Everyone feels sad or low sometimes, but these feelings usually pass with a little time. Depression is different. It can cause severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. Some common symptoms are:
Lack of interest and pleasure in your usual activities
Feeling sluggish or restless
Changes in appetite or weight, changes in sleep
Excessive feelings of guilt
Crying spells and sadness
Thoughts about hurting or killing yourself
Symptoms of depression can range from mild to severe but in all cases you’re going to have trouble functioning like you would like. We will help make a diagnosis about the type of mood-related problem you’re experiencing so we can tailor our treatment for your specific needs.
We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat depression. CBT was originally developed for treating depression and is the most effective form of therapy. We will work on challenging your beliefs about yourself, the world, and the future. Behaviorally, our goal is to get you moving! We will work on creating an activity schedule, also known as behavioral activation. Let’s work on getting you back on track.
How We Can Help:
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Depression/Mood Disorders
Challenging your beliefs about the yourself, the world, and the future
Changing behaviors in the form of behavioral activation like making and following a daily activity schedule
Incorporating mindfulness exercises