Depression is very treatable. In fact, almost everyone seeking treatment for this condition gains relief from their symptoms.
When you first visit Greene Psychology Group, one of our experienced therapists will conduct a diagnostic evaluation. This diagnosis comes from a one-on-one interview, health history review and other testing, as needed. In the evaluation, you will answer the psychologist's questions about your symptoms, family history and other facets of your background. Ultimately, through these questions your therapist develops their diagnosis and a comprehensive treatment plan.
Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, is one of the most common treatment methods for depression. Your treatment may include specialized therapies, as well. Come specialized therapies include:
• Cognitive behavioral therapy
• Individual counseling
• Teletherapy or online therapy
• Anxiety treatment
• Stress management
• Anger management
• Trauma therapy
• MindfulnessCognitive behavioral therapy
is particularly helpful for many people with depression. This type of therapy helps you see how your negative thinking patterns affect your behaviors. Through CBT, you can learn how to change these thought patterns and respond more effectively to challenges in your life.
Your therapies may center on individual counseling, but can include your family or significant other as part of family or couples therapy. This type of therapy helps you work on issues in your relationships for a healthier and more supportive home life. Group therapy involves people also suffering depression or related mental health challenges, so you can learn among peers and from each others' experiences.
You can typically expect your treatment to last anywhere from several weeks to months of therapy. But you can also expect to feel major improvement in daily life in as few as 10 sessions.