Depression Therapists in London, ON

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Amaya Jimmy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6P
Whether your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, or any other mental health concern, I am here to help.
As a parent, you want nothing more than for your child to be healthy, happy, and thriving, so it can be challenging to watch your child struggle with their emotions and behaviors. I believe that every child deserves to feel heard, understood, and supported. Through therapy, we can work together to create a positive and meaningful change in your child's life.
Whether your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, or any other mental health concern, I am here to help.
As a parent, you want nothing more than for your child to be healthy, happy, and thriving, so it can be challenging to watch your child struggle with their emotions and behaviors. I believe that every child deserves to feel heard, understood, and supported. Through therapy, we can work together to create a positive and meaningful change in your child's life.
(226) 781-4122 View (226) 781-4122
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Christine Slonetsky
Registered Social Worker, ND, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
London, ON N5Y
Hello and welcome. Are you struggling with self esteem issues, depression or anxiety? Are you finding it difficult to find meaning and purpose in your life? Do you use substances or addictive behavior to manage your stress, or hide from your pain? Are you lacking motivation or finding it difficult to choose among competing desires or goals? Perhaps you are in a challenging relationship and are having difficulty communicating what you really want and need, or are caught in a cycle of ongoing conflict? Or you may be generally happy with your life and you are looking for ways to make it even better, more alive, and fulfilling.
Hello and welcome. Are you struggling with self esteem issues, depression or anxiety? Are you finding it difficult to find meaning and purpose in your life? Do you use substances or addictive behavior to manage your stress, or hide from your pain? Are you lacking motivation or finding it difficult to choose among competing desires or goals? Perhaps you are in a challenging relationship and are having difficulty communicating what you really want and need, or are caught in a cycle of ongoing conflict? Or you may be generally happy with your life and you are looking for ways to make it even better, more alive, and fulfilling.
(226) 407-6174 View (226) 407-6174
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Nicole Visser
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Hons, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5Y  (Online Only)
Welcome to therapy! Congratulations, you just took a huge and courageous step towards a happier, healthier you. There are many reasons you may have landed here. Perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, burnout, trauma or a variety of overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Maybe you struggle to set healthy boundaries or communicate effectively with others. Perhaps you need extra support while navigating daily stressors or major life transitions. Together we will explore your life with curiosity and compassion.
Welcome to therapy! Congratulations, you just took a huge and courageous step towards a happier, healthier you. There are many reasons you may have landed here. Perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, burnout, trauma or a variety of overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Maybe you struggle to set healthy boundaries or communicate effectively with others. Perhaps you need extra support while navigating daily stressors or major life transitions. Together we will explore your life with curiosity and compassion.
(226) 546-1724 View (226) 546-1724
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TMK Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW(H), MSW, RSW, CHyp
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
Anxiety? Depression? Overwhelmed? Trauma? I empower individuals & couples to overcome personal issues & stressful life events by providing hope, support & therapeutic guidance using clinically proven interventions. I'm a Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker with 20 yrs. experience who provides mental health counselling & psychotherapy. Unhealthy relationships, poor coping skills & negative life experiences can contribute to both emotional & physical distress. Hence, I offer various therapies tailored specifically to the client. Telephone, online counselling & Life Coaching as well as in-person is available. TMKCounselling.com
Anxiety? Depression? Overwhelmed? Trauma? I empower individuals & couples to overcome personal issues & stressful life events by providing hope, support & therapeutic guidance using clinically proven interventions. I'm a Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker with 20 yrs. experience who provides mental health counselling & psychotherapy. Unhealthy relationships, poor coping skills & negative life experiences can contribute to both emotional & physical distress. Hence, I offer various therapies tailored specifically to the client. Telephone, online counselling & Life Coaching as well as in-person is available. TMKCounselling.com
(226) 406-5131 View (226) 406-5131
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Dr. Karin Gleason - West London Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6K
Waitlist for new clients
In my practice, I take an integrative approach in my therapy work to address issues of anxiety, depression, difficulties managing relationships, emotions, grief and trauma. I believe that experiences in our families and early relationships have an important role in shaping who we are, including our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and influence how we are affected by our experiences throughout our lives. Understanding our attachment experiences, our own needs in relationships, and how we can learn to cope with emotions will help us make the changes we want in our lives.
In my practice, I take an integrative approach in my therapy work to address issues of anxiety, depression, difficulties managing relationships, emotions, grief and trauma. I believe that experiences in our families and early relationships have an important role in shaping who we are, including our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and influence how we are affected by our experiences throughout our lives. Understanding our attachment experiences, our own needs in relationships, and how we can learn to cope with emotions will help us make the changes we want in our lives.
