Depression Therapists in Atherton, CA

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Mary Deyo
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027
Having struggled with depression and anxiety myself, I truly empathize with the emotional pain you are experiencing.
Anyone who is currently struggling with emotional pain and wanting to change, is my ideal client. I am here to guide you through a journey into your mind and heart, to help you face your greatest fears, and discover your unimaginable strength. Out of the ashes, rises the phoenix and out of a personal crisis, comes tremendous growth and healing. Whether you are dealing with mood swings, depression, anxiety, addiction, panic, trauma or relationship issues, I am here to help.
Having struggled with depression and anxiety myself, I truly empathize with the emotional pain you are experiencing.
Anyone who is currently struggling with emotional pain and wanting to change, is my ideal client. I am here to guide you through a journey into your mind and heart, to help you face your greatest fears, and discover your unimaginable strength. Out of the ashes, rises the phoenix and out of a personal crisis, comes tremendous growth and healing. Whether you are dealing with mood swings, depression, anxiety, addiction, panic, trauma or relationship issues, I am here to help.
(650) 887-5802 View (650) 887-5802
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John Gavegnano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, depression and anxiety and help people remove barriers that prevent them from achieving their highest potential. The process includes learning new habits, unlearning old habits, and uncovering and breaking unhealthy cycles. I graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and have 16 years of experience as a psychotherapist.
I specialize in trauma, depression and anxiety and help people remove barriers that prevent them from achieving their highest potential. The process includes learning new habits, unlearning old habits, and uncovering and breaking unhealthy cycles. I graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and have 16 years of experience as a psychotherapist.
(650) 910-3016 View (650) 910-3016
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Mary Deyo
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027
Having struggled with depression and anxiety myself, I truly empathize with the emotional pain you are experiencing.
NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS for individual, couples and group therapy. PLEASE ASK ABOUT ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS Anyone who is currently struggling with emotional pain and wanting to change, is my ideal client. I am here to guide you through a journey into your mind and heart, to help you face your greatest fears, and discover your unimaginable strength. Out of the ashes, rises the phoenix and out of a personal crisis, comes tremendous growth and healing. Whether you are dealing with mood swings, depression, anxiety, addiction, panic, trauma or relationship issues, I am here to help. https://fitforjoy.org/guests1/dr-mary-deyo
Having struggled with depression and anxiety myself, I truly empathize with the emotional pain you are experiencing.
NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS for individual, couples and group therapy. PLEASE ASK ABOUT ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS Anyone who is currently struggling with emotional pain and wanting to change, is my ideal client. I am here to guide you through a journey into your mind and heart, to help you face your greatest fears, and discover your unimaginable strength. Out of the ashes, rises the phoenix and out of a personal crisis, comes tremendous growth and healing. Whether you are dealing with mood swings, depression, anxiety, addiction, panic, trauma or relationship issues, I am here to help. https://fitforjoy.org/guests1/dr-mary-deyo
(707) 336-8493 View (707) 336-8493
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Dr. Sandra Konja
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atherton, CA 94027  (Online Only)
I'm a Clinical Psychologist and I'm certified in Perinatal Mental Health and specialize in working with women and mothers experiencing depression, anxiety, marital/relationship struggles, grief, infertility, pregnancy loss, prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, as well as other adjustments and challenges experienced in motherhood and womanhood.
You’re here today because you’re likely struggling with some aspect of womanhood or motherhood and are looking to begin your journey towards healing. Maybe you’re a new mother that’s having a difficult time adjusting to your new “normal”, which has you feeling sad and/or anxious in your role. Perhaps you’re struggling to cope with challenges in your relationship/marriage. You may be having a difficult time feeling present and connected with both yourself and the people around you. Or maybe you’re ready to begin processing and working through the difficult experiences that have been holding you captive for so long.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist and I'm certified in Perinatal Mental Health and specialize in working with women and mothers experiencing depression, anxiety, marital/relationship struggles, grief, infertility, pregnancy loss, prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, as well as other adjustments and challenges experienced in motherhood and womanhood.
You’re here today because you’re likely struggling with some aspect of womanhood or motherhood and are looking to begin your journey towards healing. Maybe you’re a new mother that’s having a difficult time adjusting to your new “normal”, which has you feeling sad and/or anxious in your role. Perhaps you’re struggling to cope with challenges in your relationship/marriage. You may be having a difficult time feeling present and connected with both yourself and the people around you. Or maybe you’re ready to begin processing and working through the difficult experiences that have been holding you captive for so long.
