What depression is

  • Presence of sad, empty, or irritable mood, accompanied by somatic and cognitive changes that affect the individual’s capacity to function (adapted from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition)
  • Common symptoms of depression include (but are not limited to): difficulty concentrating/making decisions, feelings of guilt/worthlessness, excessive sleeping, insufficient sleeping, irritability, restlessness, overeating, under-eating, physical aches/pains, loss of interest in activities,

What we treat

  • Acute and prolonged depressive symptoms
  • Major depressive disorders
  • Issues of bereavement, grief, or loss

Our program philosophy

  • Comprehensive and strengths-based
  • Includes (up to) three individual sessions a week, approximately four psychoeducational groups each day, weekly meetings with the staff psychiatrist, psychologist, dietitian, and clinical director  
  • Incorporates elements of spirituality, mindfulness, community service, nutrition, art, movement/exercise, and psychotherapy
  • Incorporates pharmacology, when appropriate

Goals for therapy

  • Identify perceptions of the problem, thoughts and feelings about the problem, and actions before and after the problem
  • Learn assertiveness, boundary setting, and problem solving skills
  • Build self-esteem
  • Discover personal identity (apart from a diagnosis or symptom) and values
  • Identify and reduce self-harm, suicidal, or homicidal urges
  • Understand common co-occurring diagnosis (or risks/symptoms thereof), such as anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders

Clinical modalities

Recommended reading

  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns
  • The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and The Search for Meaning by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham 

If you are suffering from depression Magnolia Creek can help you. Please call 205-678-4373 or e-mail us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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