Fort Lauderdale Depression Therapy
Depression robs us of joy. Depression can lead to a lack of interest in things you used to enjoy. Depression can take the form of negative thoughts, overwhelming sadness, increased irritability and even anger. Depression can cause us to sleep too much or not at all. Depression is NOT your fault and it is NOT a choice. With depression therapy you will begin to challenge the negative thought patterns that keep you stuck in the depression cycle. Specifically, you will learn to challenge your self-judgments and your negative worldviews.
Common Symptoms of Depression
Sleeping too much
Lack of Joy in Life
What I Treat
Major Depressive Disorder
My Treatment Approach
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Therapy for Depression
I use both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in my approach to treat depression. These approaches have been found to be most effective in targeting negative self talk, modifying negative messages and regulating the overwhelming sadness that can often accompany depression. This integrative approach to treating depression will allow you to gain skills that you can begin to use after your very first session. My treatment approach to depression is collaborative and I will work WITH you to achieve improved mood and overall meaning in life.
What You Can Expect
You will learn to work very closely with me to develop your own goals for treatment
We will work together to understand your own family history or genetic links to depression
You will begin to identify the negative thoughts that impact your feelings of depression
You will learn more positive and fact based self talk
You will learn mindfulness techniques including relaxation and meditation skills
You will begin to understand your own "model of emotions"
You will begin to manage you own intense emotions