Depression Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Cynthia Yu
FNP-BC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95131  (Online Only)
Specialties include: ADHD, Insomnia, Bipolar disorder, Depression Mood disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive(OCD), Psychiatry Trauma and PTSD.
Cynthia Yu is an ANCC Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner for 20 years. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from San Jose State University. She has been working with underserved population and understands the need of mental health services. Cynthia believes everyone should receive access to quality mental health care. She also believe that everyone would have ups and downs in life. She will work together with clients to find the best solutions for the clients and their treatment goals.
Specialties include: ADHD, Insomnia, Bipolar disorder, Depression Mood disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive(OCD), Psychiatry Trauma and PTSD.
Cynthia Yu is an ANCC Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner for 20 years. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from San Jose State University. She has been working with underserved population and understands the need of mental health services. Cynthia believes everyone should receive access to quality mental health care. She also believe that everyone would have ups and downs in life. She will work together with clients to find the best solutions for the clients and their treatment goals.
(408) 715-3597 View (408) 715-3597
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Russell J Floyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with a wide range of individuals and couples, with particular interest in interpersonal relationships, anxiety and stress, depression, grief/loss, identity formation, trauma, and addiction.
I view the therapeutic process as a journey I travel with each of my clients. I aim to provide an open and nonjudgmental environment, which helps facilitate the development of insight into oneself and experiences with others. By providing a sense of acceptance and understanding, I aid each client in realizing their inner strength to enact the change desired in their lives.
I enjoy working with a wide range of individuals and couples, with particular interest in interpersonal relationships, anxiety and stress, depression, grief/loss, identity formation, trauma, and addiction.
I view the therapeutic process as a journey I travel with each of my clients. I aim to provide an open and nonjudgmental environment, which helps facilitate the development of insight into oneself and experiences with others. By providing a sense of acceptance and understanding, I aid each client in realizing their inner strength to enact the change desired in their lives.
(408) 676-3202 View (408) 676-3202
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Michael Southerland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hi! My name is Michael Southerland, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist working in the Los Angeles, CA area. This means I focus primarily on relationships, be it individuals having difficulty with rough spots in life, couples, children, and families. I am comfortable working with almost any problem. However, my specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction, codependency, ADHD, and especially LGBT + engender identity. Don't hesitate to reach out to me and ask me if I have experience in working with clients like you. I'm looking forward to hearing.
Hi! My name is Michael Southerland, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist working in the Los Angeles, CA area. This means I focus primarily on relationships, be it individuals having difficulty with rough spots in life, couples, children, and families. I am comfortable working with almost any problem. However, my specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction, codependency, ADHD, and especially LGBT + engender identity. Don't hesitate to reach out to me and ask me if I have experience in working with clients like you. I'm looking forward to hearing.
(650) 670-4976 View (650) 670-4976
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Angela Maldonado-Nunes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95120
I believe that the relationships we develop with significant people in our lives shape who we are, how we think about ourselves and how we act. I have a great deal of experience working with individuals and couples on a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, communication, birth of a baby, parenting and general couples discord.
I believe that the relationships we develop with significant people in our lives shape who we are, how we think about ourselves and how we act. I have a great deal of experience working with individuals and couples on a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, communication, birth of a baby, parenting and general couples discord.
(408) 763-4868 View (408) 763-4868
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Alisa Flakes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95111
Hello, my name is Alisa Flakes and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I work with individuals ages 13+, couples, and families in a variety of areas including addiction, anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, coping skills, cultural stress, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, grief, and trauma & PTSD, amongst others. My approach is strength-based, solution focused and utilizes several modalities such as ACT, CBT, DBT, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Gestalt, and more.
Hello, my name is Alisa Flakes and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I work with individuals ages 13+, couples, and families in a variety of areas including addiction, anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, coping skills, cultural stress, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, grief, and trauma & PTSD, amongst others. My approach is strength-based, solution focused and utilizes several modalities such as ACT, CBT, DBT, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Gestalt, and more.
