Annapolis Depression Therapist
Depression changes your life.
Simple tasks like unloading the dishwasher or getting groceries can seem overwhelming, and socializing can be painful. You may feel apathetic about what used to be your passion, and some days, you don't even recognize the person looking back at you in the mirror.
We treat and help you understand your depression, so you can get back to fully living your life and feeling like yourself again.
Our depression therapists' in Annapolis approach
It's our mission to give you hope and help you feel better.
To do this, we employ therapists that are specialists. This targeted approach helps you feel better quickly, while building skills for sustainable change.
Additionally, your comfort is important to us. We know that therapy is intimidating, so we want to make the process as easy as possible. Your relationship with your therapist is crucial to your success, so a nonjudgmental atmosphere is essential. It's our priority to create this space for you.
Finally, we offer services that help your mental and physical health. We believe in a holistic approach to treatment, including lifestyle changes that can help you improve your overall well-being.
If you'd like to meet one of our Annapolis depression therapists, contact us below to schedule your intake session.
What to expect
We don't want you to feel overwhelmed by starting therapy. It's a brave step, but it can feel scary!
Our intake process is simple to reduce overwhelm.
Learn more about our therapists, to find the right fit for you. You can view our therapist’s bios here.
Schedule an intake session. Not quite ready to book yet? Our therapists also provide a complimentary 15-minute consultation.
Attend your intake session. Intake sessions are all about getting to know you—what's going on, what's bothering you, and what goals you have for therapy.
Start therapy. During therapy, we'll get to the bottom of what's really bothering you. It can be challenging, but your therapist is there to comfort and guide you.
If you're ready to take this next step, set up your intake session by clicking below.
Depression therapy FAQs
Depression is often misunderstood. Below, we'll clear up a few questions you may have.
Is depression psychological or physical?
Although most people consider depression to be only psychological, depression has physical effects as well.
When you're depressed, you may feel excessively tired and sluggish. Maybe you gain or lose weight quickly. You might even experience body aches and pains or digestive problems. We want to help you address both the mental and physical effects of depression. As your therapist, we will probably encourage you to implement lifestyle changes to improve the physical symptoms of depression.
Try to eat well, get an appropriate amount of sleep, take walks, and more. We know it's hard, but we believe these things will make a difference.
Why am I depressed?
Some people believe that depression is merely the result of chemical imbalances. The truth is, depression is much more complicated than that. There are many possible causes of depression, including:
Biology. People with depression appear to have physical changes in their brains.
Trauma. Early losses and emotional trauma may leave individuals more vulnerable to depression later in life.
Triggering life events. At some point, nearly everyone encounters stressful life events. When genetics, biology, and stressful life situations come together, depression can result.
Genetics. Depression is more common in people whose blood relatives also have this condition.
And more! The truth is, we may not always be able to identify the cause of your depression, as it may be complex and multi-faceted. As your therapist, we will do our best to understand potential causes, while simultaneously empowering you with the skills to manage the effects depression is having on you today.
Can I cure my depression?
Some people struggle with depression throughout their lives, while others struggle with more episodic or situational depression.
Ultimately, our goal as your therapist is to help you manage and treat your depression. We understand that you are probably seeking help because your depression is holding you back in some way. We want to work with you to overcome the debilitating effects of depression, so you can lead a life full of meaning and purpose.
Which therapist can help me with my depression?
Learn more about our trained depression therapists at Cedar Counseling & Wellness, to get started on your path to healing.
Start overcoming your depression
It may feel hopeless, but it's possible to feel better.
Schedule a consultation with one of our depression therapists in Annapolis when you're ready to take the next step. We're here to answer any questions you have about depression therapy and how it can help you.