Feeling sad, isolated, unmotivated, or overwhelmed seems to be common responses to life in an active city like New York City. We are required to always be “on”, handling hundreds of tasks simultaneously as you drown in work and familial responsibilities. Depression is a common experience here in NYC. Signs of depression can include fatigue, sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, irritability, difficulty concentrating, loss of interest in your hobbies and relationships, and feelings of hopelessness.
Whether you’re feeling unappreciated or unseen in the work environment or disregarded in your other relationships; feeling like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders without anyone to depend on can feel very lonely, helpless, and discouraging (especially in an over-crowded city that can feel like there’s no space or place for you- both physically and metaphorically).
Depression can be anger toward inward; internalizing the fiery flames of anger that inflicts ferocious pain until you implode into your own ashes. Depression often times occurs when there are unresolved family of origin issues, loss and grief, past memories of childhood trauma or wounding, and repetitive patterns of unhealthy, hurtful conflict in relationships. Depression can often be linked to a person feeling stuck and unable to fully grasp the plethora of emotions that are too scary to face.
Depression Counseling in NYC
Seeking counseling for depression can help you manage your symptoms of depression and work with you to gain an improved understanding of the origins and triggers of your depression.
Are you holding onto narratives about yourself that are self-sabotaging?
Are you feeling invisible at work, marriage, or familial relationships?
Are you struggling with setting boundaries for yourself?
Treatment for depression can help you focus on rediscovering who you really are, empowering yourself to find what interests and motivates you, holding compassion for all the different parts of yourself and growing to accept you for the miraculous being you are. Therapy can help you process past wounding in relationships, and re-focus your energies on asserting responsibility over your joy to cultivate inner-peace. Mending past wounding can really revitalize your energy.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
– Maya Angelou
You don’t have to sit in silence with your depression. Therapy can support you and provide a safe space to explore the darkest parts of yourself. There is no such thing as perfection, and you above all are also worthy of your own attention and affection. Self-love, self care, and self-preservation is vital to fulfilling your life’s purpose.
Treatment for Depression, NYC, Midtown East
At Midtown Marriage and Family Therapy, we provide individual therapy and couples counseling for clients suffering from a wide range of concerns, including depression. Depression can erode the quality of relationships and often times individuals struggling with depression also seek couples therapy and marriage counseling. We are here for you and will help you decide what step if right. You can phone us at 917-968-5599 or send us an email.