Healing Depression

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Depression doesn't have to be
a permanent condition.
Start healing today.


Depression Counseling is the top specialty of Morning Light Counseling, the most frequent reason why people choose to receive counseling here.  In a time when depression has grown to epidemic levels in men, women, teens, and even children, an effective healing path out of depression is more important than ever. 

There are many approaches to treating depression, and some are more effective and enduring than others.  The treatment process at Morning Light Counseling is designed to increase your personal strength, independence, and resilience, as you learn step by step how to overcome depression and related challenges. 

The strategies used in depression counseling here are drawn from the most-researched, effective strategies for deep, enduring emotional healing. These strategies include:  Cognitive therapy,  skills training, positive psychology, bibliotherapy, and lifestyle modification.  

Depression doesn't have to be permanent.  There is a well established path through and out of depression, and into a happier, more fulfilling life.  It consists of clear, simple steps, that you can start taking today.

Depression Counseling 
generally consists
of 3 fundamental stages:

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Step 1: Identify

Step 2: Replace

Step 3: Assimilate

In Step 1, you and your counselor identify factors contributing to your depression. These may include: 1) hurtful life experiences; 2) negative thought patterns; 3) problem behaviors; and 4) negative relationship patterns. 

In Step 2, your counselor helps you develop replacement strategies for each of the negative factors identified in Step 1. You learn how to trade in your negative thoughts, behaviors, and relationship patterns for more positive, productive strategies.

In Step 3, with your counselor's support, you practice applying these new patterns in your life, until they become familiar and comfortable for you. As you become confident and consistent in applying these new patterns, life becomes happier and more fulfilling.

Through these 3 steps, with your counselor's guidance and support, you trade in old depressive patterns for new ways of feeling, thinking, and living.  Over time, therapy fades out as you become confident in maintaining these happier, healthier patterns on your own.


 

Emotional Healing

- Depression Recovery
- Overcoming anxiety
- Getting past grief and trauma
- Conquering an addiction

Get Started Today!

Schedule an apppointment today, to begin your journey of healing and positive growth.

Counseling services are available by phone, Zoom, or in-person at the office in Sandy, Utah.

Make the rest of your life
The best of your life!

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Joy Cometh In the Morning

Morning Light Counseling is designed to extend light and hope in the midst of stormy, perilous times.
While much is amiss in the world, there is also much to celebrate, much to rejoice in. 
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (Psalms 30:5)

Carrie M. Wrigley, LCSW, smiling in soft morning light, beside a healing path - "Joy cometh in the morning."

Carrie M. Wrigley, LCSW