Do you often find yourself feeling sad, empty, or distressed?

You are most likely struggling with depression, and it's time to reach out for help.

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Depression is a globally common disorder that affects millions of people and that’s just in the United States. Many of us who struggles with Depression do so without revealing to anyone that they are in pain. You do not have to face it alone. Counseling is a proven way to get the help you need.


Professional counseling for depression

The first and most crucial step in dealing with any issue is acknowledging the problem and reaching out for help. You can find your path to healing with a professional counselor who listens, guides, and attends to your emotions with no judgment or criticism, only acceptance.

How can OVC help?

Although depression may have been with you for a while, there are many effective treatments to help relieve the symptoms of this disabling disorder. At Online Virtual Counselors, our experienced therapists specialize in various diagnosis and provide online therapy using diverse modalities and treatments that are personally based on our patients’ needs. You do not have to face it alone. More importantly, the essence of our therapy model is based on the values of caring and personal engagement, both of which are crucial in the healing journey of those struggling with a mental illness.

What is depression?

Depression is a mood disorder, also known as “major depressive disorder” or “clinical depression.” However, despite the different types and levels of depression, its main symptoms are usually expressed in constant sadness, hopelessness, and harmful thoughts. This disorder has a destructive effect that negatively impacts our daily functions and activities and prevents us from feeling any sense of joy and optimism. 

Common symptoms of depression may Include:

  • Feelings of sadness, despair, loneliness, or emptiness.
  • Changes in appetite (eating less or more) accompanied by weight gain or loss.
  • Significant sleeping disorders including difficulty falling or staying asleep.
  • Loss of or low energy.
  • Low self-image and negative thoughts about yourself.
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating, and making decisions.
  • Suicidal thoughts.

Types of treatments OVC provides:

Behavioral Activation Therapy

Thismethod aims to reverse the downward spiral of depression by encouraging you to seek out experiences and activities that give you joy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Thismethod focuses on changing specific negative thought patterns so that you can better respond to challenging and stressful situations.

Interpersonal Therapy

This method focuses on identifying and improving problematic personal relationships and circumstances directly related to your current depressive mood.

Problem-Solving Therapy

This method is a form of CBT that teaches how to solve real-life problems and deal with stressors contributing to depression.

Self-Management/Self-Control Therapy

Thisbehavioral therapy method trains you to lessen your adverse reactions to events and reduce your self-punishing behaviors and thoughts.

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