Depression Therapists in Vaughan, ON

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Lea Joy Friesen
Registered Social Worker, MEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Do you want to heal from trauma? Are you a first responder seeking support with the challenging situations you have been exposed with? Do you want to learn to manage your depression and anxiety? Acknowledging that there is something wrong in your life, takes courage and strength and I want to commend you for taking that first step. Whether you are experiencing PTSD, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, phobias, depression, stress or anger management, addiction, grieving, relationship issues and cross cultural issues, I am here to help you with your journey of healing and recovery in a safe, open, and collaborative environment.
Do you want to heal from trauma? Are you a first responder seeking support with the challenging situations you have been exposed with? Do you want to learn to manage your depression and anxiety? Acknowledging that there is something wrong in your life, takes courage and strength and I want to commend you for taking that first step. Whether you are experiencing PTSD, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, phobias, depression, stress or anger management, addiction, grieving, relationship issues and cross cultural issues, I am here to help you with your journey of healing and recovery in a safe, open, and collaborative environment.
(289) 274-6187 View (289) 274-6187
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Tony Miller
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J
I provide therapeutic services to adults, couples and families across Ontario. I have years of experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, stress, relationship issues, life changes, etc.
I provide therapeutic services to adults, couples and families across Ontario. I have years of experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, stress, relationship issues, life changes, etc.
(289) 271-0676 View (289) 271-0676
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Liora Barook
Registered Psychotherapist, Hons BA, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Are you looking to enhance your life and better manage stressors? Would you benefit from someone to support you while you navigate the difficulties you currently face? I strive to nurture safety and vulnerability in my clients so they are able to work through their emotional pain, defuse from their negative thoughts, develop coping skills and care for their overall mental health. I have experience working with women and men; teens, millennial and adults navigating anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, narcissistic parents or partners, and borderline personality disorder.
Are you looking to enhance your life and better manage stressors? Would you benefit from someone to support you while you navigate the difficulties you currently face? I strive to nurture safety and vulnerability in my clients so they are able to work through their emotional pain, defuse from their negative thoughts, develop coping skills and care for their overall mental health. I have experience working with women and men; teens, millennial and adults navigating anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, narcissistic parents or partners, and borderline personality disorder.
(365) 400-1343 View (365) 400-1343
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Larysa Strizhevsky
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4H
It may not be easy to overcome life’s challenges on your own and reaching for help is an essential step for change. You might struggle with upsetting emotions and conditions as Anxiety, Panic, Anger, Guilt, Grief, Depression, Trauma. Or you might be having difficulty adjusting to a major life change, wishing to establish healthier relationships. You may want to be more assertive and live your life fully. We can find a healing path forward. My passion and commitment is to help identify, address, and resolve barriers that get in a way of fulfillment and ease in your life.
It may not be easy to overcome life’s challenges on your own and reaching for help is an essential step for change. You might struggle with upsetting emotions and conditions as Anxiety, Panic, Anger, Guilt, Grief, Depression, Trauma. Or you might be having difficulty adjusting to a major life change, wishing to establish healthier relationships. You may want to be more assertive and live your life fully. We can find a healing path forward. My passion and commitment is to help identify, address, and resolve barriers that get in a way of fulfillment and ease in your life.
(289) 217-4883 View (289) 217-4883
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Nalin Bisnath
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PhD (C), TITC-CT
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
Has your sense of hope been dimmed by sadness and confusion? Perhaps your interactions are emotionally charged and you’re experiencing lack of motivation. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety and depression related to trauma or are seeking more clarity on why you are feeling the way you are, therapy can help. I believe in the healing and empowering effects of talk therapy. I offer a safe and compassionate space for you to talk and begin a journey toward increased self-acceptance. With the tools, techniques, and strategies of therapy, you can begin to regain your sense of hope for a more vivid and joyful life. Reach out today.
Has your sense of hope been dimmed by sadness and confusion? Perhaps your interactions are emotionally charged and you’re experiencing lack of motivation. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety and depression related to trauma or are seeking more clarity on why you are feeling the way you are, therapy can help. I believe in the healing and empowering effects of talk therapy. I offer a safe and compassionate space for you to talk and begin a journey toward increased self-acceptance. With the tools, techniques, and strategies of therapy, you can begin to regain your sense of hope for a more vivid and joyful life. Reach out today.
(289) 809-7029 View (289) 809-7029
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Anabela Colatriani
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Whether you’re a child, a youth, or an adult, I specialize in addressing a wide range of challenges, including; cultural adjustment and identity exploration, trauma and resilience, anxiety and depression, and relationship Issues.
