Depression Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Monica Sanders
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Some areas of life I can assist in includes the impacts of trauma, depression, anxiety, infidelity, relationship problems, gender/sexual orientation, and life transitions.
Searching for a space where you can just be you? Sometimes life can present challenges that make it hard for us to simply exist as who we are. As your therapist, I will provide a space that is both comforting and non-judgemental. Here we can work together to help you explore unique aspects of yourself that can help you address hardship, live as the fullest version of yourself and a life that feels satisfying for you. My approach to therapy is client-centered, compassionate, collaborative, curious and rooted in the idea that you have the capacity to re-story and improve the reality of your life.
Some areas of life I can assist in includes the impacts of trauma, depression, anxiety, infidelity, relationship problems, gender/sexual orientation, and life transitions.
Searching for a space where you can just be you? Sometimes life can present challenges that make it hard for us to simply exist as who we are. As your therapist, I will provide a space that is both comforting and non-judgemental. Here we can work together to help you explore unique aspects of yourself that can help you address hardship, live as the fullest version of yourself and a life that feels satisfying for you. My approach to therapy is client-centered, compassionate, collaborative, curious and rooted in the idea that you have the capacity to re-story and improve the reality of your life.
(619) 333-7014 View (619) 333-7014
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Mary L Obata
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116  (Online Only)
We work together to enhance your skills and coping in the following areas: * Self-esteem, empowerment, personal and spiritual growth * Depression, anxiety, anger, grief, loss, stress * Trauma, abuse, PTSD * Life transitions - marriage, divorce, career, relocation * Pregnancy/infertility, postpartum issues * Women's issues, multicultural/multiracial issues.
I believe the most important element in the therapeutic relationship is the connection between therapist and client -- person to person. What I bring to the relationship is warmth, caring, and a gentle and compassionate presence. I have a deep faith in your ability to transform your life, empowering you to discover what works and change what doesn't, helping you find your own truth and path. My approach is gentle, yet potent. Using EMDR (www.emdr.com) and EFT (www.emofree.com) as highly effective tools, I help you to release negative patterns and beliefs and build upon your positive resources and strengths.
We work together to enhance your skills and coping in the following areas: * Self-esteem, empowerment, personal and spiritual growth * Depression, anxiety, anger, grief, loss, stress * Trauma, abuse, PTSD * Life transitions - marriage, divorce, career, relocation * Pregnancy/infertility, postpartum issues * Women's issues, multicultural/multiracial issues.
I believe the most important element in the therapeutic relationship is the connection between therapist and client -- person to person. What I bring to the relationship is warmth, caring, and a gentle and compassionate presence. I have a deep faith in your ability to transform your life, empowering you to discover what works and change what doesn't, helping you find your own truth and path. My approach is gentle, yet potent. Using EMDR (www.emdr.com) and EFT (www.emofree.com) as highly effective tools, I help you to release negative patterns and beliefs and build upon your positive resources and strengths.
(619) 377-8886 View (619) 377-8886
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Jami Rosenthal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92130
My goal is to build strong therapeutic relationships with my clients, grounded in empathy and trust. I am committed to learning each of my client's unique and diverse life stories. My clients rely on me to help "unpack" not only the issues that brought them to therapy, but to better understand how their upbringing, family, and life experiences impact their mental wellbeing. I work with adults, couples, families and adolescents (age 16 and up), who are experiencing depression, anxiety and stress, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, maternal mental health, and relationship conflicts.
My goal is to build strong therapeutic relationships with my clients, grounded in empathy and trust. I am committed to learning each of my client's unique and diverse life stories. My clients rely on me to help "unpack" not only the issues that brought them to therapy, but to better understand how their upbringing, family, and life experiences impact their mental wellbeing. I work with adults, couples, families and adolescents (age 16 and up), who are experiencing depression, anxiety and stress, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, maternal mental health, and relationship conflicts.
(858) 943-2250 View (858) 943-2250
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Christina Weyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92139
My name is Christina Weyer, and I have 10 years of experience working with a variety of clients in a community mental health setting and also via Telehealth. I have had the opportunity to help clients of all ages in working through trauma, depression, and anxiety by utilizing evidence-based practices of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, seeking safety, and motivational interviewing as well as other traditional therapy interventions. I graduated with my master's degree in Psychology in 2009 from the Phillips Graduate Institute.
