Therapy and Counseling
Services in San Francisco

The Flood Building
Suite 441
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 846-6557

Daniel C. McCracken, MA, MFT
Licensed Psychotherapist

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It's perfectly normal on occasion feel sad or upset, or to be unhappy with situations in your life. But with depression, these feelings can linger for weeks, months or even years. Also, these feelings are much more intense than "just the blues" and can interfere with relationships, work and daily activities.

Therapy can provide the key to live within the full spectrum of your potential of feelings not just the depressive side which you may find yourself currently.

We are innately born with the capability to experience all feelings. The potential to feel the alternative feelings of depression , which can be emptiness, worthlessness, despair, numbness, nothingness and gloom, exists. In depression, you have lost touch with the ability to experience your full potential of feelings which include a myriad of ways of being. These feelings can include silliness, glee, strength, creativity, adventurousness, rebelliousness, power, control, softness, and gentleness which are a few among many.

There are a number of reasons that can account for having lost touch with the "full potential" of ALL feelings. Therapy can help you discover the "positive" end of the spectrum which may seem unattainable or even non existent. To become aware of the reasons you find yourself living a life within the "negative" feelings will provide you with the key of understanding, opening the door to your full potential of feelings and ultimately, freeing you from depression.

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Loss of interest in normal daily activities
  • Feeling sad or down
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Crying spells for no apparent reason
  • Problems sleeping
  • Trouble focusing or concentrating
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Unintentional weight gain or loss
  • Irritability
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches
  • Restlessness
  • Being easily annoyed
  • Feeling fatigued or weak
  • Feeling worthless
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Thoughts of suicide or suicidal behavior