(226) 286-4843 View (226) 286-4843
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David Grand
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
London, ON N5Y
If you are living with the impacts of trauma, relationship breakdown, or a crisis of identity, you’re not alone. I have over a decade of experience helping individuals and couples with interpersonal trauma, anxiety, depression, abuse recovery, discrimination, loss of meaning in life, and uncertainties of purpose or identity. My work is psychodynamic, somatically-focused, and supports the psychological growth of clients. I want to help you get to the roots of problems and develop greater self-awareness in the process. I believe that long-term wellness ultimately stems from developing insight into the various patterns of our lives.
If you are living with the impacts of trauma, relationship breakdown, or a crisis of identity, you’re not alone. I have over a decade of experience helping individuals and couples with interpersonal trauma, anxiety, depression, abuse recovery, discrimination, loss of meaning in life, and uncertainties of purpose or identity. My work is psychodynamic, somatically-focused, and supports the psychological growth of clients. I want to help you get to the roots of problems and develop greater self-awareness in the process. I believe that long-term wellness ultimately stems from developing insight into the various patterns of our lives.
(226) 640-5252 View (226) 640-5252
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Nari Matti
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
I have experience working with adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, stress, emotional instability, and life transitions to name a few.
Life is a self-discovery process. The journey may not always be smooth; in fact, it’s common to experience roadblocks along the way, only to find that our usual methods for coping stop working. However, with the right support it is possible to feel grounded in yourself again. Therapy can offer you an opportunity to develop greater awareness, self-compassion, and ultimately resiliency in the face of life challenges. In our collaborative work together, you will be supported with developing a deeper understanding of yourself, and with making the changes that you desire to live a more satisfying life.
I have experience working with adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, stress, emotional instability, and life transitions to name a few.
Life is a self-discovery process. The journey may not always be smooth; in fact, it’s common to experience roadblocks along the way, only to find that our usual methods for coping stop working. However, with the right support it is possible to feel grounded in yourself again. Therapy can offer you an opportunity to develop greater awareness, self-compassion, and ultimately resiliency in the face of life challenges. In our collaborative work together, you will be supported with developing a deeper understanding of yourself, and with making the changes that you desire to live a more satisfying life.
(226) 286-8985 View (226) 286-8985
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Dina Deuzeman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MTS, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H  (Online Only)
Whether you are at an impasse in your life, have conflicted relationships, are struggling with anxiety, depression, or another issue, we will work together to find the tools and support necessary to address challenges and help you to lead a more fulfilling life.
Life brings many challenges and sometimes we all need additional support. As a therapist, my approach is collaborative and solution-focused. Over the past 10 years, I have helped children, teens, adults, couples, and families gain insight and find balance for optimal well-being.
Whether you are at an impasse in your life, have conflicted relationships, are struggling with anxiety, depression, or another issue, we will work together to find the tools and support necessary to address challenges and help you to lead a more fulfilling life.
Life brings many challenges and sometimes we all need additional support. As a therapist, my approach is collaborative and solution-focused. Over the past 10 years, I have helped children, teens, adults, couples, and families gain insight and find balance for optimal well-being.
(548) 800-1640 View (548) 800-1640
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Kathy Nyman
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CRPO, OAMHP, CCTP-2
Verified Verified
London, ON N6P
Accepting new clients! Individual and couples counselling. I believe that every person has the ability to heal from past and current pain and it has been my great privilege to be a part of people's healing for over 20 years. I am a Registered Psychotherapist that has worked with clients experiencing a variety of struggles including: trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction, relationship issues, life transitions and stress management. I offer an integrative and tailored approach that meets each person's individual needs.
Accepting new clients! Individual and couples counselling. I believe that every person has the ability to heal from past and current pain and it has been my great privilege to be a part of people's healing for over 20 years. I am a Registered Psychotherapist that has worked with clients experiencing a variety of struggles including: trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addiction, relationship issues, life transitions and stress management. I offer an integrative and tailored approach that meets each person's individual needs.
(226) 640-8243 View (226) 640-8243
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Valerie MacGregor
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, Hon, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6C
Hello and welcome! I am a registered psychotherapist offering compassionate care and support to families, couples, individuals, and youth ages 8+ facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, self-confidence issues, trauma, and more. I help and work with the whole family that can be individuals, couples, adults and teens and families to develop problem-solving skills and navigate their emotions effectively. Learning to process emotions and self-regulate is of great value, especially during times of significant disappointment or loss.
Hello and welcome! I am a registered psychotherapist offering compassionate care and support to families, couples, individuals, and youth ages 8+ facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, self-confidence issues, trauma, and more. I help and work with the whole family that can be individuals, couples, adults and teens and families to develop problem-solving skills and navigate their emotions effectively. Learning to process emotions and self-regulate is of great value, especially during times of significant disappointment or loss.
