Everyone experiences sadness or the "blues" at one time or another.
Sometimes being sad is just a normal, brief response, like when you receive bad news about someone you care about. That's not what we mean by " depressed " and it rarely requires outside help or therapy.
However, sadness can also become overwhelming. And it seems to take over your life. Here, depression begins to replace ordinary sadness.
The economic problems in Rhode Island can certainly add to stress and worsen one's mood and lead to depression.
Some typical symptoms of depression are feeling sad or blue even when something good happens; the down mood lasts for two or more weeks; problems with sleep, appetite or energy levels; bleak or pessimistic thoughts; feeling drained or fatigued; believing that you are worthless or feeling quite guilty; difficulty concentrating; irritability; there may be thoughts of death and other signs.
Benefits of Therapy & Counseling for Depression
Through effective therapy and counseling , you can learn helpful cognitive and behavioral techniques for depression . For some examples of these strategies, please see my blog.
If depression is causing problems in your life, you can consult with Michael Adamowicz, in E. Providence, Rhode Island. He has nearly three decades of experience in treating depression and related problems.
My Therapy Practice in E. Providence, Rhode Island
With nearly thirty years of experience as a therapist, Michael Adamowicz, LICSW strives to furnish you with the highest quality, personalized and effective therapy possible.
My office is located in E. Providence, Rhode Island. All of your interactions will be directly with me. All aspects of your counseling are handled discretely, confidentially and with the utmost of care and concern.
I offer counseling for teens and adults to resolve individual, relationship and marriage problems in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
My training and practice includes psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioral therapies .
The office provides you with a safe, supportive place to discuss and explore your situation. It is conveniently located, only 2 miles from downtown Providence, Rhode Island. It is easily accessible to the towns and cities in the Providence, Rhode Island and the southeastern Massachusetts area.