(408) 539-8691 View (408) 539-8691
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Alisha Ready
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
My name is Alisha Ready, LCSW. There are seasons of our lives where we may feel lost or hopeless, and unsure how to move forward. I truly believe everyone has the strength and ability to find healing and peace. My passion is to create an emotionally safe and supportive environment to support you through your brave journey. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, family conflict, infertility, issues related to adoption, new life transitions, postpartum mood disorders, past trauma, or disrupted attachment.
My name is Alisha Ready, LCSW. There are seasons of our lives where we may feel lost or hopeless, and unsure how to move forward. I truly believe everyone has the strength and ability to find healing and peace. My passion is to create an emotionally safe and supportive environment to support you through your brave journey. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, family conflict, infertility, issues related to adoption, new life transitions, postpartum mood disorders, past trauma, or disrupted attachment.
(650) 880-6241 View (650) 880-6241
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Aurianne J Dorsay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I treat people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, abuse or trauma, parenting issues, or grief.
Adults, children and couples seek my psychotherapy services for a variety of reasons including feeling stuck, anxious, or sad. My clients have reported that they know themselves more deeply and that they experience more fulfilling and meaningful lives through our work together.
I treat people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, abuse or trauma, parenting issues, or grief.
Adults, children and couples seek my psychotherapy services for a variety of reasons including feeling stuck, anxious, or sad. My clients have reported that they know themselves more deeply and that they experience more fulfilling and meaningful lives through our work together.
(408) 641-3073 View (408) 641-3073
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Shereen Mohsen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
Helping people live a more fulfilling and meaningful life is my passion, My areas of interest include depression, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, grief/loss, identity development, LGBTQ issues, stress management, trauma, and polyamory.
Now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and challenged by the many demands in our lives. Managing relationships, parenting, and work/life balance can leave us feeling lost and confused on how to move forward. And sadly, not addressing these challenges can lead us to feeling like we’re drowning and far from living a fulfilling life. We believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to live better. We can change for the better, and a lot of times, all we need is support, understanding, and hope to find those answers in a collaborative and comfortable environment.
Helping people live a more fulfilling and meaningful life is my passion, My areas of interest include depression, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, grief/loss, identity development, LGBTQ issues, stress management, trauma, and polyamory.
Now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and challenged by the many demands in our lives. Managing relationships, parenting, and work/life balance can leave us feeling lost and confused on how to move forward. And sadly, not addressing these challenges can lead us to feeling like we’re drowning and far from living a fulfilling life. We believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to live better. We can change for the better, and a lot of times, all we need is support, understanding, and hope to find those answers in a collaborative and comfortable environment.
(408) 796-1251 View (408) 796-1251
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Lori Buelna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, GC-C
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95136
Perhaps you are overwhelmed with stress and hope to achieve balance, or are dealing with anxiety/depression and desire improved mood. Maybe you or a loved one is managing a serious health condition and hope to learn of resources. You may be a parent, a teen or young adult experiencing stress or loss of a loved one or a relationship. I believe people are incredibly resilient and capable with the ability to adapt and adjust to all types of challenging circumstances when given the right care and support. You deserve to set aside a time and space to think through your thoughts, values, feelings in order to build a resilience plan.
Perhaps you are overwhelmed with stress and hope to achieve balance, or are dealing with anxiety/depression and desire improved mood. Maybe you or a loved one is managing a serious health condition and hope to learn of resources. You may be a parent, a teen or young adult experiencing stress or loss of a loved one or a relationship. I believe people are incredibly resilient and capable with the ability to adapt and adjust to all types of challenging circumstances when given the right care and support. You deserve to set aside a time and space to think through your thoughts, values, feelings in order to build a resilience plan.
(408) 413-1402 View (408) 413-1402
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Elizabeth Staggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
I also have a specialty in substance abuse and co-dependency recovery work, as well as lots of experience with mood disorders such as anxiety or depression.
Hello, I'm Beth Elliott-Staggs, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I've been providing individual, couples, and group therapy for over 20 years. I feel privileged to work in this field and am inspired by my clients' courage and growth. When providing therapy, my first goal is to build rapport with my client(s) by providing a safe, comfortable, and non-shaming environment. From there, I invited the client to guide the sessions and offered my wisdom and expertise if necessary. My belief is that we all have our own innate wisdom about how to heal if given the opportunity and support.
