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Depression
Evolving Minds: Empowering Change

Treating depression involves various methods aimed at addressing its underlying causes and managing symptoms.  The therapies listed below have proven effective in treating depression.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a popular and helpful treatment for depression. It aim to assist people recognise and change negative thoughts and behaviors that make depression worse. Through this, you learn new ways to cope and think more positively.

 

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): IPT, or Interpersonal Therapy, is all about making relationships better and improving how we communicate. It helps identify issues in your relationship that might be making you feel depressed. 

 

Behavioral Activation: Behavioural activation help identify things you enjoy and find meaningful. By planning activities that make you happy and setting goals, you can restore a sense of purpose and achievement.

Mindfulness-Based Therapies: Mindfulness practices like MBCT or MBSR teach people to focus on the present moment without judgement. By observing thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them, we aim to reduce overthinking.

Supportive Counselling: Counselling offers a safe and caring environment for you to share feelings and experiences. It offers validation, encouragement, and practical guidance for coping with depression. It aims to assist you to gain perspective and feel less isolated in your struggles.

Lifestyle Modifications: Incorporating healthy lifestyle habits like regular exercise, balanced nutrition, enough sleep, and stress management techniques can support psychological therapy for depression. These changes boost overall well-being and can make treatment more effective.

For further resources and more information on depression, visit The Black Dog Institute.

It's important to note treatment for depression is not one-size-fits-all, and individuals may benefit from a combination of these approaches. The clinicians at Evolving Minds look forward to working with you in order to determine the most suitable treatment plan.

To book a session call the team at Evolving Minds 02 8519 4197 or complete our online booking form.

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