Depression Therapists in Mississauga, ON

Photo of Beverly Griffiths, Registered Social Worker in Mississauga, ON
Beverly Griffiths
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Specializing in youth, adults, couples, families, anxiety and depression (mental health and addiction issues), I practice from a genuine, compassionate and culturally sensitive approach.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
Specializing in youth, adults, couples, families, anxiety and depression (mental health and addiction issues), I practice from a genuine, compassionate and culturally sensitive approach.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 401-5366 View (289) 401-5366
Photo of Take Care Psychotherapy, Julia Sivarajah, Registered Psychotherapist in Mississauga, ON
Take Care Psychotherapy, Julia Sivarajah
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Welcome! Are you looking to take care of your mental health? Counselling can help with struggles you are facing whether it be excessive worries, sadness, relationship troubles, drug use problems, loss of a loved one, or anything else that may be causing you distress or impacting your functioning at school, work or even social activities. I have extensive experience supporting teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, school related stress, gender identity concerns, trauma/abuse, and substance use problems.
Welcome! Are you looking to take care of your mental health? Counselling can help with struggles you are facing whether it be excessive worries, sadness, relationship troubles, drug use problems, loss of a loved one, or anything else that may be causing you distress or impacting your functioning at school, work or even social activities. I have extensive experience supporting teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, school related stress, gender identity concerns, trauma/abuse, and substance use problems.
(289) 514-0078 View (289) 514-0078
Photo of Harveen Dhatt, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Mississauga, ON
Harveen Dhatt
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Through my experiences in working as a Child and Youth Worker and now as a Counsellor, I have enhanced my skills in supporting clients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, and a variety of additional mental health concerns.
If you feel that you are ready to embark on a journey towards greater mental health and well-being, I hope to join you towards this positive change. I am here to listen, support, and guide you by providing a safe and comfortable space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. Together, we can develop healthy coping mechanisms that will help you navigate through negative emotions and experiences. Additionally, through validation and empowerment, we can help you gain the confidence to be the best version of yourself.
Through my experiences in working as a Child and Youth Worker and now as a Counsellor, I have enhanced my skills in supporting clients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, and a variety of additional mental health concerns.
If you feel that you are ready to embark on a journey towards greater mental health and well-being, I hope to join you towards this positive change. I am here to listen, support, and guide you by providing a safe and comfortable space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. Together, we can develop healthy coping mechanisms that will help you navigate through negative emotions and experiences. Additionally, through validation and empowerment, we can help you gain the confidence to be the best version of yourself.
(289) 803-9406 View (289) 803-9406
Photo of Annmarie Armstrong-Garvey, Registered Psychotherapist in Mississauga, ON
Annmarie Armstrong-Garvey
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
Challenges can range from depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, divorce, grief, parent-child conflict among other issues.
The journey of a thousand steps begins with just one step! Today you have taken that first step. Steps that will lead to your empowerment. A step on the right path towards growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we will work together to better understand and resolve changes in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behaviour patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Challenges can range from depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, divorce, grief, parent-child conflict among other issues.
The journey of a thousand steps begins with just one step! Today you have taken that first step. Steps that will lead to your empowerment. A step on the right path towards growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we will work together to better understand and resolve changes in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behaviour patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(844) 580-0362 View (844) 580-0362
Photo of Monica Bhullar-Sandhu, Registered Psychotherapist in Mississauga, ON
Monica Bhullar-Sandhu
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Hon, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
I offer individual therapy for a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, intergenerational trauma, self-esteem, motivation, and much more.
Life will throw unexpected curve balls. It's those times when you need someone to talk to most. I am honored to be able to share a brave and safe space to work with individuals and their struggles. I offer ways to grow, build resiliency, and offer coping and healing strategies to get through tough times.
I offer individual therapy for a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, intergenerational trauma, self-esteem, motivation, and much more.
Life will throw unexpected curve balls. It's those times when you need someone to talk to most. I am honored to be able to share a brave and safe space to work with individuals and their struggles. I offer ways to grow, build resiliency, and offer coping and healing strategies to get through tough times.
(365) 801-5709 View (365) 801-5709
Photo of Ana Lazar, Registered Social Worker in Mississauga, ON
Ana Lazar
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M  (Online Only)
I am a registered Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I offer support to individuals, couples and families. The following are a few examples of types of issues that people seeking my support have experienced: a feeling of not living life fully, self-criticism, and feeling like one's worst enemy, depression, anxiety, trauma and challenges in parenting. I work both with English and Romanian speaking clients and my services are covered by most benefit plans/ insurance.
