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

Depression, a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest, can significantly impact your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, giving rise to a range of emotional and physical challenges.

While occasional mood swings are a normal part of life and can serve as signals for personal growth, clinical depression goes beyond these fluctuations. It can disrupt your ability to engage in daily activities, sometimes leading to feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness.

For those dealing with depression, its symptoms often manifest as substantial impediments in their everyday lives, affecting work, school, social interactions, and relationships. Some individuals may experience a pervasive sense of unhappiness without a clear cause. Fortunately, cognitive-behavioral therapy has demonstrated its effectiveness in helping numerous individuals recover from depression, enabling them 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

Individual therapy offers you the opportunity to build a meaningful connection with a therapist who dedicates the time to understand your personal history, strengths, challenges, values, and aspirations. Your treatment will be customized to your unique needs. Whether you prefer Teletherapy or in-person sessions at our Washington, DC location, our team of Psychologists is committed to delivering outstanding 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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