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  • Writer's pictureDr. Laura Calnan

Lesser-Known Ways a Depression Therapist in Van Nuys Could Help

Have you been depressed for what feels like a very long time and it hasn’t gone away? Does it seem like even when you should be happy, you’re still depressed? This is more common than many people realize. With the last year that all of us went through, it makes sense that many would feel depressed. If you have depression that just lingers on, Dr. Calnan, a depression therapist in Van Nuys, can help. The truth is that there are some benefits to going to therapy for depression that many folks may not be aware of.

Feeling Better at Night

There are some folks who, when they’re depressed, sleep. However, there are many other people for whom their depression keeps them getting a good night’s rest (or, in many cases, any rest at all). Worse, not getting enough sleep can also make you more depressed, thus perpetuating a vicious cycle. By working with a depression therapist, you may find that you’re able to get to sleep quicker as well as for a longer period of time.

Feeling Better at Work

When many people think of “depression,” they tend to think of something that only occurs sometimes. But, when you’re really struggling with depression, it goes everywhere you do. That includes work. If you’re really battling with depression, it makes all the sense in the world that your work would suffer, despite your best efforts. It’s all too easy (yet perfectly understandable) to lose focus, to make simple mistakes, or even just to have not enough energy when dealing with depression at work. Again, failings at work can then make you more depressed, thus perpetuating the cycle. Receiving treatment for your depression can benefit you in many ways, whether you’re at work, at home, or anywhere else.

Taking Control

Someone struggling with depression is less likely to feel like they’re in control. If you’re constantly having to deal with intrusive, negative, depressing thoughts, it can sap your energy to the point where even basic, simple tasks (such as cleaning, getting the mail, taking out the trash, etc.) can feel like something that’s an onerous task. A therapist can help you to identify what’s behind these negative thoughts and then question them, ultimately replacing them with more realistic and positive thoughts. That can help your life in any number of ways, not the least of which is putting you more in control.

More Than a Depression Therapist in Van Nuys

Depression is one of the most common mental health concerns, but it's far from the only one that Dr. Laura Calnan can help with. Over the years, she’s assisted so many in helping folks not only overcome depression, but also in helping their body, mind, and spirit overall. She’s currently taking new patients. You can meet her in person or through a remote video session. You can contact her through our site or you can give her a call at (818) 331-1131.


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