dark and scary place. You could be isolating and keeping everything to yourself because your family has yet to help you. Even though you want to get better, things just keep getting worse.
Maybe you are experiencing frequent crying spells, inability to feel your feelings, having trouble making decisions, feeling lost, spacing out often, struggling to get out of bed, or suicidal thoughts. Depression can envelope your life if you don't seek help and do something about it.
You do not have to live your life feeling depressed
My name is Mallory Beckwith and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Texas, supervised by supervised by Angel M. Hoodye, M.S., LPC-S, CART. I know first hand what it is like struggling with depression and have received treatment for it myself. I understand how exhausting, dark, and scary it feels battling with depression day after day without an end in sight. I am here to tell you that reaching out for professional help will be the first step you take to working through this and coming out on the other side with hope.
How will Therapy with Mallory Help you?
During our therapy sessions you will be able to confide in me and share how you are dealing with your depression. I will empathetically listen to you, be there for you, and teach you tangible coping skills to help you get through this dark time one day at a time. I will be there to remind you that it does get better as you begin to put effort towards your own recovery.
I also teach mindfulness skills in my session that are scientifically proven to help decrease depression and rumination. I will help you forge the mind body connection. Together we will practice bringing awareness to different parts of your body so you can learn where you are storing heavy burdensome emotions. We will use mindfulness practices to help ground you in the present moment, let go of the past, release heavy emotions, focus on breath work, and use affirmations to rebuild your self esteem.
If you need referrals for a psychiatrist and are interested getting on medications, I can provide you with a list of doctors who can help you. I will be there for you if you decide to get on medication. If you are already on medication, together we can evaluate how it is or is not helping you.
What is Major depressive disorder?
Major Depressive Disorder is a mental illness that affects roughly 17.3 million adults in the US which is about 7.1% of the adult population in the country. It typically onsets in an adult's 20's or 30's but can also begin in other stages of life too. Depression is more common in individuals who have a family member who have suffered from depression, bipolar disorder, or alcoholism. Depression can be caused by an imbalance of brain chemistry and hormones in the body but research is still being conducted to find out more information on exactly how individuals get severely depressed. Some of the major symptoms of depression are:
Changes in sleep patterns: over sleeping or insomnia
Feeling sad, empty, or hopeless
Anger, frustration, irritability
Chronic fatigue, unable to complete small tasks
Loss of interest or pleasure in life
Binge eating, or loss of appetite
Feeling worthless, low self esteem
Anxiety & restlessness
Suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts
Pain in the body
Slowed speech & movement
It is important to reach out for help sooner rather than later when struggling with depression. It will get worse over time if left untreated. In our therapy sessions we will identify your symptoms, process how depression has been affecting your life, create a treatment plan, set goals for recovery, and create a road map to help you recover from depression. Take back your life today and begin Therapy with Mallory to treat your depression. You deserve hope for the future and a happy fulfilled life without depression.
Safety comes first. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or in crisis call the Suicide Prevention Hotline
988 or call 911 immediately.