Do you frequently experience feelings of sadness and hopelessness, even when you don’t know why? Are you withdrawn and disconnected from your friends and family? Do you feel tired and find it difficult to summon up the enthusiasm to do what you need to do? Unhappiness is a normal part of life, but if these feelings persist for weeks and prevent you from leading a healthy, active life, it may be time to seek therapy for depression.
Building a happier life
At the beginning of therapy, Dr. Lefkowitz will start by listening to you and evaluating what kind of depression you have. There are many different forms of depression and the right course of treatment much be carefully selected for each client. With Dr. Lefkowitz, you will find an environment where you can confront scary and confusing emotions, then start the process of understanding them.
As therapy continues, you will learn about the way negative thoughts and mental images are shaping your mood and behavior. This self-understanding will allow you to implement practical strategies to reverse the negative thought cycles in your brain. By following these methods, you will develop a more healthy and realistic sense of yourself. In the supportive atmosphere provided by Dr. Lefkowitz, you can work together to identify your strengths and focus on what you can accomplish.
Therapy for depression is about more than reducing feelings of unhappiness and making life more pleasant, though these are important. When you are freed from depression’s grip you can build stronger, more fulfilling relationships with others, succeed in your studies and career, and maximize your capabilities.
How do I know if I have depression?
Common symptoms of depression include:
- Feeling hopeless and always expecting the worst
- Lack of energy and fatigue
- Finding it hard to concentrate, focus, and make decisions
- Sleeping too much or not enough
- Lack of interest, especially in things you used to enjoy
- Difficulty making decisions
- Feeling irritable and restless
If you have suffered from some of these symptoms for a period of weeks or more, then it is likely you have depression. If you are unsure, then contact Dr. Lefkowitz to find out more.
Reach out for help with depression
Depression is a genuine illness, not something you should try to struggle through or ‘snap out of’. The good news is that evidence-based therapy can help you escape your negative patterns and lead a better life. To receive qualified, sensitive therapy in Flatbush or Borough Park, reach out to Dr. David Lefkowitz. Call, or fill out the contact form and click send.