My name is Christina Weyer, and I have 10 years of experience working with a variety of clients in a community mental health setting and also via Telehealth. I have had the opportunity to help clients of all ages in working through trauma, depression, and anxiety by utilizing evidence-based practices of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, seeking safety, and motivational interviewing as well as other traditional therapy interventions. I graduated with my master's degree in Psychology in 2009 from the Phillips Graduate Institute.
(619) 365-9654 View (619) 365-9654
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Molly Fassler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
I provide individual and couple therapy in a caring and accepting environment. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and the exploration of obstacles in your life. Learn how to address your concerns and create a more fulfilling existence. My services are designed to address anxiety, depression, stress management, body image concerns, increase overall functioning and foster personal growth.
I provide individual and couple therapy in a caring and accepting environment. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and the exploration of obstacles in your life. Learn how to address your concerns and create a more fulfilling existence. My services are designed to address anxiety, depression, stress management, body image concerns, increase overall functioning and foster personal growth.
(619) 377-8181 View (619) 377-8181
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Marjorie Manuel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92113
My name is Marjorie Manuel, LCSW practicing in the state of California. I am very big on rapport building and involving the clients in driving their own treatments, which include active participation in goal setting and working on realistic expectations in therapy. My background experiences were focused on depression, anxiety, stress, counseling, mental health illness, substance use, grief, and military.
My name is Marjorie Manuel, LCSW practicing in the state of California. I am very big on rapport building and involving the clients in driving their own treatments, which include active participation in goal setting and working on realistic expectations in therapy. My background experiences were focused on depression, anxiety, stress, counseling, mental health illness, substance use, grief, and military.
(619) 586-6399 View (619) 586-6399
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Dr. Marcie I Goldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92116
I am a licensed psychologist with 25 years of experience. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals live a healthier and happier life. Additionally, I feel that it is important to learn more effective tools to help manage anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and navigate life's stressors.
I am a licensed psychologist with 25 years of experience. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals live a healthier and happier life. Additionally, I feel that it is important to learn more effective tools to help manage anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and navigate life's stressors.
(619) 389-3088 View (619) 389-3088
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Emily Orme
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
I have treated depression, anxiety, stress, child abuse, trauma, adjustment difficulties, conflict, communication difficulties, chronic illness & relationships.
It's great that you are taking an important step to reach out for support. Over the years of working with clients I have learned that many people experience hardship, stress, conflict, and/or pain during their lifetime that they find difficult to navigate on their own. Reaching out for support is a healthy and positive step! Every person's story is unique and I value getting to know each client individually so that I can provide tailored and meaningful therapy. It would be an honor to partner with you on your journey! Please note that I have moved to an all telehealth practice using a secure video platform.
I have treated depression, anxiety, stress, child abuse, trauma, adjustment difficulties, conflict, communication difficulties, chronic illness & relationships.
It's great that you are taking an important step to reach out for support. Over the years of working with clients I have learned that many people experience hardship, stress, conflict, and/or pain during their lifetime that they find difficult to navigate on their own. Reaching out for support is a healthy and positive step! Every person's story is unique and I value getting to know each client individually so that I can provide tailored and meaningful therapy. It would be an honor to partner with you on your journey! Please note that I have moved to an all telehealth practice using a secure video platform.
(760) 683-0986 View (760) 683-0986
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Griselda Vega
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92110
I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger management, abuse, communication issues, domestic violence, grief/loss, changes in family dynamics, generational trauma, and life transitions.
My name is Griselda Vega, I am a first-generation Mexican-American bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger management, abuse, communication issues, domestic violence, grief/loss, changes in family dynamics, generational trauma, and life transitions.
I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger management, abuse, communication issues, domestic violence, grief/loss, changes in family dynamics, generational trauma, and life transitions.
My name is Griselda Vega, I am a first-generation Mexican-American bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger management, abuse, communication issues, domestic violence, grief/loss, changes in family dynamics, generational trauma, and life transitions.
(619) 853-6492 View (619) 853-6492
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Vanessa Villasenor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
I work with individuals who struggle with depression & mood disorders, anxiety, childhood trauma & post-traumatic stress disorder, life transitions, military life, relational challenges and more.
