Depression Therapists in Tucson, AZ

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Mary Deborah Giles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712  (Online Only)
I work with teens and adults struggling with addictions, adjustment challenges, anxiety, bi-polar, depression, dissociative identity, gender issues, grief, guilt & shame, moral injury, sexuality concerns, and trauma alone and in combination.
My interest in counseling grew out of my experience as a high school teacher who spent increasing hours listening to students and steering them into counseling. After a 20-year teaching career I moved into professional counseling. I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy with psycho education, chain analysis and elements of mindfulness, meditation, and motivational interviewing to help her clients become the freest and fullest version of their uniquely gifted selves.
I work with teens and adults struggling with addictions, adjustment challenges, anxiety, bi-polar, depression, dissociative identity, gender issues, grief, guilt & shame, moral injury, sexuality concerns, and trauma alone and in combination.
My interest in counseling grew out of my experience as a high school teacher who spent increasing hours listening to students and steering them into counseling. After a 20-year teaching career I moved into professional counseling. I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy with psycho education, chain analysis and elements of mindfulness, meditation, and motivational interviewing to help her clients become the freest and fullest version of their uniquely gifted selves.
(520) 314-5903 x1 View (520) 314-5903 x1
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Michelle Rosenbalm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85731  (Online Only)
I utilize strength based modalities to support clients with adjusting to life changes, grief, loss, career exploration, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, and self-worth.
I believe therapy should be a place for clients to feel safe, heard, understood, and supported. I recognize the difficulty associated with seeking help and acknowledge the bravery in being able to do so. My approach is warm, genuine, and collaborative. I focus on creating a non-judgmental space that creates awareness and allows clients to work towards making changes in order to improve the relationship with yourself, and others.  
I utilize strength based modalities to support clients with adjusting to life changes, grief, loss, career exploration, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, and self-worth.
I believe therapy should be a place for clients to feel safe, heard, understood, and supported. I recognize the difficulty associated with seeking help and acknowledge the bravery in being able to do so. My approach is warm, genuine, and collaborative. I focus on creating a non-judgmental space that creates awareness and allows clients to work towards making changes in order to improve the relationship with yourself, and others.  
(520) 729-9904 View (520) 729-9904
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Jennifer Krug
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85711  (Online Only)
NOTE: Only online sessions available at this time. Do you struggle with day to day activities? Feeling regret from the past? Feeling stuck? Worried about the future? Life events that have changed you? As a clinical psychologist I work with individuals in a caring and nonjudgmental environment. Issues include: Anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, aging, teenage struggles, gender identity/fluidity issues, meaning in life, spiritual & religious issues, near-death experience (NDE)/exceptional human experiences (EHE). Please note: I only work with individual clients; no couples or family therapy.
NOTE: Only online sessions available at this time. Do you struggle with day to day activities? Feeling regret from the past? Feeling stuck? Worried about the future? Life events that have changed you? As a clinical psychologist I work with individuals in a caring and nonjudgmental environment. Issues include: Anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, aging, teenage struggles, gender identity/fluidity issues, meaning in life, spiritual & religious issues, near-death experience (NDE)/exceptional human experiences (EHE). Please note: I only work with individual clients; no couples or family therapy.
(520) 346-0150 View (520) 346-0150
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Debra Urken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
Is your child or teen feeling stressed, anxious, and/or depressed? Does he/she need ways to cope with difficult thoughts, strong emotions, a life transition, and/or stressful social situations? Does he/she want to learn not only how to cope, but how to thrive? Or are you a young adult (18-25 years old) struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you need support as you work toward building a rich, meaningful life? Would you like help processing traumatic experiences? Expressive arts therapy and body-oriented therapy are especially useful when "words are not enough".
