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Therapy for Depression

Depression Therapist in Gainesville, FL

Depression Therapy

When you’re struggling with depression, life can be incredibly difficult, where even the simple act of getting out of bed becomes a monumental task. You may have noticed you have low motivation, and you’ve lost interest in activities you used to enjoy. No matter how much you sleep, you still feel like you have no energy. You haven’t felt like yourself for a while now. You may have started to isolate away from your friends because it feels too hard to be around them and pretend to be happy. You feel bad about feeling bad. Life feels pointless, and you might have even had thoughts that you don’t want to live anymore. 

Depression can be painful and debilitating. If you’re struggling with depression, know that you’re not alone. According to a 2019 report by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), around 280 million people in the world have depression. Furthermore, a 2021 study by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) found that young adults ages 18-25 have the highest risk of a major depressive episode. Additionally, depression has become more and more common since the pandemic.  


The following are some signs that you may have depression: 

  • Feelings of sadness or numbness 

  • Loss of interest in hobbies, socializing, or work 

  • Insomnia or oversleeping 

  • Feeling irritable or angry 

  • Changes in appetite 

  • Difficulties with concentration 

  • Fatigue 

  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt 

  • Suicidal thoughts (e.g. I don’t want to exist, I want to die) 


If you believe you may have depression, it’s important to get support. Untreated depression can lead to many negative health implications such as disrupted sleep, poor immune health, and chronic health conditions. You don’t have to go through this alone anymore. Mental health counseling can provide you with the support and tools you need to manage and overcome depression. As a therapist that specializes in depression, I will help you to gain insight into your depression, process your feelings, develop more helpful thinking patterns, learn new coping skills, and find meaning in life again. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), self-compassion, and mindfulness techniques to help you reclaim your happiness, practice kindness towards yourself, and find satisfaction in life again. If you’re ready to begin your process of healing, feel free to fill out the contact form or give me a call at 352-649-3876 to set up your first appointment. 

"Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will too."-Jennae Cecelia

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