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Depression Therapy

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Tired of Feeling Sad And Unmotivated?

Do you struggle to accomplish daily tasks because you lack the interest and motivation it takes to complete them? Have work demands taken up a significant amount of your time and energy, leaving little to no room for self-care, hobbies or relationships? Are feelings of hopelessness and low self-worth causing you to distance yourself from social settings?

Perhaps you struggle with financial difficulties, problems in your relationship or challenges within your household. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to shake off the negative thoughts and feelings that you experience daily. On the surface, you hide your sadness well, but at your core, you are hurting and just want to feel lighter and happier.

Depression Can Make You Exhausted, Withdrawn, And Unable To Control Your Emotions

When you’re in a bad place mentally, it shows up in different ways.

Maybe you experience feelings of numbness, emptiness, and worthlessness. Or perhaps crying spells, insomnia, oversleeping or extreme fatigue are interfering with your quality of life. Moreover, you may find yourself eating too much or very little.

Socially, it’s become difficult for you to engage in activities with other people and you’ve started to isolate yourself from your family, friends and loved ones.

You could be so overwhelmed by intense emotional pain and a profound feeling of hopelessness that you’ve begun to experience suicidal thoughts.

When you’re dealing with depression it can feel like you’re trapped in a dark tunnel and frantically searching for a glimmer of light. The good news is that seeking therapy for your depression can help you manage your symptoms and feel more content with life.

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Many People Are Affected By Depression In Their Lifetime

Depression is a common mental health condition that affects a large amount of the global population. It can impact people of any age, race, gender and background and is not limited to a particular demographic.

Oftentimes, people confuse sadness with depression, but they are not the same. Sadness is a normal emotion that all humans experience at various points in life. It is a natural response to certain events. It is temporary and diminishes after time when emotions are processed. However, unlike sadness, depression lasts for extended periods of time with more intense emotional symptoms and can significantly alter someone’s life.

Therapy offers you a healthy outlet to learn to manage symptoms of depression and rebuild a happier, healed version of yourself.

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The Pandemic Contributed Significantly to Growing Depression Rates

COVID-19 created a global culture of being told to stay home, isolate as much as possible and avoid face-to-face interactions with other people. This significantly increased rates of depression. Human beings are naturally social creatures and need community support to truly thrive, feel connected and be happy.

Even now, our entire work culture has shifted, with so many people continuing to work from home long-term. This has taken away the work culture and support of having co-workers interact face-to-face. Full-time remote workers no longer get out of the house as often, get dressed every day or have a separate work and home life. All of these factors contribute to depression.

If depression is causing you to feel drained and overwhelmed, counseling with Elevation Behavioral Therapy can help you gain a deeper understanding of your symptoms and guide you toward making positive changes.

Depression Therapy Can Help You Ease Your Burden

At Elevation Behavioral Therapy we understand the difficulty and sensitivity surrounding the topic of depression. You are brave for seeking therapy and we want you to feel comfortable in the safe, judgment-free space we’ve created for you to process your thoughts and feelings.

Our therapists are trained and very experienced in treating depression. You will be met with undivided attention in a space where you will feel heard, supported and validated. We will help you learn how you can better manage symptoms of depression so you can get back to living the life you desire.

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What To Expect In Depression Therapy Sessions

Our sessions will focus on both exploring the root of your depression and giving you the skills to keep your symptoms from affecting your quality of life. Together, we’ll look at the behavioral patterns that may be exacerbating depression, such as sleeping too much, not getting sunlight or not having enough social or family time.

There may even be relationship challenges that are causing depression, such as a toxic or emotionally abusive relationship where your needs aren’t getting met. Additionally, being in an unsupportive job can create feelings of sadness and hopelessness. No matter where your symptoms come from, the goal of therapy is to steer you along the path toward a life that is not controlled by depression.

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Our Approach To Depression Treatment

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

is a therapeutic approach that uses techniques like behavioral activation to fight against the withdrawal and inactivity often experienced in depression. Your therapist will help you set goals and increase engagement in activities that improve mood and overall functioning.

