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:

Depression/Mood Disorders

Lack of interest and pleasure in your usual activities

Feeling sluggish or restless

Changes in appetite or weight, changes in sleep

Increased irritability

Difficulty concentrating

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

Cognitive Tools

Challenging your beliefs about the yourself, the world, and the future

Behavioral Tools

Changing behaviors in the form of behavioral activation like making and following a daily activity schedule

Mindfulness 

Incorporating mindfulness exercises 

Resources
Anxiety and Depression Association of America

http://www.adaa.org/

 

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

http://www.abct.org/