Depression and Mood Swings

“I’m comfortable when the sky is gray, but when everything is perfect, I start hiding ‘cause I know that rain is coming my way.”
–Kacey Musgraves, “Happy & Sad”

1936385779A slave to your mind…

When you wake up, check in with your mind and body to see what kind of day it will be. On most days, it’s cloudy with a chance of storms.

What’s terrible is that you feel you have no control over it. You can’t even control your tears! And even if you could, you probably wouldn’t have enough energy to do anything about it.

You can’t focus…

You’re irritable…

You’re not motivated to do anything…

It wasn’t always like this.

You used to be a lot more fun. You still are when you’re not depressed – maybe even a little “too fun” sometimes. Too many drinks at the party or too many items in your Amazon checkout… that stuff isn’t helping.

But the depression is taking over everything…

You’ve snapped at your kids or partner one too many times.

You don’t take anything on because it’s just “too much.”

Your relationship is suffering.

You feel sad, unproductive, and, well… like shit.

And if things don’t change, you fear you might lose what matters to you most.

Depression Img 2Desperate to turn things around…

You want to change, but when you’ve lost interest and energy for EVERYTHING, it’s 50 times harder to do ANYTHING.

When it’s a challenge to drag yourself out of bed, going to the gym is virtually impossible!

You can turn things around, but you’ll need a lot of support. That’s why I’m here.

You’ll learn how to focus on caring for yourself.

You’ll identify and change thoughts that aren’t serving you.

You’ll take small steps toward becoming more physically active.

You’ll learn how to set and maintain healthy boundaries.

We’ll talk about what means most to you, where you want to go, and what direction is right for YOU.

By changing your thinking, activity, and relationships…

You ultimately change your biochemistry.

It’s not a “miracle cure,” guaranteeing you’ll never have mood swings again. But it does mean you’ll have a compassionate relationship with yourself where you can accept whatever comes up as part of your experience.

With counseling and appropriate medication, your depressive episodes will be shorter and shallower.

That’s how you’ll get your life back!

Stop waiting for the other shoe to drop!

Because you don’t have to!

You now have support. I have the compassion and willingness to sort through it with you.

In therapy, we’ll begin with small, concrete steps and end with lasting change.

It’s easy to lose your life to depression. It’s time to take it back!

Don’t suffer alone any longer. Contact me today for a free, 15-minute consultation: (704) 741-0692.