Depression Treatment in Pasadena, CA

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“I just want to feel happy again."

 

Depression is debilitating. While we all get down from time to time, clinical depression is a devastating experience. And sometimes, we just can’t feel better.

Left untreated, depression can painfully impact every corner of our lives:

 

You can recover from depression in Pasadena, CA!

 

The good news is over the past several decades, we’ve learned a lot about what causes depression and how to treat it. You have many options including mindfulness/cognitive-based treatment, somatic therapy, and medication. You no longer need to live a depressed life. You just need to reach out and ask for some help. 

 
 

What are some symptoms of depression?

 
  • Feeling sad or down
  • Hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in things that used to bring you joy
  • Loneliness, isolation, social avoidance
  • Apathy, difficulty wanting to do anything
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Shame, low self-esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harm behaviors
  • Substance use and abuse
  • Chronic pain like headaches or backaches
  • Overeating or undereating
  • Trouble remembering things, difficulty thinking straight
  • Anxiety, worry
 
 

What causes depression?

 
 

Many things can cause depression. People often say that depression results from a chemical imbalance in the brain. Actually, brain chemistry changes in response to many factors. If we only treat the chemicals in the brain, with medication, for example, we might overlook some of the more probable causes.

Common causes of depression include:

  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Some Medication Conditions
  • Environment
  • Loss and Grief
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Aging
  • Life Transitions
  • Natural Disasters
  • The News!
 

What should I do if I'm in crisis or having a very hard time?

 

If you or someone you know are having a hard time, it is urgent that you reach out for help immediately. If you’re having suicidal thoughts or behaviors, call 911 or get to your nearest emergency room. You can also call the national suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255. You are not alone, and I promise this horrible feeling will pass. But, you need to reach out for help right now because you don’t have to suffer. Once this crisis is over, I would be honored to work with you to find a way to live pain-free from now on.

 
 

What should I do if my partner is depressed?

 

When the person you love the most in the world is suffering from depression you can end up with a lot of emotions. You may feel sad, worried, hopeless, frustrated, and overwhelmed. That’s all normal. The good news is there are lots of things you can do. Remember to put your mask on first! Get support for yourself. Talk to family and friends. Or, get into a support group or online forum for partners of folks suffering from depression. Find yourself a therapist if needed. 

Remember that you have a powerful position as their primary person. Sometimes it only takes letting them know you notice what’s happening. That you see them suffering, and you want to help. Remember that when we get depressed, it can be very hard to reach out. Depression can cause shame and embarrassment. And to ask for help can be very scary. 

One strategy I have had several clients use is to go into couples therapy with their partner. With you by their side, they might find the support and courage they need to face the depression.  

 
 

What is depression treatment?

 
The good news is that we know a great deal about what can ease depression these days. New interventions are now available to us that incorporates mindfulness and somatic psychology 
 
For a long time now we have looked at depression as something we need to treat like a headache. Pop a pill and get rid of it. I have seen medication save lives and help many of my clients feel better fast. But, to actually treat depression in its entirety, you have to work from the bottom up, you have to work with the body. 
 
Depression is a messenger. It comes when something is wrong or missing. Therapy helps us go deep within ourselves, listen to the depression, find its wisdom, and make necessary changes in our lives. There is a reason you are depressed. Working together we can figure out what that is, and help you recover
 
You do not need to live another day with pain and hopelessness. Depression treatment in Pasadena, CA can help. You only need some help to get started.
 
 
 
 
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Start Depression Treatment in Pasadena, Los Angeles, or Sacramento, CA!

 

You can live a life free of debilitating depression. Our caring therapists can help you reclaim your life and your joy. Our Pasadena, CA-based therapy practice is honored to help you! To start depression treatment, follow these simple steps:

1. Reach Out!

Set up a free consultation with me by clicking the button below. Let’s connect in real-time.

 

2. Let’s Get to Work

A caring therapist can help you uncover your authentic self. We use compassion, somatic psychology, mindfulness, and cutting-edge neuroscience.

 

3. Live Your Beautiful Life!

A life filled with meaning, satisfaction and joy. Relationships that are deep, safe and life-long. 

 

Other Services Offered by Dr. Chris Tickner, MFT

Depression treatment isn’t the only service offered at our Pasadena, CA-based therapy officeOther services offered include anxiety therapyindividual therapy, trauma therapy, couples therapy and marriage counselingsomatic therapy, and group therapy. We also provide online therapy throughout California. For any other questions, please visit our FAQ page.

 
 
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