Therapy for Depression
Have you experienced a loss of pleasure or meaning in life? Do you feel hopeless, helpless, or lost? Has your energy begun to dwindle, making even the simplest day-to-day activities feel impossible? Have you had changes in your appetite or your interest in intimacy or friendship?
If so, you might be struggling with depression, and I am here for you.
My name is Jennifer Wagner, and I work with teens and adults from all over the city of Austin who struggle with depression – people just like you – because each of us deserves to feel happy, hopeful and connected to others in a meaningful way. My mission is to provide a safe, healing environment where your stress and pain can be shared and where you can gain the tools and understanding you need to move forward.
If you or someone you know are interested and ready to get started, contact me today. I would love to hear from you! Or, read on to learn more about depression and how therapy can help.
Do I need therapy for depression?
Depression is incredibly common.
Most adults will experience depression at some point in their lives, and it’s one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. Fortunately, depression is very treatable, especially when the symptoms are caught early on. Depression is much more than just “feeling depressed” or sad. Rather, depression is a health condition that affects the whole person and those around them.
You can recognize the symptoms of depression by watching for warning signs, such as:
Severe depression can lead to thoughts of suicide and self-harm. If you or a loved one are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, seek help immediately by calling 911 or the Mobile Crisis Team at 512-472-4357.
Some of the most common causes of depression include:
- Work stress
- Loss of a relationship
- Death of a loved one
- Significant life changes (e.g., going to college, changing careers, getting married)
- Financial stress or unemployment
- Experiencing an injury or serious medical condition
- Having a baby (postpartum and perinatal depression)
- Changes in diet or medication
- Unhealthy habits
- Losing one’s sense of purpose or motivation
If you or a loved one have been struggling with depression – don’t wait. Get the help you need and contact me today.
How can therapy for depression help?
Depression tends to feed its own symptoms.
For example, as you feel less energized and motivated, you might withdraw from others. As you withdraw, you begin to lonelier and more disconnected. As your feelings of isolation increase, you might feel less hopeful, less supported, and more negative and critical.
Much like a bad habit, the cycle of depression reinforces itself and becomes stronger over time. Some people are also more at risk for developing depressive symptoms than others, especially those who lack adequate social and emotional support.
Therapy for depression is specifically designed to help people escape the cycle. Therapists provide encouragement, education, and support as you begin to take critical steps on the path to wellness. Therapy for depression can help you learn how to:
- Break free from the cycle of depression
- Make healthy habits and break bad ones
- Be active and have energy
- Cope with stress more effectively
- Find new purpose and meaning in life
- Take action and make real change happen
If you or a loved one are struggling with depression, please contact me and ask about setting up a free initial phone consultation.
What does therapy look like with Jennifer Wagner?
As a relationally-oriented therapist, my passion is in building connection. My job is to help you feel seen and heard, to offer support and compassion, and to utilize my experience and clinical expertise in ways that produce real change.
My work is highly individualized to fit your needs. It is grounded in the latest research in neurobiology and attachment, which means I like to identify and help to transform the underlying processes that make up your experience. I also draw on a variety of helpful tools from systems theory, DBT, CBT and strategies that raise awareness of the mind/body connection.
Feel free to read more about me here!
All of our sessions are completely confidential and held in the comfort of my office here in Austin, Texas. I work with teens and adults from all over the area, and I would love to work with you!
You deserve a life that is not limited by depression. You deserve to be happy and to look forward to good times and fulfilling relationships. You are worth the time and effort it takes to get the help you need.
Together, we can make it happen. Contact me today to get started.
Interested? Let’s work together.
Thank you for your interest! If you would like to learn more about me and how I practice, check out my About Me page. If you have questions or would like to sign up for your first session, let’s connect!
500 Grace Lane
Austin, Texas 78746