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Tired of Feeling Blue?

Telephone Counselling Can Help You Beat Depression

Most of us have experienced depression at some point in our lives. The death of a loved one or pet, the loss of a job, or just a lack of sun for months can cause us to feel extreme sadness. While the depression caused by these events can go on for quite a while in some cases, most people eventually start to feel better and move on with their lives.

If you’re experiencing deep or chronic depression, however, these feelings can sometimes go on for years and rob you of your life.

It can feel like nothing matters. Your energy is so low that you are unable to get moving during the day – no matter how much sleep you get. Your motivation is lacking. Everyday tasks like housework and grocery shopping feel like they are just too much to handle.

Negative self-talk abounds. You’re extremely hard on yourself. You tell yourself you should be more successful and happier.

Yet how can you be happy when all you can think about is how bleak your life seems?

You may feel anxious and worry a lot. You may overreact to the simplest things and it affects your relationships at home and at work.

The worst part about feeling chronic depression is your world can feel hopeless.

Well, I’m here to tell you that there is hope…

You Can Overcome Depression… Telephone or Skype Counselling Can Help

The good news is that depression is the most treatable emotional condition. With counselling or therapy, depression can be overcome. Your life can become more meaningful. You can experience more pleasure, enjoyment and optimism. You can sleep peacefully and wake up refreshed and ready to go.

How do I know therapy can help you overcome depression?

It’s difficult for most to navigate depression without professional help. Many of my clients had struggled for years with depression before entering into counselling. With a commitment to heal along with my therapy expertise, they were able to beat their depression.

Depression Therapy by Telephone and Skype Can Be the Lifeline You’re Looking For

If you knew how to make yourself feel better you would have done it by now. Healing deep chronic sadness is complicated. Your brain literally gets stuck in a pattern of negativity that is extremely hard to break without help.

While it may be tempting to continue trying to deal with it on your own, it’s much easier with the support of a trained counsellor or therapist.

The benefits of depression counselling:

  • heal the root cause of your depression
  • replace negative thoughts and feelings with more positive ones
  • become stronger so that you can manovere the curve balls that life throws at you
  • feel good about yourself and optimistic about your future

While depression is challenging to overcome, it is far from impossible.

With the support of a counsellor, you can move through depression quicker than you could on your own. Others have done it, and you can too.

I was pretty messed up and depressed when I first started sessions with Daniel. Over a period of 6 months of working with him I was able to see how from my very deprived childhood I developed a set of destructive unconscious beliefs. These beliefs had to do with believing that I really didn’t deserve a rich, satisfying life. Through our talks I was able to see how my choice of a needy marriage partner that could not in turn give to me had left me emotionally and financially deprived. I was giving my needy spouse my resources and I wasn’t receiving anything in return. As we addressed these distorted beliefs I started to feel better about myself. I am now finding enjoyment in my life and have no need to be involved in depriving relationships.

– C.T., Life Coach

Telephone Therapy Has Been Shown To Be As Effective as In-Person Therapy

Not only has research shown that telephone therapy for depression is effective, because of its many conveniences, it is becoming increasingly popular. You may wonder how Counselling by telephone or Skype works. In essence, it’s pretty much the same as in-person therapy – with some added benefits.

For example, you don’t have to spend the time and money to travel to see your therapist. Instead, you can talk to me from the comforts of your home or office. In addition, you can participate in counselling with me regardless of where in the world you live.

Why Choose Me as Your Therapist for Depression?

I’ve been where you are. I have wrestled with depression in my own life. I know this experience from the inside out. With the help of my own therapist, I was able to move into healing and live a full life.

I have 35 years of experience in the mental health field, including 19 years in private practice as a counsellor and therapist.

As a psychotherapist, I’ve been trained in a variety of proven treatment methods for depression and anxiety. In fact, in many cases, some types of therapy have been shown to be as effective as antidepressants.

You Don’t Need to Suffer Anymore!

It’s time to start the healing process and get on with the rest of your life. While it may feel scary now, getting therapy for depression is the best gift you could give to yourself.

In order to get started with phone counselling all you need to do is take a step forward and contact me about phone and Skype counselling. We will have a conversation and decide if working with me would be helpful to you.

Or, if you want to find out more about telephone counselling, visit my How I Work page.

Dan Metzger is a depression counsellor who works with clients via telephone, Skype, and in person. His therapy clients come from all over Canada, The United States and across the globe to seek help with overcoming depression. Dan also offers in-person counselling in Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland,Trail, Friutvale, Salmo, Ymir, Kaslo, New Denver, Silverton, Slocan City, and Nakusp.