Councelor/Therapist Questions Depression

How will a therapist help me with my depression?

I want to go to a therapist to discuss my feelings and emotions after the passing of my mother. I've been really depressed and I can't get over it (it happened a year ago). Do you think a therapist can help me? If so, how?

7 Answers

Grief and sadness is a natural and normal reaction/process. It may be that you have "complicated" grief or that that your sadness morphed into "depression." I'm speculating because I don't know you, but definitely you could benefit from seeing a therapist. He/she can help you explore and clarify what you're feeling, delve into your memories and how they intersect with your present and future. I think you'll do well in therapy and I wish you the best of luck!
Absolutely! Look for a therapist who is specialized in working with grief and loss. Many individuals wish they would have done it sooner!
Depends on every therapist. Try opening your mind to alternative methods such as mediums. I’ve seen a good medium do what years of therapy couldn’t do. Also a life coaching and spiritual guidance
The following link is one approach that has been proven to be helpful:
Hello and my condolences to you for the loss of your Mother. The bereavement process is different for everyone. Most people do not “get over” the loss of a loved one within a few months. They begin to heal through the passage of time, if they have a good support system. Sometimes it can take several months and a year to come to terms with the passing. Most importantly, it is good to know that there is not a “normal” amount of time that it takes. There are a lot of feelings that come-up, so there are many benefits in seeing a therapist to help you process the loss of your Mother. Therapists are trained to help an individual that is grieving to better handle the fear, guilt or anxiety that can be associated with the death of a loved one. If you are not ready to talk with a therapist, you may want to consider a Grief and Loss support group.
It depends on what the preferred treatment modality of the therapist that you would see. If they were to use CBT, which is cognitive behavioral therapy, they could help reframe your negative core beliefs and thoughts about the death by helping you process them and point out cognitive distortions, as well as providing guidance on how to handle situations that you are struggling with.
Read about Elisabeth kubler-Ross, author of On Death and Dying. According to her theory you should be on her third stage of depression. Consult with a clinical psychologist. You need help.