- Are you sad a lot of the time and don’t always understand why?
- Is you struggling to do everyday activities, like get out of bed and live your life?
- Are you having trouble with remembering things and concentrating?
- Are you feeling guilty about things you did or should have done?
- Do you have negative thoughts about yourself, other people and your future?
- Do you wish you could experience pleasure again?
If you find yourself feeling sad, lonely and melancholy depression treatment can help you find relief.
Depression hurts and it impacts a lot of people
In one year, more than 16 million Americans will experience some form of depression. Depression is one of the most common problems seek counseling for. Depression comes in many forms, including Adjustment Disorders, Major Depressive Disorders and Persistent Depressive Disorder. Some people experience depression as a result of a specific event that happened, like a death in the family or another life changing event. For others, depression can be more persistent and consistent throughout their lives, despite the circumstances around them.
Symptoms of depression include: sleep problems, loss of interest in activities, feelings of guilt, lack of energy, problems with concentration and cognition, appetite, feeling agitated or lethargic and suicidal thoughts/behaviors.
Depression is treatable by using evidenced based treatments. Finding a therapist who uses these types of treatments and offers an empathetic stance can help you to reduce the symptoms of depression.
With Depression Treatment, you can feel more in control of your life and your emotions
Depression treatment is very effective and can be helpful for you. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the most effective treatments for anxiety disorders. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT for short, you will learn how your thoughts lead to feelings and behaviors. You will learn the most common unhealthy thinking patterns that lead to feelings of depression, sadness and emptiness. After learning to recognize your thinking patterns, you will learn to apply skills to modify those unhealthy thinking patterns and behaviors. CBT helps clients look at their thoughts and behaviors from a different lens. Many times in CBT, you will be given homework to address the topics you learned in therapy at home. The wonderful part of CBT is you learn to apply these principles yourself.
During depression treatment, you will learn to use healthy coping strategies to manage your depression. Exercise, eating healthy and sleep hygiene will be a focus of depression counseling. Some other coping strategies may include mindfulness, journaling, deep breathing exercises and self-care.
You will learn how to incorporate and utilize these skills in order to better manage your depression. By using evidenced based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you will have the foundation to create change in your life and get control of your depression.
Depression treatment will help but you have still have some questions about how it’s all going to work…
Will we spend a lot of time talking about my childhood?
Your childhood will probably come up in therapy but it won’t be the main focus of treatment for depression. It will be important to look for any trends in your family related to depression and other mental illnesses. Belief systems are influenced by how you grew up, the family members you were around and the experiences you had as a child. It’s important to explore any dynamics that led to the formation of belief systems and thought patterns that helped to develop unhealthy thinking patterns that has led to depression. However, with CBT the main focus will be on your current thinking patterns, your symptoms that are present now and ways to help you in the here and now.
Will treatment be expensive and take years?
Treatment for depression is going to depend on your needs. At Caring Therapists of Broward, we develop a specialized treatment plan for each of our clients.
Most people find some relief from their symptoms in about 8 sessions. We offer a competitive private pay rate and accept most major insurances, both in and out of network. Our office managers are happy to check your insurance benefits for you in order to get you the treatment you need and deserve.
Caring Therapists of Broward offers superb anxiety treatment
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