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking the courageous step to seek support. Having personally navigated the challenges of uprooting my own life and venturing into the unknown during the immigration process, I deeply empathize with the bravery it entails. Life’s twists and turns can be both daunting and transformative. My passion lies in guiding individuals through these complexities, helping them adapt, heal, and thrive.
Whether you’re a child, a youth, or an adult, I specialize in addressing a wide range of challenges, including; cultural adjustment and identity exploration, trauma and resilience, anxiety and depression, and relationship Issues.
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking the courageous step to seek support. Having personally navigated the challenges of uprooting my own life and venturing into the unknown during the immigration process, I deeply empathize with the bravery it entails. Life’s twists and turns can be both daunting and transformative. My passion lies in guiding individuals through these complexities, helping them adapt, heal, and thrive.
(437) 372-5074 View (437) 372-5074
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Hailey Bravo
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J
My expertise covers areas like anxiety, depression, family and peer conflict, challenging life transitions, grief and loss, identity-related concerns, and more.
Hi everyone, I'm Hailey Bravo. I believe in the power of collaboration and understanding in the therapeutic process. I tailor my approach to suit your unique needs and preferences, recognizing that every individual is different. Through an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and client-centered perspective, I create a safe and supportive space for you to explore your emotions and experiences without judgment or bias.
My expertise covers areas like anxiety, depression, family and peer conflict, challenging life transitions, grief and loss, identity-related concerns, and more.
Hi everyone, I'm Hailey Bravo. I believe in the power of collaboration and understanding in the therapeutic process. I tailor my approach to suit your unique needs and preferences, recognizing that every individual is different. Through an anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and client-centered perspective, I create a safe and supportive space for you to explore your emotions and experiences without judgment or bias.
(289) 312-5327 View (289) 312-5327
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Patricia A Weinberg
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
We treat anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and other emotional issues.
We offer adult, child, teenager, family and couple's counselling. Focusing on the strengths, abilities and feelings of our patients, we can help them move forward and make positive changes in their lives. We help to improve relationships, behaviours and academic performance, as well as to deal positively with difficult situations and work on emotional issues. As we’re a group of professionals from different cultural backgrounds, we can offer services in different languages, and with an understanding of different cultures. Our services are covered by most insurance companies and we offer reduced fees through our internship program.
We treat anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and other emotional issues.
We offer adult, child, teenager, family and couple's counselling. Focusing on the strengths, abilities and feelings of our patients, we can help them move forward and make positive changes in their lives. We help to improve relationships, behaviours and academic performance, as well as to deal positively with difficult situations and work on emotional issues. As we’re a group of professionals from different cultural backgrounds, we can offer services in different languages, and with an understanding of different cultures. Our services are covered by most insurance companies and we offer reduced fees through our internship program.
(289) 236-3253 View (289) 236-3253
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Revital Shuster
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
I am Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist specializing in issues related to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I work with clients who suffer from crippling anxiety, worry, and panic. Low motivation, depression, and perfectionism. I assist individuals who lack self-esteem, have strong defence mechanisms, and feel that things are not going their way in life. If you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel. My clients learn, grow, and evolve in a non-judgemental and supportive environment where they can master new coping skills to take control over their lives.
I am Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist specializing in issues related to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I work with clients who suffer from crippling anxiety, worry, and panic. Low motivation, depression, and perfectionism. I assist individuals who lack self-esteem, have strong defence mechanisms, and feel that things are not going their way in life. If you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel. My clients learn, grow, and evolve in a non-judgemental and supportive environment where they can master new coping skills to take control over their lives.
(365) 654-2341 View (365) 654-2341
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Jacqueline Coletti
Registered Social Worker, MSW, Hons BA
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L6A  (Online Only)
My clinical focus includes life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression and relationship with food and self.
Hi my name is Jackie. Life has surprises for us that can at times be overwhelming. Having to make decisions and make peace with our choices is not always easy, especially if we are now experiencing the ramifications of such. These decisions can be about whether to stay in a relationship or job or how to live with grief. I do my best to work with you through those feelings. We talk about what it is you feel you deserve and why. Topics of forgiveness of self and/or others, self compassion and grace may arise. Expectations and assumptions of grief can be explored. Secondary losses related to grief is also something that may come up.
My clinical focus includes life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression and relationship with food and self.
