Depression 

Signs and Symptoms

The ironic thing about depression (mild forms, typically) is that sometimes people don't even know they're experiencing it. There is such a thing as high-functioning depression, where a person will get the tasks they need done for the day, but then they won't talk to friends, make food, do laundry - basically, they do what needs to be done for their 'job,' but nothing personal. That aside, there's also people who know when it flairs up, how it feels, and how it impacts them in daily life. For these people, depression might also get in the way of any work-related performance. The signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • apathy, indifference, or ambivalence

  • feeling numb

  • changes in sleep patterns (way too much or not enough)

  • hopelessness

  • loss of interest in activities that used to be pleasurable

  • irritability, more 'sensitive' than typical, excessive crying

  • social isolation

This is not an exhaustive list. Other things can pop up, but these are very common. If you have some, but not others, that doesn't mean you don't have depression or aren't struggling with it. 

How does counseling help?

Counseling is shown to be effective in helping people work through depression.  Part of depression is chemical/biological. In other words, there are chemicals in your brain that aren't functioning right. Another part of depression, however, is cognitive/mental. This is where counselors come in. There are certain styles of thinking that can, quite literally, create depression for people. The Center for Mental and Sexual Health’s counselors are trained to recognize these styles of thinking and help you to incorporate new ways of thinking, in order to alleviate symptoms of depression, as well as prevent it from coming back full force. 


More About The Center

The Center for Mental and Sexual Health helps the members of our community thrive!

The design of our practice is to meet the needs of our communities by offering a variety of counselors with diverse backgrounds and specialties. Our counselors all vary in their expertise, working with clients from 14 and up, on a wide range of issues. It is essential to us that we set you up to succeed and that we pair you with the therapist who will be the best fit for you. We are constantly growing our specialties through education and practice to provide quality therapy for those who seek it.

What Will You Pay for Counseling?

Counseling is a fee for service program and The Center accepts all major forms of payment.

Initial and follow-up session costs $150 we don’t charge different rates, it’s just easier that way. You and your therapist will discuss the recommended number of sessions during your initial contact based on your unique situation.

The Center accepts certain Employee Assistance Programs. Typically, if you’re using this type of program, you’ve been referred to our practice. Please inquire with our intake specialists to see if your EAP is accepted.

Therapy is an investment in yourself and getting help with things that hold you back in your day to day life. With self-pay we are not required to have a diagnosis for continuing services and that takes away insurance companies control over you. This allows you to retain privacy and not deal with pre-existing conditions. We never share records with anyone you do not specify. If you do need to use your insurance to help with the cost of therapy, we can provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance for Out of Network reimbursement of services.

Your Next Steps

It is completely within your reach to cultivate a life that brings you peace. You can find purpose and meaning in this new era and design a life around the things that are important to you.

Ultimately, taking responsibility for the outcome of your life is the surest sign you are ready to handle the variety of life. The Center for Mental and Sexual Health is here to help.

Call +1 (941) 444-0570, send an email to info@mentalandsexualhealth.com, or click the Request Appointment button below to schedule your counseling session today.