Corrina Zandakis, LCSW


Common symptoms of depression:

  • Feelings of sadness or hopelessness that last longer than two weeks
  • Activities you used to enjoy just don’t have the same sparkle
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
    • sleeping too much
    • difficulty falling asleep
    • difficulty staying asleep
    • some combination of the above
  • Changes in appetite or eating patterns
  • Low energy or fatigue 
  • Difficulty concentrating or memory problems
  • Negative self-talk or feelings of worthlessness
  • Thinking about death or suicide**


**If you are having thoughts of suicide or feel that you can not keep yourself safe, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or your local emergency services at 911.**

Less well-known symptoms:

  • Feeling angry, annoyed, or irritable
  • Overworking yourself to avoid feeling or prove your worthiness
  •  Physical aches and pains
  • Increased substance use
  • Difficulty with hygiene tasks
  • Indecisiveness 
  • Extreme feelings of guilt
  • Perfectionism
  •  Excessive or compulsive behavior like online shopping or gambling

How I can help

  • Exploring past and current events that may have contributed to your feelings of depression
  • Examining how unhelpful thought patterns contribute to your mood
  • Learning more about self-compassion and how to show yourself more of it
  • Practicing mindfulness techniques to help stay in the present moment rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future
  • Finding ways to practice assertive communication with loved ones to let them know how best to support you 
  • And many other ways depending on your unique needs, situation, and concerns.