Depression Therapists in Markham, ON

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Niki Prespakis-Arfo
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, OAMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6B
I specialize in stress management, family conflict, career burn out, depression and anxiety with a focus on creating a safe and trusting environment.
Sometimes all we want is to be heard, to have someone fully present for us. We experience this from family and friends but there is always an underlying judgement or opinion that direct us where we may not want to go. A lot of times talking to a stranger sounds like an intrusive or uncomfortable situation to be in, but I can assure you once you get past the first fearful step, you will learn that it's a form of self care that will stay with you for a lifetime.
I specialize in stress management, family conflict, career burn out, depression and anxiety with a focus on creating a safe and trusting environment.
Sometimes all we want is to be heard, to have someone fully present for us. We experience this from family and friends but there is always an underlying judgement or opinion that direct us where we may not want to go. A lot of times talking to a stranger sounds like an intrusive or uncomfortable situation to be in, but I can assure you once you get past the first fearful step, you will learn that it's a form of self care that will stay with you for a lifetime.
(647) 370-3787 View (647) 370-3787
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Leila Bakhshi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3T  (Online Only)
My areas of practice are depression, anxiety, stress management, Phobia, self-esteem issues, post motor vehicle accident issues, relationship and sex therapy.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I am so passionate about providing emotional and psychological supports to adults with different culture and ethnics. If you wish to assess your life style, observe the positive and negative effects of your beliefs on your behaviors,I will be happy to help you. As a result of your observation, if you wish to make changes in light of understanding how thought patterns and life perspectives affect your daily life, I will walk through this path with you.
My areas of practice are depression, anxiety, stress management, Phobia, self-esteem issues, post motor vehicle accident issues, relationship and sex therapy.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist. I am so passionate about providing emotional and psychological supports to adults with different culture and ethnics. If you wish to assess your life style, observe the positive and negative effects of your beliefs on your behaviors,I will be happy to help you. As a result of your observation, if you wish to make changes in light of understanding how thought patterns and life perspectives affect your daily life, I will walk through this path with you.
(289) 210-7047 View (289) 210-7047
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Jennifer Muir
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L6B  (Online Only)
I work with clients who live with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, shame and guilt, interpersonal conflict, and those impacted by trauma.
I approach the therapeutic process with the understanding that most of us have experienced some form of struggle or loss. Some of us carry past trauma and anxieties that can get in the way of achieving our goals, and living a rich, meaningful life. Sometimes even if we have the answers and “tools”, we can find it hard to implement long-term change and make difficult decisions. Family and friends may not fully understand what we're going through. We may fear judgment, or worry that our "stuff" would be a burden to others.
I work with clients who live with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, shame and guilt, interpersonal conflict, and those impacted by trauma.
I approach the therapeutic process with the understanding that most of us have experienced some form of struggle or loss. Some of us carry past trauma and anxieties that can get in the way of achieving our goals, and living a rich, meaningful life. Sometimes even if we have the answers and “tools”, we can find it hard to implement long-term change and make difficult decisions. Family and friends may not fully understand what we're going through. We may fear judgment, or worry that our "stuff" would be a burden to others.
(289) 312-8356 View (289) 312-8356
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Ernest Tam
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3S
Accepting NEW patients. Do you/your kid get caught up in negative thoughts or imaging the worst case scenario over and over? Do you/your kid struggle to get out of bed in the morning and make it to school/work on time? Perhaps you’re washing, checking or cleaning a lot and don’t know how to stop? Or you could be having difficulty talking to others because you feel “too shy”, embarrassed anxious or depressed. Maybe you’re struggling with just getting by day by day. You have come to the right place. I am here to support you. There is something better out there for you & I can help you learn how to not just how to survive but thrive
Accepting NEW patients. Do you/your kid get caught up in negative thoughts or imaging the worst case scenario over and over? Do you/your kid struggle to get out of bed in the morning and make it to school/work on time? Perhaps you’re washing, checking or cleaning a lot and don’t know how to stop? Or you could be having difficulty talking to others because you feel “too shy”, embarrassed anxious or depressed. Maybe you’re struggling with just getting by day by day. You have come to the right place. I am here to support you. There is something better out there for you & I can help you learn how to not just how to survive but thrive
(289) 278-6146 View (289) 278-6146
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Schurmann Counselling & Life Coaching
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3P
Clients want to know why they are depressed or anxious.
As a counsellor, life coach and ADHD specialist, I draw on extensive experience to customize treatment that address each client’s mental, emotional, spiritual, relational and social needs. Unlike many counsellors who only focus on life issues, my expertise in life coaching is an additional specialty that benefits clients. My proven counselling techniques and practical life coaching tools provide quick results and equip clients with the know-how to self-manage their lives more effectively. I found that the majority of people need life skills training, whether it’s dealing with stress, anger or looking to improve their relationships.
