Category : Depression Counselor Plano TX

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Discovering How to Trust Your Depression Counselor

Have you recently decided to make a step towards recovery by visiting a depression counselor? This is a decision that can change your life for the better. However, you may feel apprehensive going into this type of relationship due to past occurrences and emotions. You may wonder how you will be able to trust someone that you don’t know. Establishing trust with your depression counselor from the start is essential. Start by Trusting Yourself This is a big decision you have made for your future. To start trusting others, you first need to trust yourself. Believe that this decision was Read more
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Your First Meeting with a Depression Counselor

If you suffer from depression, you may have decided that seeing a depression counselor would be beneficial for you. If so, you may also feel apprehensive about your first appointment. Although this is normal, it isn’t necessary. Your first meeting will involve getting to know one another and learning more about your depression symptoms. Some preparation is best when visiting a counselor. Let’s discuss what to expect from your first meeting and how you can prepare in advance. Create a List of Questions There are a lot of questions you may have before, during and after your visit. It is Read more
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Depression Counselor: Depression And The Elderly

Some people think that depression is a natural side effect of aging. However, in reality, depression at any age is a treatable medical condition. Although the symptoms of depression in older adults are often the same (persistent sadness, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, etc.), the causes of depression can be different. In older adults, there are varying factors that can lead to depression. Things like: 1) Developing a serious, life-threatening disease like cancer or dementia. 2) Prescription medicine that has side effects including depression. 3) Major life changes such as a serious accident that causes disability or the loss of a Read more
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3 Questions to Ask Your Depression Counselor

Whether you are searching for a depression counselor, or you are currently enrolled in counseling, navigating the relationship with your counselor can seem overwhelming. From the first visit to the last visit, communicating with your depression counselor is crucial for your counseling therapy success. For new patients and recurring patients, sessions can sometimes be difficult when you feel down and out. Here are three questions to ask your depression counselor that you may not have considered. What are your strengths as a counselor? This question will help you get to know your counselor in a deeper way. It takes the Read more
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From The Depression Counselor: Misconceptions About Suicide

Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens? As often as we hear about a teen being cyberbullied or suffering from mental illness and taking their life, there are still tons of misconceptions when it comes to suicide. Education is the first step to prevention so lets talk about some of these misconceptions. 1) “If they want to do it, there is nothing I can do to stop them”. While it is true that everyone has their agency, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to help those you suspect are suicidal. Oftentimes a Read more
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Depression Counselor: Understanding Depression In Bipolar Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder is defined as “a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly.” Oftentimes a person with bipolar disorder will experience extreme high and low moods – known as mania and depression. During the depression phase of bipolar disorder you might see the following behaviors: -Lack of Energy -Poor Sleep Schedule (sleeping too much or too little) -Decreased Motivation to Get Out of Bed -Difficulty With Decision Making -Preoccupied with Suicide or Thoughts of Death As a depression counselor, Insight Child & Family Read more
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Ask The Depression Counselor: How Do I Fight Holiday Depression?

The holidays are here, and so is the winter.  With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays and all of the family gatherings, depression may begin to rear its ugly head.  Whether this time of year is hard because of loss or grief, or you are prone to anxiety, a depression counselor can help you find solace in these times.  Is there a way to fight holiday depression? Yes. Let’s discuss some simple ways to fight this form of depression so you can enjoy the season how you want. Take Time For Yourself Even during this busy season, Read more
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Depression Counselor: Understanding The Link Between Depression And Genetics

If someone has a family history of depression, are they more at risk to have depression as well? There is no simple answer to that question. However, there are many studies to suggest that family history plays a role in whether or not a person is predisposed to develop depression. Even so, there are also non-genetic factors that come into play including environment and living situations. When you come right down to it, the best action that can be taken is education. 1. Educate Yourself On Your Family History – It won’t change whether or not you have depression but Read more
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Fear Of The Depression Counselor? Here’s How To Beat It

Throughout our lifetime, we can have moments of struggle. Whether we lose a family member, are dealing with severe grief, or something tragic happens to us, there are moments of depression. However, when depression becomes too difficult for us to manage and we sink into it, we may need help to get back out. A depression counselor can help you unpack your feelings and learn to cope instead of leaving them to fester on the inside. However, if the thought of visiting the depression counselor leaves you feeling frightened and stressed, there are ways to deal with that. Here’s how Read more
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Ask the Depression Counselor: Tips on Coping with Depression

Sometimes, sadness can overtake us. However, some sadness, pain and disappoint can linger for longer than we expect. Depression is real and affects millions of people living on the earth. A depression counselor can help you navigate your depression and find out what may have caused it in the first place. Between visits, however, you may wish to know how you can cope in your daily life with this disorder. Keep reading to discover some tips on handling your depression every day. Reach Out to Others Depression has a way of isolating us so that we spend much of our Read more