Neurocove Behavioral Health, LLC

 Specialists in psychological assessment, therapy, and counseling for 

anxiety, depression, and trauma throughout Florida. 

Therapy for Depression

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Therapy for Depression

Have you been feeling sad, lonely, or isolated? Has it been harder to get out of bed each morning, or have others noticed you lack the spring you used to have in your step? Has your motivation taken a nose-dive? Have you noticed your favorite activities or hobbies just aren’t as fulfilling as they used to be? All of these symptoms can be signs of depression, which is different than feeling depressed.

Are you experiencing symptoms of depression?

These can include experiencing-

  • Sadness, anxiety, or feelings of emptiness?
  • Feeling Hopeless, Helpless, or Worthless?
  • Unusual Irritability?
  • Lack of energy or Motivation?
  • Problems concentrating?
  • Problems or changes in how you sleep?
  • Changes in Appetite?
  • Aches, Pains, or other physical symptoms?

Depressed ≠ Depression

Everyone feels the blues at some point in their life, but some individuals can have a harder time bouncing back. In fact, 10% of people will experience depression at some point in their life[1]. Depression is different than feeling depressed because it gets in the way of your daily life. Personal relationships can be negatively affected, work performance decreased, and general quality of life diminished.

“Whenever someone tells me to ‘Just be happy,’ I want to yell, ‘Oh, hey, depression’s gone! Why didn’t I think of that?’ But usually, I just roll my eyes instead.”

-Anonymous

 

Therapy for Depression

There are many different types of therapy for depression.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression (CBT-D)

CBT-D is an evidence-based therapy that takes a multi-pronged approach at combating depression by looking at our thoughts and patterns of thinking as well as how and what we spend our time doing. The goal of CBT-D is to improve negative thoughts, increase pleasurable, enjoyable, or meaningful activities, and raise quality of life.

CBT is an excellent therapy for depression that is not only effective, but also one that clients stick with. In one study, over 70% of clients completed at least 10 sessions, and many improved that they discontinued therapy prior to session 10, with depression scores reduced by around 40%[2].

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is another excellent evidence-based therapy for depression. ACT takes a different approach to depressing thoughts and feelings than most cognitive-behavioral therapies and focuses on living a meaningful life despite those same sad, lonely, or depressing thoughts. ACT has been robustly shown to significantly reduce depression[3] and can often be a helpful framework when other CBT-based interventions do not improve symptoms. You can learn more about ACT on our Acceptance and Commitment Therapy page.

Behavioral Activation

Behavioral Activation is a behavioral approach to depression, which can often result in relatively quick improvements in mood, even if delivered virtually[4]. Behavioral activation seeks to break the negative cycle in which feeling depressed results in reduced activity levels, and that reduced activity levels typically result in worsened mood or increased depression. By changing patterns of behavior that maintain depression, and increasing opportunities to experience positive emotions, it is more likely that activities that result in positive emotions will be discovered or rediscovered.

If you are experiencing problematic or chronic symptoms of depression, we welcome the opportunity to help you begin this journey towards feeling better in your day to day life. You can call, email, or schedule an appointment here. Not sure what options are best for you? We’ll be more than happy to discuss questions you might have over the phone!

Let's start the process towards healing and personal growth. Contact us today.

Not sure about treatment? We have brief measures to assess anxiety, depression, or trauma

  1. Lim, G.Y., et al., Prevalence of depression in the community from 30 countries between 1994 and 2014. Scientific reports, 2018. 8(1): p. 1-10.
  2. Karlin, B.E., et al., National dissemination of cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system: therapist and patient-level outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012. 80(5): p. 707.
  3. Bai, Z., et al., Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to reduce depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2020. 260: p. 728-737.
  4. Huguet, A., et al., A systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy of Internet-delivered behavioral activation. Journal of affective disorders, 2018. 235: p. 27-38.
Nicholas James Psychologist Orlando Florida

Nicholas James, Ph.D.

LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

ABOUT ME

My name is Nicholas James, Ph.D. I have experience working with individuals facing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, insomnia, and caregiver strain. I focus on matching evidence-based therapies to the needs of my clients to meet their personal goals of recovery and growth.

OUR FIRST SESSION

I believe that change occurs through personal reflection, cultivating strengths and resources, and incorporating growth into everyday life. It is my goal that each session is collaborative and integrates needs, beliefs, and your background into a person-centered treatment plan.

MY APPROACH

I try to bring a genuine, humanistic atmosphere to every session. My therapeutic approach is centered in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and incorporates additional evidence-based practices to address unique needs that arise during therapy.

INTERVENTIONS

Trauma Focused

Exposure Response Prevention

Acceptance & Commitment (ACT)

Behavior Modification 

Humanistic

Motivational Interviewing Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

Cognitive Processing (CPT)

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Benson Munyan Psychologist Orlando Florida

Benson Munyan, Ph.D.

LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

ABOUT ME

My name is Dr. Benson Munyan. I specialize in working with those experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you’re looking for something. Whatever the origin of your story, you are here. There is no time like the present to change our tomorrow.

OUR FIRST SESSION

From our very first session, skills are introduced, demonstrated, and assigned as practice assignments between meetings. I collaboratively set each session agenda with my clients, ensuring we have time for following up since the last session, troubleshooting any problems with skills or homework, and working on new problems or material.

MY APPROACH

Let’s be honest. Sometimes, life is hard. And sometimes, it downright sucks. There, I said it. I believe we should be able to use everyday language in therapy, and that participating in therapy as our most genuine selves empowers us to better understand the challenges we’re facing as well as potential solutions.

INTERVENTIONS

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Trauma-Focused Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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