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Located in Duluth, GA

Helping adults with depression find meaning and joy in life again.

Your therapists for this specialty:
Ginny Kington, Psy.D., PMH-C

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Sometimes life sucks. Perhaps right now is one of those times.

Most people who start depression therapy feel stuck, or lost in life on some level, unable to find their way. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you don’t look forward to much or you feel like you want to escape your life.

You may feel unmotivated to do anything in your free time, even things that you used to enjoy. Your sleeping or eating patterns might be out of whack, which just makes you feel worse. Getting through your day at work or home feels like such a struggle when it used to be relatively easy.

Stuck in negativity and feeling miserable and hopeless, you may feel like life is exhausting or is being wasted on being unhappy. You may have felt this way for a long time, or this might be a new feeling for you. Regardless, given how you are feeling right now, it may be difficult to imagine that things could ever get better, or that you could feel joy or fulfillment again.

Do You Feel Numb, Irritated, Empty, or Hopeless?

Do any of the following resonate with you?

  • Your energy levels are at an all time low.
  • You feel like you lack motivation to do anything.
  • You feel lonely, even when you are with others.
  • You feel unable to complete your day-to-day responsibilities.
  • You wake up every morning feeling overwhelmed and depressed.

If these sound true for you, I want you to know that you are not alone. Many of my clients struggle with these difficulties.

Even though you might feel like a failure for needing help, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It takes courage to become aware of what you are going through and to ask for help. Even if you don’t believe you deserve care, you do. You deserve to take care of yourself.

Therapy Helps You Climb Out of the Pit of Depression

You might have an idea of why these feelings started, or it might feel like they hit you out of the blue.
In either case, it’s possible to feel better. Imagine a life where you could…
 > Have improved attitude, mood, and productivity.
 > Shift into a more positive and hopeful outlook on life.
 > Improve your relationship with yourself and those you choose to share yourself with.
 > Create a more meaningful life based on who you are and what you desire.

Restore Your Hope and Motivation

Therapy for depression helps you rise above your challenges and start moving towards your ideal life with less suffering and more fulfillment.

You will acquire the new mindset you need to change your behaviors and beliefs gradually, after which you will uncover strengths, learn new life skills, and start taking care of yourself.

I’ve helped people who have lost touch with who they used to be start to feel interested in life again. They have gained motivation and energy which helps them start to improve their relationships and their lives at work and home.

How Therapy for Depression Works

Therapy for depression consists of 50-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, I will ask questions, guide you toward solutions, and motivate you with ideas. I play an active role in therapy and won’t just sit there and stare at you the whole time, waiting for you to talk. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:

  1. First, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space so that you will feel comfortable sharing your struggles.
  2. Through hearing your story, I will start to get a picture of what your challenges are.
  3. I will start with helping you with immediate concerns like managing difficult emotions and challenging life situations.
  4. I will also work to discover what your goals are in therapy and in life.
  5. Keeping your unique goals in mind, I’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them.
  6. Over the course of our sessions, you will start making progress towards the life you desire.

Research shows that therapy for depression can positively change your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back.

You Might Have Questions About Therapy For Depression

I’ve felt this way for years, is there really a chance I could feel better?

You may have been experiencing symptoms of depression for years, but if you’ve never received professional help, there is a good chance that therapy could help. Often, depression symptoms will continue until someone receives professional intervention of some kind. It is definitely worth trying therapy if it is not something you’ve tried before.

Do I have to take antidepressant medication in addition to therapy in order to get better?

There are multiple ways to treat depression, and antidepressant medication is just one of these methods. Often, therapy alone can help people get rid of their symptoms. Sometimes people benefit from a combination of therapy and antidepressant medication. Everyone is different in terms of what type of treatment works best for them, and we will work with you to create the most effective treatment plan. 

Is therapy worth the cost?

Therapy is an investment, not only of money, but also of time and energy. My guess is that you’ve tried other things to improve your life, but that these things haven’t helped. Often people have been struggling for a long time, and have lost years of their life to their symptoms. It is worth it to meet with a professional who has been helping people for many years to see how much you may be able to improve with treatment.

Looking for depression resources?  Check out National Alliance on Mental Illness, our Resources page, or take a look at some of our articles.

Ready to start feeling better?

If you feel stuck, or lost in life on some level, unable to find your way, engaging in therapy for depression could help.

Start now and find meaning and joy in life again.

Let’s Get Started Today

Schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.

During the consultation, you can share what’s going on and we can explore how we can help.

If you are ready to schedule a first appointment: BOOK ONLINE

Otherwise call 404-793-3930  or fill out the contact form and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.


2805 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Suite 115
Duluth, GA 30097

Appointments available to serve clients in Gwinnett county and in the areas of:
    Alpharetta, Roswell,
    Johns Creek, Norcross,
    Duluth, Lilburn,
    Lawrenceville, Suwanee,
    and Doraville.

Online therapy appointments available to individuals and couples throughout the state of Georgia.