Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S., with major depressive disorder affecting almost 15 million Americans every year. Some people are genetically predisposed to depression and struggle with it off and on throughout their lives. Others experience situational depression, which can be a normal reaction to trauma, loss or significant life transition.

The good news is that depression is one of the most manageable mental health issues. With the right approach and the support and guidance of an experienced therapist, you can better understand your experience with depression, shift your perspective and begin living with more ease, energy, joy and peace.

Depression therapy for New York City-area residents and anyone who may be suffering is an effective option.  An experienced therapist can help you get past the underlying thoughts that are contributing to your depression. The idea is to deconstruct the untruths and tap into the vulnerable, authentic feelings that live below the surface. Once you allow these normal and natural feelings to emerge, it’s possible to reconnect with a sense of aliveness.

As you break down negative beliefs and feel and release difficult emotions, you can discover a shift in perspective. You can recognize that nothing is permanent and that change is an inevitable, natural and beautiful part of the ebb and flow of life. You can stop blaming yourself, others and the world so harshly and open up to the uncertainty, fear and sorrow that have kept you stuck and unhappy.

While some people will always struggle with depression, it can be effectively managed. Life can be consistently brighter and more beautiful. With depression counseling, you can learn to reframe negative thoughts, flow through challenging emotions and learn how to manage symptoms in healthy, effective ways.

If you’re experiencing depression, it is not your fault, and you are not alone. Over his 40 some-year career, Richard Sussman has helped many people manage their depression.  If you are considering depression treatment in NYC or CT, you can request a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your specific needs and any questions you may have. For the NYC office, call 212-874-9402 and, for the Weston, CT office, call 203-544-8418.