Depression counseling helps those who suffer from a number of conditions that are thought to be influenced by genetics and may be caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the body and brain. When balanced correctly, these chemicals help to control and moderate mood. However, this type of condition can also be triggered by stressful events such as a loss (death, breakup, divorce) and by abuse or illness.
There are many different categories of depression such as major depression, dysthymic disorder, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), bipolar disorder, teen depression and others.
Major Depressive Disorder is more popularly know as Major Depression and is identified by the fact that it is disabling and prevents a person from functioning normally. It prevents a person from being able to work, sleep, study, eat, or enjoy life.
Dysthymic Disorder (dysthymia) is long term depression that is less severe but can prevent normal functioning.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition many people experience in the winter months, when exposure to sunlight is reduced.
Bipolar Disorder is a condition where there are extreme mood swings. Once called manic depression, it is thought to be triggered by a chemical imbalance in the brain. It is identified by the cycling mood swings from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression).
Bipolar Disorder can be managed with medication and the Diebold Behavioral Counseling, i.e. D.J. Diebold referral team includes a consulting psychiatrist who has years of personal experience with the medications used for this condition. Treatment options have been in use, on the market, and used successfully.
During adolescence the body goes through a lot of changes. Teens have a hard time and when faced with other challenges in the home, in school or from social groupings and depression may become an issue.
Depression can also be anger turned inward, so it is important to learn to process these feelings with various techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
There are other venting processes that can help with desensitization to traumatic experiences such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
Contact D.J. Diebold at our Arizona counseling center to learn more about how our depression counseling services can help you or someone you love.
It literally took an Act of God to get me to counseling. I was really scared and didn’t really trust that any counselor could help. I’m so glad I made myself seek help. It’s made a world of difference.- Charlie F.
I’ve thought about calling you almost every month I’ve picked up a chip. I haven’t had a drink since the night before I first came to see you…I remember sitting there with nothing but defeat and telling you I had no faith that it would be different “this time.” You told me it already was– that it was written all over my face…I hope you are well and thank you again for the boost and redirect you gave me.- D.M.
I had an issue with painkillers (opiates). What started as a lower back injury from working out turned into an addiction to vicodin and percocet..I’m proud to say, after months of counseling with DJ I am clean and sober and love my life again… If you need help with addiction, or are scared to talk with your family and friends, I strongly suggest you contact Diebold Behavioral Counseling. DJ Rocks!!!- Beth K.
Finally after seeing multiple counselors and at the end of my rope, I met someone who was able to get through to me. After a lifetime of off and on alcohol abuse and multiple DUIs, DJ helped me get my life back, emotionally, spiritually and physically as well as my personal and professional life and relationships. In my opinion, DJ is a true lifesaver!- Patrick P.