Depression is more than just another bad mood. Persistent low moods that interfere with life functioning could be a symptom of a clinical depression.
“Don’t give up on yourself. Depression is a highly treatable condition.” – Cynthia Hutchins
People may experience:
- Low moods
- Loss of interest in usual activities
- Lack of motivation
Cynthia uses the treatment team approach, using referrals to psychiatry and a family therapist. Coping skills are taught to minimize the impact of the disorder and maximize the creativity often seen with this diagnosis.
Cynthia uses the well-established, highly effective treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In these types of therapy you will be actively involved in your own recovery, have a sense of regaining control, and learn skills that are useful in coping with your life. Together, you and Cynthia will learn skills during your therapy sessions that you must then practice outside of session.
Treatment Team Approach
You may be referred to a physician to evaluate the helpfulness of medication in your treatment and a family therapist, if family obstacles lie in your path.