Depression Treatment in Illinois
Depression for my clients looks a lot like burnout. Specifically, the stages of burnout when you feel defeated, exhausted, and unmotivated. These depression symptoms appear after a period of anxiety and come with intense feelings of shame and guilt.
Even though it may seem like they appear suddenly, depression symptoms for clients at Live Lekko usually begin when they feel like they have done something wrong or as a reaction to criticism. My clients feel that they can keep depression away if they try harder and become more perfectionistic. They think it's their fault that they are depressed. If they get depressed, then it's because they didn't do something well. They feel worthless. This belief makes sharing their experience even more challenging.
It's easy to self-punish and withdraw during this time, but I hope you reach out for depression treatment instead. You do not need to stay in misery or wait for this period of depression to pass before you seek help.
Below is a list of depression symptoms I most commonly see as a depression therapist in Illinois. Please keep in mind that depression symptoms differ from person to person, and there is no one right way to experience depression.
- Judging yourself
- Struggle with perfectionism
- Finding it easier to numb out
- You're ashamed that you feel bad
- Feeling hopeless but pretend you're okay
- You withdraw until you "get better."
- Thinking you are a burden if you bring up how you are feeling to others
- You're sleeping more, and it's hard to get out of bed
My Approach As A Depression Therapist in Illinois
Usually, clients start seeking depression treatment when they realize they are self-harming or start experiencing suicidal ideation. But unfortunately, this is the same thing that keeps clients from seeking depression therapy sooner. They fear if they are honest about their depression symptoms, a depression therapist will send them away for treatment. I understand this fear and want to reassure you this is not the only option for depression treatment, especially if you seek therapy from a professional with specialized training. My clients are active participants in their depression therapy. And fortunately, now, there are many ways to treat depression. Therefore, sending you away for treatment is not the only option and may not even be the right one for you.
I know that you can feel hopeless and have a strong will to live simultaneously.
Depression Treatment That is Tailored to You
In depression treatment with me, we work together using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I find this type of depression therapy most helpful because it addresses all the realities and pain of depression while focusing on a life worth living. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is personalized and works with your goals and responsibilities. With DBT, you learn about yourself and why your body reacts the way it does. In addition, you'll learn new skills for taking care of yourself no matter what stage of depression you're experiencing.
Please take the next step and reach out for support from Live Lekko. The pain you feel is real, but it's not your fault. Don't keep punishing yourself with isolation. You deserve support during this time.
Are You Ready To Start Depression Treatment in Springfield, Illinois?
As a depression therapist, I want you to know that if you are suffering from depression symptoms you have not done anything wrong. You do not have to keep feeling the pain that comes along with depression. At Live Lekko, I can help you learn how to overcome these feelings and symptoms. To get started follow these steps:
- Schedule a free consultation by calling or texting 217-402-7817
- Get support from an online depression therapist
- Start feeling excited, motivated, and hopeful
Other Therapy Services Offered By Live Lekko LLC in Illinois
Along with depression treatment, I also provide therapy for anxiety, perfectionism, stress, and burnout. In addition to, counseling for women, people-pleasing, grief, and childhood emotional neglect. As an online therapist in Illinois, I can help you start living your happiest and healthiest life. Whether you are in Mahomet, Peoria, Springfield, Champaign, or anywhere else in Illinois I can help with online therapy.