While everyone can feel sad or down from time to time, clinical depression is a serious diagnosis best managed with therapy, holistic practices, and possible medications. Symptoms of depression can range from persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in daily activities to complete social withdrawal or even suicidal ideation.
With the right combination of therapy and care, clients dealing with depression can develop coping tools, regain a sense of balance, and enjoy a better quality of life.
HEALING WITH HEART
Are you or a loved one looking to get professional therapy and treatment for depression? MPower Wellness is here to help with programs built specifically for individuals living with depression in or near the Exton, PA area. We work with every client to create a unique plan of care that draws from the latest innovative practices and techniques.
What can I expect during my program?
The most common forms of treatment for depression are some combination of therapy and medication (usually antidepressants). Depending on the patient, therapy can include individual sessions, group talk therapy, and family counseling. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a popular therapeutic modality employed in treatment programs for depression. CBT builds awareness of negative or stress-inducing thinking patterns to help you approach situations in a clearer, more healthy way.
Medication is monitored and adjusted as needed under the supervision of a medical professional. Typically, doctors will prescribe selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, to help treat depression. Common SSRIs include:
The therapists and other specialists at MPower are trained to use each of these tools in treatment and work with each client to find a personalized and effective plan of care.
DISCOVER AOF LIVING
Find out more about the services available at MPower Wellness and start on your path to recovery.
Dr. Elizabeth Drew graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed her family practice residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA. In 2005, she opened her family medicine office in Doylestown, and in 2008 she treated her first patient for opiate addiction.
Since then Dr. Drew has attained her board certification in Addiction Medicine, treated more than a thousand patients for addiction to opiates and alcohol, participated in programs to educate the community, traveled to Washington DC to educate our legislators, and served as Medical Director at some of the best addiction treatment programs in Pennsylvania.
She understands that addiction is a chronic disease that no one would choose to have, and her treatment philosophy is based on respect, compassion, and empowerment. She is excited to be the Medical Director of MPower Wellness and work to provide superior addiction treatment in Chester County.