The answer is an emphatic “yes.” However, before you make an appointment, I strongly suggest reading Jasmin Lee Cori's “The Emotionally Absent Mother.” This book will help you determine if having a detached mom is the cause of your sadness. You'll want to digest it slowly, journal about your feelings, and jot down any concerns and questions that you want to discuss later in therapy.
If, after reading it, you're convinced that you're the daughter of an emotionally absent mother, find a therapist who has experience with this issue. Having pinpointed the problem lets you get off to a fast start in your sessions. You can avoid tangential matters and, therefore, save yourself a lot of time, money, and frustration.
Women are almost twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression. There are many biological factors that contribute to this reality but also ones within our control. When women feel powerless in their lives, they often fall into despair. Going to therapy and taking the therapist's recommendations is a positive, pro-active way to take charge of your life and lift your spirits.
While anti-depressants are necessary and beneficial for many, there's no doubt that they are being over-prescribed today. Going to therapy will help you heal your pain in a way medicine can't. The life coach, Vironika Tugaleva said this: “Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace, Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.”
You may want to read my article entitled, “5 Ways for Daughters to Heal From an Emotionally Absent Mother.”
I wish you well on this journey of empowerment. Take care!