I also have a specialty in substance abuse and co-dependency recovery work, as well as lots of experience with mood disorders such as anxiety or depression.
Hello, I'm Beth Elliott-Staggs, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I've been providing individual, couples, and group therapy for over 20 years. I feel privileged to work in this field and am inspired by my clients' courage and growth. When providing therapy, my first goal is to build rapport with my client(s) by providing a safe, comfortable, and non-shaming environment. From there, I invited the client to guide the sessions and offered my wisdom and expertise if necessary. My belief is that we all have our own innate wisdom about how to heal if given the opportunity and support.
(408) 684-5693 View (408) 684-5693
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Margot Minnium
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
It’s even harder if one is anxious or depressed or overwhelmed by life’s traumas and relationship distress .
Good therapy works. It’s not magic but it feels that way as we work together to address the situations or relationships you’re struggling with. Together, we build a trusting relationship where change and insight are possible. Feeling relief and gaining confidence in yourself occurs. As a compassionate listener and experienced clinician, I will create a safe space and be a capable guide for you.
It’s even harder if one is anxious or depressed or overwhelmed by life’s traumas and relationship distress .
Good therapy works. It’s not magic but it feels that way as we work together to address the situations or relationships you’re struggling with. Together, we build a trusting relationship where change and insight are possible. Feeling relief and gaining confidence in yourself occurs. As a compassionate listener and experienced clinician, I will create a safe space and be a capable guide for you.
(408) 409-8866 View (408) 409-8866
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Jennifer Mass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95122
I find that my style and approach often fits well with young adults who are struggling with anxiety or depression that may come with pressures during this life stage.
Hi there, my name is Jennifer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Temecula, California. I work with young adults via telehealth, specializing in anxiety, depression and life transitions using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based approaches. I believe authenticity and genuine connection are equally as important in the therapeutic process as the modalities that we use.
I find that my style and approach often fits well with young adults who are struggling with anxiety or depression that may come with pressures during this life stage.
Hi there, my name is Jennifer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Temecula, California. I work with young adults via telehealth, specializing in anxiety, depression and life transitions using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based approaches. I believe authenticity and genuine connection are equally as important in the therapeutic process as the modalities that we use.
(408) 716-3725 View (408) 716-3725
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Eriko Timbers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128
I am passionate about working and addressing issues including depression, anxiety, phase of life issues, relationships, pregnancy, parenting challenges and trauma.
Currently accepting new clients (Both In-person or via Telehealth) My ideal client is someone who is seeking a calm and comfortable atmosphere where they can fully express themselves. Part of the process is working together to identify their individual issues and expand upon them as needed. Clients can expect a confidential and safe space where they can be heard, treated with respect, and a receive a professional therapeutic approach to address their individual need
I am passionate about working and addressing issues including depression, anxiety, phase of life issues, relationships, pregnancy, parenting challenges and trauma.
Currently accepting new clients (Both In-person or via Telehealth) My ideal client is someone who is seeking a calm and comfortable atmosphere where they can fully express themselves. Part of the process is working together to identify their individual issues and expand upon them as needed. Clients can expect a confidential and safe space where they can be heard, treated with respect, and a receive a professional therapeutic approach to address their individual need
(408) 583-6358 View (408) 583-6358
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Juana Fulton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95123
Hi, my name is Juana Fulton, and I am a bilingual (English & Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California providing individual therapy sessions via telehealth. I work with young adults, adults, and seniors from diverse identities, backgrounds, and cultures who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, mood fluctuations, substance use disorder (SUD), difficulties managing relationships, emotions, and life transition events (school, work, parenting, divorce, and loss). I use a variety of theoretical approaches, each suited to the needs and situations presented by the client.
Hi, my name is Juana Fulton, and I am a bilingual (English & Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of California providing individual therapy sessions via telehealth. I work with young adults, adults, and seniors from diverse identities, backgrounds, and cultures who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, mood fluctuations, substance use disorder (SUD), difficulties managing relationships, emotions, and life transition events (school, work, parenting, divorce, and loss). I use a variety of theoretical approaches, each suited to the needs and situations presented by the client.
