I am 62 and although I am diagnosed bipoar, I am almost alwys at the depression side. In a month I can swing from moderate to severe to suicidal depression, only to cycle back to moderate. Thia has gone on for years for me. I have probably tried almost every med in the book. As far as counseling for you...if you have basically seen the same counselor for 4 months and haven't made progress, then it is time for you to look for a new counselor. I am a counselor and my rule of thumb with clients is 6 sessions before I evaluate progress,,,,if we seem to be going nowhere, I talk with my client about
it and to see if they feel there has been progress. Then I kind of brainstorm with the client to see if we can nail down the problem of no progress. And sometimes the conclusion we just are not a good "fit" and if they want I will refer them to someone else. Just remember....with a counselor, you arethe consumer, paying for a service. I am so sorry you are having so many difficulties. Losing your house definitely would make your depression worse. You need as much support as possible from people who understand depression. Keep posting and we will be there for you.
Bi-polar I; rapid cycler; Lithium 600
Requip XL 8mg; Lamictal 200 mg; seraquel 450mg, klonopin 4mg