Depression Therapy for People Who Don’t “Seem Depressed”
I have no reason to feel sad.
I have a good job, a roof over my head, some good friends who support me…
Yet I can’t seem to shake this feeling of sadness.
Sometimes it devours my entire day. Then I feel bad for feeling bad.
I’m successful. People look up to me. Why do I feel this way?
I just want to feel happy again.
It’s hard to remember a time when I didn’t feel this weight on my chest.
What if I never stop feeling this way? What if I’m just sad forever?
Will this unquenchable feeling of emptiness ever go away?
I’m just so tired of feeling this way.
High-functioning depression hides in plain site.
It sneaks up on us when we least expect it. It tells us that we’re worthless, that there is something wrong with us.
You have worked so hard to get to where you are only to be unable to enjoy any of it.
Depression is like a blanket that smothers you, that you try so hard to cast off, yet find yourself wrapped in its cold embrace more tightly.
Friends try to help. They really do. But their brightness sometimes feels like an insult.
You feel like no one understands you.
High-Functioning Depression is More Common Than People Think
While it’s hard to say exactly how many people struggle with high-functioning depression, visit online forums long enough and you’ll know that you aren’t alone.
It’s hard to know when to ask for help because you know that everything looks okay from the outside.
Your depression convinces you that it’s just you, that you’re defective.
The good news is that you aren’t “defective”.
Life can be difficult when you feel like your only options are to feel sad or feel nothing.
Sure, you have some good days, sometimes good weeks, but your depression catches up with you once again.
You know that it’s so much more than just “having a bad day” and it’s time to do something about it.
You can overcome your depression.
Therapy Can Help You Feel Alive Again
The first thing I want you to know is that yes, you can feel sad for “no reason”, and that’s okay. We can work on that.
The second thing is that I often find there is an underlying cause for one’s depression.
Sometimes our vision for ourselves needs adjusting.
If you’ve checked all the boxes but still feel like something’s missing, it probably is.
Are your goals for life, your expectations for your future really yours? Or are you living out someone else’s dreams?
When was the last time you really looked inward and asked, “why?”
I often talk to my clients about the top five regrets of the dying (as observed by Bronnie Ware). The first being: “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
This one has had a lot of impact in my own life as well as that of my clients.
The secret to joy is living a life that’s true to you.
It is possible to live your life free from the shackles of depression. Sure, it won’t be sunshine and butterflies all the time.
Let’s be real.
What is possible is to wake up in the morning, put your depression in its place then go out and conquer the day.
You can find joy and happiness in your life again. Therapy can help you find the path.
Therapy Can Help You Realign
Think of me as a chiropractor for your soul.
When our spine is out of alignment, it can cause us to ache or even feel worn out.
The same is true of depression. It saps us of our energy and drive.
Let’s do an “adjustment”.
What’s helpful for many of my clients is guiding them to rewrite the story of their depression.
There’s a big difference between saying “I’m depressed” and “I struggle with depression.”
The latter puts the problem outside of ourselves. We no longer see ourselves as somehow flawed or defective.
You’ve probably asked yourself a thousand times, “what’s wrong with me?”
The answer is nothing.
It’s Time to Stop Blaming Yourself for Your Depression
You’ve lived long enough feeling like a shell of who you were meant to be.
Waking up each day feeling as though it’s the same as the last- a never-ending groundhog day.
It’s time. It’s time to unshackle yourself from your depression, from those old stories and expectations.
You are so much more than your depression and so much more than you think you are.
I see you, and I’m here to help.
It’s time to get more out of life.
If you’re ready to live life more fully, schedule your free consultation today.
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