In Person and Online Therapy Sessions Available | (616) 309 0737
2460 Burton St SE #101, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
In Person and Online Therapy Sessions Available | (616) 309 0737
2460 Burton St SE #101, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Depression Therapy

Do You Feel Overwhelmed By A Persistent Feeling Of Sadness?

Do you struggle to find pleasure in activities that used to bring you joy? Is it challenging for you to maintain a positive outlook on life? Have you experienced a lack of motivation or loss of interest in your goals for the future? 

Perhaps you feel as if you’re going through the daily motions of life without any real purpose. You’re probably experiencing emotional detachment from your environment and those around you. Maybe this has put a strain on your relationships. Or maybe you’re always second-guessing yourself and questioning whether you’re good enough.

All you want is to break free of your isolation and experience healing and happiness again.

Depression Symptoms Come In All Shapes And Sizes

People living with depression experience various symptoms. Maybe you’re enduring:

  • Loss of interest
  • Irritability
  • Increased irritability, frustration, or restlessness
  • Excessive feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or self-criticism.
  • Trouble concentrating, making decisions, or remembering things.
  • Feeling emotionally numb or detached from oneself and others.
  • Withdrawal
  • Crying spells 
  • Overwhelming and persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness.

Depression can leave you feeling lonely and powerless against it, but the truth is that you are strong and capable of overcoming it. While it may not seem like it now, therapy can provide the tools and support needed to break free from depression and rediscover joy in life.

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woman on hilltop with hands up looking joyfulYou’re Not The Only One— Depression Is More Common Than You Think

Depression is a pervasive mental health issue that impacts people across various demographics without discrimination of their age, gender, or socioeconomic status. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the primary cause of disability worldwide, affecting over 264 million people globally as of 2021. In the United States, in 2020 alone, approximately 21 million adults, (8.4 percent) of the U.S. adult population, experienced at least one major depressive episode within the previous year. (1)

Various Social And Cultural Factors Often Foster An Environment Where Depression Can Develop

In some cultures, there may be a stigma associated with mental health issues, including depression. This stigma can discourage people from doing what’s best for themselves and seeking help, leading to delayed treatment and worsening depression symptoms. 

Intergenerational trauma such as abuse, neglect, or discrimination within specific communities may also contribute to a higher prevalence of depression. Economic factors, such as unemployment, underemployment, or financial instability, can be major stressors fueling depression. 

Additionally, there may be disparities in access to mental healthcare facilities which can pose a significant barrier to addressing depression and other mental health issues.

Regardless of where your depression stemmed from, with the right support and guidance, you can experience significant progress in managing your symptoms and reclaiming your life. It’s crucial to remember that depression is a treatable condition, and seeking help is a courageous step toward finding yourself again.

We Specialize In Depression Treatment So You Can Experience A Brighter Future

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Therapy gives you a safe environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and emotions without being judged. In this space, you are heard and validated. 

Sessions can provide a structured, safe, and supportive framework for you to better understand your depression, develop effective strategies for managing it, and work toward long-lasting treatment. 

We are committed to helping you experience a gradual reduction in depressive symptoms, improved emotional regulation, increased self-awareness, and a greater sense of control over your life. 

Ultimately our long-term goal is that you find relief from depressive symptoms and enjoy                              a much improved well-being. At Evolve Therapy Group we work to equip our clients with the tools and skills they need to feel more like themselves again.

Our Tailored Approach Toward Depression Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) allows you to identify and challenge negative thought patterns contributing to your depression. Through structured exercises, you will be able to develop plans to engage in pleasurable activities and utilize thought records to track and reframe unhelpful thoughts. Additionally, goal setting, exposure and response prevention, and relaxation techniques are emphasized to effectively manage depressive symptoms.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for depression incorporates mindfulness skills which allow you to stay present and reduce emotional reactivity. Alongside mindfulness, emotion regulation strategies are taught to help you understand and have better control of your emotions. These evidence-based approaches provide you with practical tools and insights to navigate depression, fostering a path toward well-being and finding happiness despite its challenges.

We also incorporate motivational interviewing which focuses on enhancing motivation and commitment to change by exploring indecision and discrepancies between current behaviors and desired goals. 

Narrative Therapy is another helpful modality that aims to rewrite negative self-narratives and construct empowering life stories. 

Additionally, we use psychodynamic therapy during sessions which delves into unconscious conflicts and early life experiences to address underlying emotional issues that may be contributing to your depression. 

Depression is a scary and complex mental health condition, but we want you to know that you are not alone. Our experienced therapists can help support you along your journey toward healing from depression. Life no longer has to feel heavy and exhausting—with therapy, you can move forward.

Perhaps You Are Considering Depression Therapy But Still Have A Few Concerns…

How long will it take for therapy to work?

The duration of therapy varies from person to person, and there are no guarantees of immediate results. It’s a process that involves commitment, understanding, and addressing the underlying causes of depression. Some people experience improvement relatively quickly, while others may require more time. Consistency in attending sessions and practicing skills learned in therapy can contribute to steady progress.

What if I don’t connect with my therapist or feel comfortable sharing?

It’s important to find a depression therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can establish a strong therapeutic bond. If you find that you don’t connect with your therapist after a few sessions, we will work with you to find the therapist that will be the best fit for you. We are here to help you in whatever way possible throughout your therapeutic journey.

Will my therapist diagnose me—and will that diagnosis affect my future?

Your therapists may provide a diagnosis as part of the assessment process, which can help guide treatment and planning. It is important to understand that having a mental health diagnosis does not define you or determine your future. It is confidential health information, and in most cases, it does not need to be disclosed to others unless you choose to share it. The focus of therapy is on improving your mental health and well-being.

You Can Look Forward To A Promising Future

If you are struggling with feelings of sadness, worthlessness, hopelessness, and a lack of motivation, it’s time to take a stand against depression. Evolve Therapy Group can treat your depression symptoms and guide you toward a purposeful and happy life. For a free 15-minute consultation or to find out more about how our approach to depression therapy can help you or your loved one please call (616) 309-0737.


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