When depressed, our behavior towards, work, life and others change dramatically. We tend to have not only short periods of sadness but consistently demotivating thoughts. It is a period where self-esteem is at lowest ebb and we start feeling worthless. Counseling brings you up to a level where you are able to think practically yet positively.
There are many approaches to counseling. It also focuses on the way people relate with other people in their lives – how they communicate and express themselves whether a person is assertive, aggressive or meak. Satisfactory relationships with our close ones are very uncommon among those who are depressed. Counseling helps in gaining mutual trust.
Counselors also try to focus on future wellness. The main emphasis is on teaching new skills and keeping therapy brief and focused. It is an extremely hopeful and motivational form of therapy when applied skillfully.
Depending on the condition of the depressed, alongside counseling, medication may be prescribed to those who are experiencing moderate to severe depression. Antidepressants can help to ease common depression symptoms such as poor sleep, low mood, and poor concentration.
Whether it is the feeling of wanting to be alone, not knowing what to say, having extreme reactions, feeling worthless or just feeling wretched; Role of counseling is to help us come out of these and make us focus on helping ourselves.
Depression is not life-long, it is very much treatable. There are many therapies used to treat depressive symptoms. A counselor can help you decide which type best fits your needs. Rest assured, counseling is the best way to overcome depression if nothing else is working out.
Author: Vibhuti Chhibber