Many individuals at some point in their life struggle with feelings of depression. Symptoms of depression often include loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, social isolation, lack of concentration, feeling sad or empty, and even recurrent thoughts of death.
Professional counseling often can help individuals assess the extent of their symptoms and assist clients in learning new ways of dealing with the stressors of life. A Pathways Psychological Services individual counselor or licensed psychologist can also help those whose depression is based on irrational thinking to change old interpretations or thought patterns and replace them with more rational ones. If medication is warranted, your individual therapist will assist you in a referral for a medication evaluation from a licensed psychiatrist or other medical doctor.