CHANGE the way you CHANGE
If you want to make changes in your life and are considering
You must first understand that traditional approaches
DO NOT WORK!
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“The secret of CHANGE is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
Dr. Sydney Ceruto
Founder | Owner of NYC MindLAB
Dr. Sydney Ceruto
Founder | Owner of NYC MindLAB
Time – Most clients achieve their goals within 90 days, unlike traditional methods which can take years or even decades.
Cost – The old adage “you get what you pay for” could not be more applicable when it comes to your mental wellbeing.
Qualifications – Dr. Ceruto is a pioneer in the field of neuropsychology, she possesses an extensive medical and psychological education along with 20+ years of experience.
Neuroscience, the differentiator – Billions of pathways in your brain light up every time you “think, feel, or do something.” If you want new habits to become ingrained in your daily life, then it is a matter of building and strengthening certain pathways while not reinforcing others.
What Clients Are Saying
Goaltender NY Rangers
Dr. Ceruto is phenomenal. She has helped me remain confident and resilient throughout the last 5 years of my career.
ABC News Anchor
Love Sydney! Powerful & effective program to help you create the life you want.
Actor & Golden Globe Winner
Dr. C is an amazing doctor, woman and professional. I highly recommend her services.
A Solution Rooted In Hard Science
The reason traditional therapy, counseling, or coaching does not work is due to a combination of our default mindset, emotional processing, and a non-scientific approach. These antiquated methods fail to consider the physiological processes that come into play when trying to make changes in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are enduring.
Armed with recent findings in neuroscience, we now understand how these elements have a significant bearing on the lack of efficacy in traditional therapeutic methods.
To bring about real change requires an all-encompassing scientific approach that alters patterns of thinking and behavior right at the root. We must tweak, change, or abolish old ways of thinking, emoting, perceiving, and behaving to rewire the brain towards much more advantageous neural connections. This sort of solution requires just the right combination of SCIENCE and PSYCHOLOGY.
At NYC MindLAB, we offer an innovative service that does just that, tailoring goals for change toward each client and his or her unique dynamics. With expert knowledge of how the brain works and why we continually fall victim to our defunct, flawed, and faulty thinking patterns, it is entirely possible to inspire sustainable behavioral and emotional change. We do this on a physiological level so that the client no longer has to be consciously aware of or continually working on their desired changes.
Neuroscience & Depression Treatment
What neuroscience has made evidently clear is that changes in the brain cause changes in your thinking, behaviors, and emotions.
Discover the faulty thought patterns that create negative neuronal associations.
Break the destructive emotions and behaviors happening on a frequent and mostly subconscious level.
Re-wire your brain’s neural pathways with positive and accurate assertions until they become your default setting.
Depression is not a part of normal life and is not something a person will just “snap out of.”
Depression interferes with daily activities and normal functioning. It causes significant pain for the person with the disorder and for their family and friends.
It is important to understand that feeling depressed is not simply the result of a ‘chemical imbalance’, for example, because you have too much or not enough of a particular brain chemical.
It is quite complex, and there are multiple causes of depression. Factors such as genetic vulnerability, severe life stressors, substances you may take (some medications, drugs, and alcohol) and medical conditions can affect the way your brain regulates your moods.
If you are suffering from depression, NYC MindLab provides a wide range of treatments, including non-pharmacological alternative solutions such as neural rewiring and non-invasive brain chemical modification.
Get started on your personalized Depression Treatment plan by scheduling a Free 30 Minute Consultation today.
How do I know if I need Depression help?
Depression leads to a wide variety of signs and symptoms that vary from day-to-day. When you’re depressed, you may experience:
- Sadness and hopelessness nearly every day, for most of the day
- Loss of interest or pleasure in things you used to enjoy (i.e. hobbies, sex, going out with friends, etc)
- Feeling guilty, helpless, or worthless
- Having thoughts about death, self-harm or suicide, or have attempted suicide
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Unintended weight loss or weight gain, appetite loss, or overeating
- Feeling tired nearly every day, for most of the day, and lack of energy for daily activities
- Suffering from frequent crying spells
- Having difficulty concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions
- Having persistent aches or pains, headaches, or digestive problems that do not get better with treatment
- Feeling restless, irritated, or easily annoyed on a regular basis
Types of Depression Disorders
People with major depression experience symptoms most of the day, every day. Like many mental health conditions, it has little to do with what’s happening around you. You can have a loving family, tons of friends, and a dream job. You can have the kind of life that others envy and still have depression. Even if there’s no obvious reason for your depression, that doesn’t mean it’s not real or that you can simply tough it out.
Clinically known as adjustment disorder with depressed mood, it frequently looks like major depression in many respects. But it’s brought on by specific events or situations, such as: the death of a loved one, a serious illness, divorce, serious financial difficulties or being in a verbally or physically abusive relationship.
Of course, it’s normal to feel sad and anxious during events like these — even to withdraw from others for a bit. But situational depression happens when these feelings start to feel out of proportion with the triggering event and interfere with your daily life.
Although it’s a long-term type of depression, the severity of symptoms can become less intense for months at a time, before worsening again. Some people also have episodes of major depression before or while they have a persistent depressive disorder. This is called double depression. Persistent depression lasts for years at a time, so people with this type of depression may start to feel like their symptoms are just part of their normal outlook on life.
Manic Depression or Bi-Polar Disorder
Manic depression consists of periods of mania or hypomania, where you feel very happy, alternating with episodes of depression. In severe cases, episodes can include hallucinations and delusions. Hypomania is a less severe form of mania. You can also have mixed episodes in which you have symptoms of both mania and depression.
Dysthymic disorder is a smoldering mood disturbance characterized by a long duration (at least two years) as well as transient periods of normal mood. Usually accompanied by at least two other symptoms of depression.
Most new moms experience postpartum “baby blues” after childbirth, which commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. Baby blues typically begin within the first two to three days after delivery and may last for up to two weeks.
But some new moms experience a more severe, long-lasting form of depression known as postpartum depression. Rarely, an extreme mood disorder called postpartum psychosis also may develop after childbirth.
Seasonal depression is depression that’s related to certain seasons. For most people, it tends to happen during the winter months. Symptoms often begin in the fall and continue through the winter. Seasonal depression may get worse as the season progresses and can lead to suicidal thoughts.
Some people with major depression also go through periods of losing touch with reality. This is known as psychosis, which can involve hallucinations and delusions. Experiencing both of these together is known clinically as major depressive disorder with psychotic features. Hallucinations are when you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel things that aren’t really there. A delusion is a closely held belief that’s clearly false or doesn’t make sense. But to someone experiencing psychosis, all of these things are very real and true.
What is the most effective treatment for Depression?
Utilizing the latest findings in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, NYC MindLAB has developed a state-of-the-art program that serves as an alternative to depression treatments that are antiquated and DO NOT WORK.
This non-invasive treatment involves using your brain’s natural ability to change, neuroplasticity, its own neural connectivity, and its inherent ability to generate new, much healthier connections, called neurogenesis. This process has shown stellar results in abating and abolishing depression symptoms.
At NYC MindLAB we use the latest and most innovative techniques to teach you how to regulate your brain’s neural pathways to a much healthier way of thinking, feeling, emoting, behaving, and perceiving. It’s like a workout for a brain, and the best part is that the changes we make are permanent and become your new default setting.
If you are already taking medication for your depression, NYC MindLAB offers Pharmacology Consulting.