Currently accepting new clients at A Place of Growth. Welcome, my name is Vanessa Villasenor and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist who has experience providing child, teen and adult therapy in San Diego. The first goal will be to create a safe and comfortable counseling environment to and it is important to find a therapist that will work with you and whom you feel comfortable with in order to make the most progress. I provide a variety of counseling environments and styles to address your needs and have experience working with military families including both active duty members as well as their family members.
I work with individuals who struggle with depression & mood disorders, anxiety, childhood trauma & post-traumatic stress disorder, life transitions, military life, relational challenges and more.
Currently accepting new clients at A Place of Growth. Welcome, my name is Vanessa Villasenor and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist who has experience providing child, teen and adult therapy in San Diego. The first goal will be to create a safe and comfortable counseling environment to and it is important to find a therapist that will work with you and whom you feel comfortable with in order to make the most progress. I provide a variety of counseling environments and styles to address your needs and have experience working with military families including both active duty members as well as their family members.
(858) 519-8002 View (858) 519-8002
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Rebecca Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
Hello, I am Rebecca Davis, LMFT135557. I am a person-centered therapist that enjoys working with clients of all. I tend to work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; I have positive psychology and am person-centered. I am practicing other theories. I tend to work with at-risk youth on a regular basis. However, I have worked with adults and enjoy clients of all ages. I have worked with trauma, substance use, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and so much more. I try to create a non-judgmental, safe environment for my clients to feel open and safe.
Hello, I am Rebecca Davis, LMFT135557. I am a person-centered therapist that enjoys working with clients of all. I tend to work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; I have positive psychology and am person-centered. I am practicing other theories. I tend to work with at-risk youth on a regular basis. However, I have worked with adults and enjoy clients of all ages. I have worked with trauma, substance use, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and so much more. I try to create a non-judgmental, safe environment for my clients to feel open and safe.
(858) 290-4986 View (858) 290-4986
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Evelyn Serna-Balderas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
Hi I’m Evelyn Serna-Balderas. I am a licensed clinical social Worker who appreciates and is motivated in working with individuals to navigate through challenges and experience growth in their journey. I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients ranging from children to older adults. I often engage clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, difficulty in life transitions, bipolar diagnosis, BPD, and dual diagnosis.
Hi I’m Evelyn Serna-Balderas. I am a licensed clinical social Worker who appreciates and is motivated in working with individuals to navigate through challenges and experience growth in their journey. I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients ranging from children to older adults. I often engage clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, difficulty in life transitions, bipolar diagnosis, BPD, and dual diagnosis.
(858) 723-0590 View (858) 723-0590
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Elaine Mains
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122
I can help you work through: depression, anxiety, past trauma(s), finding the underlying reasons behind conflicts in your relationships, being able to “own your own space,” and growing in confidence.
Therapy for those wanting to break free from old patterns. Do you feel like you’ve been struggling with the same cycle of emotions for years and don’t know if it will ever get better? Have you ever felt like your problems aren’t “bad enough” for counseling? You may be highly functional in some areas of your life while below the surface you are struggling with some heavy feelings.
I can help you work through: depression, anxiety, past trauma(s), finding the underlying reasons behind conflicts in your relationships, being able to “own your own space,” and growing in confidence.
Therapy for those wanting to break free from old patterns. Do you feel like you’ve been struggling with the same cycle of emotions for years and don’t know if it will ever get better? Have you ever felt like your problems aren’t “bad enough” for counseling? You may be highly functional in some areas of your life while below the surface you are struggling with some heavy feelings.
(858) 358-7541 View (858) 358-7541
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Paul M. Whitaker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I have been in practice as a licensed psychologist for over twenty years in California. My areas of expertise include depression and anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, addiction and recovery, stress and anger management,, work-related and life-transition issues,, physical health and chronic illness.
I have been in practice as a licensed psychologist for over twenty years in California. My areas of expertise include depression and anxiety, relationship and intimacy issues, addiction and recovery, stress and anger management,, work-related and life-transition issues,, physical health and chronic illness.
(619) 800-3970 View (619) 800-3970
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Rebecca Zarza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I will work with you on developing goals to support growth to better living with depression and anxiety. I am a compassionate listener that provides a nonjudgmental space to work through challenges that you may be going through. I specializes in children, youth, and families dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, and mood disorders. I have been providing therapeutic services to youth and families since 2009 when I started working in the school system providing therapy to students through there Individual Education Plans, and have expanded to providing individual therapy. .
