Depression Counselling in Ferndown

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Andrew O’Neill
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22  (Online Only)
I have treated over 1000 clients in PTSD, Anxiety, GAD, OCD, Depression, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic, Stress (to name a few).
Are you looking for quality therapy? Not all therapy is the same which is why I pride myself in offering a therapy that is a cut above the rest. I offer a free 30min consultation so that you can experience this personally and decide for yourself. If you like learning through (1) understanding the science and (2) stories and analogies then this is the therapy for you.
I have treated over 1000 clients in PTSD, Anxiety, GAD, OCD, Depression, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic, Stress (to name a few).
Are you looking for quality therapy? Not all therapy is the same which is why I pride myself in offering a therapy that is a cut above the rest. I offer a free 30min consultation so that you can experience this personally and decide for yourself. If you like learning through (1) understanding the science and (2) stories and analogies then this is the therapy for you.
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Magna Maria Erasmus
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
I also have extensive experience in infant loss, end of life work and bereavement, depression and anxiety.
I have helped many clients change their thinking and heal emotionally so they can become who they want to be. I offer a compassionate space for clients to work through difficult thoughts and feelings to reclaim their lives and live life to the full. I offer specialist trauma support and work extensively with depression and anxiety.
I also have extensive experience in infant loss, end of life work and bereavement, depression and anxiety.
I have helped many clients change their thinking and heal emotionally so they can become who they want to be. I offer a compassionate space for clients to work through difficult thoughts and feelings to reclaim their lives and live life to the full. I offer specialist trauma support and work extensively with depression and anxiety.
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Ana Rampelt
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
I've been working with people for over 20 years, joining them in sense-making journeys that allow them to live more content and meaningful lives. My focus is to help people explore their thoughts, emotions and past to alleviate difficult states or obstacles to their wellbeing. When people understand what drives their behaviour and reconnect with lost parts of themselves, they can reengage in positive relationships and feel they can own their life. Symptoms like anxiety, depression or a sense of futility and unhappiness are usually linked to past experience and therapy can facilitate a safe frame to revisit them.
I've been working with people for over 20 years, joining them in sense-making journeys that allow them to live more content and meaningful lives. My focus is to help people explore their thoughts, emotions and past to alleviate difficult states or obstacles to their wellbeing. When people understand what drives their behaviour and reconnect with lost parts of themselves, they can reengage in positive relationships and feel they can own their life. Symptoms like anxiety, depression or a sense of futility and unhappiness are usually linked to past experience and therapy can facilitate a safe frame to revisit them.
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Melissa Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals. I am an accredited CBT Therapist, as well as a trained EMDR Therapist. I’m a registered member of the BABCP. I have worked for over 10 years as a Psychological Therapist and specialise in treating Depression and Anxiety Disorders, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have a special interest and additional training in providing therapy to people in the perinatal period, including Antenatal and Postnatal mothers and partners. I have additional training and alot of experience in offering therapy to people with Autism.
I am passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals. I am an accredited CBT Therapist, as well as a trained EMDR Therapist. I’m a registered member of the BABCP. I have worked for over 10 years as a Psychological Therapist and specialise in treating Depression and Anxiety Disorders, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I have a special interest and additional training in providing therapy to people in the perinatal period, including Antenatal and Postnatal mothers and partners. I have additional training and alot of experience in offering therapy to people with Autism.
