Hello, I'd like to help you with your question.
It sounds like you may have mild depression. You mentioned a lack of motivation and difficulty sleeping, two signs that you may be depressed. The depression may be mild because you don't have many of the symptoms of depression, but the potential to develop more is there if there is no intervention.
Depression can be caused by many factors. Sometimes it develops based on circumstances such as trauma, past abuse or a situation like a break up. Other times, it can be caused by chemical imbalances. Or you can have depression and there is no clear reason.
To help deal with what you feel, it is important that you see your doctor first. When you develop symptoms and the cause it not clear, it is always a good idea to rule out any possible physical cause. Many illnesses can cause emotional symptoms first so ruling out any possible physical problems helps you so you can focus on psychological treatment.
To find out if you do have depression, it is a good idea to see a therapist. Any therapist with a Master's degree or above can help provide an evaluation to determine your symptoms and history so you can be given a diagnosis. It is not a good idea to treat what you have until you are sure what it is. It sounds like the counselor you did
see may not have been helpful. Sometimes you need to try seeing someone else before you can find a therapist that can help. Consider talking to your doctor about a referral.
Also, keep doing what you are already doing to help yourself. If your doctor clears you taking St. John's Wort, then that can help you. It is known to lift a depressed mood so that may be a good way to help yourself. You can also learn more about depression to see if your symptoms fit the diagnosis. Here are some resources to help:http://helpguide.org/mental/depression_signs_types_diagnosis_treatment.htm http://helpguide.org/topics/depression.htm http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/complete-index.shtml
Keep trying to stay to your routine as much as possible. Do what you can, but don't be hard on yourself if you are unable to. If you are depressed, getting help and support will make a difference and you will be able to feel like yourself again.
I hope this has helped you,