I am a registered Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I offer support to individuals, couples and families. The following are a few examples of types of issues that people seeking my support have experienced: a feeling of not living life fully, self-criticism, and feeling like one's worst enemy, depression, anxiety, trauma and challenges in parenting. I work both with English and Romanian speaking clients and my services are covered by most benefit plans/ insurance.
(647) 496-0647 View (647) 496-0647
Photo of Malik Smith, Registered Social Worker in Mississauga, ON
Malik Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
In facing challenges like addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, or trauma, I provide an environment where safety and vulnerability are possible, allowing for deep exploration of your emotions and thoughts.
I believe everyone already holds the keys to their own healing; my role is to help you find and use those keys. Using a trauma-informed approach, I aim to empower and guide you toward becoming your own source of support and insight. Starting therapy takes courage, and I understand the hesitation some might feel about opening up, especially to a male therapist – it's a step that requires a lot of trust. However, I want to assure you that my practice is a place of warmth and non-judgment. Having faced my own mental health struggles, I connect deeply with those on a similar journey and I provide a calm, grounded presence in session.
In facing challenges like addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, or trauma, I provide an environment where safety and vulnerability are possible, allowing for deep exploration of your emotions and thoughts.
I believe everyone already holds the keys to their own healing; my role is to help you find and use those keys. Using a trauma-informed approach, I aim to empower and guide you toward becoming your own source of support and insight. Starting therapy takes courage, and I understand the hesitation some might feel about opening up, especially to a male therapist – it's a step that requires a lot of trust. However, I want to assure you that my practice is a place of warmth and non-judgment. Having faced my own mental health struggles, I connect deeply with those on a similar journey and I provide a calm, grounded presence in session.
(289) 274-9028 View (289) 274-9028
Photo of Ayana Henry, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Mississauga, ON
Ayana Henry
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5R
I am interested in helping people experiencing challenges with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relational trauma, and general life stressors/transitions.
Life gives us different challenges to overcome, and no one should have to go through these experiences alone. You deserve to be heard and I am here to support you. As someone who has attended therapy, I recognize the various emotions you may be feeling as you consider attending therapy. I believe making this courageous decision is an act of self-love. I acknowledge the level of vulnerability you are bringing into the room, and I am committed to holding a safe space for you.
I am interested in helping people experiencing challenges with self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relational trauma, and general life stressors/transitions.
Life gives us different challenges to overcome, and no one should have to go through these experiences alone. You deserve to be heard and I am here to support you. As someone who has attended therapy, I recognize the various emotions you may be feeling as you consider attending therapy. I believe making this courageous decision is an act of self-love. I acknowledge the level of vulnerability you are bringing into the room, and I am committed to holding a safe space for you.
(289) 903-0830 View (289) 903-0830
Photo of Prime Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Mississauga, ON
Prime Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
Someone seeking a safe space to navigate life's challenges and embark on a journey towards self-discovery and growth. They may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, emotional distress, stress, etc, seeking support and guidance to overcome obstacles and achieve mental wellness. A compassionate and skilled therapist who can provide a listening ear, valuable insights, and effective coping strategies. They long for clarity, peace, and empowerment, yearning to break free from negative patterns and embrace a more fulfilling existence.
Someone seeking a safe space to navigate life's challenges and embark on a journey towards self-discovery and growth. They may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, emotional distress, stress, etc, seeking support and guidance to overcome obstacles and achieve mental wellness. A compassionate and skilled therapist who can provide a listening ear, valuable insights, and effective coping strategies. They long for clarity, peace, and empowerment, yearning to break free from negative patterns and embrace a more fulfilling existence.
(647) 493-4092 View (647) 493-4092
Photo of Kyana Fletcher, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Mississauga, ON
Kyana Fletcher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
I understand that for many, seeking therapy is a daunting process that can be overrun with feelings of doubt. Emotions, including anxiety, sadness, guilt, stress, overwhelmingness, and depression exist on a spectrum, and individuals who seek therapy often question whether their feelings are “deserving” of therapy.
I understand that for many, seeking therapy is a daunting process that can be overrun with feelings of doubt. Emotions, including anxiety, sadness, guilt, stress, overwhelmingness, and depression exist on a spectrum, and individuals who seek therapy often question whether their feelings are “deserving” of therapy.
