Depression Therapy

Depression is a leading malady in today’s society, with approximately one in fifteen adults experiencing it every year. An estimated one in six people will experience depression sometime in their lives. Depression is the ultimate life-sucker that brings feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness, low mood, lack of sleep, less enjoyment of the good things in life, and even cognitive, physical, and behavioral changes. 

Tri-Star Counseling has trained and sympathetic therapists who can help clients follow the rays of light out of depression and back into healthier living. If you feel you are suffering from depression or a loved one is, contact us today to get help. Depression is treatable and defeatable, and we want to help! 

What is Depression?

Depression is a clinically recognized mental illness that impacts everything, including how you think, feel, and act. Sufferers experience sad feelings, lose interest in what they once enjoyed, and experience severe setbacks in functionality at work and in relationships. 

The American Psychiatric Association lists the following depression symptoms that can vary from mild to severe:

  • Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy or increased fatigue
  • Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., inability to sit still, pacing, handwringing) or slowed movements or speech (these actions must be severe enough to be observable by others)
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating, or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

If you or someone you know is struggling or having thoughts of suicide, call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 or chat at In life-threatening situations, call 911.

Could I Be Depressed?

People experience depression differently. It can also develop at different times in your life or even at different times of the year. For example, postnatal depression sets in shortly after giving birth, while a seasonal form of depression can often set in after the time changes and winter sets in. Different types of depression have different symptoms. 

Your form of depression may also be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Online assessments may point to depression, but an accurate diagnosis is only possible from a licensed healthcare provider. They often refer patients to therapists like Tri-Star Counseling for help. If you are experiencing any of the depression symptoms listed above, contact your primary care physician and talk to them about depression and how you feel.

Depression Therapy from Tri-Star Counseling

Depression is like a heavy dark cloud that blanks out the light from all the positives in your life. Depression therapy works to deflect this negativity and replace it with better attitudes, greater ambition, and more positive energy to face every day with courage and anticipation. 

Our licensed and trained therapists engage with you during one-on-one sessions and employ the latest evidence-based therapies to help you combat depression and overcome it. What can you expect from depression therapy at Tri-Star Counseling? 

  • Talk 
  • Laughter 
  • Learning 
  • Exploration
  • New skills
  • Working out problems 
  • Discovering your strengths 

Our therapists are easy to relate with and will quickly put you at ease. We are not better than you; we have the tools and training to help you. We prepared for this profession to help people. Letting us help you actually helps us – we are fulfilling our life’s mission. 

You may need several therapy sessions over time to overcome depression. That’s OK, too. How many diseases or conditions do you know that are completely remedied with one treatment? Depression is no different. Your Tri-Star Counseling therapist will share honestly with you about your condition, their recommendations, and your next steps at every session. We want you to feel and live better!

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