Our practice specializes in treating depression with a highly effective, short term “medication free” approach in children, teens and adults. This often includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) alone or combined with biofeedback, neurofeedback and Virtual Reality Therapy.
What does treatment involve?
Cognitive procedures for handling depression involve both verbal and behavioral exercises. The patient is first taught how to be aware of the connection between one’s cognitions, mood, and behavior. By means of written homework, the patient monitors the negative thought patterns, examines the evidence for or against the distorted conclusions, and learns how to substitute more reality-oriented beliefs. The procedure has the patient keep a log of daily activities and mood. The patient is also encouraged to complete a series of challenging tasks, starting with very easy ones, and working up to more difficult ones.
What is the process?
Patients must first complete an initial consultation with Dr. Robert Reiner (Adults) or Dr. Heather Davidson (Children, Teens). After the initial consultation, you will be set up with one of our expert staff members based on your goals, availability and treatment type. Treatment may require you to complete an MMPI-2 personality test, qEEG brain scan or other psychological testing to fully understand your history and diagnosis. Same and next day appointments are typically available Monday through Thursday.