Psychological Treatment of Depression & Anxiety in Adelaide

Psychological treatments can help improve your ability to fight depression or deal with anxiety by changing your thinking patterns. By reducing irrational worries, you can keep your anxiety and feeling of depression in check.

We, at Therapia Psychology, have some of the best psychologists who utilise treatments backed by demonstrated research. Each practitioner is a highly professional, well experienced and caring psychologist in Adelaide. We assist individuals, couples, families, teenagers, and workplaces through counselling and therapy sessions. We help you identify behaviour and thought patterns that are making you or are likely to make you depressed or anxious. We help you learn to think rationally about common difficulties, and change your negative thought patterns to a more positive approach. After your sessions, you can expect to gain a greater understanding of yourself whilst developing the necessary skills to move towards a more meaningful life and a stable, fulfilling future.

There are several types of psychological treatments for depression & anxiety along with different delivery methods. While some people prefer to work one on one with the psychologist, some find it more helpful to sit in a group environment. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT) are some of the psychological treatments for depression and anxiety.

What are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

Anxiety is not just feeling stressed or worried. Feeling stressed and anxious is common when you’re under pressure. The good news is it usually passes when that situation is resolved. Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t go away – when they’re ongoing and happen without any particular reason or cause. Sometimes it can be hard to cope with daily life. Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but for someone experiencing anxiety, these feelings can become overwhelming.

Anxiety can affect your ability to concentrate, sleep and carry out ordinary tasks at work, home or school. People with anxiety disorders often feel compelled to avoid stressful situations and in extreme cases avoid going out altogether. Physical symptoms are common and include shortness of breath, a pounding heart and trembling hands.

Anxiety disorders can be caused by either one or a combination of factors. These include genetic factors, ongoing stress, family background, physical health issues or a traumatic event. Anxiety is common, seek support today and become the best version of you.

What are the Symptoms of Depression?

Depression affects how people think, feel and act. Depression makes it more difficult to manage from day to day and can interfere with study, work and relationships. You may be depressed if you have felt sad, down or miserable for more than two weeks or have lost interest or pleasure in most of your usual activities. Generally, depression does not result from a single event, but from a combination of biological, psychological, social and lifestyle factors.

In any one year, around one million people in Australia experience depression. One in six women and one in eight men will experience depression at some time in their life. The good news is, depression is treatable and effective treatments are available. Seek support today and let us help find the best version of you.

FAQ’s –

What is Depression?

Depression is a mental disorder where there is a persistent feeling of sadness, low mood and loss of interest in daily activities. This feeling can often last for a long period of time and can significantly affect your physical and mental health. Symptoms may include changes in sleep patterns, loss of appetite, low energy level, low concentration, low self-esteem among others. Depression may also be associated with thoughts of suicide. Consulting a psychologist in Adelaide for depression can help you to a great extent.

Do psychologists really help?

Yes, consulting a psychologist is very helpful. A psychologist encourages you to open up about your concerns about mental health, relationships, anxiety, addictions or depression. They then offer you tools, tips and techniques for coping and succeeding, moving towards a better, more positive life and achieving better mental health.

What does a psychologist do for anxiety?

A psychologist in Adelaide for anxiety, may often work closely with the client to help identify negative thought patterns. He may encourage the client to differentiate between productive and unproductive worries. He may teach you to approach a situation in a rational way and let go of the worries. He will also teach you some breathing and relaxation techniques to help you calm down during moments of anxiety and panic.

What therapy is best for anxiety?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is the most-widely used and considered to be the most effective therapy for treating anxiety disorders. It involved working with a psychologist to identify thought patterns that are making you panic and become anxious, or stopping you from feeling better when you are feeling anxious. CBT can help you approach the situation in a more rational manner.