Hi my name is Jackie. Life has surprises for us that can at times be overwhelming. Having to make decisions and make peace with our choices is not always easy, especially if we are now experiencing the ramifications of such. These decisions can be about whether to stay in a relationship or job or how to live with grief. I do my best to work with you through those feelings. We talk about what it is you feel you deserve and why. Topics of forgiveness of self and/or others, self compassion and grace may arise. Expectations and assumptions of grief can be explored. Secondary losses related to grief is also something that may come up.
(289) 210-5908 View (289) 210-5908
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Fatemeh Bahrami
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, CCCP, RP
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J
I have spent over 25 years studying the mind, looking for real solutions to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.
I offer a warm, non-judgemental, confidential environment to discuss your issues. As a registered psychotherapist and counsellor, I am mindful of early life experiences, family dynamics and parental relationships and recognize that these may be integral to your narrative. As an integrative psychotherapist, I use a variety of approaches and modalities. These can be discussed with you during the early stages of the counselling process or become a more organic experience as we begin working together.
I have spent over 25 years studying the mind, looking for real solutions to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.
I offer a warm, non-judgemental, confidential environment to discuss your issues. As a registered psychotherapist and counsellor, I am mindful of early life experiences, family dynamics and parental relationships and recognize that these may be integral to your narrative. As an integrative psychotherapist, I use a variety of approaches and modalities. These can be discussed with you during the early stages of the counselling process or become a more organic experience as we begin working together.
(365) 658-1842 View (365) 658-1842
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Natalie Velbovets
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L
Our life is not always easy. Sometimes we feel that everything is quite complicated and confusing. I am here to help you to look at yourself, your beliefs, your emotions, your relationships and your life from a different perspective. Sometimes, when you feel stuck and confused, anxious or depressed you need someone who will be with you and help you on that journey. Sometimes you may feel that something is not right with you, that you are broken or you are not loved, you have issues with self-esteem but it shouldn't be your reality for the rest of your life. We can start looking at that together changing it step by step.
Our life is not always easy. Sometimes we feel that everything is quite complicated and confusing. I am here to help you to look at yourself, your beliefs, your emotions, your relationships and your life from a different perspective. Sometimes, when you feel stuck and confused, anxious or depressed you need someone who will be with you and help you on that journey. Sometimes you may feel that something is not right with you, that you are broken or you are not loved, you have issues with self-esteem but it shouldn't be your reality for the rest of your life. We can start looking at that together changing it step by step.
(365) 800-5654 View (365) 800-5654
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Phil Azer
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L6A
Phil is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO, under supervision. He believes that in order to change the way we live, we must change the way we think. Phil works with people facing a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and more.
Phil is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO, under supervision. He believes that in order to change the way we live, we must change the way we think. Phil works with people facing a variety of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and more.
(289) 210-7274 View (289) 210-7274
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Dana Brommersma
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Life can take many twists and turns. Sometimes the paths we take can feel overwhelming and burdensome. Your struggles may include anxiety, depression, irritability/anger, stress, relationship difficulties, life transition issues, or low self-esteem, to name just a few. The good news is...life can look and feel very different. Using a variety of evidence based treatment modalities such as cognitive behaviour therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy, I will support you in learning new coping skills, building healthier relationships, and improving your self-confidence and resiliency.
Life can take many twists and turns. Sometimes the paths we take can feel overwhelming and burdensome. Your struggles may include anxiety, depression, irritability/anger, stress, relationship difficulties, life transition issues, or low self-esteem, to name just a few. The good news is...life can look and feel very different. Using a variety of evidence based treatment modalities such as cognitive behaviour therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy, I will support you in learning new coping skills, building healthier relationships, and improving your self-confidence and resiliency.
(289) 312-1467 View (289) 312-1467
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Alexandra Elias
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L6A
Now accepting clients in North York & Vaughan. I feel alone. I am scared and hurting and no one understands. I feel so overwhelmed or sometimes I feel nothing. I can't stop my intrusive thoughts. I am stuck and I don't know what to do. These are common statements that I hear from clients all the time. Stress, anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation are common issues that so many of us are dealing with. I believe that you feel alone and that no one can help you. You desperately want help and support. I think you are here because you want to share your story and be vulnerable. I am a safe space and I want to hear your story.
Now accepting clients in North York & Vaughan. I feel alone. I am scared and hurting and no one understands. I feel so overwhelmed or sometimes I feel nothing. I can't stop my intrusive thoughts. I am stuck and I don't know what to do. These are common statements that I hear from clients all the time. Stress, anxiety, depression, and emotion dysregulation are common issues that so many of us are dealing with. I believe that you feel alone and that no one can help you. You desperately want help and support. I think you are here because you want to share your story and be vulnerable. I am a safe space and I want to hear your story.
