You May Experience
Oversleeping + Lethargic Energy
Lack of Motivation
Daily Lack of Joy
Connected Brain Counseling specializes in solutions to depression including therapists for depression in Denver and Neurofeedback Therapy for depression
Depression Therapy in Denver
Depression can range from debilitating to feeling like there is a "lack of joy" in your daily life. No matter where you fall on this spectrum, Connected Brain Counseling wholeheartedly believes there are viable options to help you feel more like you again!
We believe that the best way to handle depression is by combining counseling, neurofeedback and a support system filled with genuine connections to build self-awareness and offer strategies for combating depression. Our team of licensed therapist in Denver specialize in diagnosing and treating symptoms of depression and can work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.
Symptoms of Depression
According to the DSM-V, symptoms of depression include an individual experiencing five or more symptoms during the same 2-week period:
"Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day.
Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day.
Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain, or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day.
A slowing down of thought and a reduction of physical movement (observable by others, not merely subjective feelings of restlessness or being slowed down).
Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day.
Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day.
Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day.
Recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for committing suicide." (1)
Compassionate Care Backed by Science
There are a variety of approaches to healing symptoms of depression including individual therapy, couples counseling, family therapy, neurofeedback therapy and more.
Connected Brain Counseling prides itself on offering modalities that are backed by empirically backed evidence when treating depression. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (2).
You can expect your therapist to pull from a variety of these modalities when working with you while simultaneously meeting you where you are at.
Neurofeedback in Denver for Depression
Sometimes our brains need a little extra "push" when we are battling symptoms of depression. For those individuals who aren't inclined to take medication, neurofeedback therapy can help.
Neurofeedback therapy is essentially operant conditioning for your brain. Over the course of your neurofeedback therapy program, your brain will learn to let go of old, "stuck" patterns that no longer serve you and create new electrical patterns that influence new neuropathways.
There are very few side effects to Neurofeedback and most have minimal impact. Some clients experience minor headaches, agitation or sleepiness in the 24 hours following a session. This is due to the brain acclimating to a new way of taking information in, and not all clients can expect to feel dysregulated.
qEEG Brain Mapping Therapy in Denver
Brain Mapping for Depression
Did you know that depression can show up in the brain in many ways? Your brain may show a unique trauma response where it lives in an inflamed "fight/flight" mode. Or maybe your brain is exhausted and has learned to "shut down" as a response to trauma.
If you experience a lack of joy, low motivation, trouble finding social connections meaningful and other symptoms of depression you may benefit from a qEEG Brain Map. This will help your neurofeedback specialist understand how anxiety is affecting your day to day life and where it may have stemmed from.
After completing neurofeedback therapy and a qEEG Brain Map, you can expect to leave treatment with a greater ability to choose your thoughts, let go of old patterns that no longer serve you and feel a greater capacity to access somatic feelings and let go of patterns contributing to depression.