If you struggle with persistent thoughts of loneliness, sadness, an inability to complete simple tasks, or feelings of worthlessness, you may be struggling with depression. According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and 264 million people worldwide struggle with depression. If you’re struggling with depression in Charlotte, NC, Bright View Counseling is here to help you with a unique kind of therapy, to work towards a brighter tomorrow!
Depression is something that can affect anyone at any time. It can occur for biological or circumstantial reasons and can last up to a year or longer. Depression isn’t the same as just being sad. We all have times when we feel sad for various reasons; what sets depression apart is its persistence. It can affect people at different levels, anywhere from struggling to get out of bed in the morning to severe thoughts of suicide or self-harm.
At Bright View Counseling, we consider the individual differences and developmental stages of each client while demonstrating respect for the client’s beliefs, customs, and socio-cultural values. Our theoretical approach involves integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and gestalt therapy. CBT is the most commonly used technique to help treat depression. CBT focuses on changing negative thought patterns and changing your behaviors that may lead to negative thoughts.
At Bright View Counseling, we utilize a unique technique we call “Therapy With A Twist!” This method incorporates interactivity into each session through the use of tools, activities, and games. We use nature’s therapeutic properties to our advantage. We take walks and use our surroundings. With these approaches, clients can process their thoughts and feelings easier. We also have our office dog Charlotte come in to help out, providing comfort, companionship, and emotional support for clients.
We incorporate this method depending on what works best and suits each client’s needs the best. This style is particularly well suited to working with children and teens who may struggle with depression or other mental health struggles.
With all sessions being performed remotely and many people wanting to continue with virtual therapy due to the convenience, we have adapted this method to work with teletherapy. We have clients participate in sessions while sitting outdoors, go for virtual walks, and participate in games and activities virtually. We’ve even done virtual fishing with a client! It all depends on what works best for each individual.
Bright View Counseling was founded in 2020 by therapist Michael Clark-Borenstein, LCMHC (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor), to provide therapy and counseling services that break the mold to clients in Charlotte, North Carolina. We utilize several different counseling and depression therapy Charlotte NC techniques to give our clients the best experience and results. Our approach involves integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and Gestalt therapy, along with our unique “Therapy With A Twist!” method.
Our counseling style is particularly suited to children and adolescents, although we have clients from every age group. Ideal clients are ages seven and up. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), life stressors and adjustments, and behavioral modifications.
At Bright View Counseling, we understand how difficult it can be even to decide to reach out for help when suffering from depression, so we strive to make it as easy as possible for clients to get the help they need. We work with several different insurance companies and consolidate our services through our portal SimplePractice, which we use for scheduling, having video sessions, and billing.