The Power of Positive Self-Talk
As humans, we are often surrounded by communication with others. Whether it is at work, with family and friends....
Do you find yourself staring off into space, feeling numb, crying for no particular reason, or just feeling empty inside? Maybe you feel disconnected or find yourself isolating and avoiding friends and family who care about you? You might find that even when you’re with friends, you feel disconnected and lonely.
Perhaps you have noticed a change in your sleep and eating patterns. You may be eating or sleeping more or less than normal. Regardless of your sleep or eating patterns, you may feel as though your energy is zapped and life is just exhausting. You try so hard to focus on work, school, reading, or even talking with friends, but it’s hard to process information these days.
Maybe this is a familiar feeling for you and has happened before, or maybe this is the first time you are experiencing this. You may feel stuck or unsure what to do, or maybe you know what you "should" do, but you can't manage to motivate yourself to actually do it. Perhaps, even the thought of doing what you need to do seems impossible or pointless.
Depression is sneaky. Sometimes depressed people develop “depressive realism” where they believe that for the first time they are seeing the world or their life for how it truly is - empty and meaningless. You may think that others look at the world through rose-colored glasses and are naive to the reality of how sad the world really is. This can make it very difficult to understand that what you are dealing with is in fact depression.
Hopelessness or thoughts of death or suicide also may be present in the course of a depressive episode. If suicidal thoughts are present, you should not hesitate in getting help! Call 911 immediately or take yourself to the nearest emergency room if you are worried about yourself or loved one taking their own life.
You don’t have to do this alone, even if you feel like you are alone in your life. No matter how hopeless or helpless you might feel, there is always a spark of hope and help is available for you. You deserve to live life with a sense of calm, peace, happiness, and joy. Let us help you get there...
More than 16 million Americans report having had a depressive episode at least once in their lives. This number is increased exponentially when you also consider those who may experience more chronic mild depression (dysthymia), postpartum depression, bereavement, or situationally caused depressive episodes.
You may not hear people talk about it much, but most people are familiar with the feeling of depression. Additionally, many have sought treatment for it at some point in their lives.
Depression is not a weakness. Being depressed does not mean that you lack the willpower to change. Nor does it mean that you are not strong enough to handle life and its stressors. Depression is not a character flaw.
It is a real biologically and psychologically based illness that can have a major detrimental impact on a person’s life if it is not treated and addressed appropriately.
Untreated depression can lead to major social, financial, academic, medical, and other devastating effects in a person’s life. Not to mention, depression takes a major toll on relationships and the loved ones who watch you suffer through it.
Getting help for depression is also not a sign of weakness. Yes, some people can work through their issues without seeking professional help, just as some people can build their own homes, stitch their own wounds or teach their own children academic lessons. However, most people need help with these things and appropriately hire contractors, plumbers, electricians, surgeons, and teachers to help provide these essential services effectively and correctly. Working with an expert depression therapist or psychologist in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, or Plantation is no different.
Depression treatment in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Plantation, FL can be short-term or long-term. Some people opt to work through the initial crisis and develop tools to identify and prevent relapse and they terminate their therapeutic work.
Others may elect to dive deeper into more of the root causes and understand the core beliefs and situations from their past. These situations may have caused or contributed to their current or past depressive episodes. Both are appropriate and both types of therapy are available to you here at our counseling and psychology group practice located in Broward county (offices in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Plantation).
Millions of people seek treatment every year for Major Depression and other depression-related issues. Depression treatment consists of both interventions focused on how faulty thinking contributes to unhelpful beliefs about yourself, others, and the more philosophical world. It also challenges the unhelpful behaviors or the “rut” during the course of depression. You will be challenged to both think and do things differently and to identify the warning signs and triggers for depression. This will help to prevent or manage any future occurrences you may experience.
The decision to start depression treatment doesn't need to be a difficult one. At Bayview Therapy, we understand that therapy is a substantial time, emotional, and financial commitment. Because of this, we strive to work with you to make the process of obtaining therapy as accessible as possible.
We have many in-person and online therapists in Florida who offer evening and weekend sessions to accommodate your schedule, as well as, several clinicians who offer a cost saving packages with reduced rates to make therapy available to those who need it. If appropriate, we will also work with your loved ones and family also to help engage more support around the client struggling with depression.
