“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.” – Buddha
Depression is common.
It is the fourth leading cause of disability in the world. By 2025, it is expected to be the second leading cause of disability, trumped only by obesity. Its prevalence is expected to eclipse fifteen percent. Although loss and sadness are unavoidable in life, they do not have to be chronic. Depression can be challenging to treat, but there is reason for hope and optimism. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), lifestyle modifications (including diet, sleep, and exercise), and medication can help tremendously. For depression that is difficult to treat or doesn’t respond adequately to current medication therapy, we offer clinical trial options.
We consider CBT to be the treatment of choice for depression. What we think, how we feel based on what we think, and how we behave based on what we think can contribute either to being depressed or to being well.
The treatment of depression using CBT focuses on awareness of patterns of thought, self statements, and predictions — common cognitive distortions or errors in thinking that contribute to being depressed. A key strategy in treating depression is to build the energy and will to implement treatment strategies and follow a daily schedule of activities. We help our clients develop daily habits of awareness and contemplation that increase the likelihood of significant progress.
Our Services For Depression Include
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Counseling on lifestyle modifications, such as diet, sleep, and exercise
- Individual or group therapy
- Mindfulness-based approaches
- Clinical research studies for new and existing medications