The counselors at Sage Wellness have expertise in helping you learn techniques to reduce and manage symptoms of low mood and depression. It is common for symptoms of depression to occur as a result of a genetic predisposition, or as a reaction to difficult life events. Rates of depression have tripled during COVID-19 so if you have noticed symptoms for the first time, or even a return of symptoms, this is understandable. Symptoms often come and go for weeks to months at a time, before subsiding for a while. However, symptoms can be chronic for many. It is common for our clients to begin therapy with the following concerns:

  • Feeling unhappy or sad for no reason
  • Lack of energy, motivation or concentration
  • Feeling hopeless, helpless or stuck in life
  • Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep in the night, or waking up early
  • Disinterest in activities and people you used to enjoy
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Reduction in productivity or feeling more slowed down by tasks
  • Disliking or hating yourself, low self-esteem or negative self talk
  • Canceling plans, not returning texts/calls, and isolating yourself from others
  • Feeling irritable
  • Contemplating suicide
  • Family or friends expressing concern or sharing you don’t seem like yourself

In therapy, we provide foundational information regarding the role and symptoms of depression. We help you identify triggers and patterns to your depression symptoms. Along the way, we teach you specific interventions tailored to reduce low mood and depression and create more meaning and purpose in your life. You can begin feeling and living differently today! We utilize a variety of cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused, motivation interviewing, and mindfulness to help you challenge negative thoughts and utilize coping skills that help you feel your best again.