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Depression services offered

Depression, a common mood disorder affecting an estimated one in six people in their lifetimes, causes feelings of hopelessness and loss of interest that aren’t easy to shake off. Serving patients in Katy, Texas, Cari Lister LPC provides virtual counseling visits to help you learn coping skills for your depression symptoms. To schedule an appointment, call Cari’s office or book online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a prevalent mood disorder that causes negative thoughts and emotions for at least two weeks. Its symptoms can have a major impact on your well-being and productivity, causing significant changes in your previous level of function. 

Most people with depression experience a loss of interest in the topics and activities that usually engage them. You might also see a decline in your productivity at work, school, or home because of your feelings of sadness or emptiness.

Despite the hopelessness that depression often brings, it’s important to acknowledge that there are ways to manage the condition. Cari Lister LPC welcomes you in for individualized counseling for depression and other mood disorders.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression symptoms vary slightly from person to person, but many are especially common. It’s often more than just a state of sadness, which many people assume it to be. It includes both mental symptoms and some physical signs too. 

You should consider scheduling an appointment with Cari Lister LPC if you experience persistent:

  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Low energy or fatigue
  • Crying
  • Trouble with concentrating or making decisions
  • Appetite or weight changes
  • Physical aches and pains with no clear cause
  • Self-harm
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

You experience depression differently based on your age and other life circumstances. Feelings of sadness or hopelessness often have no singular cause. However, depression can develop due to past trauma, medical conditions, substance use, or hormone levels, among other factors. 

How can I manage my depression?

Managing depression works best with individualized care and counseling. Cari welcomes you to regular virtual counseling appointments where she evaluates your symptoms and well-being. She chooses counseling strategies based on the impact depression makes on your life, including options like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy. 

During your sessions with Cari, she supports you as you develop coping mechanisms for your negative thoughts and emotions. Then, if she thinks you’ll benefit from medication, she can refer you to a prescriber who can add antidepressants to your comprehensive treatment plan. 

Lifestyle changes also often play an integral role in managing depression. Cari helps you find ways to manage stress, regulate your sleep, and cut out any unhealthy habits that impact your mood. 

If you experience symptoms of depression and want to explore counseling to manage it, schedule an appointment by phone or book online today.