All depression therapists at Bayview therapy are highly trained in the treatment of depressive disorders. When you call our office, you will be matched with the right clinician for you based on availability, personality, and other clinical specialties. Once you're matched with the best therapist for your unique needs and goals, you'll be able to schedule a complimentary phone consult with them before your first session.
Yes! Millions of people seek therapy every year for a variety of issues ranging from severe mental illness to mild sadness or situational stressors. Going to therapy does not make you crazy, nor does it mean that you are.
It takes a lot of strength and courage to ask for help. Therapy has become a lot more mainstream over the past decade and especially since the pandemic. Your mental health is just as important as physical health.
The average length of therapy is 10-20 sessions. However, many people utilize fewer or more sessions depending on their goals and the issues they are attending therapy for.
Most of our clinicians offer a strength-based and evidenced based therapy model to help clients reach their goals in as short of a time frame as possible. However, some clients opt to continue therapy after the remission of their depressive episode to continue self-exploration and improve relapse prevention skills.
Once you've met your goals in therapy, you'll be able to discontinue services. If life throws something challenging your way later on in life, you're always welcome to resume counseling as needed. We support people across the lifespan when they need it.
There are several reasons why we do not accept insurance as an in-network provider. One of the reasons is that it reduces your privacy and confidentiality. Insurance requires that your depression therapist provide you with a psychiatric diagnosis that goes on your medical health record and can negatively impact you in many ways.
We want you to be an informed consumer and to have the opportunity to remain in control of your care without the restrictions of insurance. However, if you aren’t concerned about getting a diagnosis and you have a PPO plan, we could discuss going through your out-of-network benefits. Let us know during your initial call if you want to use your out of network (PPO) insurance plan and we discuss how this works.
As mentioned prior, our clinicians offer very flexible schedules including evenings and weekend session times to accommodate our client's busy schedules. Further, many therapists offer cost saving packages to help make therapy accessible for those with more financial constraints. Additionally, clinicians offer super-bills to allow clients with out-of-network (PPO) benefits to access the reimbursements allowed by their policies.
Yes, therapy is not limited to just those with severe psychological disorders. Many people seek therapy for situational, stress-related, relationship distress, or other issues that elicit depression-like symptoms. Our depression therapists are here for you! Regardless of whether you are struggling with major depressive disorder or struggling with sadness related to a situation in your life.
If you would like to learn more about depression treatment (counseling and/or psychiatric medication management) at Bayview Therapy in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, or Plantation, Florida or want to schedule an appointment with one of our expert depression therapists, call 954-391-5305 to speak with our office assistant and connect with your therapist today. We offer a complimentary phone consultation.
To get started, follow these simple steps:
Contact our counseling center and speak with our care coordinator.
Participate in a complimentary phone consultation with an expert therapist to learn more about how we can serve you at Bayview Therapy.
Begin living a life that is more fulfilling on your terms.
We offer face-to-face sessions as well as online therapy for those who reside Florida (phone or video sessions) on a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform. Our team of expert counselors in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Plantation, Florida are here to help!
If you're tired of feeling hopeless and struggling to get through the day, we are here to be your support. Our depression therapists are here to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to be heard and develop healthy coping skills. Regardless of what brings you to counseling, we can serve you in many different ways.
Depression counseling isn’t the only type of psychological service we provide at our Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Plantation offices. We help people across their life span... Sometimes, life gives us unexpected challenges. If you or your loved ones are struggling with more than one challenge, we want you to remember that you're not alone... no matter what you're going through, there's always a spark of hope and we're here to help!
Our expert psychologists and counselors at Bayview Therapy specialize in different areas. We offer a wide range of counseling and psychological services to support our Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, Davie, Weston, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, and Parkland communities.
We provide therapy and psychological evaluations for children, teens, adults, couples, and families dealing with a wide variety of life's challenges across the lifespan. Some of our specialties include depression counseling; trauma therapy and EMDR therapy; teen counseling; child and family counseling; couples counseling or marriage therapy; psychiatric medication management; and more.
We also provide affirmative counseling for the LGBTQ+ community and online counseling options using our secure HIPAA compliant platform.