Depression can drain the pleasure from life. CBT can help.

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

Mood fluctuations are normal and help inform us that something is missing in our lives and that we should consider changing things. But clinical depression is worse than simple fluctuations in mood. You may have trouble doing normal daily activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.

For many people with depression, symptoms are severe enough to cause noticeable problems in day-to-day activities, such as work, school, social activities or relationships with others. Some people may feel generally miserable or unhappy without really knowing why. Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been proven to help many people recover from depression and go on to lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives.

Symptoms of Clinical Depression

Depression may lead to trouble doing normal day-to-day activities. At the Capital Institute, we help people recover from depression using research-proven techniques.

  • Loss of energy
  • Loss of interest in activities and in life
  • Pervasive sadness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Physical complaints

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Therapy Tailored For You

Engaging in individual therapy offers you the opportunity to establish a deep connection with a therapist who dedicates time to understand your personal history, strengths, challenges, values, and aspirations. Your treatment will be customized to cater specifically to your needs. Whether you prefer Teletherapy or in-person sessions at our Bethesda location, our team of Psychologists is committed to delivering exceptional care.

  • Weekly and/or multiple times a week sessions
  • In-person & teletherapy services available
  • Range of fees to fit your budget

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