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Depression Specialist

Anne Lindyberg, LMHC -  - Mental Health Counseling

Midwest Center for Transformational Change

Anne Lindyberg, LMHC

Mental Health Counseling & Psychotherapy located in Cedar Rapids, IA

At the Midwest Center for Transformational Change, licensed mental health counselor Anne Lindyberg, MS, LMHC, understands that depression can threaten your success during challenging times in your life, and she’s here to help. Call the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, office or click the scheduling link to learn about evidence based methods to transform your mental health and wellness. Telehealth appointments are available.

Depression Q&A

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression affects your life in many ways. Common symptoms include: 

  • Sadness
  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Feelings of guilt regarding past events or issues
  • Pessimistic approach to life
  • Obsessing over problems, events, or issues from your past
  • Frustration, irritability, and angry outbursts
  • Withdrawing from the people you love
  • Inability to feel pleasure from things you usually enjoy
  • Sleep changes, such as insomnia or sleeping more than usual
  • Lack of energy or persistent fatigue
  • Changes in your weight (loss or gain)
  • Difficulty thinking clearly 
  • Moving or speaking slower than usual
  • Increased fidgeting, such as wringing your hands
  • Preoccupation with death
  • Thoughts of self-harm or ending your life
  • Increase in risky or harmful behaviors

Most people have depressive episodes, times in which depression symptoms occur most of the time and persist for days, months, or longer. Left untreated, depression is likely to worsen and lead to more severe symptoms, including risk to life.

When do I need help for depression?

If your depression is starting to affect your life in any significant way, it's time to seek help.

Many of Anne's clients reach out to the Midwest Center for Transformational Change because they realize that they're having difficulties in normal day-to-day functioning at work, at home, socially, or in all three of these areas.

For example, if your depression causes you to miss work, disrupts your family life, think thoughts you don’t enjoy, or causes you to drop your friends, it's time to see Anne about developing an effective approach. 

These changes tend to happen slowly, so they may creep up on you. The best time to reach out for support is when you start to think it might be a good idea to get some support.

How does depression treatment work?

At the Midwest Center for Transformational Change, Anne uses Satir Transformational Systems (Satir Model) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR®) therapy. This combination guides you out of the self-reinforcing aspects of depression.

Anne works with you to develop a customized approach for living your most fulfilling and authentic life. Depression is not a natural state of existence. Even if your depression has been lifelong, support with becoming more fully you can lead to permanent remission.

To learn more about the evidence-based depression solutions available at the Midwest Center for Transformational Change, call the office or click on the link to book your free 20-minute consultation now.