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THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION

Are you burned out, unmotivated, or down?  Have your thoughts become negative and self-critical?  Do you feel helpless, hopeless, or lost?

 

If so, you may be struggling with depression - and I can help.

 

My name is Devin Dutson, LCSW, and I provide therapy for depression for teens and adults from all over the Pleasant Grove area (Lehi, American Fork, Orem, Provo, Spanish Fork, Salem, Payson, and beyond) as well as online therapy for people all over Utah.  I founded my practice, Compass Mental Health Services, to help people just like you overcome, thrive, and reach new heights.

Sadly, many people ignore or misread the warning signs of depression, such as:

  • Hopelessness

  • Loss of interest or pleasure

  • Negativity, worthlessness, or guilt

  • Irritability or anger (especially in kids and teens)

  • Feeling down or frequently sad

  • Loss of energy or motivation

  • Unintentional changes in weight or appetite

  • Suicidal thoughts*

  • Difficulty with sleep (too much or too little)

* Suicidal thoughts are very common in people with depression and should be taken seriously.  If you or a loved one feel unsafe, please contact the Utah Suicide Prevention Hotline and seek professional help immediately.

 

Many people mistake these symptoms of depression as laziness, rudeness, or even “normal.”  So many people with depression remain untreated and unsupported – but it doesn’t have to be that way.  If you or a loved one are struggling, therapy can help.

How does therapy for depression work?

 

Depression can be caused by many different things. 

 

You might begin to feel depressed after losing a loved one, a job, or your health.  You may become depressed before, during, or after pregnancy (perinatal depression).  You might even start feeling depressed “out of the blue,” for seemingly no reason at all. Other common thoughts associated with depression are:

Regardless of what causes depression, the symptoms tend to make themselves worse over time.  Depression tends to slow down the mind and body.  As you feel more tired, sluggish, and unmotivated, you probably won’t feel like doing some of the things you enjoy.  As you lose your sense of drive, you may feel less productive, valuable, or worthwhile. 

 

Therapists call this the downward spiral of depression.  Before you know it, the symptoms can take over your career, your relationships, and your wellbeing.  Left unaddressed and untreated, the downward spiral can ruin an otherwise happy, healthy life. 

Therapy is the first line of treatment for depression because it disrupts the downward spiral. 

 

Therapy can help you activate your mind and body, break free from negativity, and rediscover your sense of purpose.  You deserve a chance to be understood and feel supported.  You deserve a chance to build a life that matters.  You are worth it. 

What is therapy for depression like with Devin?

 

I am here for you.

 

All therapy sessions are completely confidential. I am able to hold therapy sessions online for safety and convenience at this time, if that is preferable to you.   You and I will work collaboratively to help you reach your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible.  I strive to help you feel understood, supported, and cared for as you work to enhance your wellbeing. 

 

Let’s Find Your Compass.

 

It’s more than just a name. 

 

Too many of us feel lost, stagnant, and uncertain.  I founded Compass Mental Health Services because everyone deserves a chance to find their purpose, their mission in life.  I want to help make that happen. 

Are you interested in signing up for your first session?  Don’t wait!  I would love to hear from you.

 

I work with teens and adults from all over Utah: Pleasant Grove, Lehi, American Fork, Orem, Provo, Spanish Fork, Salem, Payson, and beyond. 

 

If you have questions or would like further details, let me know!    

Office Location:

1404 West State Rd. Room 205
Pleasant Grove UT 84062

 

Office Phone:

307-254-3407

If you are ready to get started, contact me today.  Read on to learn more about depression and how therapy can help.

 

Do I need therapy for depression?

 

According to the CDC, depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the United States.  Research also indicates that a majority of kids and adults will experience at least one episode of depression in their lifetime. 

I want to help you understand the underlying thoughts and feelings that hold you back from the life you want.  I want to help you process negativity, unload from stress, and reach a place of freedom.  I want to help you find direction and purpose despite the challenges that life has thrown your way. 

 

As you make progress in therapy for depression, you can learn to:

  • Break free from the downward spiral

  • Manage and reduce suicidal thoughts

  • Rebuild your relationships

  • Make tangible progress towards your goals

  • Restore your sense of spirituality and hope

  • Use coping strategies that actually work

  • Practice self-compassion

  • Regain your sense of purpose

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