Depression Counselling in Mexborough

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Beverly James
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mexborough S64
I have supported clients from a range of ages and backgrounds, working with issues including anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, anger, loneliness, relationships, domestic / sexual abuse, loss and trauma.
It can sometimes seem worrying to share your deepest, most personal thoughts and feelings. I'm here to offer a warm, welcoming and confidential therapeutic space where you will have your time to talk and where hopefully we can build a trusting therapeutic relationship, one in which you can feel comfortable to share your worries and thoughts. Every client and every therapeutic process is different and I will always value you as a unique individual, with the utmost respect for the journey you have navigated and the place you find yourself in now.
I have supported clients from a range of ages and backgrounds, working with issues including anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, anger, loneliness, relationships, domestic / sexual abuse, loss and trauma.
It can sometimes seem worrying to share your deepest, most personal thoughts and feelings. I'm here to offer a warm, welcoming and confidential therapeutic space where you will have your time to talk and where hopefully we can build a trusting therapeutic relationship, one in which you can feel comfortable to share your worries and thoughts. Every client and every therapeutic process is different and I will always value you as a unique individual, with the utmost respect for the journey you have navigated and the place you find yourself in now.
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More Than Words Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mexborough S64
Do you feel alone or unheard? Have you tried to speak to someone, but they don't understand? I can offer you a safe space to explore confusing or difficult feelings without judgement and with empathy. Working through your life experiences can help you to move forward positively and with a greater understanding of yourself. I know that no matter what you have been through, no one has experienced it in the way that you have or feels the way you feel. I understand that we are all individual and I want to help you in this process, to understand your feelings and to remember who you are and want to be.
Do you feel alone or unheard? Have you tried to speak to someone, but they don't understand? I can offer you a safe space to explore confusing or difficult feelings without judgement and with empathy. Working through your life experiences can help you to move forward positively and with a greater understanding of yourself. I know that no matter what you have been through, no one has experienced it in the way that you have or feels the way you feel. I understand that we are all individual and I want to help you in this process, to understand your feelings and to remember who you are and want to be.
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Gareth Young
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mexborough S64
A warm welcome to Rainbow Hearts Counselling my name is Gareth and I’m based in Doncaster. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I will walk by your side as you lead the way on your journey to find your rainbow again, no matter how big the storm may have been. Our lifestyles can be so busy and overwhelming, leaving us feeling drained, counselling offers you a break from this. You deserve to be heard, understood and accepted for who you are regardless of what you may have been through in life.
A warm welcome to Rainbow Hearts Counselling my name is Gareth and I’m based in Doncaster. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I will walk by your side as you lead the way on your journey to find your rainbow again, no matter how big the storm may have been. Our lifestyles can be so busy and overwhelming, leaving us feeling drained, counselling offers you a break from this. You deserve to be heard, understood and accepted for who you are regardless of what you may have been through in life.
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Mike Underwood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Mexborough S64
Not accepting new clients
Feeling you're the only one struggling is natural if you're going through anxiety, low self-esteem or depression. Everyone else seems happy whilst you're checking yourself or feeling embarrassed at something you said. I know how it feels to experience the gloom of isolation and the frustration of being misunderstood. You yearn for peace, love, and connection but end up exhausted from overthinking, blaming yourself, and people-pleasing. Perhaps you want to find the cause of your problems and get back on track but aren't sure where to start. However, if you need an understanding person to talk to in privacy, I can help.
Feeling you're the only one struggling is natural if you're going through anxiety, low self-esteem or depression. Everyone else seems happy whilst you're checking yourself or feeling embarrassed at something you said. I know how it feels to experience the gloom of isolation and the frustration of being misunderstood. You yearn for peace, love, and connection but end up exhausted from overthinking, blaming yourself, and people-pleasing. Perhaps you want to find the cause of your problems and get back on track but aren't sure where to start. However, if you need an understanding person to talk to in privacy, I can help.
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Samantha Mutch
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN4
Life changing therapy: Bupa Recognised practitioner. You may be struggling to manage; anxiety, panic or depression; or perhaps you have experienced difficulties in the past which still affect you; childhood trauma or adversity? Or you may find relationships difficult. Many people are affected by these experiences. Perhaps it's making you feel alone or different to others. That can change. Counselling and psychology can help you to understand the ways you think, feel and behave, and by understanding the root causes of your difficulties. You may be suprised how quickly you can get things off the ground.
Life changing therapy: Bupa Recognised practitioner. You may be struggling to manage; anxiety, panic or depression; or perhaps you have experienced difficulties in the past which still affect you; childhood trauma or adversity? Or you may find relationships difficult. Many people are affected by these experiences. Perhaps it's making you feel alone or different to others. That can change. Counselling and psychology can help you to understand the ways you think, feel and behave, and by understanding the root causes of your difficulties. You may be suprised how quickly you can get things off the ground.
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Kelly Burnett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S70
Sometimes life can throw up unexpected challenges and we find that things that wouldn't normally bother us do. You may find yourself stuck, and unable to move forward; to make the change you so badly desire. It may be that you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed or stressed leaving you constantly worrying and struggling to sleep. Perhaps, you are having problems at work or in your relationships, or maybe you have suffered at the hands of others which impacts on your emotions and behaviours now. If any of this resonates with you, counselling can help develop the self-awareness you need and give you the tools to move you forward.
Sometimes life can throw up unexpected challenges and we find that things that wouldn't normally bother us do. You may find yourself stuck, and unable to move forward; to make the change you so badly desire. It may be that you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed or stressed leaving you constantly worrying and struggling to sleep. Perhaps, you are having problems at work or in your relationships, or maybe you have suffered at the hands of others which impacts on your emotions and behaviours now. If any of this resonates with you, counselling can help develop the self-awareness you need and give you the tools to move you forward.
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Piotr Slaczka
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN1  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Piotr. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. As an integrative therapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist, I feel privileged to invite you on a journey of discovery, healing, and transformation. My goal is to help you gain clarity and overcome obstacles to achieve a balanced and fulfilling life—the life we all deserve. I work with individuals facing trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and various compulsive behaviours. I provide a safe, confidential, and welcoming environment where we can explore your difficulties and work towards self-acceptance and change.
Hello, I'm Piotr. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. As an integrative therapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist, I feel privileged to invite you on a journey of discovery, healing, and transformation. My goal is to help you gain clarity and overcome obstacles to achieve a balanced and fulfilling life—the life we all deserve. I work with individuals facing trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and various compulsive behaviours. I provide a safe, confidential, and welcoming environment where we can explore your difficulties and work towards self-acceptance and change.
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Philip Anthony Carr
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnsley S73  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Philip. I work with developmental trauma and its associated symptoms, which can be wide ranging, from anxiety and depression, people pleasing and poor boundaries to poor emotional regulation and mood swings. Developmental capacities in childhood support us as adults to engage in relationships with others and to function well in the world, however if these capacities are impacted by our early relationships and environments then we may struggle to connect, maintain healthy boundaried relationships and regulate and enjoy our feeling states, we may be prone to anxiety or depression, periods of withdrawal or shutdown.
Hello, My name is Philip. I work with developmental trauma and its associated symptoms, which can be wide ranging, from anxiety and depression, people pleasing and poor boundaries to poor emotional regulation and mood swings. Developmental capacities in childhood support us as adults to engage in relationships with others and to function well in the world, however if these capacities are impacted by our early relationships and environments then we may struggle to connect, maintain healthy boundaried relationships and regulate and enjoy our feeling states, we may be prone to anxiety or depression, periods of withdrawal or shutdown.
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Gemma Guest
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
Waitlist for new clients
I can help with; Anxiety, Burnout, Confidence issues, Depression, Family issues, Financially worries, Gaslighting, Identity issues, Low mood, Low self-esteem, Narcissism, Panic attacks, Personal development/growth, Relationship breakdowns, Stress, Study and work related issues.
Hi I'm Gemma, I am a accredited Integrative Counsellor registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I believe now more than ever it has become critical to address the unhealthy patterns we find ourselves in order to improve our overall wellbeing.
I can help with; Anxiety, Burnout, Confidence issues, Depression, Family issues, Financially worries, Gaslighting, Identity issues, Low mood, Low self-esteem, Narcissism, Panic attacks, Personal development/growth, Relationship breakdowns, Stress, Study and work related issues.
Hi I'm Gemma, I am a accredited Integrative Counsellor registered with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I believe now more than ever it has become critical to address the unhealthy patterns we find ourselves in order to improve our overall wellbeing.
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Clare Buchanan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bromley S35  (Online Only)
Welcome! My aim as your counsellor is to provide you with a safe and accepting space in which we can explore the reasons that bring you to counselling, and work together to bring you to a place of healing, growth and restoration. My integrative approach draws on different ideas and strategies, allowing flexibility to suit the needs of the individual. I will work with you to set goals and allow you to set your own pace. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self esteem and body image. I can help you to manage stress, or identify unhelpful behavioural patterns that are keeping you stuck.
Welcome! My aim as your counsellor is to provide you with a safe and accepting space in which we can explore the reasons that bring you to counselling, and work together to bring you to a place of healing, growth and restoration. My integrative approach draws on different ideas and strategies, allowing flexibility to suit the needs of the individual. I will work with you to set goals and allow you to set your own pace. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self esteem and body image. I can help you to manage stress, or identify unhelpful behavioural patterns that are keeping you stuck.
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Terri Niakian
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S9
My area of therapies are relationship issues, family issues, health issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement & loss, stress, abuse, anger management, low self esteem, , confidence building and much more.
I am here to listen to you, empathise, support and not judge you, our counselling relationship will help you to clarify issue in your life and you will be enabled to reach your full potential, and clarify and discover your strengths, find your solutions and together we will find a way to right decisions .
My area of therapies are relationship issues, family issues, health issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement & loss, stress, abuse, anger management, low self esteem, , confidence building and much more.
I am here to listen to you, empathise, support and not judge you, our counselling relationship will help you to clarify issue in your life and you will be enabled to reach your full potential, and clarify and discover your strengths, find your solutions and together we will find a way to right decisions .
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Synergy Counselling and Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S65
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I’m Sharon. 21st-century life can be stressful and difficult, especially with current events. Talking can help to untangle and explore issues, validate your concerns, make sense of your behaviour, and heal your emotional wounds which can be life-changing and life-affirming. I help individuals develop resilience and support you to overcome challenges, thrive, and even evolve into their authentic self. Anxiety, Depression, Life-changing events like loss, unresolved emotions, relationship difficulties, and trauma are just some issues that I work with. I also specialise in Neurodiversity including ADHD, Dyslexia and ASD .
Hello! I’m Sharon. 21st-century life can be stressful and difficult, especially with current events. Talking can help to untangle and explore issues, validate your concerns, make sense of your behaviour, and heal your emotional wounds which can be life-changing and life-affirming. I help individuals develop resilience and support you to overcome challenges, thrive, and even evolve into their authentic self. Anxiety, Depression, Life-changing events like loss, unresolved emotions, relationship difficulties, and trauma are just some issues that I work with. I also specialise in Neurodiversity including ADHD, Dyslexia and ASD .
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South Yorkshire CBT and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
Suffering from dehabilitating conditions such as depression, anxiety and low self esteem can have a devastating effect on your work and personal life. We can work with you to overcome issues such as; depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias, chronic pain, domestic abuse, intrusive or inappropriate thoughts, low self esteem and relationship issues. By helping you identify unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns and make appropriate changes in these areas you can experience improvements and a greater sense of well-being in your day to day life.
Suffering from dehabilitating conditions such as depression, anxiety and low self esteem can have a devastating effect on your work and personal life. We can work with you to overcome issues such as; depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias, chronic pain, domestic abuse, intrusive or inappropriate thoughts, low self esteem and relationship issues. By helping you identify unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns and make appropriate changes in these areas you can experience improvements and a greater sense of well-being in your day to day life.
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Nicola Donaldson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S35
There are so many reasons why people might seek therapy: you may feel low or depressed, anxious, or stressed, or perhaps need help in making sense of your life. Human issues and experiences can touch and affect us in unique ways: loss, grief, abuse, relationships (past or present), life changes, loneliness or trauma, and therapy can provide a space to help you explore and make sense of these issues.
There are so many reasons why people might seek therapy: you may feel low or depressed, anxious, or stressed, or perhaps need help in making sense of your life. Human issues and experiences can touch and affect us in unique ways: loss, grief, abuse, relationships (past or present), life changes, loneliness or trauma, and therapy can provide a space to help you explore and make sense of these issues.
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Nicola Booth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN11
I have experience of working with a range of issues including: Abuse (sexual, emotional and physical), Anger, Anxiety, Child Related Issues, Depression, Low Self Confidence and Esteem, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Self Harm, Stress, Work Related Issues.
Do you feel that something is not right in your life but don't fully understand it, and have no one to talk to about it? Are you feeling overwhelmed? I help adults make positive changes in their lives through counselling. I use a person centred and integrative approach which means that I draw on a number of different theories and practices to tailor something that best fits you. In a non-judgemental way I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and issues eventually moving to a point where together we can identify ways to help you move forward.
I have experience of working with a range of issues including: Abuse (sexual, emotional and physical), Anger, Anxiety, Child Related Issues, Depression, Low Self Confidence and Esteem, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Self Harm, Stress, Work Related Issues.
Do you feel that something is not right in your life but don't fully understand it, and have no one to talk to about it? Are you feeling overwhelmed? I help adults make positive changes in their lives through counselling. I use a person centred and integrative approach which means that I draw on a number of different theories and practices to tailor something that best fits you. In a non-judgemental way I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and issues eventually moving to a point where together we can identify ways to help you move forward.
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Dr Adam Hill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rotherham S60  (Online Only)
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
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Sharon Andrea Shaw
Psychotherapist, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
Doncaster DN6
I am an expert in relational dynamics, narcissistic behaviour, sexual, emotional and mental abuse, grief, depression, addictions and infidelity.
Feeling SAD, CONFUSED and/or ANGRY? Feeling stuck/trapped? What's the point? Nothing changes? I know the fears of opening up emotionally or mentally. I also know now of how beneficial it is for YOU. To have time to understand your 'self' so that YOU can process and heal, change YOUR future. It's empowering. I have studied for 6 years, to Masters level. Committed to my own personal development. Losing nearly three stone in weight (an emotional eater). Unattached from drinking 5 times a week to now occasionally socially or sometimes I just drink water and ice! Smoking and a fitter body is next. YOU are important! Take control back!
I am an expert in relational dynamics, narcissistic behaviour, sexual, emotional and mental abuse, grief, depression, addictions and infidelity.
Feeling SAD, CONFUSED and/or ANGRY? Feeling stuck/trapped? What's the point? Nothing changes? I know the fears of opening up emotionally or mentally. I also know now of how beneficial it is for YOU. To have time to understand your 'self' so that YOU can process and heal, change YOUR future. It's empowering. I have studied for 6 years, to Masters level. Committed to my own personal development. Losing nearly three stone in weight (an emotional eater). Unattached from drinking 5 times a week to now occasionally socially or sometimes I just drink water and ice! Smoking and a fitter body is next. YOU are important! Take control back!
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Natalie Kendall
Counsellor, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S73
I have years of experience of dealing with anxiety, depression and trauma.
Hello! Nice to meet you! I'm Natalie (Nat)—an integrative therapist based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Welcome to Spectrum Counselling. I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P. I offer a safe, kind, and non-judgmental counselling services. I embrace neurodiversity as I have years of personal and professional experience. ADHD, ADD, Autism, Dyslexia and other cognitive conditions (diagnosed and undiagnosed.) However, it is your experience that counts. It can be difficult to Reach out and I am here for you to listen and understand your needs.
I have years of experience of dealing with anxiety, depression and trauma.
Hello! Nice to meet you! I'm Natalie (Nat)—an integrative therapist based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Welcome to Spectrum Counselling. I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P. I offer a safe, kind, and non-judgmental counselling services. I embrace neurodiversity as I have years of personal and professional experience. ADHD, ADD, Autism, Dyslexia and other cognitive conditions (diagnosed and undiagnosed.) However, it is your experience that counts. It can be difficult to Reach out and I am here for you to listen and understand your needs.
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Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Rotherham S60
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD. At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD. At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
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Juliett Barrott
Counsellor, MSc, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Rotherham S62
My experience is of working with clients with a wide range of issues EG; depression, anxiety, anger, family and relationship issues, etc.
Hi my work with children and young people has enabled me to adopt a common sense approach. I practise Integrative Counselling, that means I use CBT, Person Centred, Pyschodynamic, etc, concepts. Which are the building blocks of thoughts and beliefs which affect how we feel. I understand the first step in seeking counselling is hard, if you have sought support, you may not know how to effect change it’s at this point we explore choices.
My experience is of working with clients with a wide range of issues EG; depression, anxiety, anger, family and relationship issues, etc.
Hi my work with children and young people has enabled me to adopt a common sense approach. I practise Integrative Counselling, that means I use CBT, Person Centred, Pyschodynamic, etc, concepts. Which are the building blocks of thoughts and beliefs which affect how we feel. I understand the first step in seeking counselling is hard, if you have sought support, you may not know how to effect change it’s at this point we explore choices.
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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.