264 million people around the globe, regardless of age, suffer from depression. It is a common mental disorder worldwide and raising awareness is the key to approaching the burden of this disease. Depression is treatable if mental help and counseling are sought right away.
If not, it can greatly affect a person’s performance at work, school, and put strains on relationships. Worse, if depression is left untreated it can lead to suicidal thoughts. Did you know that 800,000 people in the world commit suicide every day due to depression? That is why raising awareness about depression and overcoming the stigma of seeking mental help is important.
What to Expect
Here at Kentucky Counseling Center (KCC), our team of mental health providers offers Depression Counseling to the community of Louisville, KY, and the nearby areas. Know more about depression, its signs, and how the Depression Counseling of KCC can help you or a loved one overcome depression.
What Is Depression?
Depression in simple terms is a mental health condition that can negatively affect how a person feels, thinks, and acts. In short, a depressed individual may feel sad all the time and lose interest in doing daily tasks. Depression can affect a person physically, emotionally, and mentally.
What Causes Depression?
Depression is caused by more than one reason. It’s a pent-up of overwhelming emotions due to life challenges and stress. The common reasons why a person can become depressed are:
- Death of a loved one
- Work-related problems
- Overwhelming school work
- Loss of employment
- Income-related difficulties
- Traumatic childhood experiences
- Traumatic events (like a car accident or war such as in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Relationship problems
- Poor coping mechanisms
- Unhealthy suppression of anger
- Life-threatening diseases (such as the diagnosis of COVID-19 or cancer)
- Hormonal problems
- Alcohol and illegal drugs abuse
Symptoms: How Do You Know If You Are Depressed?
The symptoms of depression can manifest in many ways. Males and females may show it differently. Children, teens, and young adults may show symptoms in different ways. Not all these symptoms may show, it is different for everyone. This list can give you an idea if you’re experiencing depression or help detect if a loved one is going through it.
General Symptoms of Depression:
- Feeling sad most of the time for two weeks or more
- Feeling overhwlemed with sadness
- Loss of interest in activities enjoyed before
- Low libido or loss of sexual appetite
- Eating disorders (binge eating or loss of eating appetite)
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Changes in sleeping patterns (unable to sleep or oversleeping)
- Feeling physically weak or lack energy
- Having difficulties in concentrating, thinking, and making decisions
- Suicidal thoughts
When to Seek Professional Help When Feeling Depressed
The best answer to this question is: It is time to seek help from mental health professionals when you feel depressed and it’s starting to affect eating, sleeping, and behavior patterns.
If the depression starts to affect work, school, relationships, and everyday functioning, it’s not healthy. Receiving the appropriate counseling, psychiatry, or therapy is the fastest way to get past depression. If you’re from Louisville KY or the nearby areas, you can get it here at KCC.
Let Our Team of Mental Health Professionals Help You
You may be wondering what types of approaches and help are offered by Kentucky Counseling Center Louisville, KY. Here’s what you should need to know. At Kentucky Counseling Center or Louisville, KY, we have therapists who have the experience, knowledge, and skills to deal with any type of depression.
Our team of mental health professionals:
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
- Family Nurse Practitioners
- Case Managers
- Community Support Associates
- Peer Support Specialists
Through our years of experience in taking care of the mental health of the residents of Louisville, KY, and nearby areas, we have formulated programs that are proven effective.
What to Expect
With just a click here, you can book an appointment with our therapists, counselors, or psychiatric nurse practitioners who specialize in treating depression. Our services are available for Louisville and other residents of Kentucky. We have a client-centered approach treatment plan to help you get your life on track and help you navigate a healthy pathway to recovery.
Depression Counseling in Louisville KY
We offer one of the largest networks of mental health care professionals in Kentucky with KCC Direct. Our online mental health program allows you to get the mental health care you need in a way that has never been more convenient. Connect to a provider using any device with internet access- phone, tablet, or computer. All services are available for children and adults who live in Kentucky. Some services are available for Ohio residents.
Our client-centered approach to mental health targets your strengths and works with you to get your life on track. Our mental health professionals are here to empower your efforts and help you make life decisions for the better through individualized care.
Our Online Mental Health Service Options
- Kentucky Medicaid Plans
- Major Insurance Plans
- Credit Card
Click below to schedule your telehealth appointment through KCC Direct. Your mental health doesn’t wait until it’s convenient to get better so why should you? We provide you with professional long-distance mental health care so that you don’t have to worry about transportation or finding the time to get to an appointment.
Once we receive your request, we will contact you as soon as possible to set your day and time. Appointment requests are processed M-F 8-5 pm.
“I started KCC because I was frustrated with my father’s experience getting treatment for schizophrenia. When he finally found someone that could help, there was a 6 month waiting list and the doctor didn’t accept his insurance. Mental health care should be easy to find and affordable to receive.”— Matt Grammer, LPCC-S Founder & CEO
KCC Mental Health Services Include:
- Anxiety Therapy
- Depression Therapy
- Psychiatry with an Experience Psychiatrist
- Case Management
- Adult Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Teen Counseling
- Individual therapy
- Adolescent counseling
- LGBTQ counseling
- Couples counseling
- Group therapy
We also offer online therapy or professional counseling for obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, social anxiety disorder, mood disorders, postpartum depression, separation anxiety, eating disorders, and any other mental health issues.
We are also here for guidance with life transitions, anger management, stress management, to boost self-esteem, traumatic life events, relationship issues, behavioral problems, parenting issues, professional support on how to lead a meaningful life.
Seeking Help At KCC Louisville, KY
If you’re in Louisville, you don’t have to leave your home to see a therapist from KCC. You can schedule your appointment through our KCC Direct Telehealth Care Services.
Do not wait for any form of anxiety to let you live a happy and productive life. The Telehealth Care services of Kentucky Counseling Center provide anxiety counseling in Louisville, through long-distance mental health services just a few clicks away.