Is your child or teen feeling stressed, anxious, and/or depressed? Does he/she need ways to cope with difficult thoughts, strong emotions, a life transition, and/or stressful social situations? Does he/she want to learn not only how to cope, but how to thrive? Or are you a young adult (18-25 years old) struggling with depression or anxiety? Do you need support as you work toward building a rich, meaningful life? Would you like help processing traumatic experiences? Expressive arts therapy and body-oriented therapy are especially useful when "words are not enough".
(520) 447-1335 View (520) 447-1335
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John Moran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
The decision to engage in change is often a difficult one, it takes a level of courage that many people have, but sometimes are not aware they do. So I applaud you for taking the first step. Whether you are struggling with depression, PTSD, anxiety, relational/family dynamics or addictions, know that you are important and capable of creating a new way forward. I have been working in the field for 40 years and bring those years of experience into our sessions.
The decision to engage in change is often a difficult one, it takes a level of courage that many people have, but sometimes are not aware they do. So I applaud you for taking the first step. Whether you are struggling with depression, PTSD, anxiety, relational/family dynamics or addictions, know that you are important and capable of creating a new way forward. I have been working in the field for 40 years and bring those years of experience into our sessions.
(520) 523-8354 x1 View (520) 523-8354 x1
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Steve Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
Seeking help to deal with issues in your life takes lots of courage. I respect that greatly. Often the first step of committing to counseling is the biggest hurdle. Whether it's relationship problems, coping with loss or transitions, anxiety, depression, self esteem concerns, there are times when professional assistance can really help. Sometimes counseling goals are accomplished quickly and other times there is a need for longer term and deeper work. I have the training and expertise to do both.
Seeking help to deal with issues in your life takes lots of courage. I respect that greatly. Often the first step of committing to counseling is the biggest hurdle. Whether it's relationship problems, coping with loss or transitions, anxiety, depression, self esteem concerns, there are times when professional assistance can really help. Sometimes counseling goals are accomplished quickly and other times there is a need for longer term and deeper work. I have the training and expertise to do both.
(520) 867-9624 View (520) 867-9624
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Brittany Dorsey @ Entune Behavioral Health
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
Brittany has extensive experience working with adults, couples, and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, relational issues, impulsivity, substance use, and other real-life concerns.
Brittany has extensive experience working with adults, couples, and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, relational issues, impulsivity, substance use, and other real-life concerns.
(520) 348-2051 View (520) 348-2051
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Lucy Beckner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85719
As your therapist, I hope to create a non-judgmental, supportive space for healing and growth. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, shame, addiction, troubling relationships, or low-self-esteem - change is possible. In therapy, you will cultivate a more compassionate relationship with yourself and learn to honor your needs and desires. You will cultivate greater authenticity, create healthier relationships, and make choices that align with your values. You will be able to process past and present difficulties and will leave your sessions feeling more grounded and purposeful.
As your therapist, I hope to create a non-judgmental, supportive space for healing and growth. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, shame, addiction, troubling relationships, or low-self-esteem - change is possible. In therapy, you will cultivate a more compassionate relationship with yourself and learn to honor your needs and desires. You will cultivate greater authenticity, create healthier relationships, and make choices that align with your values. You will be able to process past and present difficulties and will leave your sessions feeling more grounded and purposeful.
(520) 597-8280 View (520) 597-8280
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Tabitha Intschert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PYT, PLLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85704
My specialties include the treatment of anxiety, depression, and grief with individuals of all ages, including: adults, children, adolescents and teenagers.
Would you like to... Feel more centered? Sleep better? Make decisions more easily? Create a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and others? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professional Yoga Therapist. I am a holistic psychotherapist here to help you find contentment in painful moments and heal emotional wounds keeping you from living joyfully. Together, we will utilize mindfulness practices to focus on internal thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This will allow you to better manage your feelings, make better choices, think fewer negative thoughts, communicate more easily, and react to stress more mindfully.
My specialties include the treatment of anxiety, depression, and grief with individuals of all ages, including: adults, children, adolescents and teenagers.