(619) 332-4950 View (619) 332-4950
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Ilene Diamond
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atherton, CA 94027
Struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use or other self-defeating behaviors? Challenged by work, relationship or family issues? Concerned about your own or your teen's mood, judgment, behavior? Executive or founder stress? General overwhelm? Therapy provides a safe space for processing thoughts and feelings, and for exploring different ways of being. Whatever your concerns, we'll work together to help you feel better. My style is warm and collaborative, with a sense of humor. Our work can develop your strengths & self-confidence & help you feel more comfortable in your own skin, leading to a greater sense of vitality and peace of mind.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use or other self-defeating behaviors? Challenged by work, relationship or family issues? Concerned about your own or your teen's mood, judgment, behavior? Executive or founder stress? General overwhelm? Therapy provides a safe space for processing thoughts and feelings, and for exploring different ways of being. Whatever your concerns, we'll work together to help you feel better. My style is warm and collaborative, with a sense of humor. Our work can develop your strengths & self-confidence & help you feel more comfortable in your own skin, leading to a greater sense of vitality and peace of mind.
(415) 820-1508 View (415) 820-1508
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Edna M. Esnil
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027
Whether through individual, couples, or career counseling, I take pride in helping people apply psychological science to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Carl Rogers wrote, “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” If you’re looking to develop a practice for ‘the good life,’ I would be honored to work with you. Whether you’re an adolescent, adult, or someone with a health, social, relational, cultural, educational, or employment issue, my strength-based, integrative approach is designed to meet your unique needs.
Whether through individual, couples, or career counseling, I take pride in helping people apply psychological science to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Carl Rogers wrote, “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” If you’re looking to develop a practice for ‘the good life,’ I would be honored to work with you. Whether you’re an adolescent, adult, or someone with a health, social, relational, cultural, educational, or employment issue, my strength-based, integrative approach is designed to meet your unique needs.
(650) 600-0437 View (650) 600-0437
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Scott Spivack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027
My areas of focus are working with adults on with work related stress, anxiety, depression, self–esteem, attachment, relationships, interpersonal communication, and life transitions. I work with adults of all ages and a variety of backgrounds. One population I work a lot with are those having jobs in the technology sector (i.e. Silicon Valley), that can be stressful and demanding. We can work towards learning skills like: effective communications with coworkers, regulating emotions when work loads feel overwhelming, and having work/life balance; as well as other topics such as social, personal, relationships and mental wellness.
My areas of focus are working with adults on with work related stress, anxiety, depression, self–esteem, attachment, relationships, interpersonal communication, and life transitions. I work with adults of all ages and a variety of backgrounds. One population I work a lot with are those having jobs in the technology sector (i.e. Silicon Valley), that can be stressful and demanding. We can work towards learning skills like: effective communications with coworkers, regulating emotions when work loads feel overwhelming, and having work/life balance; as well as other topics such as social, personal, relationships and mental wellness.
(650) 381-0277 View (650) 381-0277
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Susan Light
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027
I specialize in working with people dealing with anxiety, depression, loss and grief, parenting issues, stress management, relationship issues, postpartum issues, chronic illness and pain, Tourette Syndrome and OCD.
For over 25 years I have worked with children, teens, parents, individual adults and couples facing a wide variety of issues and concerns. As I listen carefully to my clients and their challenges and goals, I choose the therapeutic modalities that best suit each individual and their needs. I focus on personal strengths as well as struggles. People have described me as active, engaged, perceptive and caring. It is a privilege to accompany and assist people in the important process of discovery, healing, change and growth.
I specialize in working with people dealing with anxiety, depression, loss and grief, parenting issues, stress management, relationship issues, postpartum issues, chronic illness and pain, Tourette Syndrome and OCD.
For over 25 years I have worked with children, teens, parents, individual adults and couples facing a wide variety of issues and concerns. As I listen carefully to my clients and their challenges and goals, I choose the therapeutic modalities that best suit each individual and their needs. I focus on personal strengths as well as struggles. People have described me as active, engaged, perceptive and caring. It is a privilege to accompany and assist people in the important process of discovery, healing, change and growth.
(650) 209-7653 View (650) 209-7653
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Candice Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027
Greetings! I hope that finding my page is a helpful step in your journey of healing and growth. With 20 years experience in the field of psychology, 15 practicing psychotherapy, I consider myself a well rounded generalist. I work with individuals & couples from young adulthood and beyond. My clinical expertise includes: anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, spiritual abuse, relational distress, life transitions, and identity formation. My goal is to help you remove barriers, increase self-awareness, and develop tools to live out an authentic and flourishing life.
