Living with depression is like watching a black and white movie, in the era of full color. You know that color exists, but no matter how hard you try, you simply can’t see it.
If you suffer from depression, you are certainly not alone. Affecting nearly 1 in 10 adults, depression is the second most common type of mental health disorder in America. And, while your depression may cause you to feel lonely, isolated and hopeless, it is important to know that depression is a very treatable condition.
Hopeful Treatment of Depression!
At A New Beginning, our team of experienced clinicians, specializing in the psychotherapeutic treatment of depression, are trained to not only assess your symptoms of depression, but more importantly, to identify and then resolve the underlying causes of your depression.
Using well-researched approaches, our team will help you to develop new, more effective emotional and life coping skills that will successfully allow you to alleviate and/or manage your depression, so you can engage in the rich “full color” life you deserve!
Our specialized team may use one or more of the following research-based techniques in the treatment of your depression:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
- Experiential Therapy
- Family-of-Origin / Bowenian Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Nutrition Therapy (using food as medicine to organically boost your mood)
- Intuitive Movement (for those clients wanting to incorporate natural, healthy movement into their healing process
Depression Can Take Many Forms
While depression can come in many forms, the following three types of depression are the most common:
Major Depression is the name for the type of depression most people think of, in which someone is very sad, tired, hopeless, and uninterested in activities that were once pleasurable. Recurrent thoughts of death or self-harm may accompany these symptoms. These symptoms last for at least several weeks and tend to interfere with everyday life.
Dysthymia is characterized by the same symptoms of major depression, however a person is consistently affected by these symptoms for at least two years. People with dysthymia tend to struggle with pervasive low self-esteem and feelings of hopelessness that life will never be enjoyable.
Bipolar Depression is typified by vacillations in a person’s mood, such that they swing from feeling depressed to feeling abundantly energetic (aka manic). These periods of mania are often characterized by increased self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, easily distracted, and increased interest in pleasurable and/or high-risk behaviors. A person may cycle between depressed and manic states over the course of a few days, weeks, or even months.
While seemingly daunting and perhaps a bit overwhelming, if you recognize yourself in any of the descriptions profiled above, please contact our team at A New Beginning. There is a beautiful life out there, …we’d like to help you find it!