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Depression Therapist: All You Need To Know

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

The cases of depression are surging, and there are several reasons behind it. However, the general public's awareness of mental health concerns is growing compared to the early days. In addition, mental health's importance has grown as our lives have become more stressful and hectic. It leads to the need for consulting a professional depression therapist and getting back to everyday lives.

Suicide has become more common as a result of these causes, attracting judicial attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey, over 47,500 suicide fatalities occurred in 2019. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States.

Given the rising awareness about mental health concerns, numerous independent mental health experts, including Dr. Laura Calnan, have formed a clinic to benefit people's needs. She is well-known for her ability to cope with anxiety, sadness, and other challenges.

What is depression?

Depression is a severe medical condition that has a detrimental impact on how you feel, think, and act. It is, thankfully, curable. Depression produces feelings of melancholy or a loss of interest in previously appreciated activities.

It can cause a range of mental and physical difficulties, as well as a reduction in your capacity to perform at work and home. It is often confused with being sad. However, sadness is not the same as depression. They also differ in significant ways:

  • In grief, unpleasant sensations come in waves that are frequently intermixed with happy recollections of the departed. As a result, mood and interest (pleasure) are reduced during most of the first two weeks of severe depression.

  • Self-esteem is generally preserved through times of grief. On the other hand, feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing are frequent in severe depression.

  • When thinking about or daydreaming about "joining" the departed loved one, thoughts of death may arise. Thoughts of suicide characterize major depression as a result of feeling worthless or unworthy of life.

How can a depression therapist help?

With the advancement of medical science, depression has become curable. However, one cannot cure oneself. Individuals need the help of a counselor, and this is where a depression therapist steps in.

A therapist first understands the type of depression an individual is going through. Once they figure out the types of depression, they can help in multiple ways, including:

  1. They help in pinpointing the painful events that lead to the root cause of depression. In addition, they help in changing the way clients think about circumstances.

  2. Professionals help clients set realistic life goals for their future that fuel them with motivation and help in reducing the overall negative impact.

  3. Therapists also identify the distorted positive thought process and unhappy behavioral patterns. Once they understand common ways, therapists help in better recovery with medical support.

  4. Depression professionals also help clients develop coping mechanisms with symptoms and make individuals more aware of their actions.

In addition to the above activities, these experienced professionals help in multiple ways. For example, Dr. Laura Calnan follows a personalized approach towards tackling depression and its root cause.

Depression Therapist

How to book an appointment with Dr. Laura Calnan?

Get in touch with Dr. Laura Calnan at 818-331-1131 to book an appointment. Or, you can also drop an email at to know more about our programs. No one should overlook the symptoms of depression, and they should take immediate action to lead a better life.

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