Depression has many causes. Sometimes depression can be triggered by a major life event (such as a breakup, losing your job, or making a recent move) or a past trauma (such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, a near-death experience, the loss of a loved one). Other times, depression strikes seemingly without cause and hits hard on the physiological level—according to recent research, our genes play a part in whether or not we will develop depression. Whatever the cause of your depression, one constant holds true: depression, although similar in expression to sadness, is far more severe and enduring. Sadness fades. Unhappiness becomes reclassified as depression when symptoms affect day-to-day functioning for at least two weeks.
Fortunately, depression is often a manageable condition. First, your therapist will ensure your safety, particularly if you think you might be at immediate risk of harming yourself or someone else. Then, they will partner with you to identify the source of your depression and develop coping techniques and regulatory skills through a variety of counseling approaches. Depression can feel lonely, but you don’t have to go through it alone!
Signs and Symptoms
- persistent sadness
- loss of interest in activities
- sleeping troubles
- weight gain/loss
- trouble concentrating
How does Lifeologie help?
Discuss your concerns with our intake specialists.
When you reach out to a Lifeologie, you’ll be connected with one of our Intake Specialists. In a “call center?” No way. Our specialists are each located in their local Lifeologie office and know the counselors well. Their entire job is to learn about you and what you’re looking for and to match you with the counselor who will be the very best fit for your needs and preferences.
Find a counselor that is passionate about helping you reach your mental health goals.
Our counselors are literally the cream of the crop. We get hundreds of applications every year to intern and work at our offices. Lifeologists are counselors, life coaches and overall wellness advocates who are experts and specialists in their craft. At the intern level, they have set themselves apart as incredible learners and collaborators, chasing after the highest-level trainings in the field. From EMDR to nutrition coaching to brain spotting and addiction specialists, we have you covered. Once you enter a Lifeologie office, you’ll find that we’ve carefully curated the environment to feel modern, comfortable and inviting. Counseling at Lifeologie is not your typical counseling experience – in any way.
Receive continuous support and guidance as you go on your mental health journey.
Your counselor at Lifeologie will meet you wherever you are, whether you’re just starting in counseling for the first time ever… or returning to a life-long counseling journey after a brief break. Your Lifeologist will partner with you to meet your goals. As you learn and grow, we can help you focus on overall wellness through mindfulness practices such as Psychotherapeutic Yoga or mindful eating. Wherever you are, we can come alongside and help you move forward!
Meet our specialists
Lifeologie Institute was founded in 2000 with one goal in mind — to bring a fresh, innovative approach to the everyday problems of life. Creative solutions to stuck problemsⓇ. With our unique multi-specialty, collaborative approach, Lifeologie helps individuals and families heal their wounds and break out of old, unhealthy patterns.