(289) 302-2138 View (289) 302-2138
Photo of Julianna Szczepanski, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Mississauga, ON
Julianna Szczepanski
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, MEd
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, or depression, that affects your daily life, work performance or relationships? Do you feel loss of interest, little or no joy in your usual activities? Do you feel triggered by sounds, scents, people, or objects? Are you often sad, angry, desperate, or feeling lost? Are daily routines making you tired and negative thoughts distract you constantly? Do you ever wonder if it is going to get better? These days, when many people live through trauma with a smile but are hurting inside, we can help you regain your focus, concentration, and peace of mind with cognitive behavioral therapy.
Do you struggle with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, or depression, that affects your daily life, work performance or relationships? Do you feel loss of interest, little or no joy in your usual activities? Do you feel triggered by sounds, scents, people, or objects? Are you often sad, angry, desperate, or feeling lost? Are daily routines making you tired and negative thoughts distract you constantly? Do you ever wonder if it is going to get better? These days, when many people live through trauma with a smile but are hurting inside, we can help you regain your focus, concentration, and peace of mind with cognitive behavioral therapy.
(289) 312-4358 View (289) 312-4358
Photo of Janet Lynne Clewes, Psychologist in Mississauga, ON
Janet Lynne Clewes
Psychologist, CPsych, PhD, MSc, BASc
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5K
I work with a variety of issues such as Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Fears and Phobias, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Women's Issues, Eating Disorders, and Parenting.
I am a Registered Psychologist with an office located in South Mississauga. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups aged 13 years and over
I work with a variety of issues such as Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Fears and Phobias, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Issues, Women's Issues, Eating Disorders, and Parenting.
I am a Registered Psychologist with an office located in South Mississauga. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups aged 13 years and over
(866) 439-1993 View (866) 439-1993
Photo of Farah Memon, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Mississauga, ON
Farah Memon
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
My interest and expertise lie in anxiety, trauma, depression, low self-esteem, stress management, anger management, life transitions, and interpersonal challenges.
I am fascinated by the beautiful interconnection between the mind and body. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) my vision is to promote mental wellness and reduce the stigma around it. I am passionate about improving the mental wellness of individuals along with facilitating personal growth and effective change. As my client, I will meet you where you are. I see you as a unique individual with your own strengths. Respecting your perspective, culture, and individuality is a key aspect of how we will build a therapeutic relationship. I am also constantly working towards providing a safe and inclusive space for you.
My interest and expertise lie in anxiety, trauma, depression, low self-esteem, stress management, anger management, life transitions, and interpersonal challenges.
I am fascinated by the beautiful interconnection between the mind and body. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) my vision is to promote mental wellness and reduce the stigma around it. I am passionate about improving the mental wellness of individuals along with facilitating personal growth and effective change. As my client, I will meet you where you are. I see you as a unique individual with your own strengths. Respecting your perspective, culture, and individuality is a key aspect of how we will build a therapeutic relationship. I am also constantly working towards providing a safe and inclusive space for you.
(289) 277-7328 View (289) 277-7328
Photo of Rocheny Alexandre, MSW,RSW Social Worker, Psychoth, Registered Social Worker in Mississauga, ON
Rocheny Alexandre, MSW,RSW Social Worker, Psychoth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
(289) 272-7331 View (289) 272-7331
Photo of Sandra Marji, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mississauga, ON
Sandra Marji
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5R
Are you motivated to embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth? Are you going through challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues and seeking support to navigate life's complexities? Do you need a safe space to express yourself authentically? Do you want to achieve a greater sense of well-being, and improved mental health?
Are you motivated to embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth? Are you going through challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues and seeking support to navigate life's complexities? Do you need a safe space to express yourself authentically? Do you want to achieve a greater sense of well-being, and improved mental health?
(289) 677-4017 View (289) 677-4017
Photo of Farial Ali, Registered Social Worker in Mississauga, ON
Farial Ali
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
I use an eclectic and evidence-based approach to help individuals cope with anxiety, depression, stress/burnout, relationship conflicts, self-esteem, and PTSD/trauma.
The process of distinguishing between the root causes of pain and suffering can be complex and may evolve over time. It's crucial to maintain compassion and openness throughout therapy to support your journey toward self-growth and healing. For individuals who have experienced trauma, it's essential to acknowledge the impact of trauma on their interpretations of events. Trauma can color one's perception of reality, and addressing trauma may be a crucial step in differentiating between circumstances and interpretations. Asking for help is the most courageous thing you can do for yourself.
I use an eclectic and evidence-based approach to help individuals cope with anxiety, depression, stress/burnout, relationship conflicts, self-esteem, and PTSD/trauma.
