November 30, 2017

Therapy for Depression

depression treatment

“You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.” ― David Mitchell

 

Feelings of sadness or going through a “rough patch” are not that uncommon. When these feelings persist or tend to come and go, it may signal that you have depression.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced-based therapy used to help treat depression. Often times, we interpret our own life circumstance as well as that of family, friends, and co-workers in a negative or unproductive way. We then, in turn, begin to think about ourselves negatively and enter into a cycle where we see the “glass half empty”. CBT helps to identify the automatic thoughts we have and, through therapy, we can learn to replace them with more realistic ones.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is also used to treat depression by looking at how depression impacts your interpersonal experiences.

Rachel provides cognitive behavior and interpersonal therapies for:

  • Long standing (chronic) depression
  • Short term (acute) depression
  • Dysthymia (Persistent Depressive Disorder)
  • Bipolar I and II Disorders
  • Depression due to a Medical Condition – includes cardiac and neurological conditions

Resources about treating Depression:

What is Depression?

Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)

Understanding Depression

National Suicide Hotline/Lifeline – 800-273-TALK (8255)

Interpersonal Therapy