Depression Therapy in Atlanta, GA
*And online throughout the US
Are you feeling sad and just going through the motions?
Do you find yourself not feeling as happy as you imagine you could be?
Do things in your life not bring you as much joy as they use to?
Are you feeling less motivated?
Do you not feel your best and hope there is a way to feel less sad or depressed?
Maybe you look at other people and wonder why are they so happy and how can you be happy like them. Maybe you feel like you have so much to be grateful for, it doesn’t make sense why you are struggling. It is as if you have grey colored sunglasses on. Even on a beautiful a day, the world can seem more dull and gloomy. It is possible you wear those sunglasses a lot, or maybe they come on and off throughout the week or day. You just wish they were gone and sadness wasn’t a part of your present story. You want to just enjoy your life and live in the moment. You also may be wondering if depression therapy can help you feel better.
Feelings of sadness or depression can happen to anyone
It doesn’t matter if you have a great family, friends, job, or all the money in the world. Feelings of sadness and depression do not care. Anyone can experience depression or feelings of sadness regardless of their life circumstances. Some people may feel sad for no reason that makes any logical sense to them. Other times people can develop feelings of sadness or depression after a big change or loss.
As psychologists who provide depression therapy, we want to assure you that no matter why you feel depressed or sad, no matter the cause, know that you are not alone. In 2019, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, 19.4 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. According to the Center For Disease Control, close to 11% of physician visits had depression noted on the patient’s medical record. We live in a fast paced society with so much pressure. We also live in a culture we’re supposed to look a certain way, raise kids a certain way, or life a certain type of life. It can just be too much at times.
While many people experience depression, the good news is that therapy can help. You do not have to suffer with feelings of depression. With the support of a psychologist who is trained in treating depression, you can experience relief in your feelings of sadness.
Therapy is a evidenced based, research supported approach to treating depression. Our Atlanta, Georgia based psychologists practice Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. There are many research studies that show these types of therapy approaches are very effective in depression treatment.
In therapy for depression you will come to better understand the cause of your depression or feelings of sadness. Our psychologists will provide you with skills to navigate negative self-talk. We will work with you on making changes in your thinking which will impact how you feel and what you do. We also will talk about behavior changes you can make in your day to day life to help you feel better. You will have concrete skills that you can use to help improve your mood.
Our Atlanta psychologists have a combined over 20 years in providing treatment for depression. We have worked with clients in hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. We also have counseled clients 18 to 80 years old who are struggling with feelings of sadness and depression. We have also provided depression therapy in Atlanta, GA and throughout the US.
You do not have to struggle with feelings of sadness or depression. In a safe and compassionate environment, we will work with you to help you feel better. We are here to help you take off the grey colored glasses of depression so that you can live life at your best and feel your best. We also understand that you may have some questions about therapy for depression. You can see below with some frequently asked questions about therapy for depression. You are also welcome to email us with questions or schedule a complimentary phone consultation with a psychologist at Best Within You Therapy & Wellness.
How do I know this will help?
While we cannot offer 100% guarantees that depression therapy will help you feel better, our experience and the research shows that therapy is effective. Therapy teaches you skills to help change your thinking and behaviors. Therapy for depression also helps you work through feelings of sadness, loneliness, or frustration. You will have a comfortable space where you can meet with an expert in depression. You also don’t have to leave your home. You can curl up with a blanket and cup of tea and speak to a therapist who is experienced in treating depression from your own couch.
Is this confidential?
Yes, we cannot tell anyone about your therapy appointments for depression or even that you are working with a psychologist unless you give us written permission to. There are a few exceptions where we may have to break confidentiality. For example, if you share ongoing abuse of a child. We will go through the few exceptions to confidentiality in the first appointment. We are also happy to answer questions about confidentiality in a free consultation.
Do I have to take medication for depression?
Taking medication for depression is a personal choice. Therapy is an effective treatment for depression and taking medication for depression can also be an effective treatment. The combination of therapy and medication for some people is able to help relieve symptoms at the fastest rate. For some clients that we work with we may suggest meeting with a psychiatrist for a consultation about medication. However, we have worked with many clients who have gotten out of depressive episodes and significantly improved their symptoms without taking medication. As psychologists we cannot prescribe medication, so if you are wanting medication we can make a referral. We work with many physicians and psychiatrists and are happy to connect you with someone for medication.
You do not have to suffer with feelings of sadness
You deserve to feel well. Schedule a free consultation for depression therapy below. We try to get back to all emails and calls within 24 hours. We provide therapy for depression to clients in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Decatur, and in 25+ states.
If you are looking for therapy for depression, know that you are in the right place. Many times people who struggle with depression also are struggling with other mental health concerns. The psychologists at the practice are not only experts in treating depression but specialize in anxiety treatment, help with insomnia, and eating disorder treatment.
The psychologists at the practice provide therapy online to clients throughout the United States.