Clients want to know why they are depressed or anxious.
As a counsellor, life coach and ADHD specialist, I draw on extensive experience to customize treatment that address each client’s mental, emotional, spiritual, relational and social needs. Unlike many counsellors who only focus on life issues, my expertise in life coaching is an additional specialty that benefits clients. My proven counselling techniques and practical life coaching tools provide quick results and equip clients with the know-how to self-manage their lives more effectively. I found that the majority of people need life skills training, whether it’s dealing with stress, anger or looking to improve their relationships.
(289) 207-6735 View (289) 207-6735
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Daniela Boeri
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L6B  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety and stress that affects your day-to-day life? Do you feel exhausted just getting through the day? Do you wonder if life should feel better somehow? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, family, careers, and life transitions, including loss.
Do you struggle with anxiety and stress that affects your day-to-day life? Do you feel exhausted just getting through the day? Do you wonder if life should feel better somehow? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, family, careers, and life transitions, including loss.
(289) 677-1516 View (289) 677-1516
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Diana Saverimuthu
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Working in Toronto’s leading wellness clinics and globally with Doctors Without Borders, I have helped clients with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relational conflict, stress, grief, identity and trauma.
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness and anxiety? Do you imagine what life would be like if you could just overcome self-doubt and uncertainty? Or how things would change if recurring thoughts of loss and pain were transformed to visions of empowerment and fulfillment. Whatever the challenge may be, you’re here because it’s time to take charge, and have life work for you and not against you. Although obstacles may always be present, therapy can equip you with skills to be resilient in the face of hardship. I’m here to help, and if you’re ready to be committed to change I will be there with you every step of the way.
Working in Toronto’s leading wellness clinics and globally with Doctors Without Borders, I have helped clients with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relational conflict, stress, grief, identity and trauma.
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness and anxiety? Do you imagine what life would be like if you could just overcome self-doubt and uncertainty? Or how things would change if recurring thoughts of loss and pain were transformed to visions of empowerment and fulfillment. Whatever the challenge may be, you’re here because it’s time to take charge, and have life work for you and not against you. Although obstacles may always be present, therapy can equip you with skills to be resilient in the face of hardship. I’m here to help, and if you’re ready to be committed to change I will be there with you every step of the way.
(437) 747-5768 View (437) 747-5768
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Stacy Wen-Chiung Hsu
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychotherapist in Hopewoods Psychotherapy, I work with youths, international students, and adults, who are struggling with how to deal with the impact of mental health concerns, such as stress, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.
No Waiting List, Quick Response. Do you feel anxious and frustrated when things do not work out? Do you have a hard time, you may feel lonely and isolated, and you don’t know who can you turn to? Do you have a safe and non-judgmental space to work with these emotions and challenges? It always takes encouragement and confidence to deal with these, and I believe my skills and experiences could empower you to work through these difficulties to make positive changes together. As a member of Hopewoods Psychotherapy, we aim to provide professional mental health services for the Chinese community in Toronto.
I am a psychotherapist in Hopewoods Psychotherapy, I work with youths, international students, and adults, who are struggling with how to deal with the impact of mental health concerns, such as stress, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.
No Waiting List, Quick Response. Do you feel anxious and frustrated when things do not work out? Do you have a hard time, you may feel lonely and isolated, and you don’t know who can you turn to? Do you have a safe and non-judgmental space to work with these emotions and challenges? It always takes encouragement and confidence to deal with these, and I believe my skills and experiences could empower you to work through these difficulties to make positive changes together. As a member of Hopewoods Psychotherapy, we aim to provide professional mental health services for the Chinese community in Toronto.
(416) 209-2068 View (416) 209-2068
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Felicia Fischhoff
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Establishing an environment where clients feel safe to share their story is of paramount importance. My approach to therapy is from a trauma-informed lens, a person-centered approach, and by utilizing evidence based modalities. I have experience journeying with clients from diverse backgrounds and with those who have experienced trauma, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and with patients and their families in an in-patient setting. I am an integrationist, because I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all approach.
Establishing an environment where clients feel safe to share their story is of paramount importance. My approach to therapy is from a trauma-informed lens, a person-centered approach, and by utilizing evidence based modalities. I have experience journeying with clients from diverse backgrounds and with those who have experienced trauma, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and with patients and their families in an in-patient setting. I am an integrationist, because I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all approach.