Greetings! I hope that finding my page is a helpful step in your journey of healing and growth. With 20 years experience in the field of psychology, 15 practicing psychotherapy, I consider myself a well rounded generalist. I work with individuals & couples from young adulthood and beyond. My clinical expertise includes: anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, spiritual abuse, relational distress, life transitions, and identity formation. My goal is to help you remove barriers, increase self-awareness, and develop tools to live out an authentic and flourishing life.
(650) 825-6329 View (650) 825-6329
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Dr. Jason Fairman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027  (Online Only)
Dr. Fairman has over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults who are faced with issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and relationship challenges.
Dr. Fairman has over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults who are faced with issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and relationship challenges.
(669) 201-8741 View (669) 201-8741
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Dr. Gabriella Imbriano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atherton, CA 94027  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am accepting new private pay and sliding scale clients. I am a licensed (PSY34504) clinical psychologist in California. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, collaborative, and client-centered. I focus on each client’s goals, values, and strengths to effectively conceptualize a treatment plan that meets the needs of my clients in a timely manner. I specialize in the treatment of trauma & stressful life events, and have expertise in treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, phobias, OCD, adjustment disorders, relationship challenges, and related concerns.
Welcome! I am accepting new private pay and sliding scale clients. I am a licensed (PSY34504) clinical psychologist in California. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, collaborative, and client-centered. I focus on each client’s goals, values, and strengths to effectively conceptualize a treatment plan that meets the needs of my clients in a timely manner. I specialize in the treatment of trauma & stressful life events, and have expertise in treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, phobias, OCD, adjustment disorders, relationship challenges, and related concerns.
(650) 977-2579 View (650) 977-2579
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Erin Todhunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atherton, CA 94027  (Online Only)
Our lives—and the lives of our family and friends—are often challenged by issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, loss and grief. And we are often so pressured by the demands of everyday life that we struggle to simply get through each day. While our relationships with others can be sources of great love and support, they are often sources of our deepest pain. Through the process of therapy, we can come to better understand the roots of our suffering, heal emotional wounds and strengthen our relationships with ourselves and others.
Our lives—and the lives of our family and friends—are often challenged by issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, loss and grief. And we are often so pressured by the demands of everyday life that we struggle to simply get through each day. While our relationships with others can be sources of great love and support, they are often sources of our deepest pain. Through the process of therapy, we can come to better understand the roots of our suffering, heal emotional wounds and strengthen our relationships with ourselves and others.
(650) 770-8823 View (650) 770-8823
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Carrie J Biely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atherton, CA 94027  (Online Only)
Sometimes life becomes challenging. We get sad, depressed, overwhelmed, and often we can’t seem to get back to our “old self.” Sometimes we just need someone to talk through our feelings with no judgement. Therapy is a great way to navigate through these feelings and experiences and I look forward to working through it with you.
Sometimes life becomes challenging. We get sad, depressed, overwhelmed, and often we can’t seem to get back to our “old self.” Sometimes we just need someone to talk through our feelings with no judgement. Therapy is a great way to navigate through these feelings and experiences and I look forward to working through it with you.
(562) 568-9305 View (562) 568-9305
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Andrew Benson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027  (Online Only)
Are you needing support in navigating through life's challenges? Whether you're experiencing anxiety or depression, or just going through a rough time I am here to help you every step of the way with compassionate and understanding care. I’m passionate about supporting you in identifying the narratives and stories that we may absorb from childhood experiences and culture (parents/caregivers, family, teachers, media, etc.), and seeing if they still align with what is truly important to you in your life today.
Are you needing support in navigating through life's challenges? Whether you're experiencing anxiety or depression, or just going through a rough time I am here to help you every step of the way with compassionate and understanding care. I’m passionate about supporting you in identifying the narratives and stories that we may absorb from childhood experiences and culture (parents/caregivers, family, teachers, media, etc.), and seeing if they still align with what is truly important to you in your life today.
(805) 301-6189 View (805) 301-6189
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Nicole Hanhan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atherton, CA 94027  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients via Telehealth only. I’m here to help you make a change and I’m honored to walk this journey with you. My passion is to help you connect to the parts of you that need healing. Feeling “stuck” can look different for everyone – through low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, feeling unsafe, negative view of yourself, lack of confidence and irritability. I am here to guide you to help you transform pain into a life worth celebrating.
Accepting new clients via Telehealth only. I’m here to help you make a change and I’m honored to walk this journey with you. My passion is to help you connect to the parts of you that need healing. Feeling “stuck” can look different for everyone – through low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, feeling unsafe, negative view of yourself, lack of confidence and irritability. I am here to guide you to help you transform pain into a life worth celebrating.
(415) 843-2483 View (415) 843-2483
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DL, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027  (Online Only)
I specialize in addressing anxiety, stress, work place issues, depression, anger, ADHD, trauma and addiction.