Would you like to... Feel more centered? Sleep better? Make decisions more easily? Create a more fulfilling relationship with yourself and others? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professional Yoga Therapist. I am a holistic psychotherapist here to help you find contentment in painful moments and heal emotional wounds keeping you from living joyfully. Together, we will utilize mindfulness practices to focus on internal thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This will allow you to better manage your feelings, make better choices, think fewer negative thoughts, communicate more easily, and react to stress more mindfully.
(520) 775-3970 View (520) 775-3970
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Lucinda Gray
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712  (Online Only)
Whether you come to therapy for a tune up or an overhaul, our work usually begins with a crisis, a situation that is causing stress, anxiety or depression. Inner conflict is a signal that you need to make changes in your life; make new decisions. In therapy we will explore factors that are making this time challenging for you. We look for action steps you can take to change the situation. in deeper ongoing work we will explore underlying issues that are affecting your life and your choices. We will work toward healing old wounds and moving into self-forgiveness. what is between you and optimal health, both physical and mental?
Whether you come to therapy for a tune up or an overhaul, our work usually begins with a crisis, a situation that is causing stress, anxiety or depression. Inner conflict is a signal that you need to make changes in your life; make new decisions. In therapy we will explore factors that are making this time challenging for you. We look for action steps you can take to change the situation. in deeper ongoing work we will explore underlying issues that are affecting your life and your choices. We will work toward healing old wounds and moving into self-forgiveness. what is between you and optimal health, both physical and mental?
(520) 500-1130 View (520) 500-1130
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Adam Lovallo Counseling
Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85742  (Online Only)
I specialize in individual counseling, with experience working on the following issues: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, grief, LGBTQ, adoption, substance abuse and video game addiction, as well low self-esteem.
I am Telehealth Therapist, licensed to serve Arizona residents. As a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years, my job is to help you to address the challenges in your life by providing you with a safe space to discover and embrace your true authentic self first and foremost. I can help you achieve this by providing you with constructive feedback coupled with unconditional positive regard and encouragement. In therapy I will also help you to understand how your thoughts and behavior affect your feelings. So let's move you from a place of simply existing and enduring life to actually living life to its fullest!
I specialize in individual counseling, with experience working on the following issues: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, grief, LGBTQ, adoption, substance abuse and video game addiction, as well low self-esteem.
I am Telehealth Therapist, licensed to serve Arizona residents. As a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years, my job is to help you to address the challenges in your life by providing you with a safe space to discover and embrace your true authentic self first and foremost. I can help you achieve this by providing you with constructive feedback coupled with unconditional positive regard and encouragement. In therapy I will also help you to understand how your thoughts and behavior affect your feelings. So let's move you from a place of simply existing and enduring life to actually living life to its fullest!
(520) 224-1007 View (520) 224-1007
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Russell Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LISAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85719  (Online Only)
I like working with individuals with a wide array of problems including: depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, relationship problems, behavioral disorders, substance abuse, impulse control problems, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, family problems, life skills deficits, and problems with decision-making. I provide compassionate care and I am an efficient and effective counselor who uses evidence-based approaches like CBT and EMDR.
I like working with individuals with a wide array of problems including: depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, relationship problems, behavioral disorders, substance abuse, impulse control problems, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, family problems, life skills deficits, and problems with decision-making. I provide compassionate care and I am an efficient and effective counselor who uses evidence-based approaches like CBT and EMDR.
(520) 462-2002 View (520) 462-2002
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Dan Kimball
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85701
Do you long to do more in your life, but struggle to make it happen? Have anxiety, worry, and self-doubt and depression when thinking about your life goals? Feel like you're just going through the motions? Have a plan of action but are scared you won’t succeed? Struggle with unwanted behaviors? Feel unable to decide on what course of action to take? First consider the needs of others, often overlooking yourself? Are ready to take action? https:/headway.co/providers/dan-kimball/
Do you long to do more in your life, but struggle to make it happen? Have anxiety, worry, and self-doubt and depression when thinking about your life goals? Feel like you're just going through the motions? Have a plan of action but are scared you won’t succeed? Struggle with unwanted behaviors? Feel unable to decide on what course of action to take? First consider the needs of others, often overlooking yourself? Are ready to take action? https:/headway.co/providers/dan-kimball/
(928) 585-0137 View (928) 585-0137
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Stephanie Levi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85705
Heal emotional wounds, address anxiety and depression at their core.
