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Depression & Grief Treatment

Depression is the single most common issue that brings people to psychotherapy. It is also the most common mental health disorder diagnosed in the US at any given time, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, affecting over 16 million people.

But, not all depression is the same.

Feeling blue during the winter months, when there is less sunlight and fewer social activities, is also very common; but this differs from depression in one very important way: you tend to get better with the change of season. Wondering if you have the winter blues? Read more here.

Grief is a natural response to loss. Though the symptoms may be very similar to those of depression, it is easier to identify the “source” of the sadness. Some grief reactions can also happen when you move away to a new town and experience the loss of friendships, or when a relationship ends. Grief is complex, can get worse during the holidays, and, much like depression, looks different for different people.

There are many types of treatment for depression and what works for one person, may not work for the next. At Thrivemind we believe that with compassion, empathy, and a collaborative relationship we can foster within you the strength and skills to heal from depression. Talking about your experiences, exploring your thoughts with guidance and support, and learning skills for breaking the cycles of negative thoughts and self-judgement are key to healing. 

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