Wayne Gurnick, MS, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Psychotherapy treats depression by helping people to: • Understand the behaviors, emotions, and ideas that contribute to his or her depression • Understand and identify the life problems or events -- like a major illness, a death in the family, a loss of a job or a divorce -- that contribute to their depression and help them understand which aspects of those problems they may be able to solve or improve • Restructure ways of thinking, negative attributes and attitudes someone has about himself, and ways in which faulty thinking may perpetuate depression • Regain a sense of control and pleasure in life • Learn coping techniques and problem-solving skills (WEBMD)
Joseph Volpe, Ph.D.
Clinical and School Psychologist
Commack, Babylon, Roslyn Heights, Miller Place, New York 11764
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression has been shown to be just as effective in treating depression than many medications for some people. Our staff are all well-versed in this approach to helping depression. When medication is indicated, we will work with our consulting psychiatrists to ensure that proper care is being provided. All treatment is based on a proper assessment of symptoms which is our first step.