(289) 797-3129 View (289) 797-3129
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Debra Barran
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
My strengths are: working with the mind-body connection to address anxiety, depression and self-image in individual therapy; as well as, working with negative communication cycles to promote change in couples therapy.
****NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS IN VAUGHAN/MISSISSAUGA AND PHONE/VIDEO**** "I am not what has happened to me; I am what I choose to become" -Carl Jung. If you are stuck in the “I wish things had been different” mode,” and feel like there is little hope for change in your life; therapy provides an avenue to be heard, to grieve, to discover acceptance, and create a new future right now, as we work together to formulate small but consistent steps in the present. I believe that each person is unique and brings individualized strengths and skills to forge new paths in their lives and in their relationships. Together, we can reach your goals.
My strengths are: working with the mind-body connection to address anxiety, depression and self-image in individual therapy; as well as, working with negative communication cycles to promote change in couples therapy.
****NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS IN VAUGHAN/MISSISSAUGA AND PHONE/VIDEO**** "I am not what has happened to me; I am what I choose to become" -Carl Jung. If you are stuck in the “I wish things had been different” mode,” and feel like there is little hope for change in your life; therapy provides an avenue to be heard, to grieve, to discover acceptance, and create a new future right now, as we work together to formulate small but consistent steps in the present. I believe that each person is unique and brings individualized strengths and skills to forge new paths in their lives and in their relationships. Together, we can reach your goals.
(289) 512-2469 View (289) 512-2469
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Hourzad Salehi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
"There are times in life when you feel overwhelmed, lost, anxious, depressed or need answers." "You don't need to go through it alone."
"There are times in life when you feel overwhelmed, lost, anxious, depressed or need answers." "You don't need to go through it alone."
(289) 796-0401 View (289) 796-0401
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Winnie Lai
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, CCFT, RMFT-SM
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R  (Online Only)
Anxiety/Depression - I believe people can learn coping skills, anxiety does not need to be overwhelming, and depression does not have to be immobilizing your life.
Stress, anxiety and depression can be overwhelming, let me walk with you. Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, OCD, loss and grief, trauma, boundaries, life transition and relationships issues, let's learn how to handle these. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate and supportive environment where you can have the opportunity to learn coping strategies, explore different perspectives and be able to build on your strength. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) and a Certified Couple and Family Therapist (CCFT). I am a Approved Supervisor with CRPO, AAMFT, OAMFT and CAMFT.
Anxiety/Depression - I believe people can learn coping skills, anxiety does not need to be overwhelming, and depression does not have to be immobilizing your life.
Stress, anxiety and depression can be overwhelming, let me walk with you. Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, OCD, loss and grief, trauma, boundaries, life transition and relationships issues, let's learn how to handle these. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate and supportive environment where you can have the opportunity to learn coping strategies, explore different perspectives and be able to build on your strength. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) and a Certified Couple and Family Therapist (CCFT). I am a Approved Supervisor with CRPO, AAMFT, OAMFT and CAMFT.
(855) 464-6794 View (855) 464-6794
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Long Zheng
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3P  (Online Only)
My specialty is working with clients with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, OCD, Psychosis.
I am a warm psychotherapist who will listen to your concerns, support you emotionally and help you develop the best solution for your problems.
My specialty is working with clients with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, OCD, Psychosis.
I am a warm psychotherapist who will listen to your concerns, support you emotionally and help you develop the best solution for your problems.
(844) 239-9694 View (844) 239-9694
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Alexandra Hoffman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Life is filled with inevitable ups and downs, and my goal is to help you navigate through these challenges and successes. Whether it’s addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety, managing stress levels, working through interpersonal conflicts, or exploring levels of self-esteem, it’s crucial for my clients to feel as comfortable as possible in their therapeutic setting. I utilize a person-centered approach, which allows clients to take the lead in their own therapy sessions. I also use tools and strategies from various other approaches, such as ACT and CBT. By doing this, I can tailor therapy to your unique needs and preferences.
Life is filled with inevitable ups and downs, and my goal is to help you navigate through these challenges and successes. Whether it’s addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety, managing stress levels, working through interpersonal conflicts, or exploring levels of self-esteem, it’s crucial for my clients to feel as comfortable as possible in their therapeutic setting. I utilize a person-centered approach, which allows clients to take the lead in their own therapy sessions. I also use tools and strategies from various other approaches, such as ACT and CBT. By doing this, I can tailor therapy to your unique needs and preferences.
(289) 277-2830 View (289) 277-2830
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Dr. Peter Gaskovski
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individual adults with depression, anxiety, grief, chronic pain, loss of motivation, occupational and life stress, and cognitive symptoms.
