Depression is a fatigue like no other. No matter what we do we cannot create energy in our body and in our being. Getting out of bed and out the door feels like climbing a mountain. Responding to a text is effortful as we attempt to put on our ‘socially acceptable’ mask. Pleasure is for those lucky folks over there, but not for us in our depression.
Our team offers therapy for depression both in person and online. We would love to support your find your joy again.
What is Depression and How It Can Affect a Person
Depression can keep us isolated and separated from ourselves and others. It can disconnect us from our world and paint everything in grayscale. It can make us believe we will be trapped in this bleak existence for a long long time. We don’t feel sadness or joy, we feel numb and despondent. Sometimes the world feels so heavy we don’t know if we can continue.
You do not have to carry on alone.
You have not done anything wrong.
You deserve to feel the sunshine again.
There is hope for a brighter tomorrow.
We are here to help. Please reach out for support if you or a loved one is struggling.
Getting A Therapist for Depression in North Vancouver or Kamloops
If you have depression, it’s important to seek help. Researchers have found that the bond between you and your therapist is likely to have a big impact on your growth. That’s why it’s important to find the best therapist for you and your needs.
When you find someone you feel comfortable talking to, and you feel as though that person is invested in helping you grow and change, you’re much more likely to benefit from therapy.
It’s important to do your research, ask questions, and pay attention to your own responses in your search.
Please have a look at our team and see who might be the best fit for you.
Depression can feel like you are in a dark hole all alone. It can feel like you might never get out. You are not alone. Although counselling doesn’t always quickly remedy depression, with work over time you can get to a brighter tomorrow. Sometimes when we have ongoing depression it might be an indication of other difficulties in our lives that are eroding our spirit.
Common Symptoms include:
- Low energy
- Low appetite
- Loss of interest in activities
- Low libido
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty focusing
- Feeling disconnected from self and other
- Unable to find joy
Through connecting with one of our depression counsellors, we can explore what is leading you to or bringing you back to this heavy and dark place. Together we can work towards creating a path out towards a brighter tomorrow.
Bipolar disorder is often misunderstood. In a society that loves extroverts, when you are up — and it feels so great — others might not know you are out of balance and what will come next. The swings of bipolar disorder can feel like you don’t have a lot of control over your own emotions or that you might never get closer to feeling balanced and grounded.
Common Symptoms include:
- Times of feeling very happy
- Times requiring little sleep
- Easily distracted
- Feeling creative
- Crashing from times of mania into deep lows
- Little to no energy to do anything
- Hard to follow through on commitments and goals
You can absolutely live a wonderful life with bipolar disorder and we would love to help! With the compassionate support of one of our mental health counsellors, we would love to support you in your healing and get closer to balance.
Thinking about Suicide
If life is so painful you are thinking the only way to stop the pain is to end your life — please consider reaching out. We believe that no matter how dark it is today, brighter days can lie ahead. Please talk to someone.
If you are in crisis, please call the Suicide Hotline at: 833-4560-4566 or go to your local emergency department.