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Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC

Counseling & Mental Health Clinic located in West Sahara & East Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV

Depression affects nearly 20 million people every year in the United States. The mood disorder alters how you feel, think, and behave. At Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dennis Smith, CPC-I, offers patient-centered counseling for depression. He takes an integrative approach and combines wellness with medical counseling to improve your mood and well-being. To schedule a consultation for your depression, call the office or book an appointment online today. In-person and telehealth appointments are available.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and despair. Depression not only affects how you feel about yourself but also interferes with your thinking and behavior.

Depression is common and affects millions of people of all ages every year. The mood disorder may develop from biological, environmental, genetic, and psychological factors. 

You may be at risk of developing depression if it runs in your family.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Symptoms of depression vary but usually occur daily for two or more weeks. Common symptoms include:

  • Sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness
  • Disinterest in activities or hobbies
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Angry or irritable
  • Change in sleep habits
  • Change in appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Poor decision making
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Aches, pains, or digestive problems with no clear medical cause

Some people only develop depression once during their life. However, it’s not uncommon for people to experience multiple mood disorder episodes at various times throughout their life.

When should I seek help for depression?

If you or someone you love has symptoms of depression, contact Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, to schedule a consultation. 

Dennis is an experienced and compassionate counselor and provides evidence-based treatment and therapy to help you feel more like your usual self.

For a depression diagnosis, you must be experiencing symptoms of depression every day for at least two weeks. However, if your symptoms are new or intermittent, you may still benefit from counseling at Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC.

How is depression treated?

When struggling with depression, you may feel as though all hope is lost. But depression is treatable, and Dennis can develop a treatment plan that improves your mood and perspective on life.

Treatment for depression may include a combination of antidepressant medication and psychotherapy. Getting treatment early for your depression may improve the effectiveness of your treatment plan. 

Dennis takes a patient-centered and integrative approach to therapy. His goal is to identify the root cause of your mood disorder. He then uses various evidence-based therapeutic techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or problem-solving therapy, to treat your depression.

Dennis works closely with your health care provider to ensure continuity of care.

Depression isn’t forever, and getting help now may mean you will feel better sooner. Call Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, or book an appointment online today to get help for your depression.