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Eva Van Prooyen,  MFT 

Therapy for Couples, Individuals, & Adolescents

Depression

  • Do you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early?
  • Do you find you can't sleep enough or you sleep too much?
  • Have you lost interest in the things you normally like to do?
  • Do you have feelings of helplessness or guilt?
  • Do you find it difficult to concentrate or focus for extended periods of time or that previously easy tasks are now difficult?
  • Are you having difficulty controlling your negative thoughts?
  • Have you lost your appetite or find you can't stop eating?
  • Do feel constantly irritated or become enraged at small things - and this is new for you?
  • Do you have thoughts that life is not worth living, or have a plan how you would end it?


Everyone occasionally gets the blues or feels sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days. When a person has depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both the person with depression and those who care about him or her. People dealing with depression often have difficulty with their sleep (either too much, not enough, or waking up too early), loss of interest in favorite activities, feelings of guilt or hopelessness, low energy or fatigue, difficulty concentrating, significant weight change, irritability, constant sadness, or thoughts of self harm or suicide. Depression is common and can be serious, and most that experience it need treatment to get better. Research shows therapy is the treatment of choice for depression and can be used alone or in combination with medication or other treatments - get the help you deserve - contact Eva Van Prooyen, MFT (805) 845-4960