The best way around our difficulties isn’t to go around them, but to see them with new understanding and to transform them. With over twenty years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, I will work to restore your hope by equipping you with the insight, compassion and skills to grow beyond the challenges you’re facing.
I work with individual adults with depression, anxiety, grief, chronic pain, loss of motivation, occupational and life stress, and cognitive symptoms.
The best way around our difficulties isn’t to go around them, but to see them with new understanding and to transform them. With over twenty years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, I will work to restore your hope by equipping you with the insight, compassion and skills to grow beyond the challenges you’re facing.
(289) 536-4237 View (289) 536-4237
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Eliana Gil
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3T
Do you feel like you are struggling with symptoms of Anxiety or Depression or experience feelings that have become overwhelming, or cause physical symptoms. Are you feeling sad or miserable most of the time over a long period of time, or in your relationship? Do you struggle with body image issues? or find yourself asking what you can do, as a parent, to resolve conflicts and arguments with your kids? and if your child was diagnosed with ADHD, how can you help them cope with difficulties at school, socially and at home?
Do you feel like you are struggling with symptoms of Anxiety or Depression or experience feelings that have become overwhelming, or cause physical symptoms. Are you feeling sad or miserable most of the time over a long period of time, or in your relationship? Do you struggle with body image issues? or find yourself asking what you can do, as a parent, to resolve conflicts and arguments with your kids? and if your child was diagnosed with ADHD, how can you help them cope with difficulties at school, socially and at home?
(289) 217-9795 View (289) 217-9795
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Jonathan Au
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m a Social Worker offering clinical expertise and therapy to those navigating the bumps and barriers of life. As a cis-gendered bi-racial 2SLGBTQ+ identified person, I appreciate the complexities and challenges that life has to offer especially from a cultural and racial lens. If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, or depression, and seeking support in navigating these challenges or just looking to do some soul searching, let’s connect! Let’s find out how we can move towards living life more meaningfully even when life gets in the way.
Hello! I’m a Social Worker offering clinical expertise and therapy to those navigating the bumps and barriers of life. As a cis-gendered bi-racial 2SLGBTQ+ identified person, I appreciate the complexities and challenges that life has to offer especially from a cultural and racial lens. If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, or depression, and seeking support in navigating these challenges or just looking to do some soul searching, let’s connect! Let’s find out how we can move towards living life more meaningfully even when life gets in the way.
(289) 210-4780 View (289) 210-4780
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Helen Elraheb
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
Over 15 years of clinical social work experience working with diverse populations, children, adolescents, adults; individual, family, group and couple therapy. Focus on mental health and well being, specifically addressing anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, problem-solving, decision making, time management, and organizational skills.
Over 15 years of clinical social work experience working with diverse populations, children, adolescents, adults; individual, family, group and couple therapy. Focus on mental health and well being, specifically addressing anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, problem-solving, decision making, time management, and organizational skills.
(647) 957-8980 View (647) 957-8980
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Ambrose Ty
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv, MSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6C  (Online Only)
Marriage or trauma, depression or anxiety; seeking help when you are feeling stuck is difficult but necessary in your first step towards change. By equipping yourself with tools that you can add to your "toolbox" of life, you will find ways to overcome difficult situations which can guide you to growth, change or healing. As a registered psychotherapist (RP), my specialty is working with those who have experienced trauma, couples who are experiencing marital difficulties, and individuals that are struggling through mental health issues, especially youth.
Marriage or trauma, depression or anxiety; seeking help when you are feeling stuck is difficult but necessary in your first step towards change. By equipping yourself with tools that you can add to your "toolbox" of life, you will find ways to overcome difficult situations which can guide you to growth, change or healing. As a registered psychotherapist (RP), my specialty is working with those who have experienced trauma, couples who are experiencing marital difficulties, and individuals that are struggling through mental health issues, especially youth.
(647) 493-1950 View (647) 493-1950
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SB Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, BASc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6E  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with a degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work. I specialize in mental health and health, and I have 7 years of clinical experience providing therapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families who are faced with anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, mood dysregulation and much more. I understand the connection between the human mind and behaviours, and complex aspects of social development. There are potential explanations for our unhealthy thoughts and unhelpful behaviours which may be rooted in our social environments.
I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with a degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work. I specialize in mental health and health, and I have 7 years of clinical experience providing therapy to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families who are faced with anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, mood dysregulation and much more. I understand the connection between the human mind and behaviours, and complex aspects of social development. There are potential explanations for our unhealthy thoughts and unhelpful behaviours which may be rooted in our social environments.
(289) 274-2022 View (289) 274-2022

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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.