Sometimes it feels like I’m invisible.
What is the point of my being here?
No one hears or sees me.
Will I ever feel less alone and down?
No one can relate to how I am feeling.
Does anyone care?
Often I find those suffering from depression experience depression because they are so internally critical and hard on themselves they fall into despair. Or they have been living the majority of their lives to please others instead of themselves.
But on the other side of feeling hopeless, despair, and like life will never improve, is change. Change happens when you are given a safe space to challenge false beliefs, be fully yourself without judgment, and have someone to push you towards the change you want to see.
Knowing who you are and what you want in life helps you move from despair and hopelessness to hopefulness and fulfillment.
Setting boundaries with those you love and genuinely expressing yourself is a part of the growth needed to live a more fulfilling life. As new relationships begin to grow and form, others accepting you for who you are is transformative and healing.
It starts by having a safe space to process what your wants and needs are. It begins with the process of differentiating yourself from your environment and discovering yourself on a deeper level.
No matter your story, your thoughts, and feelings are valid. Maybe throughout life, your feelings have not been validated. This has been internalized as that your needs and wants in life do not matter. You have lived the majority of your life pleasing others instead of living life the way you need for life to feel fulfilling.
This happens through discussing how you felt growing up in your environment, how you were treated throughout your childhood, and what false messages and false narratives you have believed throughout your life.
These are difficult feelings. Maybe you’ve tried opening up to others about them, but it ended with them trying to give you a “quick solution”, “easy fix”, or the dreaded “Why can’t you just look on the bright side?”
Maybe you’ve tried other therapists, but it just wasn’t the right fit. At this point, you might be wondering whether you’ll ever find someone who truly sees and supports you.
Let me be that person for you. I’ve experienced depression, and I truly enjoy helping others find a way out and move on to a happy, fulfilling life.