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Psychotherapy is usually the first form of treatment which is suggested to treat depression. At the time of this treatment, a person suffering from it talks to a trained and licensed depression psychotherapist Berkeley who helps an individual to identify and work towards the factors that might be triggering the depression.

Most of the times these factors get combined with chemical and heredity imbalances in the mind to trigger depression. Taking care of the psychosocial and psychological aspects of depression is just as imperative as treating the medical cause. 

How does psychotherapy help to treat depression?

Psychotherapy is useful for people suffering from depression and helps to:

  • Understand and identify the events or life issues such as a death in the family, medical problems, divorce or a job loss that leads to depression and help them to make them understand which aspects they can improve or solve.
  • Understand the emotions, behaviors, and strategies that contribute to the depressed state of a person.
  • Learn techniques with the help of trauma counseling Berkeley to cope up along with the skills to solve problems.
  • Regain pleasure and control in life.

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One of the worst things a parent can endure is seeing their own child (or someone else’s child) abused, whether physically, emotionally, or sexually.

As rare as we want to believe this phenomenon is, studies show that as many as one in four girls, and one in eight boys, is victim to some form of child abuse.

Doctors and teachers are mandatory reporters and must report any instance of suspected child abuse, but this doesn’t always get anywhere.

Children, too, are hesitant to speak out for fear of ridicule or shame. In many cases, the abuse comes from someone in the child’s family, and the child has natural instincts to protect them.

If the abuse can be stopped in childhood, then they’re better for it. But oftentimes, child abuse goes unreported and the children grow up with their childhood abuse.

The scars from childhood abuse are extremely long-lasting and require delicate care in treatment.

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