These activities can relate to values or things that you have pushed aside like exercising, going out to dinner or spending time in nature.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

focuses on mindfulness and encourages you to stay focused on the present moment and to develop an awareness of thoughts, feelings and sensations. We use DBT to teach our clients various grounding techniques and help them to figure out what to do in situations when they feel themselves worrying or fixating on things that happened in the past or have yet to happen.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

is a modality used in depression counseling that allows you to observe your thoughts and feelings without becoming fixated on them. It encourages self-awareness and self-compassion, which can reduce feelings of low self-worth and self-criticism and help foster resilience in the face of depression.

ACT helps move you through difficult emotions so you can put your energy toward healing instead of dwelling on the negatives in life.

No matter the depression treatment method chosen, therapy can help you turn your life around. You’ll be able to take steps toward healing your heart, reframing your mind and experiencing significant improvement from your depressive symptoms.

Perhaps You Are Considering Depression Therapy But Still Have Some Concerns...

  • Do you accept my insurance?
    In order to provide the highest quality therapy, our practice is not directly in-network with insurance, however, we work with a company called Mentaya Health, that will submit clients out-of-network claims for them. When you are eligible for reimbursement for sessions, you will directly receive a check in the mail from your insurance provider. We are also happy to provide you with a superbill, which you may submit to your insurance company directly for reimbursement. A superbill serves as a “receipt” of therapy sessions, and is very commonly accepted. We can answer any questions you may have in regards to Mentaya Health, or superbills.
  • I’m confused about my insurance coverage. Can you help answer my questions?
    We are happy to answer any questions about Mentaya submitting claims. You can also use our Mentaya Health widget above to verify your out-of-network therapy benefits within seconds. Since each client’s health insurance coverage is different based on your individual plan, it is easiest for clients to directly reach out to their insurance provider with questions regarding coverage. We find most phone calls for this take less than 10 minutes. Many insurance companies also offer the option to live chat with a representative, if you prefer not to call.
  • Can I use my FSA or HSA card to pay for therapy?
    Absolutely! You’re able to use either an FSA or HSA card to pay for therapy services.
  • Do you offer an initial free consultation?
    Yes! Elevation offers a free 20 minute initial consultation. Click here to schedule
  • Do you offer online scheduling?
    Our practice offers online scheduling for all new and current clients. This means you can book, cancel or reschedule appointments all through our website. Click here to schedule an appointment or free initial consultation.
  • Do you have evening appointments?
    Absolutely. We offer evening & night appointments, as well as daytime appointments, to accommodate clients varying scheduling needs.
  • How often can I meet with my therapist, and are longer session lengths available?
    Our practice is very flexible in how often you are able to meet with your therapist. We can accommodate clients having sessions multiple times a week, once a week, every other week, etc. The traditional session length of time is 50 minutes, however, we also offer sessions for 75 minutes, or longer. Longer sessions are very beneficial when doing EMDR and ERP therapy, as well as for clients who feel 50 minutes is not enough time to meet.
  • Where are therapy sessions offered?
    We offer therapy sessions in person at our Cherry Creek, Denver office, via teletherapy (video) and ERP for OCD is also offered in your home or the community. Whenever weather permits, we also offer walk and talk therapy, where your therapist can meet you at a local park or somewhere outdoors, and you can do your session while walking.
  • What is the cost of therapy? How does this compare to the cost of therapy in Denver?
    Our therapy sessions are $155-200 per 50 minute session, based on the individual therapist. Private practice therapy in Denver with licensed therapists costs $140-$275 per session. All of our therapists are very experienced and considered specialists in their designated areas of practice.
  • What is your cancellation and no show policy?
    There is no charge for therapy appointments canceled with more than 24 hours notice. Appointments that are canceled with less than 24 hours or no showed will be charged the normal session rate of $155-200, based on your individual therapist’s rate.

A Different Way Of Experiencing Life Is Right Around The Corner

You no longer need to carry the weight of depression on your shoulders — therapy can help you regain the motivation and peace of mind you need to live the life you truly deserve.

To discuss further questions or concerns, or to schedule a free initial consultation, email us at support@elevationbehavioraltherapy.com or call or text us at (720) 295-6566. You may also schedule with us directly online by clicking below.

A new life awaits you.

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