Alleviate depression & get your life back on track.
We all feel depressed at times. In fact, depression or experiencing the "blues" is a normal reaction to stress and isn't necessarily a sign that you should speak to a psychotherapist. When these feelings are severe or prolonged however, they can greatly interfere with your normal routine, your relationships, and your sense of well-being. In this situation, speaking to a Beverly Hills psychotherapist is recommended.
When depressed, you are likely to experience a general lack of interest in everyday activities. You may also find yourself withdrawing from others, experiencing chronic fatigue, or feeling helpless and hopeless. Other possible symptoms include changes in appetite, sleep disturbance, loss of sexual desire, problems with concentration and memory, irritability, anxiety, indecisiveness, suicidal thoughts, and excessive self-blame.
Feelings of depression often follow a significant loss or trauma. Other factors such as family history of depression, stressful lifestyle, negative "self-talk" (i.e., taking negative events such as rejection personally vs. "brushing things off") and the ability to express difficult or painful feelings (rather than keeping feelings inside) can all have an effect on how depressed one may become.
Depression seldom goes away by itself. If you are depressed, it is important that you seek help. In addition to Beverly Hills couples therapy, Dr. Gary offers sessions for those who want to talk to a Los Angeles psychotherapist about their depression.
Why do I keep my feelings inside?
Is there anyone I need to forgive?
Will my denial keep me from facing my feelings of sadness and depression?
What is stopping me from getting the help that I need?