CBT for Depression in Port Jefferson, Long Island, and Online Across New York.

Take the weight off your shoulders and get the skip back in your step.

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Does it feel like you're carrying an unbearable weight?

Depression is like a persistent cloud that hovers over your life. It makes getting out of bed each morning feel like an exhausting battle. The simplest tasks, such as making breakfast and checking the mail, become monumental challenges.

Have you felt like you have no energy or desire to do anything? It’s common to feel unmotivated, lack interest in the things that used to bring you joy, and want to sleep most of the time.

Maintaining relationships becomes increasingly difficult. It’s hard to connect with friends and loved ones, and you find yourself withdrawing from social activities and isolating yourself.

Why do you feel this way when everything seems fine on the surface? Your life is good, but your heart is broken and the feeling of sadness is overwhelming.

You have the power to change the course of your life. You can start by changing your perspective on what’s going on with you. For example, instead of asking “What’s wrong with me?” You can ask yourself “What can I do to change my life?”

Reach out today and schedule an appointment. The darkness you have been experiencing can be lifted and you can rediscover joy, hope, and purpose.

Depression touches all corners of your life.

Work has become a difficult fighting ground. The persistent lack of motivation and energy has hindered your performance. As the drive to excel diminishes, the fear of not being good enough increases.

Depression may be affecting your relationships as well. Because you feel drained and exhausted you may rather stay home, sleep, and isolate yourself. It’s hard to enjoy being around others and you end up feeling lonely and disconnected from the world.

With intense feelings of sadness comes a flood of negative thoughts.

It’s very difficult to feel good about yourself and you often question your sense of worth and purpose. But, no matter how stuck you feel, life can get better.

It is possible to rediscover joy and feel hopeful about the future again. Together, we can help you regain control over your work, enjoy your relationships, and transform your ideas about yourself.

CBT can teach you practical strategies to overcome your depression. Call today and make an appointment. It’s possible to break free from the chains of depression.

Life gets easier and lighter without the weight of depression.

What would life look like if your depression suddenly disappeared? Imagine being able to take a shower or get out of bed without a fight. You have the energy to get through your day and manage simple tasks.

How would it feel to once again find joy and excitement in your everyday life? You can embrace your hobbies, enjoy being around those you care about, and experience hope about your future.

A life without depression means feeling good about yourself and having confidence in your ability to handle your negative emotions … or whatever else is thrown your way.

You can take back control of your life and future. CBT therapy for depression can help you create a reality where you are no longer “just going through the motions.” Instead, let’s help you create a life that you actually love! Reach out today to learn more.

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Don't let depression hold you back at work.

Every day it’s the same struggle to get out of bed and going to work. Sure, you manage to do it … but your mornings start with a feeling of being drained and exhausted.

At the office, work feels dull and listless. No matter how much you get done, the enthusiasm you once felt about your career is gone. It’s a struggle to focus and you don’t know how long you can keep this up. Plus, it’s exhausting to always be worried about what others are thinking about you, your work, and your performance.

How would your career improve if you removed the shackles of depression? Promotions? Better pay? That account you’ve always wanted to manage? Anything is possible.

There is hope in the face of this challenge.With the right support in place, you can regain the control of your life and lift the darkness inside. Reach out today to learn more.

Depression is like an invisible barrier between you and the people you love.

Are you tired of feeling alone and disconnected? Depression robs you of energy and motivation, which stops you from reaching out to others. Add in the fear of becoming a burden or being misunderstood and, before long, you begin to lose interest in your family or friends’ lives.

When you don’t understand why you are depressed, it becomes difficult to express your feelings. Often, this cycle leaves you feeling unworthy or undeserving of love and attention. You are tired of feeling this way, but you don’t know what to do or how to make your life better.

Your friends and loved ones are rooting for you. But, only you can take the brave next step and ask for help.

Therapy can help you bridge the gap and help you reconnect with your loved ones. You can learn to feel good about yourself, worthy of love, and happy in your relationships. Reach out today to learn more.

It's time to rewrite the story of your negative thoughts.

Depression casts a heavy shadow on how you perceive yourself. It can make you believe that you are worthless, unlovable, and undeserving of happiness. As the weight of depression pulls you down, you may start to doubt your abilities to make things better.

Because the sadness feels so intense and overwhelming, it’s hard to imagine a life without depression. Questions like “Will I ever get out of this funk” or “Can my life be any different” keep showing up in your mind.

Always remember, you are the author of your life’s story. Sure, this chapter may be a bit of a downer, but YOU get to decide what happens on the next page.

CBT for depression gives you the guidance and support needed to dismantle the walls of depression. With my help, you can learn to change your mood and feel optimistic about your future. Reach out today to learn more.

Reclaim your life!

Take control of your emotions and thoughts with CBT therapy for depression.

Depression can make you feel like your emotions are out of control. Have you ever stopped and paid attention to what’s going on in your mind when you are feeling down or overwhelmed?

In CBT for depression, you will learn to identify your thoughts and evaluate their accuracy. The first step involves paying attention to your ideas and beliefs about yourself.

CBT encourages you to ask, “What was I thinking when my mood changed?” — Then, once you’ve identified these thoughts, take a moment to evaluate their validity.

Keep in mind that depression can distort your thinking. Therefore, it’s important to find out if there’s evidence to support your unhelpful beliefs. You’ll find that your thoughts are often based on emotions rather than facts.

Practicing this exercise regularly can help you change your mood and lift the weight of depression. While it’s a good tool, the support of a CBT therapist in New York can be useful in learning to individualize this skill and apply it to your needs.

CBT is one of the most effective ways to recover from depression.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches you how to identify the thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to your depression. Together, we will understand the roots of your negative thinking, emotions, and other factors that have been holding you back.

First, we identify your unhelpful beliefs about yourself, others, and the world. After that, we work on evaluating their accuracy. You will then learn strategies to reframe your thinking and replace unhelpful beliefs with more adaptive ones. This is a powerful tool that can help you take control back of your life.

My approach to CBT is non-judgemental, accepting, and supportive. 

While it may seem scary and daunting, CBT can be the turning point and what you need to finally transform your life. Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone. I’m here to support you all the way. If you’re ready to take the step towards changing your life, reach out today and schedule an appointment.

Rediscover your joy!

Hi. I'm Dr Vanessa Gomes, PhD.

Depression casts a long, persistent shadow, making even the simplest tasks feel overwhelming. My goal is to guide you from darkness to dawn, helping you reclaim joy and control over your life, work, and relationships. I know that depression often creates an invisible barrier between you and the world, and I’m here to help bridge that gap.

My therapy sessions are designed to be a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore and understand your feelings. I believe in the power of changing perspectives, and I’m committed to helping you rewrite the narrative of your negative thoughts.

With my support, you can learn to identify and challenge the thought patterns that contribute to your depression, replacing them with more adaptive and balanced views.

Remember, you’re not just going through the motions; you’re actively working towards creating a life that you love. If you’re ready to take this step towards transformation, I’m here to support you every step of the way. Reach out today to book a free 15-minute phone consult.

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Please note — The only insurance I accept is Aetna and my rate is $250/session.