Depression is a serious mental health condition that affects your daily function and even your physical health. JoAnne Singh, LMHC, and the team at Fully Integrated Psychotherapy & Consultation in Scarsdale, New York, offer proven treatments to help you overcome depressive thoughts and behaviors. You can’t just “snap out of it” if you have depression. You need professional care. Call the office or request an appointment online today.
Depression is a diagnosable mental health condition characterized by feelings of hopelessness, despair, and sadness.
People may have the blues following a major event, like the death of a loved one or a breakup, but persistent sadness that affects day-to-day life signals a problem with depression. When you’re depressed, it’s nearly impossible to overcome these unpleasant feelings on your own.
Depression can cause physical problems, such as:
People with depression often lose interest in activities they once loved, withdraw from loved ones, and turn to substances to help numb their feelings.
Severe depression can lead to thoughts of self-harm and suicide. If you or a loved one is having these thoughts, seek immediate care.
Depression has a genetic component and may develop in response to hormonal shifts after childbirth. Depression can also be a symptom of another mental health problem.
Depression can also develop in response to:
Science shows that people with depression experience changes in the chemicals in their brains that regulate mood.
The team at Fully Integrated Psychotherapy & Consultation helps patients with depression improve their life outlook and reframe thoughts to help them find more peace and happiness in day-to-day life. Your therapist customizes your treatment plan, and it may include:
CBT helps you refine unhelpful ways of thinking and acting. The therapy teaches you to recognize these faulty thought patterns and how they contribute to mental health problems. In this way, you’re able to reform your reaction to the thoughts and better manage your depression.
Dialectical behavioral therapy helps you manage your emotions in a healthy way through learning interpersonal skills and building tolerance for unpleasant thoughts and feelings.
Internal family systems therapy works to reduce conflict in your mind that makes you feel stuck.
Mindfulness therapies help you enjoy the moment and redirect unhelpful thoughts.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) helps you cope with memories that might trigger your depression.
Call Fully Integrated Psychotherapy & Consultation to get the treatment you need for depression. You can also use this website to book a telehealth appointment online at any time.