(516) 732-0273
Offices in Garden City and Lawrence, NY.

(516) 732-0273

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Depression

Depression

Are you suffering from depression?

 

Depression Therapy | Depression Treatment in Long Island, Garden City, and Lawrence

Depression can arise when you feel weighed down and overwhelmed by life’s challenges. When depression takes over you tend to be ruled by “shoulds,” rather than being guided by your passions and the things you truly love. Depression can cause you to spend more time focused on what is wrong, rather than appreciating what has gone right. When you are depressed it desensitizes you to many wonderful things that are happening, and it interferes with enjoyment of life.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Depression can be treated, and it is possible to start seeing the world in a better, positive light, that will help you in your overall happiness, your work, and your relationships.

Living With Depression in Long Island

Depression affects millions of people in New York and hundreds of thousands of those in Long Island. It causes a variety of symptoms that are emotionally and physically devastating, and yet may not always seem like a mental health problem at first glance. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Chronic feelings of sadness, emptiness, or the inability to feel happiness
  • Lost pleasure and interest in activities that were once enjoyable
  • Excessive sleep or fatigue, often with a decrease in any positive energy
  • Difficulty with memory, concentration, and decision making
  • Obsessive thoughts of guilt, hopelessness, pessimism or worthlessness
  • Feelings of irritability or restlessness
  • Appetite loss, weight changes (gain or loss), overeating

 

Some types of depression come with symptoms of “mania” (periods of excessive energy and elation that often lead to unwanted, overly productive behaviors), some types of depression come as a result of an event, while others are a constant chemical change in the mind leading to pervasive sadness.

Yet no matter the type of depression, depression therapy can help.

Your Long Island Depression Therapist

My practice is designed to help you develop the skills you need to overcome your depression and start experiencing joy and happiness again. The road to recovering from depression can be difficult, but the belief that you “cannot be treated” is a symptom of the depression. You can get the help you need through depression therapy, and I want to help you get there.

With offices in Garden City and Lawrence, I service the Greater Long Island region, including Merrick, Levittown, Rockville Centre, Oceanside, Floral Park and much more. I’m happy to meet with you, discuss my approach with you, and start working with you to develop a customized depression treatment that meets your experiences and symptoms. Call me today at (516) 732-0273, and let’s schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

 

 

 

For more information on the service areas, Garden City and Lawrence, Nassau County, NY, Long Island, NY, please visit my contact page.