Greetings! I'm Stephanie, a compassionate therapist specializing in InnerChild Connection Therapy. I offer a long-term, supportive approach rooted in psychodynamic and mindfulness-based models. With a focus on healing trauma, managing anxiety and depression, and building emotional well-being, I provide both in-person and online sessions. My practice suits those not in acute mental illness or crisis. Whether face-to-face or virtually, my goal is to create a safe space for transformative healing and self-discovery. Join me on this path of growth and resilience.
Heal emotional wounds, address anxiety and depression at their core.
Greetings! I'm Stephanie, a compassionate therapist specializing in InnerChild Connection Therapy. I offer a long-term, supportive approach rooted in psychodynamic and mindfulness-based models. With a focus on healing trauma, managing anxiety and depression, and building emotional well-being, I provide both in-person and online sessions. My practice suits those not in acute mental illness or crisis. Whether face-to-face or virtually, my goal is to create a safe space for transformative healing and self-discovery. Join me on this path of growth and resilience.
(520) 423-3794 View (520) 423-3794
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Sinead Jackson Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85716
I am highly skilled in treating chronic and acute conditions of anxiety, depression, relationships, and health issues.
You no longer need to feel isolated or ashamed of your feelings. I have created a safe place for you to explore your concerns with empathic understanding and acceptance. I have specialized in anxiety, depression and relationship issues since 1982. Does your anxiety interfere with daily activities and relationships? We will explore the root of your issue and give you tools to help you calm down and be in control of them. Perhaps you force a smile on your face but inside are feeling despair or separated from others and your surroundings.Together we will get to the root of these issues so you can have healthy, fulfilling relationships.
I am highly skilled in treating chronic and acute conditions of anxiety, depression, relationships, and health issues.
You no longer need to feel isolated or ashamed of your feelings. I have created a safe place for you to explore your concerns with empathic understanding and acceptance. I have specialized in anxiety, depression and relationship issues since 1982. Does your anxiety interfere with daily activities and relationships? We will explore the root of your issue and give you tools to help you calm down and be in control of them. Perhaps you force a smile on your face but inside are feeling despair or separated from others and your surroundings.Together we will get to the root of these issues so you can have healthy, fulfilling relationships.
(520) 376-2323 View (520) 376-2323
Zamora Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85745
Am I the right therapist for You? While you are here researching the best therapist for you, please consider the following five benefits of my practice: 1. Counseling for a wide range of issues such as: Depression, Anxiety, Marriage, Divorce, Parenting, Relationships. 2. Individual, Couples, and Teen/Adolescent Therapy. 3. 14 Years Experience in Tucson, AZ. 4. Bilingual: I am fluent in English and Spanish 5. Convenient Location: My practice is just minutes from I-10/Downtown Tucson.
Am I the right therapist for You? While you are here researching the best therapist for you, please consider the following five benefits of my practice: 1. Counseling for a wide range of issues such as: Depression, Anxiety, Marriage, Divorce, Parenting, Relationships. 2. Individual, Couples, and Teen/Adolescent Therapy. 3. 14 Years Experience in Tucson, AZ. 4. Bilingual: I am fluent in English and Spanish 5. Convenient Location: My practice is just minutes from I-10/Downtown Tucson.
