Finding hope: Addressing the pain of Depression in your life
Depression is a very common mental health issue for Americans, and it can range from episodic to chronic. Many individuals report experiencing a major depression at some point in their lives. The definition of a major depression is a period of two weeks or more when a person has experienced loss of interest in daily activities and several of the following symptoms: * Depressed mood * Irritability * Problems with sleep * Loss of appetite or overeating * Changes in energy levels * Difficulty concentrating * Issues with self-esteem and self-worth * Thoughts of death or suicide
The Petoskey Center intensive outpatient program can be helpful for patients who are struggling with depression by offering both individual and group sessions facilitated by expert clinicians. Reach out to our team today for more information about our intensive outpatient program for depression.
If you live in the Greater Houston area — Sugarland, Katy, Woodlands, Conroe, League City, Pearland, Bellaire, or Richmond, and anywhere in the State of Texas --- and you are struggling with depression, Petoskey Center therapists can help you find a treatment plan to help you get your life back.
Counseling for Depression
Taking the first step forward is a huge accomplishment. If you are able to recognize that you may need help by seeking counseling for depression, you are already on the path to recovery. Once you reach out to our treatment center, we will schedule an intake appointment to discuss how your depression is impacting your life and to define your goals for treatment.
Unlike some institutional and hospital settings, The Petoskey Center offers a small, comfortable private practice environment for you to work on your difficulties in private yet collaborative and supportive environment. Our IOP allows our patients to receive the support they need while still living their daily life and fulfilling their responsibilities at work or school.
As many as 40 million Americans are struggling with anxiety and depression, but only about a third of them will seek help. At The Petoskey Center, we strive to educate our patients on the benefits of our intensive outpatient program for treating depression. If they choose to work with our team, we help them build the coping skills necessary to make meaningful changes to their mental health.
As a part of your initial intake session, you will be asked to talk about your life and the issues that are causing you difficulty. The intake clinician, likely Dr. Markey, will work with you to determine a treatment plan that works for you.
Many adults with depression and other mood disorders tend to benefit from both therapy and medication. Our intensive outpatient therapy option for treating depression integrates mentalization-based therapy with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and helps patients look at themselves through a psychodynamic lens.
Compared to traditional and institutional psychotherapy options, intensive outpatient therapy is a different kind of time commitment. Traditional psychotherapy may be scheduled for once-a-week sessions. For people in crisis, that may not be enough; but institutional and hospital settings may be traumatizing and too extreme for some people. That’s where IOP comes in.
At The Petoskey Center, our private practice and engaging therapy sessions are designed to be small and specialized so that our patients receive the highest level of care.
How Depression Therapy Works At The Petoskey Center, our IOP consists of group sessions, individual meetings with your IOP team leader, and usually other individual meetings with a therapist. Intensive outpatient programs create a safe space for patients in crisis to educate themselves on strategies that can help them better cope with symptoms, lead a more mindful life, and get access to the support they need.
Our intensive outpatient therapy program for depression includes: ●A specialized, hands-on approach to treatment planning ●Experienced, skillful clinicians who are dedicated to patient care and wellness ●A challenging yet rewarding environment to learn and grow ●Opportunities to learn coping skills and learn new ways of managing stressful situations ●Individual and group therapy sessions
In addition to treating depression, The Petoskey Center’s intensive outpatient program for depression also provides treatment for people struggling with: ●Anxiety ●Trauma ●Personality Disorders
If you are in need of intensive outpatient care (IOP) and you live in the Greater Houston area — Sugarland, Katy, The Woodlands, Conroe, League City, Pearland, Bellaire, Richmond — contact our office today. To schedule your intake evaluation appointment!
Our patients are highly capable individuals who are having difficulty effectively making their way in the world at this stage in their lives.