Stress can affect your brain chemistry. It can make it so that your mind processes information more negatively, more sadly, and more cynically. And unfortunately, when this occurs, your mind believes in those feelings. They feel natural, normal, and justifiable.
This is what happens when you live with depression. Stress makes you feel sadder, less energetic, and unable to feel happiness. But what’s worse is that it makes you understand it. When you have depression, you feel as though all of those negative emotions make perfect sense, and they simply represent the way the world works. Your brain convinces you that the world is a worse place, and that sadness is always around the corner.
Overcoming Depression and Sadness
Those feelings are solely the result of those changes in your brain chemistry, and the way you process information. But because they feel so real, it can be very difficult to control that depression on your own. That is why it is so important to see a Long Island depression therapist as soon as you start feeling as though your negative emotions are too hard to control.
My name is Mark Shulman, and I’m a depression therapist in Long Island, Garden City, and Lawrence. I know how hard depression can be, and I know the challenges you face in overcoming it yourself. The reality is that we are often completely controlled by our emotions, and we can start to see the world through a more negative light when we have dealt with long term stress.
That is why I provide depression therapy services for those in the Greater Long Island area. It’s my goal to help you work through these problems using an integrative approach that is tailored to your specific needs. I try to create a supportive environment, that focuses on you as an individual. We’ll go through an eclectic therapeutic approach to break through those negative emotions:
- We’ll create strategies and goals to help you think more positively.
- We’ll talk through the stresses and struggles of your past that led you here.
- We’ll work through your present and future and give ideas for creating positive emotions.
You are not your depression, and no matter how “real” depression is, it’s your brain chemistry that’s making you feel this way. We’ll use proven depression therapy tools to help you start to overcome your sadness and negative thinking, and start seeing the world as the positive, beautiful, fun place that it can be.
If you live in or near the Long Island area, and want to start working with a depression therapist in Long Island with years of experience working with men and women just like you, contact me today at (516) 732-0273, and let’s start working towards your long term health and happiness.