(520) 366-8089 View (520) 366-8089
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Tamara Gittelson
Counselor, MA, LCPC, Analyst, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
Hi. Come talk about what matters to you most. Together, we walk. Explore. Meander. Clarify. I love what I do and will help you feel better. I can help with multicultural issues, relocation, or if you're struggling with addiction, overcoming trauma, relationships, questions about polyamory, depression or abuse. If life has lost its meaning and you’re missing adventure, intimacy, greater self-expression and passion, let’s go. If you don’t talk about it, it won’t get better. I’m supportive, alternative, warm and kind. You’ll feel comfortable, and challenge thoughts and perceptions preventing you from getting out of your own way.
Hi. Come talk about what matters to you most. Together, we walk. Explore. Meander. Clarify. I love what I do and will help you feel better. I can help with multicultural issues, relocation, or if you're struggling with addiction, overcoming trauma, relationships, questions about polyamory, depression or abuse. If life has lost its meaning and you’re missing adventure, intimacy, greater self-expression and passion, let’s go. If you don’t talk about it, it won’t get better. I’m supportive, alternative, warm and kind. You’ll feel comfortable, and challenge thoughts and perceptions preventing you from getting out of your own way.
(312) 410-8248 View (312) 410-8248
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Pamela Hays
Counselor, MBA, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. My general areas of interest are autistic spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships, eating disorders and trauma, and obsessive compulsive problems. My experience has been that psychological change and changes in life circumstances become possible and more probable when a person understands how their mind works; how thoughts and feelings influence what happens internally and in relation to others. Therapy can help a patient obtain a greater degree of control in managing feeling states and the thoughts related to these.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. My general areas of interest are autistic spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships, eating disorders and trauma, and obsessive compulsive problems. My experience has been that psychological change and changes in life circumstances become possible and more probable when a person understands how their mind works; how thoughts and feelings influence what happens internally and in relation to others. Therapy can help a patient obtain a greater degree of control in managing feeling states and the thoughts related to these.
(520) 549-4145 View (520) 549-4145
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Brett Cameron Dier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, panic disorders, depression, sexual maladaptive behaviors, life transitions, family systems, and trauma.
My grandmother used to say "everything will be alright my dear", but at times the waiting and wondering can create more of a burden on our wellbeing. I believe we all have the ability to problem solve and heal in our lives. The therapeutic relationship is key in my approach to therapy. I am passionate about helping others reach their full potential, and have a safe, nonjudgmental space to share freely their thoughts and feelings. I support clients in finding their internal peace and authentic self. I provide a trauma informed, client centered approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with teens and adults.
I specialize in anxiety, panic disorders, depression, sexual maladaptive behaviors, life transitions, family systems, and trauma.
My grandmother used to say "everything will be alright my dear", but at times the waiting and wondering can create more of a burden on our wellbeing. I believe we all have the ability to problem solve and heal in our lives. The therapeutic relationship is key in my approach to therapy. I am passionate about helping others reach their full potential, and have a safe, nonjudgmental space to share freely their thoughts and feelings. I support clients in finding their internal peace and authentic self. I provide a trauma informed, client centered approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with teens and adults.
(520) 860-3785 View (520) 860-3785
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Aurora Thrush
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85704
Desert Life Psychotherapy provides a space to explore emotional and relational difficulties related to depression, anxiety, family conflict, and interpersonal struggles in day to day life. I provide counseling to teens and adults who are ready to begin understanding themselves in order to create a brighter and more productive future. I am most effective at treating individuals and families who are ready to understand the underlying issues leading to current symptoms through self-exploration, and are looking for insight to create lasting change in their lives.
Desert Life Psychotherapy provides a space to explore emotional and relational difficulties related to depression, anxiety, family conflict, and interpersonal struggles in day to day life. I provide counseling to teens and adults who are ready to begin understanding themselves in order to create a brighter and more productive future. I am most effective at treating individuals and families who are ready to understand the underlying issues leading to current symptoms through self-exploration, and are looking for insight to create lasting change in their lives.
(520) 277-3222 View (520) 277-3222

Depression Therapists

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 recognize 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 behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral 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.