Depression Therapy NYC for Depression in New York City
Feeling sad, isolated, unmotivated, or overwhelmed seems to be common reactions to life in an active city like New York City. We are required to always be “on”, handling hundreds of tasks simultaneously as we drown in work and familial responsibilities. Signs of depression can include fatigue, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, irritability, difficulty concentrating, loss of interest in your hobbies and relationships, and feelings of hopelessness (let’s not forget Winter, for some of us, has felt harsh and unforgiving, which can also trigger depression and seasonal affective disorder).
Whether you’re feeling unappreciated or unseen in your work environment or disregarded in your relationships; feeling like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders without anyone to depend on can feel very lonely, helpless, and discouraging (especially in an over-crowded city that can feel like there’s no space or place for you- both physically and metaphorically).
Depression can be anger toward inward; internalizing the fiery flames of anger that inflicts ferocious pain until you implode into your own ashes. Depression often times occurs when there are unresolved family of origin issues, loss and grief, past memories of childhood abuse or wounding, trauma, and repetitive patterns of betrayal or unhealthy/hurtful conflict in relationships. Depression can make you feel stuck and unable to fully grasp the plethora of conflicting emotions that are too scary to face; or perhaps being unable to confront these deep, conflicting emotions is what is producing depression.
Depression can also link with carrying shame. Sometimes we feel shame when others try to criticize us for not aspiring to their expectations of us and not living by their rules. Other times we feel shame or guilt in asserting ourselves because of the fear of saying “No”, since setting a boundary runs the risk of making someone mad at us: and making someone mad at us feels too hard to bear…so instead we choose to settle or self-compromise and adopt others’ expectations of us while we abandon our very own expectations of ourselves, and disconnect from our dreams.
Are you holding onto narratives about yourself that are self-sabotaging?
Are you feeling invisible at work, marriage, or familial relationships?
Are you struggling with setting boundaries for yourself?
Depression Therapy in NYC can help you confront depression and work with you to gain an improved understanding of the origins and triggers of your depression and make the unconscious conscious. Depression Therapy in NYC can help you focus on rediscovering who you really are, empowering yourself to find what interests and motivates you, holding compassion for all the different parts of yourself and growing to accept you for the miraculous being you are. Depression Therapy in NYC can help you process past wounding in relationships, and re-focus your energies on asserting responsibility over your joy to cultivate inner-peace. Mending past wounding can really revitalize your energy.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
– Maya Angelou
You don’t have to sit in silence with your depression. You have the right to be supported and the right to have a safe space to explore the darkest parts of yourself. There is no such thing as perfection, and you above all are also worthy of your own attention and affection. Self-love, self care, and self-preservation is vital to fulfilling your life’s purpose.
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