December 2022

How to Beat the Winter Blues: Counseling for Depression

Many of us start to experience a familiar feeling of sadness as the days get shorter and the temperature drops. Previously "low-lift" activities like social gatherings, workouts, and maintaining our multiple inboxes now cause inconvenience and dread. Our motivation and focus have decreased drastically, and we feel unusually tired and foggy. Because it's human nature to numb ourselves, before we know it, we've entered a destructive spiral of anxiety, avoidance, and humiliation. Recognized treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder include psychotherapy, antidepressants and light therapy used in combination or individually (depending on your situation). SAD is a depressive episode that occurs [...]