Depression Counseling for Millennials & Gen X

You just don’t have the energy anymore. And mornings are the hardest. Every day when your alarm goes off, you lie in bed dreading your never ending to-do list. Maybe nothing significantly has changed over the last few months but it seems that life is so much harder now. Maybe it has been an increase in family or work responsibilities and commitments causing you to feel more strained. Or maybe the cumulative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the blending between work and home. But something is different. 

If you had time to actually think about it, you’ve probably been feeling this way for a while now. You’ve thought about seeking depression counseling and dismissed the idea on a few occasions. The truth is you have become an expert at hiding the sadness and insecurities you have been experiencing—even from yourself. But now, you are afraid the cracks you feel on the inside might be beginning to show.

Ironically, few—even your closest friends—would know how badly you have felt lately. You think they probably wouldn’t understand or that they have their own problems to deal with right now. Plus, they’d probably only remind you of all the great things you have going on in your life, which you already know and feel guilty about not being able to appreciate.

You feel exhausted and depleted. You do not have the energy to fully engage with family or friends. You no longer have an interest in the activities that used to excite you. You believe you might be giving too much to others and receiving too little in return. You know something is wrong but you don’t know exactly what it is or how to fix it. More than anything, you’ve reached a point where you’re afraid you won’t be able to keep looking and acting the part.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.

~ Howard Thurman

Depression Counseling for Millennials & Gen X

You just don’t have the energy anymore. And mornings are the hardest. Every day when your alarm goes off, you lie in bed dreading your never ending to-do list. Maybe nothing significantly has changed over the last few months but it seems that life is so much harder now. Maybe it has been an increase in family or work responsibilities and commitments causing you to feel more strained. Or maybe the cumulative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the blending between work and home. But something is different. 

If you had time to actually think about it, you’ve probably been feeling this way for a while now. You’ve thought about seeking depression counseling and dismissed the idea on a few occasions. The truth is you have become an expert at hiding the sadness and insecurities you have been experiencing—even from yourself. But now, you are afraid the cracks you feel on the inside might be beginning to show.

Ironically, few—even your closest friends—would know how badly you have felt lately. You think they probably wouldn’t understand or that they have their own problems to deal with right now. Plus, they’d probably only remind you of all the great things you have going on in your life, which you already know and feel guilty about not being able to appreciate.

You feel exhausted and depleted. You do not have the energy to fully engage with family or friends. You no longer have an interest in the activities that used to excite you. You believe you might be giving too much to others and receiving too little in return. You know something is wrong but you don’t know exactly what it is or how to fix it. More than anything, you’ve reached a point where you’re afraid you won’t be able to keep looking and acting the part.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.

~ Howard Thurman

How We Help | Depression Counseling

At Charism Counseling Center, we provide depression counseling for clients in Chicago. We will work together to identify the root causes of your depression. We will explore past traumas—intergenerational and relational—which might also be contributing to feelings of depression. We will reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness and reconnect you with people and activities that bring you joy. You’ll feel more engaged and hopeful about your life and your future.