To feel sad is human. And a persistent depressed mood can significantly impact one’s ability to be present and engaged in one’s life. Depression can create barriers to how we engage with ourselves, those close to us, and the world around us. Depression looks different for each individual. Some signs and symptoms that are important to pay attention to include:
Depression in children and adolescents
When children are experiencing a persistent depressed mood, it can present in both expected and unexpected ways. While children may exhibit symptoms similar to adults with depression, they may also develop behaviors that can be confusing and misinterpreted. They may also lack the cognitive development and emotional vocabulary to express their experiences.
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How therapy can help
Therapy is an opportunity for clients, children and adults alike to develop insight and perspective; to build skills, courage, and resilience; and to take risks to build tolerance, flexibility, and acceptance of emotions, thoughts, and identity.
Each person comes to therapy with their own experience and perspective. We take great care to partner with you and/or your child to develop an approach to treatment that meets your unique needs.
Our therapists are committed to building a genuine and sincere connection with our clients and believe therapeutic work can only be done in the context of a safe, therapeutic alliance. Our team has extensive training and experience in working with both children and adults who are living with depression. Alexandria Place Therapy is made up of clinicians with diverse clinical backgrounds and expertise to promote finding an ideal therapeutic fit for each client.