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Depression Treatment Therapy

Seeking effective depression treatment? At the Trauma Therapy Center, our counselors have expertise in evidence-based therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). With a focus on your well-being, our approach reflects understanding, empathy, and confidentiality. Explore personalized and transformative depression treatments. 

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What Is Depression?

Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of sadness, low energy, and decreased interest in activities you used to enjoy. Depression is more than being sad. It’s an inability to do daily tasks, to get out of bed and brush your teeth, to feel excitement, all while feeling intense guilt for it.

Symptoms of depression include:

There are different levels of severity of depression. Depression is a real medical condition, not a moral failing. However, there is treatment. Your therapist at the Trauma Therapy Center will guide and support you on your path to freedom from depression and satisfaction from life.

Depression by the Numbers

What Are the Types of Depression?

There are different types of depression, including:

There are other forms of depression, however, these are the most common. If you think you may be experiencing any of types of depression talk to your counselor about treatment options.

Who Does Depression Affect?

Depression can affect people of all ages, genders, races, and backgrounds. Depression does not discriminate and it can happen to anyone.

Some risk factors for depression include:

While these factors can contribute to the likelihood of developing depression, someone without these risk factors can still feel depressed. It’s important to remember that there is treatment and you can feel satisfied with life again through trauma therapy.

How Common Is Depression?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects over 200 million people around the world.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 7.8% of adults in the U.S. experience at least one depressive episode per year.

How Is Depression Diagnosed?

Depression can be diagnosed by a therapist, counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist.

A mental health professional can diagnose depression with a combination of the following:

Your counselor can diagnose you with the correct form of depression and guide you through the best treatment for you.

Understanding Depression

How Is Depression Treated?

Liz Chelak, MSW, CCTSI, CRPS shares her favorite way to help her clients overcome depression is with Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). REBT is a tool that can help you change your perspective.

In my professional experience, most of our challenges don’t come from the things that happen to us, but rather how we respond to them. REBT helps you identify your irrational beliefs and learn ways to dispute them. Learning to challenge and change your beliefs can be a vital part of healing from depression.

Embrace Healing The Power of Trust in Therapeutic Relationships

“In my experience, the most effective aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Establishing trust between a client and clinician is the first step to healing.”

Can I Prevent Depression?

It may not be possible to prevent depression completely, but there are several things you can do to promote positive mental health:

There are many ways to help prevent depressive symptoms. Your therapist can support you in finding the tools that work for you.

What Is the Prognosis of Depression?

The prognosis for depression depends on several factors such as:

It’s important to note that depression is treatable. Treatment typically involves psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of both. You can completely recover from depression, find freedom, and create the life you desire.

How Does Therapy Help in the Treatment of Depression?

Therapy, especially evidence-based interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) can help you with depression in the following ways:

It is often difficult to handle depressive symptoms on your own due to the fatigue and loss of interest associated with depression. With the help of a trusted counselor, you can begin to step out of depression and into fulfillment from life.

For more information about our counselors or to schedule an appointment with a depression therapist, call the therapy center.

(561) 363-7994

How Many Therapy Sessions Do I Need for Depression?

The length of therapy depends on you and your therapist, the severity of your symptoms, and your willingness to change. Typically, Liz Chelak, MSW, CCTSI, CRPS recommends a minimum of 12 sessions.

I believe there is always more to learn about yourself, life, and tools to improve your happiness and satisfaction with life. As a therapist, I am willing to work with you as long as you are willing to participate in your therapy. As a qualified therapist, I am able to update you on your progress, recommend things to work on and provide adequate support throughout your progress.

What Is TMS Therapy for Depression?

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an innovative, non-invasive, and well-tolerated method for the treatment of depression. The technology TSM is based on, electromagnetic mutual induction, was first discovered in 1831; and in 1985 the first TMS device was invented.  TMS is typically used when other forms of depression treatment have been ineffective.

TSM uses electromagnetic pulses over the scalp to affect the cortical activity of the brain. The magnetic fields affect mood regulation by delivering small electrical currents to help stimulate nerve cells and improve brain activity. TMS sessions are 20 to 40 minutes long over several weeks. TMS has mild side effects that include scalp discomfort and headache.

How Much Does Depression Therapy Cost?

The cost of depression therapy depends on several factors such as the qualifications of the therapist, the location of the office, and whether you are using your insurance or paying cash.  Typically the cost of each therapy session ranges from $75 to $200. Some therapists also provide a sliding scale fee schedule based on your salary.

At the Trauma Therapy Center, we acknowledge that therapy costs may be challenging for some individuals and we want to make sure therapy is accessible. Please ask about our sliding scale payment options.

What Is Outpatient Therapy for Depression?

Outpatient therapy for depression involves the client coming into the office sessions or attending sessions virtually regularly. The client lives at home, as opposed to inpatient therapy in which the client lives in a residential facility.

What Therapy Is Best for Depression?

The type of therapy that is the best for depression depends on your individual needs, your preferences, your therapist’s specialty, and the severity of your symptoms.

Some evidence-based treatments for depression include:

Any of these types of therapies are effective for helping clients overcome depressive symptoms. The type of therapy you choose will only affect the road you take. However, it is important to choose one with the help of your therapist to achieve lasting peace and confidence.

What is the Cost of Depression Therapy?

Taking care of your emotional well-being is crucial, particularly when it involves navigating through depression. We’re committed to making sure that you have access to the support you need at a price that fits your budget. That’s why we offer a range of session lengths for depression therapy. In our office, you can opt for a concise 30-minute session for $110, a more thorough 45-minute session for $165, or engage in a full hour of in-depth therapy for $220. To hold your in-office appointment, we require a deposit of half the price.

For those who find it more comfortable or convenient to seek help from home, we provide virtual and online depression therapy sessions. These sessions are priced to be more affordable: $75 for 30 minutes, $125 for 45 minutes, and $150 for a full hour. A 50% deposit is needed to confirm your online therapy slot. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to receive the compassionate care they need to work through depression.

Explore our therapy cost page to find the right session format for you.

If you are struggling with depression, please know that you are not alone. Help is available, and you don’t have to go through this alone. Please reach out to a therapist or counselor today. You can also find more information about depression therapy in West Palm Beach by contacting our office.

Page Modified on May 28, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.