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I will work with you on developing goals to support growth to better living with depression and anxiety. I am a compassionate listener that provides a nonjudgmental space to work through challenges that you may be going through. I specializes in children, youth, and families dealing with depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, and mood disorders. I have been providing therapeutic services to youth and families since 2009 when I started working in the school system providing therapy to students through there Individual Education Plans, and have expanded to providing individual therapy. .
(562) 512-6794 View (562) 512-6794
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Abigail Jacques
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
I’m Abigail Jacques, but you can just call me Abby! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. Choosing to begin therapy is a vulnerable and brave step, and I can’t wait to walk alongside you in this process. I typically work with adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, life changes, self-esteem, and balancing the ups and downs of life. I am particularly passionate about helping those who wish to process and heal from trauma. I want my clients to feel like they are being understood and supported, not just assessed and analyzed.
I’m Abigail Jacques, but you can just call me Abby! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. Choosing to begin therapy is a vulnerable and brave step, and I can’t wait to walk alongside you in this process. I typically work with adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, life changes, self-esteem, and balancing the ups and downs of life. I am particularly passionate about helping those who wish to process and heal from trauma. I want my clients to feel like they are being understood and supported, not just assessed and analyzed.
(858) 914-0055 View (858) 914-0055
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Lauren VanPraag
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92104
Is something in your life not working? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic pain? Are you stuck in a relationship that does not work or a job you don't like? I believe that therapy is a journey. I am here as your guide first in identifying what is keeping you stuck and then providing you the tools to move on. In so many ways we define who we are by our stories. And why not? They do contribute to who we are but often we can get so attached to them we can't move foward.
Is something in your life not working? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic pain? Are you stuck in a relationship that does not work or a job you don't like? I believe that therapy is a journey. I am here as your guide first in identifying what is keeping you stuck and then providing you the tools to move on. In so many ways we define who we are by our stories. And why not? They do contribute to who we are but often we can get so attached to them we can't move foward.
(619) 324-3801 View (619) 324-3801
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Individual & Family Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I'm a therapist that specializes in helping people resolve relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I offer tools to help people develop coping skills to handle difficult situations and navigate through stressful life changes. I teach techniques to assist in effective communication, boundary setting, stress management and conflict resolution. I help clients to manage difficult emotions, overcome negative thinking, feel more confident, and create loving relationships. I work with adults, couples, adolescents, and families. I will return emails within 24 hours in regard to openings and please provide your insurance information.
I'm a therapist that specializes in helping people resolve relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I offer tools to help people develop coping skills to handle difficult situations and navigate through stressful life changes. I teach techniques to assist in effective communication, boundary setting, stress management and conflict resolution. I help clients to manage difficult emotions, overcome negative thinking, feel more confident, and create loving relationships. I work with adults, couples, adolescents, and families. I will return emails within 24 hours in regard to openings and please provide your insurance information.
(619) 419-0672 View (619) 419-0672
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Four 10 Nonprofit Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
We work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and body image issues, life transitions, and trauma who want to build a better future.
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". We're here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. Our goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
We work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders and body image issues, life transitions, and trauma who want to build a better future.
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". We're here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. Our goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
(858) 258-5354 View (858) 258-5354
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Peggy J Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92115
I have notable experience treating issues such as depression, anxiety, and helping people who are struggling with normative life changes (such as divorce, job loss, or losing a loved one).
Sometimes changes in life aren't what you expected, or weren't expected at all. No matter what you are going through, you are likely experiencing uncertainty. There is hope. I have over 40 years of experience working with children and adults. My aim is to collaborate with you regarding your priorities for treatment in order to help you in setting goals for your mental health that you can achieve.
I have notable experience treating issues such as depression, anxiety, and helping people who are struggling with normative life changes (such as divorce, job loss, or losing a loved one).
Sometimes changes in life aren't what you expected, or weren't expected at all. No matter what you are going through, you are likely experiencing uncertainty. There is hope. I have over 40 years of experience working with children and adults. My aim is to collaborate with you regarding your priorities for treatment in order to help you in setting goals for your mental health that you can achieve.
(619) 396-2744 View (619) 396-2744
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.