Individual Therapy Options
Individual talk therapy is proven as an effective way to treat depression. Over the course of multiple sessions, therapists help improve the patient’s outlook and teach strategies they can use to manage symptoms. Depending on an individual’s situation, different forms of talk therapy may be more impactful than others. North Ward Behavioral Health Center offers several options, including:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy: This structured approach aims to mitigate symptoms of depression by identifying and correcting negative thought patterns and perceptions.
- Motivational interviewing: It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of depression. Motivation interviewing is designed to build confidence and provide the motivation to improve.
- Solution-focused therapy: If your depression stems from a stressful situation or life problem, solution-focused therapy can help you identify solutions and improve your circumstances.
- Strength-based therapy: Depression often results in poor self-esteem. Strength-based therapy helps patients acknowledge their best qualities, become more resilient, and take a positive mindset.
Our counselors are sensitive, supportive, and have years of experience in treating depression. They will work tirelessly to help you manage your symptoms and overcome challenges on the road a healthier life.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
For some patients, therapy alone isn’t effective, and treatment-resistant depression requires innovative solutions. That’s where transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) comes in. This is a modern treatment that directs pulses of magnetic energy into the areas of the brain responsible for controlling moods. The pulses stimulate brain cells, improve their activity, and encourage better communication between parts of the brain. TMS is non-invasive, painless, and free from detrimental side effects.
A full round of TMS takes several weeks to complete, with five sessions in each week. Some patients feel better almost immediately, while others notice measurable results after the third or fourth week. Treatment remains effective for up to a year in some patients.
Depression is also treatable through medication. Antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) work by increasing serotonin and correcting faulty brain chemistry. There are medications available that mitigate other symptoms of depression, like insomnia and loss of appetite.
North Ward Behavioral Health Center offers medication management to help you keep track of your medications when depression makes it hard. The service comes with not only added encouragement but also reminders to take pills and order refills. We’ll even oversee your prescriptions to make sure your prescriptions work as they should without interacting with other medications you take.
Fight Depression with Us
North Ward Behavioral Health Center treats depression using a variety of proven methods, from talk therapy to medication and TMS. Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment at our offices in Newark, NJ. Our experienced specialists will work with you to devise a depression treatment plan that will be most effective for your unique situation and goals.