Return to happy


Feeling sad and down from time to time is a normal and healthy human emotion. But if you feel that you just can't shake it, and are not sure why, or it is becoming a constant in your life, it may be time to seek therapy.

Depression is one of the most common mood disorders in the U.S. While it is linked to such factors as genetics, physical illness, medications, and major life changes or trauma, its exact cause isn’t known. Depression can manifest itself in many ways, affecting your body and mind, including how you think, feel, and manage activities of daily living.

The areas in which we specialize in depression are: Individual Therapy and Group Therapy.

Depression diagnosis

Our team specializes in depression diagnosis. To be diagnosed, you must experience symptoms for more than two weeks. Depression symptoms may include:

  • Abiding sadness, anxiety, or a feeling of “emptiness”
  • Loss of interest in activities you enjoy
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Sense of hopelessness or a lack of optimism
  • Irritability or shortness with others
  • Fatigue
  • Problems sleeping
  • Physical changes including digestive concerns, muscle or joint pain, headaches, cramps, and more

Depression types

Types of depression include but are not exclusive to:

  • Dysthymia, or persistent depressive disorder, a mild depression that may last for as long as two years
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Postpartum depression, following childbirth
  • Seasonal affective disorder or SAD, which commonly occurs in the winter when sunlight is minimal
  • Bipolar disorder, which is characterized by high and low moods
  • Psychotic depression

Depression Treatment and Therapy

Because we are all different, no one experiences depression in the same way. That’s why Healthwise offers a variety of depression therapies.

Your treatment may include lifestyle changes, education, psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), problem-solving therapy, antidepressant medication(s), or a combination of these.

For more information on stress management in Maple Grove, please contact us.
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Innovative approach to healthcare

Our mind-body studio brings an innovative approach to healthcare. One that welcomes an exploration of other complimentary modalities for improving emotional health and well-being.

As we recognize that for some "getting out of our head" can be a challenge we also understand doing just that can help us to make that vital connection with ourselves. A connection that can often result in creating the real and deep changes we crave.

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Sometimes in the winds of change ~ we find our true direction.

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