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Rachel Tyler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
I am passionate about working with Children, Teenager’s and Adults. For the last 16 years I have built a range of specialisms, working in various roles across Dorset. Those I have supported have faced many issues including bereavement, trauma, anxiety, family breakdowns, low self-esteem and depression. ​
I am passionate about working with Children, Teenager’s and Adults. For the last 16 years I have built a range of specialisms, working in various roles across Dorset. Those I have supported have faced many issues including bereavement, trauma, anxiety, family breakdowns, low self-esteem and depression. ​
07380 336428 View 07380 336428
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Rosemarie Philips
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
RoseMarie Philips, I offer Therapeutic Counselling & Life Coaching in many areas. With 26 years of experience working at Relate for 11.5 years. Providing healing from Coercive Control or Narcissistic Abuse? Sexual Abuse? Menopause, Post Traumatic Stress? Domestic Abuse? I work with teen and adults Asperger's, Autism and ADHD/ Neurodiversity. Help with Anxiety & Depression. Relationship /Family Therapy. Work with teens (having worked with CAMHS (NHS) with behavioural issues. Work is around empowering clients to rebuild life, find your strengths, life values, self-worth, confidence & self-esteem. yourself & improve relationships
RoseMarie Philips, I offer Therapeutic Counselling & Life Coaching in many areas. With 26 years of experience working at Relate for 11.5 years. Providing healing from Coercive Control or Narcissistic Abuse? Sexual Abuse? Menopause, Post Traumatic Stress? Domestic Abuse? I work with teen and adults Asperger's, Autism and ADHD/ Neurodiversity. Help with Anxiety & Depression. Relationship /Family Therapy. Work with teens (having worked with CAMHS (NHS) with behavioural issues. Work is around empowering clients to rebuild life, find your strengths, life values, self-worth, confidence & self-esteem. yourself & improve relationships
01202 125211 View 01202 125211
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Camilla Poncia
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
I have a wealth of experience in working with anxiety, depression, OCD and eating disorders to name but a few.
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
I have a wealth of experience in working with anxiety, depression, OCD and eating disorders to name but a few.
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
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Maryann Byrne
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
I am experienced in working with trauma, dissociation, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, sexual violence and domestic abuse, low self esteem, depression, loss and grief.
There are times when many of us feel we could benefit from emotional support and although making that first step to see a counsellor can seem enormous, it is a really positive step as talking in confidence to a professional counsellor can help bring clarity and healing and give you much needed support during a painful or anxious time. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions and responses and empower you to make changes in your life. It facilitates the freedom to talk openly and confidentially, in a place where you will be really listened to.
I am experienced in working with trauma, dissociation, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, sexual violence and domestic abuse, low self esteem, depression, loss and grief.
There are times when many of us feel we could benefit from emotional support and although making that first step to see a counsellor can seem enormous, it is a really positive step as talking in confidence to a professional counsellor can help bring clarity and healing and give you much needed support during a painful or anxious time. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions and responses and empower you to make changes in your life. It facilitates the freedom to talk openly and confidentially, in a place where you will be really listened to.
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Julie Haine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
Are you an adult/young person feeling under pressure, overwhelmed, depressed and struggling with studies, relationships or family life? Feeling anxious about going into work/school? Are you wanting to make changes in the way you react and feel towards people or situations in your life but don't know how to? Together we can explore how best to move forward.
Hi I'm Julie and I offer adults and young people (13+) the opportunity to discuss their anxieties with someone who cares and respects their feelings. I can offer you a confidential, calm and accepting space in which to explore what is troubling you. I will support and work with you - enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of current circumstances or past experiences, which feel unresolved and impact emotionally and physically on your day-to-day life. My hope is that you will feel listened to and understood, empowering you to make healthy changes in your life and enabling you to move forward and thrive.
Are you an adult/young person feeling under pressure, overwhelmed, depressed and struggling with studies, relationships or family life? Feeling anxious about going into work/school? Are you wanting to make changes in the way you react and feel towards people or situations in your life but don't know how to? Together we can explore how best to move forward.
Hi I'm Julie and I offer adults and young people (13+) the opportunity to discuss their anxieties with someone who cares and respects their feelings. I can offer you a confidential, calm and accepting space in which to explore what is troubling you. I will support and work with you - enabling you to gain a deeper understanding of current circumstances or past experiences, which feel unresolved and impact emotionally and physically on your day-to-day life. My hope is that you will feel listened to and understood, empowering you to make healthy changes in your life and enabling you to move forward and thrive.
