Christian Counseling for Depression

Feeling sad is normal. What happens when that sadness develops into something persistent and profound? This is the struggle of depression – when we can’t shake the sadness or it overtakes life. If you think you may be struggling with depression, Carlsbad Christian Counseling is here to help in that journey.

Do I have depression?

Depression can be difficult to properly identify. There are dozens of symptoms of depression and they can manifest in many ways. Below are some of the most common signs of depression:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness that do not go away

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Fatigue

  • Overeating or lack of appetite

  • Lack of interest in activities or social relationships

  • Frequent or persistent headaches, nausea, or other pain

  • Loss of, or decreased, libido

  • Concentration and memory problems

  • Irritability

  • Anger outbursts

  • Anxiety

  • Suicidal thoughts

Depression can range in severity from mild to severe. No matter the severity of your depression, we can help. We can also advise on any alternative treatment options such as medication or in-patient treatment, if necessary.

How is depression treated?

First and foremost, we take a Christian perspective on depression. We acknowledge that depression is real. Many Christians have been told they “just need to pray more “or “read the Bible more” to cure their depression. That will not happen here. We will keep God at the center of our treatment with prayer, Scripture, and proven techniques customized to each person. Treatment may include:

  • Bible Study

  • Family Therapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Prayer and Christian Spiritual Practices

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

We will also equip you with tools for managing emotions that will help you throughout your life.

If you’re struggling with depression, or think you are, we’re here to help. Give us a call or contact us online to take the next step.