Katherine Schomp --- Private counseling practice
1777 S. Harrison St. Suite 1200 
Denver, Colo 80210

(S.W. Corner of Mexico and Colorado Blvd.)



Behavior Activation

Behavior Activation originates from the belief that when people become depressed, they tend to engage more in avoidance and isolation, which often maintains and/or worsens their symptoms. The work in therapy is to slowly decrease this avoidance and isolation and increase their involvement in activities that have been shown to improve mood. This includes activities they enjoyed before becoming depressed, activities related to their values, or even everyday pursuits that get pushed aside.

Learning about how a person's activities affect his or her moods often entails completing daily activity monitoring and rating the mood accompanying each activity in which they take part. This helps both the person and the therapist identify patterns in behavior, and find ways to increase those activities that heighten positive moods. Throughout treatment, increasingly challenging activities are assigned, each building on the individual's improvements in mood when specific types of activities and undertaken.



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