Low Grade Dread & Drudgery
Depression = not caring, right?. Wrong.
Depression is unique to each person. For you, it probably looks like a valiant struggle to stave off indifference, ambivalence, and apathy. Sure, for some people it looks like not being able to get out of bed (sometimes for days or weeks at a time) – but for you, it looks like getting out of bed every day but rarely feeling excited about what the day holds. Mental health professionals often refer to this as “high-functioning” depression – but don’t let the name fool you, just because you can function through it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t interfere with your quality of life.
Depression can be low-grade dread.
Depression can be chronic-but-not-debilitating drudgery.
In therapy, I can help you discover the roots of your apathy depression. Sometimes, depression is a way to protect against caring too much and winding up hurt. Or a way to make sure people don’t forget about you. Maybe it’s left-over hurt from things that happened earlier in life – things you’d do anything to ditch and be done with already.
Whatever it turns out to be rooted in, my clients learn that the only way through…is through. Together, we’ll find our brave pants, put ’em on, and listen to the story your depression is trying to tell. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it can make.