Counseling For Depression
How Depression Counseling Helps
Depression can feel very confusing. You might ask, “Why am I depressed?” And never get answers. This is common. Depression is difficult because sometimes it is situational, something happened; or the past 10+ years has been difficult. Motivation to get out of bed is affected. You feel as if you have no purpose. Where is God? Is He real? Does He love me? We can help you break down depression, uncovering roots, so that it does not have to feel random or hopeless. We offer Christian counseling in Fort Worth for individuals, marriages, and families where one struggles with depression.
Individual Counseling for depression may look at your unfulfilled desires in your life, feelings of purposelessness, and any recent loss of a thing, person, or activity.
Marriage Counseling for depression may look at your expectations in marriage, learning to be a helper and one who can be helped, and engaging in encouragement.
Family Counseling for depression may engage your family dynamic of speaking and listening (or not speaking and listening) about struggles and issues.
Common symptoms for those struggling with depression
Nothing excites you
Struggling with food, either no appetite or overeating
Beliefs like, “No one loves me.”
Addiction to a substance or pornography
Lack of motivation to go to work, school, church, etc.
COUNSELORS THAT HELP WITH DEPRESSION
Both Joel Peterson and Celina Stelly specialize in helping those with depression issues. Click the schedule button to begin the counseling process.
Resources and Helps for Depression
There are many good books and short-reads out there on depression. Here is a list of resources that provide some insight and hopefully some help for you from a christian perspective.
Spiritual Depression: It’s Causes and Cures by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Lloyd-Jones is no stranger to depression. As a minister, he does a great job of theologically and extensively looking at Depression.
Depression: Looking up from the Stubborn Darkness by Ed Welch
Welch is a great thinker and counselor on the issue of depression. He empathizes with the experiences of depression and carefully gives the reader connection to God.
Hope When it Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help you Grasp God's Purpose in Your Suffering by Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton
Authors provide biblical rich encouragement, weaved into their own stories, for the purpose of connecting you and your story to God's.