(226) 798-3344 View (226) 798-3344
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Ana Madsen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW (S)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6C  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years of experience working with people who live with a wide variety of mental health issues including trauma, complex trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Empathy, compassion, and curiosity are the cornerstones of my approach. I work with adults whose lives and well-being have been impacted by their lived experiences, and who are looking to make sense of those experiences. If you’re struggling with your mental health, or feeling overwhelmed by the things that have happened to you, I can help you to sort through your thoughts and feelings. Together we can work to re-imagine your life stories, and tap into the wisdom and skills you possess.
I have over 10 years of experience working with people who live with a wide variety of mental health issues including trauma, complex trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Empathy, compassion, and curiosity are the cornerstones of my approach. I work with adults whose lives and well-being have been impacted by their lived experiences, and who are looking to make sense of those experiences. If you’re struggling with your mental health, or feeling overwhelmed by the things that have happened to you, I can help you to sort through your thoughts and feelings. Together we can work to re-imagine your life stories, and tap into the wisdom and skills you possess.
(226) 286-4347 View (226) 286-4347
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Ellison Family, Individual & Couple's Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW, MBA
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
You may be suffering from depression, anxiety, frustration, sadness, helplessness, or other issues... but don't give up! We all want some very basic elements in our lives. We want to be accepted, loved, cared for and supported for who we are and what we strive for. I can help you get there! My goal as a counsellor is to help you get to a better place in your life. I will bring my professional training, breadth of experience and a strong sense of empathy to bear in helping you. I strive to offer a positive, non-judgmental and relaxed atmosphere where there is no judgment, just understanding and help right now.
You may be suffering from depression, anxiety, frustration, sadness, helplessness, or other issues... but don't give up! We all want some very basic elements in our lives. We want to be accepted, loved, cared for and supported for who we are and what we strive for. I can help you get there! My goal as a counsellor is to help you get to a better place in your life. I will bring my professional training, breadth of experience and a strong sense of empathy to bear in helping you. I strive to offer a positive, non-judgmental and relaxed atmosphere where there is no judgment, just understanding and help right now.
(888) 817-0663 View (888) 817-0663
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London Centre for Trauma Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, RP-Q, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
The LCTT is an award-winning psychotherapy clinic. We understand your pain- depression, anxiety, stress, overwhelm. We know you're tired of living the same old story, that you want to move on from the past but don't know how. When your parenting, relationships and happiness are all suffering, you need change and you need help. It is so frustrating when you wonder, "what is wrong with me?!" or- you know what's wrong, but have no idea how to change. Maybe the ways you have tried before have failed you, or only lasted a little while. Take a breath- you're in the right spot and we are going to help you transform.
The LCTT is an award-winning psychotherapy clinic. We understand your pain- depression, anxiety, stress, overwhelm. We know you're tired of living the same old story, that you want to move on from the past but don't know how. When your parenting, relationships and happiness are all suffering, you need change and you need help. It is so frustrating when you wonder, "what is wrong with me?!" or- you know what's wrong, but have no idea how to change. Maybe the ways you have tried before have failed you, or only lasted a little while. Take a breath- you're in the right spot and we are going to help you transform.
(226) 400-3856 View (226) 400-3856
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Lisa Lee
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6K
In individual therapy, I can help you more effectively cope with: Anxiety, Depression, Perfectionism, Low self-esteem, Relationship stress, Work stress, Trauma, Medical and health problems, Eating disorders, and Grief/Loss.
I see my role in therapy as being your ally in helping to identify and overcome challenges. I will work with you to recognize and foster personal and interpersonal strengths and learn new strategies to help you manage problems more effectively. We will focus on changing both behaviour and thinking patterns that are no longer helpful and adaptive, while at the same time working on accepting what cannot be changed. We will take a "whole person" approach that is focused on optimizing health, reducing stress, and increasing engagement in what brings you joy and fulfillment.
In individual therapy, I can help you more effectively cope with: Anxiety, Depression, Perfectionism, Low self-esteem, Relationship stress, Work stress, Trauma, Medical and health problems, Eating disorders, and Grief/Loss.
I see my role in therapy as being your ally in helping to identify and overcome challenges. I will work with you to recognize and foster personal and interpersonal strengths and learn new strategies to help you manage problems more effectively. We will focus on changing both behaviour and thinking patterns that are no longer helpful and adaptive, while at the same time working on accepting what cannot be changed. We will take a "whole person" approach that is focused on optimizing health, reducing stress, and increasing engagement in what brings you joy and fulfillment.
(226) 702-8206 View (226) 702-8206
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Julia Dunlop
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Waitlist for new clients
We can develop individualized strategies for managing and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
It is an honour and a privilege to work with people as they identify and explore unhelpful patterns of thoughts, actions and behaviours. We will work together on improving wellbeing and reducing troubling symptoms (anxiety, depression, relationship issues). I utilize a strengths-based, systemic approach and tailor my approach for each client. I often use neuropsychotherapy techniques. There are cognitive explanations for why we make the same mistakes over and over but the good news is that once we become aware of the way we make decisions, we can make healthy, positive changes. I have been in practice for eighteen years.