As a therapist, my ultimate goal is to empower you to make positive changes, develop healthy coping skills, challenge negative thought patterns and ultimately achieve long-lasting personal growth. I can help you navigate relationship conflicts, life transitions, career issues, addictions, and life imbalances.
I specialize in addressing anxiety, stress, work place issues, depression, anger, ADHD, trauma and addiction.
As a therapist, my ultimate goal is to empower you to make positive changes, develop healthy coping skills, challenge negative thought patterns and ultimately achieve long-lasting personal growth. I can help you navigate relationship conflicts, life transitions, career issues, addictions, and life imbalances.
(737) 373-3721 View (737) 373-3721
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Mary Deyo
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027
Having struggled with depression and anxiety myself, I truly empathize with the emotional pain you are experiencing.
Anyone who is currently struggling with emotional pain and wanting to change, is my ideal client. I am here to guide you through a journey into your mind and heart, to help you face your greatest fears, and discover your unimaginable strength. Out of the ashes, rises the phoenix and out of a personal crisis, comes tremendous growth and healing. Whether you are dealing with mood swings, depression, anxiety, addiction, panic, trauma or relationship issues, I am here to help.
Having struggled with depression and anxiety myself, I truly empathize with the emotional pain you are experiencing.
Anyone who is currently struggling with emotional pain and wanting to change, is my ideal client. I am here to guide you through a journey into your mind and heart, to help you face your greatest fears, and discover your unimaginable strength. Out of the ashes, rises the phoenix and out of a personal crisis, comes tremendous growth and healing. Whether you are dealing with mood swings, depression, anxiety, addiction, panic, trauma or relationship issues, I am here to help.
(707) 663-4250 View (707) 663-4250
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Amy Sewart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027  (Online Only)
Hi — I’m Dr. Amy. I’m a Licensed Psychologist trained and certified in evidence-based therapies. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, where I specialized in the treatment of emotion-related disorders including anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use. My mission as a psychologist is to provide my clients with psychotherapy that is informed by science and tailored to their individual needs, goals, and preferences. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which I help clients develop the skill set necessary to independently cope with the challenges they’re facing.
Hi — I’m Dr. Amy. I’m a Licensed Psychologist trained and certified in evidence-based therapies. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, where I specialized in the treatment of emotion-related disorders including anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use. My mission as a psychologist is to provide my clients with psychotherapy that is informed by science and tailored to their individual needs, goals, and preferences. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which I help clients develop the skill set necessary to independently cope with the challenges they’re facing.
(424) 339-2085 View (424) 339-2085
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Elizabeth A Willems
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027
ACCEPTing New Clients. Elizabeth Willems leads the Intercultural Psychological Services (IPS) practice. She focuses on traumatic memories, depression, stress management, relationship problems, and acculturation. Dr. Willems sees residents of CA, NY, MD, MA, FL, USA and select countries via phone/video. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. She completed clinical training at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Massachusetts Mental Health Center, BMC Department of Behavioral Medicine, and Casa del Sol as well as other community clinics.
ACCEPTing New Clients. Elizabeth Willems leads the Intercultural Psychological Services (IPS) practice. She focuses on traumatic memories, depression, stress management, relationship problems, and acculturation. Dr. Willems sees residents of CA, NY, MD, MA, FL, USA and select countries via phone/video. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. She completed clinical training at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Massachusetts Mental Health Center, BMC Department of Behavioral Medicine, and Casa del Sol as well as other community clinics.
(415) 430-4174 View (415) 430-4174
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Chelsea True
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atherton, CA 94027
I support people experiencing grief, loss, depression, and anxiety; families impacted injustice; and women navigating difficult transitions.
Hi! Thank you for checking out my profile! I hope you'll feel welcome to reach out to me if it looks like we might be a good fit for one another. I use a liberatory approach in my practice. This means we'll work collaboratively to go beyond symptom relief, exploring practices for individual well-being that also support collective change. My work is rooted in many decades of contemplative practice and I have a special interest in Buddhist Psychology that often shows up in the therapy room.
I support people experiencing grief, loss, depression, and anxiety; families impacted injustice; and women navigating difficult transitions.
Hi! Thank you for checking out my profile! I hope you'll feel welcome to reach out to me if it looks like we might be a good fit for one another. I use a liberatory approach in my practice. This means we'll work collaboratively to go beyond symptom relief, exploring practices for individual well-being that also support collective change. My work is rooted in many decades of contemplative practice and I have a special interest in Buddhist Psychology that often shows up in the therapy room.
(707) 513-4262 View (707) 513-4262

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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.