Depression Therapy

Things You Should Know About Depression Therapy

Depression affects millions of people. Over the years we have learned a great deal more about the “look and feel” of depression in men and women. Extensive research has been conducted to determine the best, most effective therapies.

Depression symptoms can vary widely between men and women.  Depression and anxiety symptoms often occur together, and can accompany or be the result of a chronic medical condition.

Fortunately, depression symptoms, symptoms of anxiety and panic are all extensively researched conditions that have a number of highly successful Depression Therapy treatments.

How Do I Know If I’m Depressed?

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If you’re wondering if you’re suffering from Depression and might need Depression Therapy, you may find the following questions to be helpful:

  • Are you sad, down, like there is a cloud looming over your head?
  • Do your moods change frequently?
  • Is it hard to get out of bed?
  • Do you feel stuck?
  • Are you having arguments with your kids, your spouse, siblings, friends, or neighbors?
  • Are you having difficulties making decisions?
  • Do you seem to be feeling disproportionately worse- even if situations get better?
  • Are you worried, preoccupied, or unable to enjoy yourself even in situations that used to bring you pleasure?
  • Are you more aggressive or irritable than usual?
  • Do you feel angry all the time?
  • Do you ever think about suicide?
  • Do you have Bipolar Disorder or another mental health condition?

How We Can Help

Melinda Carlisle Brackett, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, utilizes evidence based therapies including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Activation, Problem Solving Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (CBT) to help people who suffer from even the most debilitating depression symptoms. In fact, recent studies have indicated that Dialectical Behavior Therapy can help even the most treatment resistant depression.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a type of cognitive therapy that helps an individual intervene in one of the most problematic and stressful aspects of depression: RUMINATION! Ask anyone who has been depressed what consumes their time and they will say “racing thoughts and rumination”

The act of ruminating has been extensively studied and has been determined to be a very specific way the mind applies natural problem solving abilities of the thinking mind to solving the problem of mood. However, paradoxically, this action which comes so naturally when we try to problem solve a task or situation actually exacerbates the rumination and increases it when we use those strategies on an unhappy mood.  Call now to learn more about how your depression can be helped with Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy ( 408-780-1150 )

Depression Therapy is About Learning New Skills

As a  Behavior Therapist, Melinda teaches skills to help s depressed people:

  • Regulate emotions
  • Change their thinking
  • Increase problem solving capability
  • Improve distress tolerance ability
  • Decrease impulsivity and change unwanted emotions
  • Reduce emotional intensity
  • Reduce problem behaviors that paradoxically only create more depression and anxiety symptoms!

Call or Email Us Today

Why wait for depression therapy that doesn’t work? Research tells us what works to help you become less depressed and more skillful and effective in your life.  Call or email us today to schedule an appointment.  You’ll be glad you did! Please call (408)780-1150 or email: melinda@criticalpathcounseling.com.

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EMAIL: mcarlisle@criticalpathcounseling.com