We can develop individualized strategies for managing and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
It is an honour and a privilege to work with people as they identify and explore unhelpful patterns of thoughts, actions and behaviours. We will work together on improving wellbeing and reducing troubling symptoms (anxiety, depression, relationship issues). I utilize a strengths-based, systemic approach and tailor my approach for each client. I often use neuropsychotherapy techniques. There are cognitive explanations for why we make the same mistakes over and over but the good news is that once we become aware of the way we make decisions, we can make healthy, positive changes. I have been in practice for eighteen years.
(226) 270-5772 View (226) 270-5772
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Katie Harrison
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Most people will face challenges in their lives, whether it's symptoms of a mental health concern (e.g. anxiety/depression) or situational (e.g. work, relationships). These challenges can lead us off track, struggling to cope and we find ourselves feeling unfulfilled or distressed. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, trauma, grief and work/life balance concerns. I aim to tailor my approach to each individual client so they feel able to implement the change they want. This may include a focus on learning skills or building a deeper awareness.
Most people will face challenges in their lives, whether it's symptoms of a mental health concern (e.g. anxiety/depression) or situational (e.g. work, relationships). These challenges can lead us off track, struggling to cope and we find ourselves feeling unfulfilled or distressed. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, trauma, grief and work/life balance concerns. I aim to tailor my approach to each individual client so they feel able to implement the change they want. This may include a focus on learning skills or building a deeper awareness.
(226) 773-4600 View (226) 773-4600
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Larissa Webb
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N5Y
I provide counselling to individual adults and teens facing a variety of challenges including anxiety and stress, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, and chronic illness and pain. I am calm, compassionate and experienced. I’ve worked in the field for 20 years and provide confidential services in a caring and supportive environment.
I provide counselling to individual adults and teens facing a variety of challenges including anxiety and stress, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, and chronic illness and pain. I am calm, compassionate and experienced. I’ve worked in the field for 20 years and provide confidential services in a caring and supportive environment.
(226) 782-4521 View (226) 782-4521
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Vicky Stevens
Registered Social Worker, RSW, CBT, CTRE
Verified Verified
London, ON N6K
I have had a lot of success with people overcoming their anxiety and depression.
Would you like to reduce or eliminate stress, tension and anxiety from your body and mind? I am here to help you. I am an experienced, skilled and compassionate therapist. I work with the mind, body and emotions. Together we will look at how to reduce your stress and tension and work to increase joy and pleasure in your everyday life. My goal is to assist you to feel more in charge of your life.
I have had a lot of success with people overcoming their anxiety and depression.
Would you like to reduce or eliminate stress, tension and anxiety from your body and mind? I am here to help you. I am an experienced, skilled and compassionate therapist. I work with the mind, body and emotions. Together we will look at how to reduce your stress and tension and work to increase joy and pleasure in your everyday life. My goal is to assist you to feel more in charge of your life.
(855) 790-8332 View (855) 790-8332
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Anthony Folino
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
Dr. Folino has experience supporting children and teens with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive behaviours, body-focused repetitive behaviours (e.g., trichotillomania), self-harm behaviors, anger management difficulties, emotion regulation challenges, severe oppositionality, and social skills deficits. Dr. Folino provides remedial supports to youth with learning disabilities and executive functioning challenges. Working with with medical practitioners, Dr. Folino supports children and their families with the management of elimination disorders such as encopresis and enuresis.
Dr. Folino has experience supporting children and teens with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive behaviours, body-focused repetitive behaviours (e.g., trichotillomania), self-harm behaviors, anger management difficulties, emotion regulation challenges, severe oppositionality, and social skills deficits. Dr. Folino provides remedial supports to youth with learning disabilities and executive functioning challenges. Working with with medical practitioners, Dr. Folino supports children and their families with the management of elimination disorders such as encopresis and enuresis.
(226) 756-1461 View (226) 756-1461
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Michelle Dzialakiewicz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N5Y
I provide counselling to adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, stress, and relationship difficulties using integrated modalities based on the individual needs.
Currently accepting new clients! Life can be challenging at times, and those challenges can be difficult to navigate through on your own. You do not have to take this journey alone! I believe that you are the expert in your life, and that each and every one of us has what we need to heal already inside of us. Sometimes, we just need a little help to discover what works best for us.
I provide counselling to adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, stress, and relationship difficulties using integrated modalities based on the individual needs.
Currently accepting new clients! Life can be challenging at times, and those challenges can be difficult to navigate through on your own. You do not have to take this journey alone! I believe that you are the expert in your life, and that each and every one of us has what we need to heal already inside of us. Sometimes, we just need a little help to discover what works best for us.
(226) 702-4579 View (226) 702-4579

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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.