"It's hard to describe in symptoms I guess. I wake up with a feeling of dread. Sunday nights are especially the worst knowing I have a new work week ahead of me. I finally manage to get out of bed and get ready for the day. People ask me how I'm doing and I say, "I'm fine." What else am I supposed to say?"
While many of us don't experience full on depressive episodes that keep us from functioning, all of us experience varying degrees of depressive feelings over the course of our lifetime. That's why we say we work with existential depression. Who doesn't go through seasons of major questioning? Whether it's wondering how to feel more purposeful through work, battling out questions of intimacy post break-up, or otherwise experiencing the "f*ck this, I just want to stay in bed" vibe, we hear you. Sometimes our depression is situational. Maybe you're moving through an unclear time of transition. Or maybe you're feeling sensitive to the clock and age as you question your place and purpose in the world. Sometimes our depression has a lot to do with our story and the things we've been through. We often don't realize the impact our narrative has on our emotions.
It's also hard because often times we "know" we should do certain things to help us stimulate a better mood but depression robs us of our energy and motivation. It's a real catch-22. At MT, we understand the weight of this emotional experience. There are many reasons we can become depressed. We take our time in getting to know the ins and outs of the nature of your depression and empower you with skills and genuine support to help you move through the hard times. We can help you tease out the feelings in your body and which self-talk in your head is yours and which is bullsh*t you sponged up from difficult past relationships or circumstances. We'll help you learn to support your unique neurological activity and cultivate a healthier mindset. You have friends and expert support at MT. Let's get you some space where you can get the expectations off of you and breathe some light back into your world.
* The technical details: MT is composed of a team of highly dedicated therapists that truly give themselves through their craft. If you're looking for a therapist in houston that works with depression, rest assured We take our time to really get to know what's going on. Although our approach is highly conversational, we weave in empirically validated support via cognitive behavioral therapy. mindfulness based cognitive therapy, and other interventions as deemed fitting given your story and needs. We operate from a humanistic foundation so that means we will always treat you as the unique human being you are. We don't jump to conclusions about who you are and work diligently by your side to bring skilled insight, intervention, and support. your person is in good hands with us.
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