The process of distinguishing between the root causes of pain and suffering can be complex and may evolve over time. It's crucial to maintain compassion and openness throughout therapy to support your journey toward self-growth and healing. For individuals who have experienced trauma, it's essential to acknowledge the impact of trauma on their interpretations of events. Trauma can color one's perception of reality, and addressing trauma may be a crucial step in differentiating between circumstances and interpretations. Asking for help is the most courageous thing you can do for yourself.
(289) 536-4265 View (289) 536-4265
Photo of Lorena Dolinar, Registered Psychotherapist in Mississauga, ON
Lorena Dolinar
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
Lorena is a mother, children’s book Author, and a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with over 20 years of clinical experience supporting diverse youth, young adults and their families. She specializes in working with individuals who have been impacted by various complex mental health and substance use issues including trauma, addiction, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and psychosis. Emotions are a part of the human experience and we all experience pain and suffering in our lifetime. Lorena can facilitate a journey of healing, she offers an inviting, inclusive and safe space to be able to process difficult feelings and experiences.
Lorena is a mother, children’s book Author, and a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with over 20 years of clinical experience supporting diverse youth, young adults and their families. She specializes in working with individuals who have been impacted by various complex mental health and substance use issues including trauma, addiction, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and psychosis. Emotions are a part of the human experience and we all experience pain and suffering in our lifetime. Lorena can facilitate a journey of healing, she offers an inviting, inclusive and safe space to be able to process difficult feelings and experiences.
(289) 277-5124 View (289) 277-5124
Photo of Gabrielle Lorraine Palmer, Registered Social Worker in Mississauga, ON
Gabrielle Lorraine Palmer
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
My experience includes working with challenges such as depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, life transitions, self-esteem, and dealing with traumatic experiences.
Life's challenges often lead to unexpected turns, fostering emotions of despair and hopelessness. Throughout the years, I have dedicated my practice to serving adolescents and adults in various settings, utilizing an integrated therapeutic model with a person-centered, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive approach.
My experience includes working with challenges such as depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, life transitions, self-esteem, and dealing with traumatic experiences.
Life's challenges often lead to unexpected turns, fostering emotions of despair and hopelessness. Throughout the years, I have dedicated my practice to serving adolescents and adults in various settings, utilizing an integrated therapeutic model with a person-centered, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive approach.
(365) 659-2774 View (365) 659-2774
Photo of Harpreet Saini, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Mississauga, ON
Harpreet Saini
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5R
I can help you with struggles of grief, identity, relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, and a wide range of other issues that can impact life.
Do you feel worried about life? Are you experiencing feelings of sadness? Do you want more from your relationship? Feeling stuck and in need of a change? I got you! Let's talk about how things could be different. Positive thoughts, beliefs, and actions can help you. With the tools of self-discovery, you can build resilience and begin to live a fulfilling life, regardless of your background or current circumstances. I'm here to help you live your best lives by bringing about positive change. It's important to know that you don't have to go through this alone.
I can help you with struggles of grief, identity, relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, and a wide range of other issues that can impact life.
Do you feel worried about life? Are you experiencing feelings of sadness? Do you want more from your relationship? Feeling stuck and in need of a change? I got you! Let's talk about how things could be different. Positive thoughts, beliefs, and actions can help you. With the tools of self-discovery, you can build resilience and begin to live a fulfilling life, regardless of your background or current circumstances. I'm here to help you live your best lives by bringing about positive change. It's important to know that you don't have to go through this alone.
(289) 514-5802 View (289) 514-5802
Photo of Anna Wolanczyk, Registered Psychotherapist in Mississauga, ON
Anna Wolanczyk
Registered Psychotherapist, OACCPP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Y
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, PTSD and CPTSD, personality disorders, psychological abuse and relationship issues. During the sessions you'll find understanding, an ultimate acceptance and security to express your genuine concerns at a very deep psychological level. You will learn how to identify and use your resourcefulness to make new steps. You will learn how to manage your emotions and set and meet goals without being stressed. Therapy will allow you to free yourself from painful emotions, disturbing thoughts and destructive behaviour and enjoy your precious life.
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, PTSD and CPTSD, personality disorders, psychological abuse and relationship issues. During the sessions you'll find understanding, an ultimate acceptance and security to express your genuine concerns at a very deep psychological level. You will learn how to identify and use your resourcefulness to make new steps. You will learn how to manage your emotions and set and meet goals without being stressed. Therapy will allow you to free yourself from painful emotions, disturbing thoughts and destructive behaviour and enjoy your precious life.
(289) 724-4317 View (289) 724-4317

See more therapy options for Mississauga

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.