Depression Therapy in NYC
While it’s completely normal to experience some sadness in response to life’s events, depression is different. It’s a constant sadness that leaves you without hope, and may be accompanied by:
- A feeling of numbness
- An inability to enjoy anything
- Feelings of guilt or low self-worth
- Disturbed appetite and sleep
- Low energy
- Lack of motivation
- Poor concentration
- Ongoing pessimism
- Suicidal thoughts
If you’re dealing with depression you may feel like it’s impossible to enjoy the activities that used to make you happy. Getting out of bed, doing daily chores, or talking to friends may feel extremely draining. You may feel like there are constant negative thoughts bombarding you, or that you’re completely empty.
You are not alone.
An estimated 1 in 12 adults in the US have experienced at least one major depressive episode. While it is not uncommon to experience depression, it doesn’t mean it’ll go away on its own.
Left untreated, depression can become chronic or recurrent, and may lead to issues in your relationships, your job, and even your physical health.
The effects of depression
Depression affects every part of your life.
Because depression makes it difficult for people to concentrate and muster up energy, many of those struggling will miss work, school, and social outings. When you do go out, you may find it difficult to focus, and you may feel easily frustrated. This can increase feelings of isolation and guilt.
Depression can also affect your physical body. Those that struggle with depression often may experience:
- Weight fluctuations
- Heart palpitations
- Chronic pain
- Loss of libido
Without treatment, depression may also increase the chances of:
- A compromised immune system
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Although it may seem like a hopeless endeavor, you can receive treatment for depression.
Can therapy help my depression?
Although it may feel like it, depression doesn’t have to be a losing battle. KMA Therapy has helped thousands of clients since 2008. Our licensed NYC therapists can work alongside you to overcome feelings of hopelessness and help you get back to your best self.
Through depression therapy, you can:
- Bring back meaning into your life
- Get back a sense of confidence and self-worth
- Improve your sleeping and eating habits
- Better understand the source of your depression
- Overcome feelings of numbness, fatigue, and frustration
- Recognize your strengths
- Access joy again
With the right NYC depression therapist, you can talk through your overwhelming feelings in a safe, nonjudgmental space.
Depression Therapy in NYC
There are several different styles of psychotherapy that help manage and reduce depression. They include:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Adlerian Therapy
All these therapy styles offer different approaches to overcoming depression.
When you attend your first therapy session, it’s good to let your therapist know whether you would like to explore your past, have space to really feel and communicate your emotions, or focus on solutions.
It’s also totally okay not to know what you want at first. Your NYC depression therapist is there to help support and guide you through your healing process.
How does NYC depression therapy at KMA work?
Depression therapy at KMA Therapy begins with a 50-minute introductory session with one of our intake counsellors.
In these 50 minutes, we will ask important questions to determine the severity and treatment approach needed for your depression:
- When did the low-mood or depressive feelings begin?
- How does depression show up in your life?
- What are your current coping mechanisms when you feel low?
- Is there anything contributing to the severity of depression in your life?
Here at KMA Therapy, we believe it’s important that we get to know you so that your depression therapist is the right fit. The consultation is also a wonderful time to address any questions you may have.
We will provide you with a customized ‘plan of action’. It will include the depression therapist who is best equipped to help you, as well as any additional testing or psychological services we feel would be helpful.
To learn more about what you can expect during your first introductory session, check out this article.
Get started with depression therapy today
Fill out our registration form to have our care coordinator reach out with more information, or book a session with us directly.
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Let our NYC depression therapists help lighten your load and clear that dark cloud lingering over your head.