Mindful & Slow

Before taking the questionnaire, please note that this is not a diagnostic tool on its own. Rather, it’s designed to provide insight into the severity of depressive symptoms you may be experiencing. Please answer each question honestly based on how you’ve been feeling over the past two weeks.  

Take the assessment

Scoring instructions:

  • 0 = Not at all
  • 1 = Several days
  • 2 = More than half the days
  • 3 = Nearly every day

Add up the scores for each question to get a total score ranging from 0 to 27, then refer to the provided scale below to understand the severity of your depressive symptoms.

  1. Little interest or pleasure in doing things?
  2. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?
  3. Trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much?
  4. Feeling tired or having little energy?
  5. Poor appetite or overeating?
  6. Feeling bad about yourself – or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down?
  7. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television?
  8. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite – being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual?
  9. Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way

Interpreting your score: 

  • Scores of 0-4 indicate minimal depression.
  • Scores of 5-9 indicate mild depression.
  • Scores of 10-14 indicate moderate depression.
  • Scores of 15-19 indicate moderately severe depression.
  • Scores of 20 or higher indicate severe depression.

When to seek help:

-If you find that all of the above is significantly impacting your daily life, relationships, work and well-being. 

-If you have been feeling sad, hopeless and empty for a long time now. 

-If you have experienced changes in sleep patterns, appetite, or energy levels. 

-If you find it difficult to concentrate and make decisions. 

-If it’s nearly impossible to engage in activities you once enjoyed. 

And if these feelings and experiences have been persistent for more than a couple of weeks: it’s essential to reach out for assistance, because you might be dealing with depression.

What can you do today?

-First, start by understanding yourself better: What kind of thoughts and emotions have you been experiencing the most? 

-Second, is this something you want to improve? Are you willing to let a professional guide you, or do you want to do this on your own? 

– And last but not least: you need to find out strategies and techniques to navigate through the difficult experiences you are having right now so you can face them better.  

For this last step, you could really use an expert hand, and I will tell you exactly why. 

Just as you wouldn’t attempt to perform surgery on yourself, navigating your mental health journey alone can be equally risky. Mental health professionals have undergone extensive training, acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to guide you through the complexities of the mind, so you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. 

As a mental health professional, I am committed to working collaboratively with you, providing the necessary tools to help you start feeling better every day and experience growth and well-being in the areas you need most. 

In my experience as a psychologist, the success rate of those who have seeked professional help for their depression is much higher than of those who decided to simply live with it or figure things out by themselves. 

One of the most encouraging aspects of depression is that it’s highly treatable. With the right support, you will start experiencing improvements in your symptoms and overall quality of life within months. 

How will you feel?

Taking the decision to start therapy for depression can bring about profound changes in your life. As you progress through treatment, you may begin to experience a renewed sense of hope and purpose. You might start seeing life with different eyes, notice increased energy levels, a greater ability to cope with challenges, and improved relationships with yourself and others. Over time, you’ll likely find yourself feeling more engaged in the activities you once enjoyed and experiencing a greater sense of fulfillment in your daily life. 

Invest in your mental health today

Your mental health is just as important as your physical well-being, and investing in it is one of the best decisions you can make for yourself. 

My professional goal with you is to work on improving your situation as soon as possible, so when you look back one year from now, you can feel proud of the corageous step you took towards living a happier life, and see you’ve made it to the other side and out of the dark. 

But it starts today. 

After nearly a decade training in Psychology and 5 years working in the field, I have helped dozens of clients thrive beyond depression and find meaning again. I’d really love for you to be part of this group of committed humans who reached a turning point, stepped up and took action, changing the course of their lives. 

Remember, you don’t have to navigate this journey alone. Let me help you, I’m just one click away. 

Let’s get you started 

So what is holding you back?

You know you’ve been longing for a change in your life, but you keep telling yourself it will just go away or get better. Let me tell you something: things don’t magically get better if we don’t actively work on fixing them, and you are only a click away from starting to create a happier and more meaningful life.

In this intro video call I will personally offer you:

  • A comfortable space where you can fully express yourself with a mental health professional who gets you because she’s been through (and overcome) similar issues.
  • An assessment of your current situation and specific needs.
  • Tailored feedback and a roadmap suggestion with actionable steps.
  • Insights to help you understand yourself and your issues better.
  • Answers to all the questions you might have about starting therapy with me.

I will make sure you feel seen and completely safe to talk about anything you are struggling with. It doesn’t matter how big or small you think your problem is, if it’s holding you back: I am here to help you find a way out.

I can’t wait to see you inside!

Love, Martha x

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