Depression – Westfield, NJ

Helping You Conquer the Darkness of Depression

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Depression can have a profound effect on every aspect of your life. At Embrace Psychiatric Wellness Center, we are here to guide you toward a path of recovery and renewed vitality. Through evidence-based approaches, compassionate support, and a comprehensive understanding of mental health, we are committed to providing effective treatments that empower you to regain control and embrace a brighter future. Together, we will navigate this path toward healing and create a life that is filled with hope, resilience, and well-being.

What Is Depression?

woman with depression laying in bed

Known as one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, depression is a complex and challenging mental health condition that goes beyond fleeting sadness or temporary feelings of low mood. It is characterized by persistent and intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed.

Depression affects thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical well-being, often leading to difficulties in daily functioning and relationships. It can impact anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. Understanding this condition is the first step towards seeking support and finding effective treatment. With professional help and a supportive network, you can better navigate your journey toward healing and reclaim a fulfilling life.

Symptoms of Depression

young woman with depression sitting with heads in hands

Not sure if you suffer from depression? The following symptoms could indicate you’re experiencing a depressive episode:

  • Feeling sad and overwhelmed
  • Mood swings
  • Low energy/fatigue
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Feelings of doom, guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, and low self-esteem
  • Changes in appetite/overeating
  • Loss of interest in activities that once brought pleasure
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Aches and pains or digestive problems that don’t improve with treatment
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts

Treatment Options for Depression

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Fortunately, depression is a very treatable condition. Our practice is happy to offer FDA-approved services as effective solutions to this mental health illness. Let’s take a closer look at our available treatment options:

TMS Therapy

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy is a safe and non-invasive alternative for treating conditions such as depression. Using magnetic pulses similar to those used in MRIs, we precisely target the specific region of the brain associated with the mental health condition. By stimulating underactive neurons, TMS encourages them to establish healthier pathways and fire differently.

During your 20-minute session, you’ll be able to simply relax in our comfortable treatment chair. Whether you choose to read, listen to music, or engage in conversation, you can enjoy the session in a tranquil environment. Following the treatment, there’s no need to worry about post-treatment fatigue or interruption to your day – you can seamlessly resume your regular activities!


SPRAVATO (esketamine) is an FDA-approved prescription nasal spray designed to address depression. Unlike typical antidepressants, SPRAVATO targets specific receptors in the brain involved in mood regulation, offering a unique approach to treatment. The best part? While traditional oral antidepressants can take weeks to show results, SPRAVATO typically begins to take effect within a few hours.

Your SPRAVATO session will take place in our office and last approximately two hours. Throughout the appointment, our team will closely monitor you to ensure your safety and comfort. Following the session, you may feel somewhat groggy, which is why we recommend arranging for a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after the appointment.