(289) 278-2484 View (289) 278-2484
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Gabriela Arriola
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
Hello, and welcome to my site. Are you feeling depressed, isolated, stressed, anxious, low self esteem or suicidal? Are you having relationship problems, with partners, co-workers, family members(children)? I provide therapy for everyone but especially for those struggling with issues of divorce , anxiety and conflictive family relationship. I work with individuals, couples and families. I work in both languages Spanish and English . I am a member of Ontario College of Social Workers.
Hello, and welcome to my site. Are you feeling depressed, isolated, stressed, anxious, low self esteem or suicidal? Are you having relationship problems, with partners, co-workers, family members(children)? I provide therapy for everyone but especially for those struggling with issues of divorce , anxiety and conflictive family relationship. I work with individuals, couples and families. I work in both languages Spanish and English . I am a member of Ontario College of Social Workers.
(289) 207-6548 View (289) 207-6548
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Julia Bruto
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
My goal is to support and guide you back to wellness no matter the trials and tribulations that life presents. I have a keen interest in supporting anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. Above all, I take pride in building genuine therapeutic relationships with my clients while helping them become the best versions of themselves. Having started my own therapeutic journey as a client myself, I can more deeply appreciate the importance of this client-therapist relationship. The therapeutic journey is not always easy, but I believe that we are stronger together.
My goal is to support and guide you back to wellness no matter the trials and tribulations that life presents. I have a keen interest in supporting anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. Above all, I take pride in building genuine therapeutic relationships with my clients while helping them become the best versions of themselves. Having started my own therapeutic journey as a client myself, I can more deeply appreciate the importance of this client-therapist relationship. The therapeutic journey is not always easy, but I believe that we are stronger together.
(289) 813-7592 View (289) 813-7592
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Blossom Counselling Services
RN MN, CPMHN, CNP (Q)
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Being a teenager can be difficult..add to that stress about school, friends, and the pandemic and you've got a perfect storm for anxiety, depression and emotion dysregulation. Now, more than ever, youth need mental health support. I get it; I've been working as a mental health nurse with youth for the past 22 years and I've seen first hand the importance of listening, empathy and education on mental wellness.
Being a teenager can be difficult..add to that stress about school, friends, and the pandemic and you've got a perfect storm for anxiety, depression and emotion dysregulation. Now, more than ever, youth need mental health support. I get it; I've been working as a mental health nurse with youth for the past 22 years and I've seen first hand the importance of listening, empathy and education on mental wellness.
(289) 274-7265 View (289) 274-7265
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CreativePsych.ca
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
We are here to help individuals navigating challenges like anxiety, ADHD, depression, life transitions, eating disorders, parenting difficulties, stress and burnout, self-esteem issues, trauma and PTSD. Creative Psych is for those drawn to a therapeutic experience that goes beyond conventional talk therapy. If you are looking for a unique, creative approach to therapy that integrates expression through art or music, we can help. We work with adults, children, adolescents and families.
We are here to help individuals navigating challenges like anxiety, ADHD, depression, life transitions, eating disorders, parenting difficulties, stress and burnout, self-esteem issues, trauma and PTSD. Creative Psych is for those drawn to a therapeutic experience that goes beyond conventional talk therapy. If you are looking for a unique, creative approach to therapy that integrates expression through art or music, we can help. We work with adults, children, adolescents and families.
(365) 800-0284 View (365) 800-0284
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Sunshine Agbalugo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN, BN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L6A  (Online Only)
I provide support to clients grappling with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and attachment difficulties.
Are you feeling trapped, anxious, or hopeless? Is your body holding onto the painful experiences that you have endured? I work in partnership with my clients to process the enduring impacts of trauma. These challenges may surface as difficulties in relationships and attachments, low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. I aim to create a warm and safe environment for clients to share their experiences. There's an intricate dance between the seen and unseen, the physical and the emotional, and I've come to realize that true understanding lies at the intersection of these realms.
I provide support to clients grappling with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and attachment difficulties.
Are you feeling trapped, anxious, or hopeless? Is your body holding onto the painful experiences that you have endured? I work in partnership with my clients to process the enduring impacts of trauma. These challenges may surface as difficulties in relationships and attachments, low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. I aim to create a warm and safe environment for clients to share their experiences. There's an intricate dance between the seen and unseen, the physical and the emotional, and I've come to realize that true understanding lies at the intersection of these realms.
(289) 812-8305 View (289) 812-8305

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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.