• Do feel sad most of the day?
  • Are you procrastinating too much?
  • Do you have thoughts of dying?
  • Do you feel physically and mentally drained?
  • Do you avoid people and places you once enjoyed?
  • Are you grieving?
  • Are you using substances to numb the pain?

At some point, everyone experiences low mood, sadness, grief, anger, and procrastination. However, when these problems persist, they can interfere with your life. Depression may become so intense that you find it difficult to get up, engage in work or hobbies, or interact with friends and family. You may isolate from people, feel sadness for most of the day, lose interest in once pleasurable activities, feel significant grief, experience physical ailments, and may even have thoughts of dying.

Depression is one of the most common psychological problems. Approximately, 20% of Americans have experienced a depressive episode in their lifetime. Women experience depression more commonly than men. Unfortunately, the majority of people who have depression do not seek professional support. Untreated depression can lead to a deterioration of one’s mental and physical state and even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Depression Types

There are different variations of depression, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, persistent depressive disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. Each of these disorders varies in intensity and symptom presentation. Depression frequently co-occurs with many other conditions, including anxiety, addiction, cancer, hypertension, and diabetes.

Depression forms from a sophisticated interaction of one’s history, brain, body, and social world. Genes and physiological processes can precipitate the onset of depression. Your childhood experiences and caregiver relationships affect how depression manifests in later years. Traumatic experiences, such as abuse, increase the chances of developing depression.

Learning how you became depressed is an important part of the therapeutic process. With this insight, you can apply effective coping mechanisms and skills to relieve emotional pain and suffering.

Signs of Depression:

  • Depressed mood
  • Loss of interest in activities or relationships
  • Appetite fluctuations
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Feelings of guilt and shame
  • Inability to focus
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Irritability, frustration and anger
  • Negative self-image
  • Grief and loss
  • Avoidance of people and places
  • Physical ailments such as insomnia, chronic headaches, and digestive issues
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Relationship conflict

Online Depression Counseling

Online counseling with a psychologist can help you overcome depression. Dr. Mazzei, a depression specialist and health psychologist, fosters a compassionate space in which you can feel supported to make the necessary changes to relieve depression. You will identify how you became depressed, develop life skills to cope and to make enduring life changes. Therapy with Dr. Mazzei is about understanding, healing and thriving.

Within the comfort of your own home and personal space, you will develop personalized strategies for coping with your emotional challenges and find the solutions you need for a better life. Online depression treatment has been found to be just as effective as in-person counseling. You will be able to form the same connection and trust as you would going into an office. Your therapy sessions will be conducted using a HIPAA compliant video platform.

Get Started with Online Depression Help

If you have any questions regarding therapy, please contact our office. We are happy to talk with you or explain how counseling might be beneficial to you. You may also schedule a consultation with Dr. Mazzei now.