Depression can range from being unable to shake off a nagging feeling to absolutely debilitating, but I am ready to take a dive deep with you to the time and circumstances when your worldview became shaded a certain way. Or we can choose to dissect your most-avoided task into many nano-tasks to keep you moving forward in your life. Though "feeling down" is such a general term, let's talk about what could help you "get up" even if it's not your first time.
"There is nothing to fear but fear itself" may sound very distant, but facing our avoidant behaviors and recounting why we cope the way we do is a firm foundation to help ourselves get away from letting anxiety take control of our lives. Let's fight back anxiety through Cognitive Behavioral lenses with positive change in our minds.
SFBT has helped my clients find temporary behavioral fixes, and led to great insights for a deeper more underlying issue at the fundamental level. However, life goes on for all of us and we don't often have room to fit anything bigger into our weekly schedule. It would be a great start if you are unsure about starting counseling at all. Many of my clients started with this model and have returned after life gave them a more urgent need to fix the underlying issue.
CBT has helped most of my previous clients pinpoint the source of their concerns. I am most familiar with this method of exploration as do 90% of modern clinicians. This has been the go-to therapy when treatment other options fail.
In making changes in clients' lives, it is absolutely necessary to face our fears and avoidances. During a session with me, you can choose to handle every aspect of your confrontation. You can choose to face it when you are ready, which aspect you want to deal with, and how you want it to change the way you handle the encounter. This controlled exposure you have in a session with me will help you deal with the very real concerns in your life.