Depression Therapy 

What is depression? 

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.

What are the symptoms? 

  • depressed mood

  • loss of interest or pleasure

  • significant weight change

  • sleep difficulties

  • fatigue nearly every day

  • feelings of worthlessness

  • diminished concentration

  • recurring thoughts of death

Risks for Depression

  • Family history of depression or similar disorders​

  • Poverty, unemployment, social isolation, and other stressful life events

  • regular drug and alcohol use

  • Women are 2x more likely to develop depression

  • About 1 in 10 people will experience depression during their lifetime

  • Most people experience their first depressive episode between ages 20 and 30

How can Depression Therapy help?

We help our clients by tailoring the treatment to suit individual needs. 

  • Interpersonal Therapy is relatively short in duration. Sessions are highly structured. It is based on the idea that your relationships are at the forefront of depression. The goal of treatment is to help our clients improve skills, such as communication skills and conflict-resolution skills.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on helping people identify and replace cognitive distortions and behavioral patterns that reinforce depressive feelings. It is usually short-term and it focuses on present problems and skills teaching. 

  • Supportive Counseling is unstructured and focuses on listening to the clients. Individuals are invited to address whatever issues they want to talk about and the therapist uses empathy to provide understanding and support. 

  • Problem-Solving Therapy aims to define a client's problems. Then, multiple solutions are offered. Our therapists help the client evaluate options and choose a solution.