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Seeking Marriage Counseling to Help Your Depression

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Seeking Marriage Counseling to Help Your Depression

The rich, famous, and successful people are just as vulnerable to depression as you are. At some point in life, this condition affects around one out of 10 people due to different causes and is manifested in a variety of ways. While the exact cause of depression hasn’t been established, research suggests that one contribution could be the result of continuing difficulties and stresses.

The Reader’s Digest “Marriage in America Survey” reports that 43 percent of respondents mentioned depression as a major challenging factor in their relationship. It’s not surprising at all that even the bubbliest, well-balanced partner can be weighed down by depression. From postnuptial stresses to the birth of a child, parenthood, financial problems, workplace pressures, and even the health conditions of family members – all of these raise your or your partner’s risk of depression.

Depression Makes Unhappy Marriages

One spouse with depression is enough to make a depressed marriage. This condition has the ability to destroy a couple’s emotional and sexual intimacy, while ushering pessimism and isolation. The harmful consequences of depression do not only affect the couple but the entire family as well. Depression can blind the eyes of the affected spouse who sees and interprets everything in a negative perspective.

Meanwhile, the better half may become resentful and alone in the process. With a weary partner, more household chores to finish and the lacklustre days, he/she may feel burdened. This is how depression brings a marriage into despair, hopelessness, and resignation.

Courage and Hope to Fight Depression

It’s not easy to admit when you have depression. There is both the feeling of denial and shame. Perhaps, you think depression is a sign of your personal weakness. In truth, it is a disorder involving the body, mind, and emotions. It’s not just a little case of the “blues” because it has the ability to destroy a relationship and cause life-threatening illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.

It is unlikely that you will just “snap out of it” without treatment. Brace up because it takes courage to seek and get help. You have every reason to hold tight to that feeling of hope, especially when you and your spouse hold on to each other to fight depression together. When you finally find the courage to get treatment, you significantly increase your chance of feeling better.

More than a Ray of Hope from Marriage Counseling

Depression has its vicious way of eroding Intimate relationships. Many couples opt to leave for good. You have a better choice than that. Depression is highly treatable, but you need more than hope to restore the relationship. Seek professional help to intervene and guide you sail through the tough situation.

As a couple, you can best benefit from marriage or family counseling. Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC can help open your communication to identify the causes of depression, to explore and understand about your difficulties and how to handle life situations. Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC can help you win the battle. Call now to request an appointment.

Confidential / Private Sessions

Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, caring, and relaxed atmosphere in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst/Aberdeen/Raeford area. These independently contracted therapists/counselors assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, the independently contracted therapists with Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC are able and happy to assist you!

 

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC

Counties: Moore county, NC, Lee County, NC, Montgomery County, NC, Richmond County, NC, Randolph County, NC, Chatham County, NC

Cities: Southern Pines NC, Pinehurst NC, Aberdeen NC, Taylortown NC, Pinebluff NC, West End NC, Seven Lakes NC, Eagle Springs NC, Ashley Heights NC, Ashmont NC, Five Points NC, Wind Blow NC, Jackson Springs NC, Whispering Pines NC, Vass NC, Cameron NC, Carthage NC, Eastwood NC, Lakeview NC, Narrow Ridge NC, Robbins NC, Roseland NC, Tramway NC, Troy NC, Zion Grove NC, Biscoe NC

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Southern Pines, NC
780 NW Broad St. Suite 210
Southern Pines, NC 28387

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 246-0827 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

Choose your Therapist

  • Kristin Vernon, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Divorce, Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disorders, Coping Skills, Parenting, Family Conflict, Marital Conflict, Relationship Issues
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Gretchen Montesanto, MA, LPC, NCC

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Teens, Individuals, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Stress, LGBT, Adjustment Disorder, Motivation, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Military Spouses

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare and Cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Jaime J. Fitzpatrick MS, LPCS, LCAS

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Families and Couples, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma and Abuse Recovery, Depression, Military Life Issues, Adjustment Disorder, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Addictions, Emotional Disturbance, Coping Skills, Impulsivity, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, NCHC and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Gail Gustafson, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Adolescents and Adults, Individuals, Couples and Families, PTSD/Trauma, EMDR, Adoption, Drug/Alcohol/Substance Abuse addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Parenting, family, couples and marriage counseling
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare,Cash, HRA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, NCHC, Medicare Tricare Select and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Kathryn Wiens, PsyD. HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adult, Individuals, Couples and Families.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC