Depression Counselling in Glasgow

Photo of Karin Usher, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Karin Usher
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G76
As an Integrative Psychotherapist specialising in trauma therapy, I help adults who are experiencing psychological and physical symptoms due to a single or multiple trauma. These symptoms can vary depending on the individual and the nature of the trauma but may include anxiety, depression, flashbacks, hypervigilance, difficulty concentrating, irritability, low self-esteem, and physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach problems. I aim to guide you towards a sense of safety, help you process your trauma, and find ways to live a more fulfilling life.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist specialising in trauma therapy, I help adults who are experiencing psychological and physical symptoms due to a single or multiple trauma. These symptoms can vary depending on the individual and the nature of the trauma but may include anxiety, depression, flashbacks, hypervigilance, difficulty concentrating, irritability, low self-esteem, and physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach problems. I aim to guide you towards a sense of safety, help you process your trauma, and find ways to live a more fulfilling life.
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Psyche Therapy Centre
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
There are many approaches to wellness and treatments for various psychological issues. Different therapeutic approaches work differently for different people. Everyone is unique and at psyche therapy centre we believe in finding what works best for you along with following science and research to help you towards psychological well-being. There is “no one size fits all” and therefore we would like to offer you the chance to explore finding out what works best for you to treat whatever issue you may be going through. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, personality disorders?
There are many approaches to wellness and treatments for various psychological issues. Different therapeutic approaches work differently for different people. Everyone is unique and at psyche therapy centre we believe in finding what works best for you along with following science and research to help you towards psychological well-being. There is “no one size fits all” and therefore we would like to offer you the chance to explore finding out what works best for you to treat whatever issue you may be going through. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, depression, anxiety, personality disorders?
0141 673 0206 View 0141 673 0206
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Gillian Wardhaugh
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G1
Having worked as a CBT therapist for individuals affected by childhood sexual abuse, I am well equipped to help individuals cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, anger, bereavement, sleep disturbances, phobias, health anxiety, panic, social anxiety, stress and many other issues.
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
Having worked as a CBT therapist for individuals affected by childhood sexual abuse, I am well equipped to help individuals cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, anger, bereavement, sleep disturbances, phobias, health anxiety, panic, social anxiety, stress and many other issues.
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
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KWStherapy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G40
Based in Glasgow's east end, I work with a variety of issues, and I am particularly interested in helping clients address Anxiety, Depression, and Low Self-esteem by nourishing unused potential and resilience.
Hi, Are you exhausted and overwhelmed by life? Wanting to rediscover happiness and break free from the cycle of negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviours, rest assured that you're not alone! Together, we can embark on a collaborative journey to understand the factors that have led you to this point and explore how your thinking impacts how you feel and, how that affects your actions. My goal is to equip you with knowledge that will empower you to make well-informed decisions and, enable you to respond rather than react to life events.
Based in Glasgow's east end, I work with a variety of issues, and I am particularly interested in helping clients address Anxiety, Depression, and Low Self-esteem by nourishing unused potential and resilience.
Hi, Are you exhausted and overwhelmed by life? Wanting to rediscover happiness and break free from the cycle of negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviours, rest assured that you're not alone! Together, we can embark on a collaborative journey to understand the factors that have led you to this point and explore how your thinking impacts how you feel and, how that affects your actions. My goal is to equip you with knowledge that will empower you to make well-informed decisions and, enable you to respond rather than react to life events.
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Jenny Leivo
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
Life can be crap at times and you might be feeling stuck and finding it hard to find a way out. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or struggling with self-esteem, having lost belief in yourself. This can be due to things happening around you, big life changes, challenges and trauma experienced in the past, or current relationship difficulties. Together we can start to make sense of what is going on for you. The work I do looks to understand unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns developed in the past and how they are impacting you in the here and now. When we make sense of the past, we can make sustainable changes today.
Life can be crap at times and you might be feeling stuck and finding it hard to find a way out. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or struggling with self-esteem, having lost belief in yourself. This can be due to things happening around you, big life changes, challenges and trauma experienced in the past, or current relationship difficulties. Together we can start to make sense of what is going on for you. The work I do looks to understand unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns developed in the past and how they are impacting you in the here and now. When we make sense of the past, we can make sustainable changes today.
0141 473 6967 View 0141 473 6967
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Dr Louise Legg
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G75
Are you dealing with challenges like depression, anxiety, stress, long term health conditions, neurodiversity related issues or relationship issues? Are you looking for a strong, trust-based therapeutic relationship where you feel safe and understood? Are you looking for a non-judgmental, supportive, and genuinely caring therapist to work together to figure out what is going on and to set goals? Alternatively, are you looking for career mentoring or support with personal development or significant life changes from an experienced therapist who has 20 years of experience working in finance and living overseas?
Are you dealing with challenges like depression, anxiety, stress, long term health conditions, neurodiversity related issues or relationship issues? Are you looking for a strong, trust-based therapeutic relationship where you feel safe and understood? Are you looking for a non-judgmental, supportive, and genuinely caring therapist to work together to figure out what is going on and to set goals? Alternatively, are you looking for career mentoring or support with personal development or significant life changes from an experienced therapist who has 20 years of experience working in finance and living overseas?
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Martin Innes
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Glasgow G44
Hello! I am Martin and I am a qualified CBT approach counsellor. I offer 50 minute sessions either online (Thursday’s up until 8pm) or face to face at Southside Counselling and Therapy Centre in Shawlands (Mondays 9am to 12pm and Wednesday 6pm to 9pm). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is useful for people experiencing long or short- term issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, stress or an intertwining of all or some of these experiences. Are these the reasons you came here? If so, then perhaps I am the counsellor whom can work beside you in overcoming unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Hello! I am Martin and I am a qualified CBT approach counsellor. I offer 50 minute sessions either online (Thursday’s up until 8pm) or face to face at Southside Counselling and Therapy Centre in Shawlands (Mondays 9am to 12pm and Wednesday 6pm to 9pm). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is useful for people experiencing long or short- term issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, stress or an intertwining of all or some of these experiences. Are these the reasons you came here? If so, then perhaps I am the counsellor whom can work beside you in overcoming unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
0141 673 9438 View 0141 673 9438
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Lynne McKay
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G69
Hi, I'm Lynne. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a specialism in suicidal ideation and bereavement of suicide. I currently volunteer as a Psychotherapist within a Suicide Prevention and Intervention Centre. I work with various other disorders such as depression, trauma, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, self-esteem, stress management to name just a few. I am based in Glasgow and offer therapy sessions face to face, online via zoom as well as wellbeing walks.
Hi, I'm Lynne. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a specialism in suicidal ideation and bereavement of suicide. I currently volunteer as a Psychotherapist within a Suicide Prevention and Intervention Centre. I work with various other disorders such as depression, trauma, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, self-esteem, stress management to name just a few. I am based in Glasgow and offer therapy sessions face to face, online via zoom as well as wellbeing walks.
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Ava Winn
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
I am a trans feminine therapist with experience of working with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma and LGBT+ issues. I can help you to overcome your problems in a friendly, accepting and non-judgemental environment. I have been practising as a therapist for ten years and am accredited with BACP.
I am a trans feminine therapist with experience of working with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma and LGBT+ issues. I can help you to overcome your problems in a friendly, accepting and non-judgemental environment. I have been practising as a therapist for ten years and am accredited with BACP.
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Human Development Scotland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
Our counsellors have a wide range of experience in areas such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement.
Human Development Scotland (HDS) is a Scottish mental health charity and our mission is to relieve mental and emotional distress by increasing the availability of, and access to, high quality psychodynamic and psychoanalytic counselling and psychotherapy for all who need them. At HDS, we offer a range of counselling services at affordable costs to support people to explore their feelings and experiences in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. This counselling service is based on psychodynamic theory.
Our counsellors have a wide range of experience in areas such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement.
Human Development Scotland (HDS) is a Scottish mental health charity and our mission is to relieve mental and emotional distress by increasing the availability of, and access to, high quality psychodynamic and psychoanalytic counselling and psychotherapy for all who need them. At HDS, we offer a range of counselling services at affordable costs to support people to explore their feelings and experiences in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. This counselling service is based on psychodynamic theory.
0141 673 8625 View 0141 673 8625
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Wei Xin Chan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G3
Hello. I imagine there could be a reason why you're here, and I hope my profile helps with your search. I have worked with clients who have encountered a range of experiences, from anxiety, depression, dissociation, obsessive-compulsive traits, to challenges arising from chronic conditions, relationships, and impactful life events. It is part of my duty of care to facilitate therapy in a sensitive manner that feels respectful and safe, whilst empowering you to effect the changes you wish to see in your life.
Hello. I imagine there could be a reason why you're here, and I hope my profile helps with your search. I have worked with clients who have encountered a range of experiences, from anxiety, depression, dissociation, obsessive-compulsive traits, to challenges arising from chronic conditions, relationships, and impactful life events. It is part of my duty of care to facilitate therapy in a sensitive manner that feels respectful and safe, whilst empowering you to effect the changes you wish to see in your life.
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Deborah Lennox
Verified Verified
Glasgow G4
I specialise in supporting individuals with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma & Autism.
I'm Debbie, a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, based in Glasgow. With over 20 years of career experience, my background includes CBT therapy and offering support to individuals and families dealing with a variety of problems and issues. CBT is a talking therapy & a powerful support intervention to help manage problems by exploring & addressing the interconnection between thoughts, behaviours, & emotions. By breaking down overwhelming issues into manageable parts, CBT guides individuals in transforming negative thought patterns, into more positive ones, to help improve how you think & feel
I specialise in supporting individuals with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma & Autism.
I'm Debbie, a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, based in Glasgow. With over 20 years of career experience, my background includes CBT therapy and offering support to individuals and families dealing with a variety of problems and issues. CBT is a talking therapy & a powerful support intervention to help manage problems by exploring & addressing the interconnection between thoughts, behaviours, & emotions. By breaking down overwhelming issues into manageable parts, CBT guides individuals in transforming negative thought patterns, into more positive ones, to help improve how you think & feel
0141 673 8716 View 0141 673 8716
Photo of Isobel Quinn, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Isobel Quinn
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
Sometimes we need a bit of help to manage the challenges of life and you have taken the first step looking for just that. If you are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, or you need some support, counselling can offer a safe place to talk about what is going on. We can work together to help you better understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviour and move towards reaching goals and making positive changes.
Sometimes we need a bit of help to manage the challenges of life and you have taken the first step looking for just that. If you are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, or you need some support, counselling can offer a safe place to talk about what is going on. We can work together to help you better understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviour and move towards reaching goals and making positive changes.
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Lorenzo Mele
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G20
Feeling anxious, depressed, stuck? Need somewhere to talk without being judged -  somewhere safe to explore difficult or painful thoughts and experiences? I can help you get a better understanding of what's going on and explore ways to move forward. I work with issues around depression, anxiety, trauma, identity, sexuality, gender and spirituality.
Feeling anxious, depressed, stuck? Need somewhere to talk without being judged -  somewhere safe to explore difficult or painful thoughts and experiences? I can help you get a better understanding of what's going on and explore ways to move forward. I work with issues around depression, anxiety, trauma, identity, sexuality, gender and spirituality.
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Photo of Michelle Black, Counsellor in Glasgow, Scotland
Michelle Black
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G51
I work with anyone struggling with a broad range of issues including Anxiety, depression, stress, marital/relationship issues, bereavement, emotional or sexual abuse, self esteem.
Thank’s for visiting my page :) I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the southside of Glasgow, I am currently able to offer sessions though video call or over the phone whichever is most comfortable for yourself. Using a counselling or/with CBT approach. I provide a comfortable, confidential, safe space for you to explore any issues that you wish to bring to the room. Working collaboratively, we will determine the most effective solutions to help gain a better understanding and manage/overcome anything which may be having a negative impact on your day to day Life.
I work with anyone struggling with a broad range of issues including Anxiety, depression, stress, marital/relationship issues, bereavement, emotional or sexual abuse, self esteem.
Thank’s for visiting my page :) I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in the southside of Glasgow, I am currently able to offer sessions though video call or over the phone whichever is most comfortable for yourself. Using a counselling or/with CBT approach. I provide a comfortable, confidential, safe space for you to explore any issues that you wish to bring to the room. Working collaboratively, we will determine the most effective solutions to help gain a better understanding and manage/overcome anything which may be having a negative impact on your day to day Life.
0141 673 6682 View 0141 673 6682
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Len Northfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
I have experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, family difficulties, stress, trauma, historical abuse, relationship difficulties, addiction problems, and self esteem issues.
It's OK to not be OK... Everyone struggles sometimes, and when we are struggling, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to talk to someone about our struggles. My aim is to help you. I have experienced therapy from both sides of the equation and, like you, have struggled with my own difficulties. I believe that all of us have the potential to develop and become who we are supposed to be. Sometimes it takes some digging and self exploration to reach that goal, and I offer walk alongside you as you to do this.