01202 059174 View 01202 059174
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Dr Alisha Azzopardi @ Wimborne Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
We are a group of mental health practitioners, ranging from Clinical Psychologists, Nurse Therapists & Counsellors working from our bespoke clinic in Wimborne. We offer Assessment and Interventions for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Couples, including Adult Autism and ADHD Assessments. Established in 2018, we have grown to a group of 11 clinicians with a range of skills, training and experience. Please visit our website for more information. We prefer enquiries to be sent via our website which will be responded to promptly. We look forward to being able to support you as you take this important step. www.wimbornepsychology.co.uk
We are a group of mental health practitioners, ranging from Clinical Psychologists, Nurse Therapists & Counsellors working from our bespoke clinic in Wimborne. We offer Assessment and Interventions for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Couples, including Adult Autism and ADHD Assessments. Established in 2018, we have grown to a group of 11 clinicians with a range of skills, training and experience. Please visit our website for more information. We prefer enquiries to be sent via our website which will be responded to promptly. We look forward to being able to support you as you take this important step. www.wimbornepsychology.co.uk
01258 442320 View 01258 442320
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Paula Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
Life can present us with unwelcome events at any age. Professional counselling can't change these events but can provide tools and techniques to help minimise their impact. In my practise, counselling is primarily about the relationship between you and me. It is a talking therapy where we can explore what is troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental setting. Every person is an individual and therefore counselling can be different for everyone. I am more relationship driven rather than theory driven.
Life can present us with unwelcome events at any age. Professional counselling can't change these events but can provide tools and techniques to help minimise their impact. In my practise, counselling is primarily about the relationship between you and me. It is a talking therapy where we can explore what is troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental setting. Every person is an individual and therefore counselling can be different for everyone. I am more relationship driven rather than theory driven.
01202 286479 View 01202 286479
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MindSight Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ferndown BH22
Seeking support can be daunting -but you have taken the courageous first step! Working with adults & young people aged 11+, I offer an opportunity for you to explore your relationship with yourself, with others & with the wider world, drawing on your own internal strengths & resources to build your self-awareness & self-acceptance to help you make sense of things & feel more clarity. Stepping away from a focus on diagnoses & labels, working together acknowledging you as an individual we can explore the impact that your own unique set of challenges & experiences has had on your ability to engage with & enjoy the world around you.
Seeking support can be daunting -but you have taken the courageous first step! Working with adults & young people aged 11+, I offer an opportunity for you to explore your relationship with yourself, with others & with the wider world, drawing on your own internal strengths & resources to build your self-awareness & self-acceptance to help you make sense of things & feel more clarity. Stepping away from a focus on diagnoses & labels, working together acknowledging you as an individual we can explore the impact that your own unique set of challenges & experiences has had on your ability to engage with & enjoy the world around you.
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Calm Harbour Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Get in touch if you are currently troubled by anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or a feeling of 'not quite right'.
Hello my name is Janis, with experience in working with trauma, anxiety, stress, PTSD and neurodiversity. Having worked with a number of adults and young people when life stresses have become overwhelming, this can be at home, school, work or non specific. Working together to explore, understand and to work-through your difficulties is a healing process that can help you reframe the way you relate to yourself, your personal history and your personal relationships.
Get in touch if you are currently troubled by anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or a feeling of 'not quite right'.
Hello my name is Janis, with experience in working with trauma, anxiety, stress, PTSD and neurodiversity. Having worked with a number of adults and young people when life stresses have become overwhelming, this can be at home, school, work or non specific. Working together to explore, understand and to work-through your difficulties is a healing process that can help you reframe the way you relate to yourself, your personal history and your personal relationships.
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Anthony Hill Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
Do you suffer from difficult thoughts, feelings, or behaviours? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship issues? If you need help with any aspect of your mental health, then do get in touch. I offer both Integrative Psychotherapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), an evidence-based, effective therapy that can bring change in a small number of sessions in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole.
