Pilowsky Psychology Professional Corporation

4 Beamish Drive, Toronto, ON

Telephone: 416-239-9042

Depression

Depression is a psychological disorder that profoundly affects a person’s functioning. Symptoms include: low mood, suicidal thoughts, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed, concentration difficultly, and feelings of loneliness. If you believe you are suffering from depression, we can help you cope and improve, through established therapeutic techniques.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT is the treatment of choice for all types of depression. If the depressive symptoms are severe and you need medication, then it has a much great effect if the medical treatment is combined with CBT.

Guidelines on depression that are produced by the Canadian Psychological Association recommends CBT as one of the most effective psychological treatment to overcome the problem of depression and stay well. Moreover, all our CBT therapists are highly qualified and specifically trained to treat your depressive disorder with CBT.

How effective is Pilowsky Psychology CBT services for Depression?

 

At Pilowsky Psychology, we have highly qualified and professional CBT therapists who combine both traditional and modern CBT techniques to give you the best treatment possible. The depression of most people improves with CBT – and we have 95% successful CBT therapy sessions that make 100% full recovery.

One of the features of depression is helplessness, but we want to assure you that our CBT therapists make substantial efforts to make this feature treatable with CBT. Furthermore, CBT is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy, which is both structured and goal-oriented.

We have a team of therapists who have put in place a great facility for further research on CBT and how we can use it to effectively treat depression. Our research and practice in this field have a strong evidence base. We have successfully adapted CBT for a wide range of depressive, mood, and anxiety issues.

When you should seek help from us?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you can contact us to get our expert advice.

  • A persistent feeling of unhappiness or low mood.

  • A sense of inadequacy and worthlessness with a loss of confidence.

  • Bad feelings, anxiety, irritability, and guilt.

  • General aches and pains, a loss of energy, and little motivation to do certain things.

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities.

  • Eating less or more – changes in appetite.

  • Sleep disturbance – i.e. early morning waking or difficulties getting off to sleep.

  • Reduction in sex drive and/or loss of interest in sex.

  • Difficulty in paying attention, loss of concentration, and/or remembering things.

  • A sense of helplessness and hopelessness about the future.

  • Having problems beings around people that lead to isolating self.

  • Thoughts of suicide and death.

  • Unhelpful, self-critical, negative, and extreme thoughts.