The Treatment of Common Depression through Online Counseling
The treatment of common depression through online counseling is a wonderful addition to the mental health field of services. Online counseling is readily available for those who may not have easy access to traditional face to face office visits, such as those who live in rural areas, those who are home bound or those who simply don’t have the time to take off from work. From the comfort and privacy of your own home, you can access a professional counselor skilled in the treatment of common depression. Online counseling is available via email, or live chat, or telephone, and even video webcam.
Depression is, unfortunately, very common. Depression needs to distinguished from sadness. Sadness is natural human emotional response to loss. It runs its course. Depression, on the other hand, is generally brought on by the ways in which we tend to think about our situation. Research into the field of cognitive behavior therapy has outlined several distorted or mistaken patterns of thinking which typically generate depression. The treatment of depression often then involved exploring, examining, and disputing, some of the erroneous patterns of thinking, beliefs, interpretations, that we hold, and that which bring on common depression. For example, we can often find ourselves depressed when we think some situation is never going to change. But, the belief, or thought, that it will never change is unrealistic, because ‘never’ is an absolute forever statement, and life is not like that. Granted, a situation may remain as it is for a while, but it is terribly unlikely, in fact impossible, it will remain so forever. To realize this then tends to diminish the depression as the reality of potential change becomes more evident.
The treatment of common depression through online counseling is a viable approach, and worthy of your consideration. But, consider first that what you experience as depression, may not be depression at all! View our blog post ‘Are You Depressed? Or Is It Something Else?‘
If you would like to work with us on the treatment of common depression through online counseling, contact us. Or, if you know you would like to start right now, give us a call. We are also available for video webcam counseling services.