Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in those ages 15-44. Depression can be paralyzing, preventing you from your normal life and relationships. Depression effects young children, teens, adults, and seniors and the rates continue to get worse. Many find themselves taking psychotropic drugs or putting their children on psychotropic drugs. Suicide is the leading cause of death in teens in Colorado. Depression is both painful and powerful. There are several different options for addressing depression. We offer various approaches including talk therapy, EMDR, neurofeedback, and nutrition. You have options and you don’t need to feel stuck.
Signs of Depression
The Importance of Nutrition
Did you know 90% of your serotonin is produced in the gut? Did you know that antibiotics destroy the microbiome in your gut, which can deeply impact your mood? Your body, how you fuel it, and the health of the overall digestive system are all relevant to your mental health. Your gut is called “the second brain” for a reason and when treating depression it’s essential to take a holistic approach.
Neurofeedback for Depression
Medications take a neurochemical approach to depression while neurofeedback takes and electrical approach. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive way of teaching the brain a new pattern. Once our brain gets stuck in a pattern, it can stay stuck. Maybe you fell into some depression after certain life circumstances, but despite your best efforts, you continue to feel the same way. Neurofeedback can help you get to feeling like yourself again.
Sometimes depression is a result of difficult times of life. Through counseling we can look at how you think about your past or present circumstances and work to rewrite your narrative. We can focus on behaviors that naturally boost your mood like exercise, animals, and connecting with others. And sometimes depression is actually grief. We’re here to support you through that too. We’re here to hold space as you mourn the loss of what you once had.