I have experience working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, family difficulties, stress, trauma, historical abuse, relationship difficulties, addiction problems, and self esteem issues.
It's OK to not be OK... Everyone struggles sometimes, and when we are struggling, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to talk to someone about our struggles. My aim is to help you. I have experienced therapy from both sides of the equation and, like you, have struggled with my own difficulties. I believe that all of us have the potential to develop and become who we are supposed to be. Sometimes it takes some digging and self exploration to reach that goal, and I offer walk alongside you as you to do this.
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Michael Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3
Welcome! I offer online, phone, and in person sessions in Glasgow city centre. I work with individuals with a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, bereavement and loss, life's transitions, and addiction/compulsive behaviours. Perhaps you feel stuck in repeating patterns of behaviour or thinking that feel in conflict with how you wish to be with yourself, and in your relationships. Perhaps life events have become overwhelming. I work with clients authentically and with gentle curiosity, I include my own rich journey with self-acceptance and the belief that we can all change and heal.
Welcome! I offer online, phone, and in person sessions in Glasgow city centre. I work with individuals with a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, bereavement and loss, life's transitions, and addiction/compulsive behaviours. Perhaps you feel stuck in repeating patterns of behaviour or thinking that feel in conflict with how you wish to be with yourself, and in your relationships. Perhaps life events have become overwhelming. I work with clients authentically and with gentle curiosity, I include my own rich journey with self-acceptance and the belief that we can all change and heal.
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Vijayalakshmi Sriram
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G66
I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist who specialises in helping individuals overcome anxiety, depression and stress. With a deep understanding of the complexities of these mental health conditions, I am committed to providing effective therapeutic interventions that empower individuals to overcome their challenges and lead fulfilling lives. While my foundation is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I believe in the importance of tailoring therapy to meet your individual needs. Having worked extensively with both adults and young people, I recognise the unique needs and dynamics present in each stage of life.
I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist who specialises in helping individuals overcome anxiety, depression and stress. With a deep understanding of the complexities of these mental health conditions, I am committed to providing effective therapeutic interventions that empower individuals to overcome their challenges and lead fulfilling lives. While my foundation is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I believe in the importance of tailoring therapy to meet your individual needs. Having worked extensively with both adults and young people, I recognise the unique needs and dynamics present in each stage of life.
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Photo of Carla Canepa, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Carla Canepa
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
If you feel it is time to start therapy, I have experience in cases of depression, panic and anxiety.
People face several situations and problems throughout their lives that they cannot always solve without professional help. The first step is to recognise that we cannot face alone these issues that affects and alters our daily lives. If you are feeling anxious, sad, tired or depressed, you are suffering a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, you cannot control everyday situations or emotions, if you have trouble sleeping or sleep a lot or even if you are experiencing lack of appetite or overeat, get in touch.
If you feel it is time to start therapy, I have experience in cases of depression, panic and anxiety.
People face several situations and problems throughout their lives that they cannot always solve without professional help. The first step is to recognise that we cannot face alone these issues that affects and alters our daily lives. If you are feeling anxious, sad, tired or depressed, you are suffering a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, you cannot control everyday situations or emotions, if you have trouble sleeping or sleep a lot or even if you are experiencing lack of appetite or overeat, get in touch.
0141 280 2057 View 0141 280 2057
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Paul McGoldrick
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
Accredited, integrative psychotherapist based in Glasgow City Centre. As a psychology graduate; a clinical understanding of the mind and human behaviour is the foundation of therapeutic work I undertake with clients. By adopting a pluralistic approach, I am able to adapt to each individual and their goals for therapy in a way that is truly client centred. I have extensive professional experience working with a wide variety of people and diverse range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, addiction and bereavement; however will always tailor my approach to your unique personal circumstances
Accredited, integrative psychotherapist based in Glasgow City Centre. As a psychology graduate; a clinical understanding of the mind and human behaviour is the foundation of therapeutic work I undertake with clients. By adopting a pluralistic approach, I am able to adapt to each individual and their goals for therapy in a way that is truly client centred. I have extensive professional experience working with a wide variety of people and diverse range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, addiction and bereavement; however will always tailor my approach to your unique personal circumstances
0141 673 8442 View 0141 673 8442

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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.