Depression

Do you feel alone, stuck, or hopeless?

 

Are you struggling to find motivation or purpose in life?

 

Does it feel like, no matter what you try, nothing seems to help?

You are not alone.

My name is Quddus Fujita Maus, LPC, and I created Bearing Witness Therapy to help people just like you.  We serve adults in Boulder, Denver, and Longmont who are struggling with depression because everyone deserves a life worth living

 

If you are interested and ready to sign up for your first session, contact us today.  Read on to learn about depression and how therapy can help!

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What is depression?

More than 1 in 14 adults in the U.S. struggle with depression – it’s one of the most common mental health issues in the world. 

 

And yet, many people mistake or ignore the signs of depression.  They believe they are “just tired.”  They feel irritable, on-edge, or apathetic.  They try to tell themselves that they are fine, that they “should be happy,” even when they aren’t. 

 

Depression is a health condition that affects the whole person and those around them:

*Severe depression can lead to thoughts of suicide and self-harm.  If you or a loved one are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, seek help immediately by calling 911, and contact me as soon as possible to get treatment.

 

Depression holds you back from your hopes and dreams.  It disrupts relationships, derails career success, and deteriorates your overall health.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.

 


 

Depression often shows up after a major stressor:


•    Loss of a loved one
•    Going to college
•    Changing careers
•    Getting married
•    Financial stress or unemployment
•    Experiencing an injury or serious medical condition
•    Having a baby (postpartum and perinatal depression)
•    Breaking up with a partner
•    Spiritual or faith crisis

However, depression can also be caused by changes in diet, medication, and physical wellbeing. Depression has been found to run in families (both by nurture and nature).  And sometimes, depression can show up “out of the blue” for seemingly no reason at all.  

Regardless of what caused your depression, you deserve support.  Psychotherapy is the first line of treatment for depression because it truly works.  No matter how long you have struggled, no matter bad things might seem, therapy can help.

 

How can therapy help?

 

Once it starts, depression makes itself worse.

 

Therapists call this the “downward spiral.”  The symptoms of depression slow the mind and body down, so we begin to feel less energized and motivated.  We withdraw from others, so we become lonelier.  We become more negative, hopeless, and overwhelmed.  Psychotherapy (also called therapy or counseling) for depression is all about breaking free from the downward spiral. 

 

Therapy provides a safe, confidential space for you to feel understood and supported.  Therapists help you discover effective coping skills and self-care strategies to help reactivate your mind, body, and relationships life.  You have a chance to rediscover yourself and find new meaning and purpose.  

 

No one should struggle in silence.  You deserve care and support.  You deserve a chance to live well and reach your goals.  

Contact us today to get started.

What does therapy look like at

Bearing Witness Therapy?

 

We are here for you!

Bearing Witness Therapy is dedicated to providing outstanding therapeutic care for people from all over Boulder (where our office is located) as well as Denver and Longmont.  Each session is fully confidential and tailored to help you meet your goals. We strive to help you feel understood, supported, and cared for as you work to enhance your wellbeing.  

Our practice utilizes therapy techniques drawn primarily from Gestalt and Hakomi therapy, both of which focus heavily on the present moment (rather than dwelling on the past) and your mind-body experience. The body is able to access more of the conscious mind than we realize, and so we utilize body centered modalities to help you gain deeper awareness.  

Therapy for depression can help you learn to:


•    Be active and have energy
•    Practice mindfulness 
•    Develop stronger attunement to your body
•    Set new, sustainable habits 
•    Find new purpose and meaning in life
•    Take action and regain your sense of control

I call my practice Bearing Witness Therapy for a reason.  

We all experience suffering and hardship in life.  We all endure moments where we feel helpless, defeated, and broken.  We ride the ups and downs of life as best we can.  And yet, all of these experiences are harder to carry when we carry them alone.  We believe in the healing power of having someone to lean on, someone to bear witness to the hurt and heartache you are facing.  

You deserve nothing less.

Interested?  We are here for you.

Interested in learning about us?  Want to hear more about how we can help?  Contact us today - we would love to hear from you. 

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Quddus Fujita Maus LPC

3775 Iris Avenue, Suite 6

Boulder, CO 80301

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