Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease your ability to function at work and at home. Fortunately, it is also treatable.

Depression Counseling

Are you or a loved one struggling with the weight of depression? At NuVista Mental Health, we understand that depression is more than just a state of mind; it’s a condition that affects every facet of your life. We are here to provide you with the support, guidance, and expertise you need to navigate the complex terrain of depressive disorders. Our team of dedicated mental health professionals is committed to helping you break free from the grip of depression and rediscover the joy in life through depression counseling.

Depression In Children And Adolescents

Depression is not limited to adults; it can affect children and adolescents as well. Understanding the signs and symptoms of depression in the young is crucial in providing timely support and intervention. NuVista Mental Health’s compassionate and experienced professionals are here to assist young individuals in their journey to recovery, equipping them with the tools they need to thrive.

What Is Depression Counseling?

Depression counseling is a specialized form of therapy that aims to address the emotional, psychological, and behavioral aspects of depression. It offers a safe space for individuals to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors while developing coping strategies to manage the symptoms effectively. Our depression counseling at NuVista Mental Health is tailored to your unique needs, ensuring that you receive the personalized care you deserve.

Overcoming depression: How Nuvista Mental Health Help With Depressive Disorders

Reclaiming your life from the clutches of depression is a journey that may seem daunting, but with the right guidance, it is entirely possible. At NuVista Mental Health, we offer a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to treat depression. We understand that it is not solely a matter of “mind over matter”; depression is often rooted in both genetic and environmental factors, as well as chronic diseases and anxiety disorders.

Our dedicated team utilizes a range of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy, to address depressive symptoms effectively.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

A well-established approach that helps you identify and challenge negative thought patterns, replacing them with healthier alternatives.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

A focused approach that addresses relationship issues and social interactions, which often play a significant role in depression.

Medication Management

For some individuals, medication can be a valuable part of their treatment plan, and our clinicians are well-equipped to guide you through this process.

We believe in a holistic approach that not only focuses on symptom alleviation but also empowers you to lead a fulfilling life. Your journey to recovery begins here.

Your Path To Healing Starts Today!

Don’t let depression define your life. Reach out to NuVista Mental Health and take the first step towards treating depression. Our team of mental health professionals is dedicated to helping you find the relief and hope you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on a journey towards better mental health.


What is depression, and how is it different from feeling sad?

Depression is a mental health condition characterized by persistent and overwhelming feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities. It differs from temporary sadness as it can significantly impact a person’s daily life and persist for an extended period, often requiring professional intervention.

What are the common symptoms of depression?

Common symptoms of depression include persistent sadness, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating, and a loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities. In severe cases, it may also lead to thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

What causes depression?

Depression is typically caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. These can include a family history of depression, brain chemistry imbalances, trauma, chronic stress, or significant life changes.

What is the difference between major depression, a major depressive episode, and moderate depression?

  • Major depression refers to a severe and prolonged form of depression, often characterized by persistent symptoms.
  • A major depressive episode is a specific period of intense depression within the context of major depressive disorder.
  • Moderate depression signifies a less severe form of depression with symptoms that are distressing but may not meet the criteria for major depression. Depression counseling can be tailored to address these various levels of severity.

When should someone consider beginning depression counseling?

The right time to begin depression counseling is when an individual feels ready to address their condition. There’s no specific threshold to meet. If you or someone you know is experiencing depression symptoms and seeking help, it’s a good time to reach out to a mental health professional to begin the journey towards healing.

How long does your depression counseling typically take?

The duration of counseling varies based on the severity of depression, individual progress, and treatment goals. Some may benefit from short-term counseling, while others with more complex cases might require long-term support.

Is depression counseling effective for major depressive disorder and clinical depression?

Yes, depression counseling is highly effective for major depressive disorder and clinical depression. Therapists use evidence-based techniques to address the unique challenges associated with these conditions, helping individuals gain a deeper understanding of their symptoms and providing the necessary support to manage them.

Is medication required for treating depression?

Medication is not always necessary, but it can be a valuable part of treatment, especially in cases of severe or chronic depression. A mental health professional will assess the need for medication and discuss its potential benefits and side effects.

Can children and adolescents benefit from your depression counseling?

Yes, children and adolescents can benefit from our depression counseling. Therapy for young individuals is tailored to their age and developmental stage, focusing on age-appropriate techniques and interventions.

Can depression counseling address other mental illnesses and common mental disorders?

Absolutely. Depression counseling is versatile and can be adapted to address a wide range of common mental disorders. It is not limited to depression alone and can be a valuable resource for individuals facing various mental health challenges.

Is depression counseling solely about symptom alleviation, or does it provide more than that?

While symptom alleviation is a crucial aspect of depression counseling, it is not the sole focus. It also empowers individuals to regain a sense of control over their lives, improve their emotional well-being, and rediscover a sense of purpose and joy that may have been obscured by depression.

Is depression counseling covered by insurance?

We advise our clients to check with their insurance provider to understand the extent of their coverage and any co-pays or deductibles they may need to cover as we do not direct bill.

How can I support a loved one who is struggling with depression?

Supporting a loved one with depression involves active listening, empathy, and encouragement to seek professional help. Be patient, non-judgmental, and offer assistance in finding a qualified therapist or counselor. Encourage them to stay connected and engaged in treatment.

Is there hope for individuals with depression to recover and lead fulfilling lives?

Absolutely, there is hope for individuals with depression. With proper treatment, a strong support system, and a commitment to the recovery process, many people experience significant improvements in their mental health and go on to lead fulfilling lives. Depression is a treatable condition, and recovery is possible.

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