Behavioral Health & Psychotherapy located in Olde Town, Arvada and Parker, CO

Depression services offered in Olde Town, Arvada and Parker, CO

In any given year, approximately 17.3 adults and 1.9 million children and adolescents in the United States suffer from depression. If you or a family member is struggling to find joy or having trouble completing daily tasks, consider depression treatment. At iSeek Counseling in Arvada and Parker, Colorado, seasoned specialists Natalie Khan, LCSW, and Maureen Malcolm, LPC, provide compassionate care for patients aged 4 and older. They offer individual and group therapy, medication, and helpful daily tools. To book an appointment, call the practice today or use the online scheduling tool. 

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Major depressive disorder (MDD), or depression, is a chronic psychiatric condition that creates intense sadness lasting for at least two weeks. Depression can occur at any age, and symptoms often come in cycles — improving but then returning. 

Women may have a higher risk of the disorder at pivotal times in their lives, due to changes in hormone levels after giving birth or experiencing a miscarriage, or during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause.

A traumatic life occurrence like an injury, accident, death in the family, sudden job loss, or breakup can trigger depression. 

How do I know if I have depression? 

Children and adults may experience mental and physical symptoms, including: 

  • Constant feelings of sadness or hopelessness 
  • Overwhelming guilt or self-blame 
  • Anxiety 
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of motivation 
  • Isolating behavior 
  • Trouble concentrating 
  • Oversleeping or insomnia 
  • Sudden weight loss or gain 
  • Avoiding personal grooming
  • Lack of sex drive 
  • Suicidal tendencies (which require emergency care) 

Your child or adolescent may be persistently bored or unhappy and exhibit vague complaints about headaches or abdominal pain. They may also avoid eye contact, talk less, or try to get out of school or social activities. 

What are my depression treatment options?

Between 80-90% of people with depression respond well to treatment over time. The iSeek Counseling team offers holistic, effective treatment plans.


Virtual or in-person cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT) can help improve behavior and thought patterns. iSeek Counseling offers individual and group therapy.

At the Parker location, Natalie offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) which has been shown to improve treatment-resistant depression.

The team may also recommend lifestyle changes like attending support groups or improving your diet and exercise regimen. 


Antidepressants change how your brain creates and uses the chemicals that monitor your mood and stress levels. It can be useful to try different medications and dosages to see which best improves your symptoms. iSeek Counseling encourages you talk to your medical provider to see if medications would help you.

It’s normal for antidepressants to take four to six weeks to show results, so you’ll receive guidance to track your progress and share it with the team.  You shouldn’t stop taking medication without their approval.

For a compassionate depression consultation, call iSeek Counseling today or book an appointment online.