Do you suffer from difficult thoughts, feelings, or behaviours? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship issues? If you need help with any aspect of your mental health, then do get in touch. I offer both Integrative Psychotherapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), an evidence-based, effective therapy that can bring change in a small number of sessions in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole.
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Jamie Jeffreys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Christchurch BH23  (Online Only)
Please note, I am currently only working online. Do you feel like you have a certain way of understanding yourself and fitting into the world? It could be to work very hard or to make sure everyone else is okay before yourself. Has that way of understanding yourself stopped working? You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or feeling stuck? If so, then talking therapy could help you to make sense of the world and your place in it. I am passionate in my belief that people have an amazing capacity for change and growth. I work by providing an environment that helps people flourish and find their authentic and vital self.
Please note, I am currently only working online. Do you feel like you have a certain way of understanding yourself and fitting into the world? It could be to work very hard or to make sure everyone else is okay before yourself. Has that way of understanding yourself stopped working? You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or feeling stuck? If so, then talking therapy could help you to make sense of the world and your place in it. I am passionate in my belief that people have an amazing capacity for change and growth. I work by providing an environment that helps people flourish and find their authentic and vital self.
0113 519 4694 View 0113 519 4694
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Atacan Tanaydin
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks personal growth and transformation, grappling with challenges like anxiety, depression, relationships, or self-esteem.Their goals include self-awareness, improved self-esteem, healthier coping, and meaningful relationships.They aspire to break negative patterns, overcome obstacles, and unlock their potential for a fulfilling life.Trust, collaboration, and confidentiality are crucial to them.They value evidence-based techniques, practical guidance, and tailored support.Committed and ready for change, they seek resilience, joy, and fulfillment.
My ideal client seeks personal growth and transformation, grappling with challenges like anxiety, depression, relationships, or self-esteem.Their goals include self-awareness, improved self-esteem, healthier coping, and meaningful relationships.They aspire to break negative patterns, overcome obstacles, and unlock their potential for a fulfilling life.Trust, collaboration, and confidentiality are crucial to them.They value evidence-based techniques, practical guidance, and tailored support.Committed and ready for change, they seek resilience, joy, and fulfillment.
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Dr Sophia Chambers
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH15
Waitlist for new clients
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
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Dr Heidi Hand
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ringwood BH24  (Online Only)
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and work with individuals with neurological conditions and FND. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and work with individuals with neurological conditions and FND. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
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Laura Whitnell - Navigate Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Christchurch BH23
I specialise in working with; low mood & depression, worries & anxiety, intrusive thoughts & compulsive responses, trauma and neurodiversity differences.
Hello, I'm Laura. When things feel difficult to manage, therapy can help build awareness, understanding, self-compassion and positive change into your life. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and trustworthy space, where we can explore the past to understand the present, making links, exploring thoughts, feelings and patterns and developing coping skills. ​ I am a fully qualified and experienced BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of various counselling associations.
I specialise in working with; low mood & depression, worries & anxiety, intrusive thoughts & compulsive responses, trauma and neurodiversity differences.
Hello, I'm Laura. When things feel difficult to manage, therapy can help build awareness, understanding, self-compassion and positive change into your life. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and trustworthy space, where we can explore the past to understand the present, making links, exploring thoughts, feelings and patterns and developing coping skills. ​ I am a fully qualified and experienced BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of various counselling associations.
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Alexandra Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
I have worked with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, historic abuse, burnout, loneliness, grief and so on.
Welcome to my profile page, my name is Alexandra and I am an integrative counsellor. I provide counselling to adults in person (Weymouth) and remotely (Zoom). Explore your life and issues and open the door for a better and happier life with my guidance. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I offer a safe and non-judgemental place where you can explore yourself and your issues.
I have worked with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, historic abuse, burnout, loneliness, grief and so on.
Welcome to my profile page, my name is Alexandra and I am an integrative counsellor. I provide counselling to adults in person (Weymouth) and remotely (Zoom). Explore your life and issues and open the door for a better and happier life with my guidance. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I offer a safe and non-judgemental place where you can explore yourself and your issues.
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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.