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How to Find the Right Depression Counseling for You

Deciding  to try depression counseling is a difficult one. However, once the decision is made, it is time to find the right depression counselor for you or your loved one. There are thousands of options available, from online counseling to counseling practices, probably all located in your area. So, how do you choose what is right for you? Consider the Individual You will want to consider who will be the recipient of the counseling. If it is you, you will want to think about what makes you the most comfortable in a counselor or counseling practice. There are many things Read more
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Depression Counseling: Understanding The Different Types of Depression

As with other types of illnesses, depression can take shape in many different forms. Some of the most common types of depression are: -Major Depression: This is the type of depression that affects all aspects of your life. Work, hobbies, sleep and even your eating habits. Episodes of this type of depression can last anywhere from months to years. -Dysthymia: This low intensity mood disorder has less severe symptoms than major depression. Even though dysthymia is not totally disabling, it can last for longer periods of time. -Bi-Polar: This is far less common than the other types of depression and Read more
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Depression Counseling Plano TX: The Link Between Abuse And Depression

Many people, children and adults alike, go years and years without understanding the causes of their depression. Depression counseling often brings up past feelings and experiences that sufferers have knowingly or unknowingly suppressed. One of the more widely seen traumas that causes depression is that of abuse; both physical and emotional. The definition of abuse is to “treat a person with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly”. Just take a look at the staggering statistics regarding abuse in just the U.S. alone. -On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. Read more
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Questions to Ask During Your Depression Counseling Session

Depression counseling can seem overwhelming at first. You may be emotional, trying to find a depression counselor that fits your needs. Before you choose, you should know which questions to ask during your first counseling session. We have compiled a list of great questions for you to use in preparation for your session. At Insight Child & Family Counseling, we want you to feel comfortable with your treatment. Give us a call today with any questions you may have as well. What kind of approach do you use? This is a great question to ask your counselor. Each counselor is Read more
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Sleep And Depression: When To Seek Out Counseling

There is no doubt about it; sleep disorders and depression are definitely linked. Sleep disorders affect one in three adults at some point in their life. However, its important to note that sleep disorders don’t CAUSE depression. Its just a combination that you see often. There are two types of sleep disorders that you’ll find most often with depression; insomnia and oversleeping. Lets talk a little about each. 1. Insomnia is an inability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. For some who are suffering from depression, overwhelming feelings of sadness, hopelessness, guilt or grief cause their minds to continually run, Read more
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What Does Depression Counseling Look Like?

Sometimes, we go through seasons in our lives where we need to reach out for help. Whether it is a death in the family, a money situation or we are simply finding life difficult to cope with; the answer may lie in depression counseling. Depression affects millions of people sometime during their life. It is more common than most realize. Even though depression is so rampant, there are many who don’t understand the benefit of specialized depression counseling.  Here is a look at depression counseling and what you can expect with a trained and specialized counselor.   Depression Counseling Looks Read more
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4 Myths and Facts About Depression Counseling

There are many different opinions when it comes to depression counseling and therapy. Unfortunately, counseling tends to be a hush hush topic of conversation and not hastily talked about due to the myths surrounding it. Depression counseling is a tool that can be used and should be used to prevent and combat depression. Due to the opinions out there, counseling can sometimes have a bad reputation. It is important to understand the myths surrounding depression and then the actual facts in order to fight this reputation. Depression counseling can truly help those in need of the service. It is time Read more
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Depression Counseling: What To Do When Parents are Depressed

Most everyone has heard the phrase, “When momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”. As silly as the phrase might seem, you have probably experienced this very same thing in your family. The honest truth is that children can sense when their parents are not operating at 100%. And that is okay. Parents are not robots and immune to bouts of depression or anxiety. However, it is important that as parents you make sure your children understand what is going on and how they can help. 1) Make sure your children understand that they are not the “cause” of the depression. Read more
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Navigate Your Way Back With Depression Counseling

Depression Counseling may be just what you need to find your happy self again. Depression can range from mild to severe and until you know what you are dealing with, there is no road to recovery. Working with a trained counselor can give you peace of mind that you have someone on your side, fighting the battle with you. For more info on warning signs to depression or to reach out for help for yourself or a loved one, visit us online at or give us a call at 972-426-9500.  Don’t resign yourself to fighting this battle alone.  Call Read more
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Depression Counseling: Working Through A Cancer Diagnosis

For people who are diagnosed with cancer, there is a progression of emotions that starts with fear and panic and that almost always ends with a temporary or permanent sadness and depression.  In depression counseling, I have worked with patients who have dealt with, or are dealing with, the effects of a cancer diagnosis and I know that even those people who normally have an upbeat, positive outlook on life can have an understandably-negative reaction to the words, “You have cancer.” Cancer Changes Everything A cancer diagnosis may not result in the death of the person who is diagnosed, but Read more