Depression

Psychotherapists based in Offered in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York.
Also serving clients virtually in Oregon and Massachusetts

Depression

Depression has always been one of the top mental health conditions in people of all ages, but in recent years, it has been on the rise, affecting 18% to 20% of teens and adults. If you struggle with depression, you need compassionate care from Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services, located in the Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn and the Union Square and Midtown neighborhoods in Manhattan. Their skilled therapists provide holistic care, helping you heal from depression and regain a happy, thriving life. Complete the online booking form today to schedule an appointment at their New York City offices or online.

Will depression improve without treatment?

Many people don’t seek help for depression because they believe it will eventually improve. While that’s true for the blues, it’s not the same for depression.

Everyone occasionally has the blues, with sadness and lethargy occurring after a life event, like breaking up with a partner, not getting promoted, or not making the cut for a school activity. These blue feelings improve without treatment and your energy returns.

Though life events may also lead to depression, this is a serious mental health condition that doesn’t improve and usually worsens without mental health care.

What are the symptoms of depression?

You can have major depressive disorder (MDD), whether your symptoms are mild or severe. Your Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services provider diagnoses MDD if you have mild to severe symptoms lasting most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks.

Symptoms of depression include the following:

  • Sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness
  • Numbness (lack of emotion)
  • No interest in your favorite activities
  • Weight changes (gaining or losing) 
  • Insomnia or too much sleep
  • Slow, aimless movements or agitation
  • Lethargy (loss of energy)
  • Foggy brain (inability to concentrate)
  • Thoughts of death and suicide

Many people with depression have health problems like headaches, nausea, and body aches.

How is depression treated?

The skilled Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services team offers holistic care, healing your mental and emotional health while caring for your physical and social well-being.

After learning about your medical history and symptoms, your provider completes a psychological evaluation, diagnosing the type and cause of your depression. If they determine you need medication management for severe depression, they refer you to a specialist.

The Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services providers have extensive training in a wide range of therapies proven effective for treating depression. They create a care plan by choosing one or more therapeutic techniques to meet your unique mental health needs.

You may learn to identify and change negative thoughts, or your therapist may teach coping skills that help you deal with the life circumstances causing your depression. 

Your provider may recommend stress management or lifestyle changes that improve your mood. For example, you may need more nutrients essential for producing mood-regulating brain chemicals.

You can overcome depression and build a path to a fulfilling future with treatment at Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services. You only need to complete the online booking form to schedule an appointment.