Depression services offered in Denver and Wheat Ridge, CO


Depression drains your energy and permeates your life, making it hard to get through each day. For at least one in three people, depression turns into a bigger challenge because they also struggle with substance abuse or addiction. The skilled team at Magnolia Medical Group can help with both, providing comprehensive medical and mental health care for addictions and depression. Call their office in Denver or Wheat Ridge, Colorado, or use online booking to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment and take the first step toward healing your depression.

Why am I depressed?

Depression often begins as you face a life problem, from losing a job and separating from a partner to dealing with never-ending stress and conflict at work or home. You can also feel depressed without an obvious cause if your brain chemicals are imbalanced.

Depression shares a two-way relationship with substance abuse and addiction. Many people turn to alcohol and drugs to lift their mood when they feel depressed and sad, a habit that easily turns into overuse and addiction. Or using addictive substances may trigger depression you can’t shake.

You may be depressed before entering the outpatient drug rehab program at Magnolia Medical Group, or you may struggle with depression as you take the first steps toward recovery. No matter why you’re depressed, you can depend on your Magnolia Medical Group provider to treat depression throughout your rehab program.

How will I recognize depression?

Whether your depression is mild or severe, you will experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling hopeless, worthless, and sad (depressed)
  • Feeling numb and emotionless
  • Losing interest in activities you usually enjoy
  • Having insomnia or oversleeping
  • Eating more or less than usual
  • Moving slowly and aimlessly (feeling sluggish)
  • Feeling drained of energy (having mental and physical exhaustion)
  • Struggling to concentrate and make decisions
  • Thinking about death or suicide

Depression can also cause symptoms you might not expect when you have low energy, such as feeling agitated and restless or having angry outbursts.

How is depression treated?

Magnolia Medical Group includes comprehensive psychiatric care and counseling as part of your rehab program. These services are essential during your detox and recovery and for treating mental health disorders like depression that commonly occur together with addictions.

Your depression treatment might include medication management, talk therapy, or, in many cases, both. Medications like antidepressants improve your symptoms by boosting neurotransmitters (brain chemicals). 

Therapy helps you identify the reason for your depression and learn coping skills that improve your mood and energy. The Magnolia Medical Group therapists are skilled in many evidence-based techniques proven to help people with depression, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Call Magnolia Medical Group today or connect online to request an in-person or telehealth appointment to get compassionate care for depression.