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Depression Treatment

You’re tired of the sadness, the overwhelm, and the feeling that everything you do takes more energy than you have in that moment. You’re exhausted from constantly having to push through. In fact, depression has started affecting your job and relationships. You recognize that you’re depressed and feel it’s time to get help, but you’re not sure where to start.

Depression is a common mental health disorder that induces feelings of sadness, emptiness, and hopelessness. It can also lead to a lack of motivation and difficulty performing everyday tasks.

If depression is impacting your job or relationships, it’s time to seek help.

Beverly Mental Health Service offers counseling for teens and adults in the Los Angeles area. Our online therapy and psychiatric services can help alleviate your depression symptoms and enable you to live a happier life.

Depression Treatment in California, LA by Beverly MHS Psychiatrists and therapists

If depression is impacting your job or relationships, it’s time to seek help. Beverly Mental Health Service offers counseling for teens and adults in the Los Angeles area. Our online therapy and psychiatric services can help alleviate your depression symptoms and enable you to live a happier life.

Common Symptoms of Depression

Depression is a little different for everyone, but there are some common symptoms as set forth by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek help from a mental health professional:

  • Loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable
  • Feeling sad, empty, or hopeless
  • Significant weight loss or gain, or an increase or decrease in appetite
  • Sleeping too much or not being able to sleep
  • Moving more slowly than usual or feeling restless all the time
  • Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day
  • Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, and/or helplessness
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating, and making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide (not just fearing death)

Comprehensive Depression Treatment

Depression treatment usually involves a combination of medication and talk therapy. The goal of depression treatment is to reduce symptoms and help you function as effectively as possible. At Beverly Mental Health Service, our approach to depression treatment includes both online therapy and medication management. Our team advocates for the use of both therapy and medication to treat depression. When used together, these two components form a powerful approach to help you find relief from depression.

Our Therapy Approach for Depression

Therapy is a crucial part of depression treatment. It can help you understand your depression, learn how to manage symptoms, and find relief from the overwhelm that’s holding you back.

Behavioral Activation for Depression

Depression therapy at Beverly Mental Health Service usually begins with behavioral activation. This means working with patients to increase their motivation and participation in activities they enjoy. When depressed, motivation often diminishes, leading to staying at home and avoiding enjoyable activities. Unfortunately, this isolation exacerbates the depression, making it increasingly difficult to find the motivation to engage in activities.

Behavioral activation aims to break this cycle. You’ll identify activities that matter to you or are important, and then you and your therapist may brainstorm ways to make small changes, incorporating more of these meaningful activities or other enjoyable activities into your daily life.

Coping Skills & CBT for Depression

After behavioral activation, we will likely move on to using more Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques or discussing coping skills to help you face stressful situations.

CBT is a type of therapy that assists patients in identifying and changing negative thinking patterns. This is particularly beneficial in depression treatment, as depression often involves negative self-talk. For instance, a patient with depression may tell themselves, ‘I’m not good enough’ or ‘I’m never going to get better.’ Not only are these thoughts untrue, but they also exacerbate depression symptoms. CBT helps patients learn how to identify and change these negative thinking patterns. Essentially, CBT teaches coping skills by helping you recognize and ‘talk back to’ or change the thoughts contributing to your depression.

Depending on your needs, we may also teach you other skills to cope with stressors or the symptoms of depression. For example, we may guide you in using relaxation techniques, living more mindfully, or setting boundaries with people in your life.

Medication for Depression

Depression is a medical condition that often requires medication in addition to therapy. At Beverly Mental Health Service, we offer both online therapy and medication management services. Our psychiatrists work with you to determine if medications are right for you and, if so, which ones may work best. We can also conduct lab work to ensure there are no other medical conditions that you weren’t aware of but may contribute to the depression symptoms.

Beverly Mental Health Service is committed to helping you find the best depression treatment for your needs. Our psychiatrists and therapists collaborate to create a custom treatment plan that will help you reduce symptoms and function as effectively as possible. We believe you deserve depression treatment that is based on science while also taking into account your individual needs and preferences. In other words, you deserve depression treatment that is truly effective.

Some of the benefits of our depression counseling & medication management services include:

  • Relief from symptoms of depression
  • Increased ability to cope with stressors
  • Improved communication and problem-solving skills
  • Strengthened relationships
  • Renewed motivation to engage in activities that are important to you

Begin Depression Treatment In Los Angeles, San Diego, Or Anywhere In California

You’ve been experiencing depression long enough, and you’re ready to seek help. Beverly Mental Health Service is here to provide personalized depression treatment for you. We accept insurance, and our team of therapists and psychiatrists is ready to assist you.

So, what are you waiting for? If you live in California and are ready to start your journey to feeling better, contact us today to get started on your path to healing.

Beverly Mental Health Service is here to assist and support you

We recognize the challenges of scheduling in-person therapy amid busy schedules. We are understanding, accepting, and compassionate. Our mental health services, available both online throughout California and in-person in Los Angeles, encompass mental health treatments for OCD, ADHD, social anxiety, and depression. We offer self-assessments for depression and ADHD during the initial orientation. Reach out directly or explore our services on our blog or providers page. You won’t walk alone; we’re here to support you.

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