Once we perform a complete, thorough evaluation, we may recommend one of the following as a first line of treatment. If you have already tried one or more of these psychotherapies, we'll want to discuss with you what worked or what didn't. 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Also known as CBT for short, this form of therapy addresses thoughts, feelings and behaviors that affect your mood. It helps you identify and change distorted or negative thinking patterns and teaches you skills to respond to life's challenges in a positive way.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A form of cognitive behavioral therapy designed for treatment-resistant conditions, this approach helps you engage in positive behaviors even when you have negative thoughts and emotions. 
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy: This form of therapy focuses on resolving relationship issues that may contribute to your depression.
  • Family or Marital Therapy: Working out stress in your relationships can help with depression. This form of therapy involves family members or your spouse or partner in counseling.  
  • Psychodynamic Treatment: This approach is designed to help you resolve underlying problems linked to your depression by exploring your feelings and beliefs in-depth.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy: DBT, as it's also known, helps you build acceptance strategies and problem-solving skills. It's especially useful for those individuals with chronic suicidal thoughts or self-injury behaviors, which sometimes accompany treatment resistant depression.
  • Group Psychotherapy: This type of counseling involves a group of people who struggle with depression working together with a psychotherapist.