(408) 882-1972 View (408) 882-1972
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Awake DBT, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95125
We help individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, emotional ups and downs and trauma. We specialize in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy and offer a comprehensive program. Please see our website: www.awakedbt.com. Our team offers weekly individual DBT, a skills training group and 24-hour skill coaching. We teach life skills in Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and interpersonal Effectiveness. Our team lead is a Certified DBT Clinician from the Linehan Board of Certification. All members in the team are in track to certification.
We help individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, emotional ups and downs and trauma. We specialize in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy and offer a comprehensive program. Please see our website: www.awakedbt.com. Our team offers weekly individual DBT, a skills training group and 24-hour skill coaching. We teach life skills in Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and interpersonal Effectiveness. Our team lead is a Certified DBT Clinician from the Linehan Board of Certification. All members in the team are in track to certification.
(408) 465-9929 View (408) 465-9929
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Vanessa Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95111
Hi! My name is Vanessa Cruz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of North San Diego County in California. I have experience working with all ages and my approach to therapy is compassion focused. I help clients develop strategies that will help them to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and overall stress. It is important to me that clients feel an ability to find their own power to be able to gain better control over their lives and be active participants of change.
Hi! My name is Vanessa Cruz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of North San Diego County in California. I have experience working with all ages and my approach to therapy is compassion focused. I help clients develop strategies that will help them to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and overall stress. It is important to me that clients feel an ability to find their own power to be able to gain better control over their lives and be active participants of change.
(408) 916-5957 View (408) 916-5957
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Sanctuary Counseling & Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCM
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, addictions and emotional challenges can disrupt our lives and everything we hold dear. I will work with you to develop a plan and set reachable goals to improve your quality of life.
Depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, addictions and emotional challenges can disrupt our lives and everything we hold dear. I will work with you to develop a plan and set reachable goals to improve your quality of life.
(669) 273-1905 View (669) 273-1905
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Linda Nastari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95150
I have over 30 years experience as a licensed pyschotherapist. I enjoy working with adolescents, individual adults, and couples. I treat a wide variety of issues including; anxiety/depression, relational difficulties, addictions, grief/loss, parenting challenges, spiritual concerns, eating disorders, family of origin issues, work related stress, and trauma. I also provide consultation to small family businesses around communication, conflict resolution, business management, and succession planning. I also am part of a collaborative team of estate attorneys, financial planners, and therapists to help families with Trust and Estate issues.
I have over 30 years experience as a licensed pyschotherapist. I enjoy working with adolescents, individual adults, and couples. I treat a wide variety of issues including; anxiety/depression, relational difficulties, addictions, grief/loss, parenting challenges, spiritual concerns, eating disorders, family of origin issues, work related stress, and trauma. I also provide consultation to small family businesses around communication, conflict resolution, business management, and succession planning. I also am part of a collaborative team of estate attorneys, financial planners, and therapists to help families with Trust and Estate issues.
(408) 669-3554 View (408) 669-3554
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Julie Stefan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95122
My name is Julie Stefan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, CA, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in individuals experiencing stress and anxiety/depression due to chronic illness or recovering from a traumatic injury or health condition. Using an eclectic, supportive approach I aim to help my clients feel cared for and to improve their current mood.
My name is Julie Stefan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, CA, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in individuals experiencing stress and anxiety/depression due to chronic illness or recovering from a traumatic injury or health condition. Using an eclectic, supportive approach I aim to help my clients feel cared for and to improve their current mood.
(408) 692-9270 View (408) 692-9270
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Veronica Regalado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
Are you looking to begin a journey of self-exploration? Welcome, you have come to the right place. I commend you for taking an important step in creating the life that you deserve.It is not always easy to acknowledge the need for help, and I am thankful you have taken that step. I have over 6 years of experience in the field. I have worked successfully with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, interpersonal conflict, self-esteem struggles, and life transitions. I provide a compassionate and safe environment for you to share your life story,and begin to understand your thought process, emotions, and responses.
Are you looking to begin a journey of self-exploration? Welcome, you have come to the right place. I commend you for taking an important step in creating the life that you deserve.It is not always easy to acknowledge the need for help, and I am thankful you have taken that step. I have over 6 years of experience in the field. I have worked successfully with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, interpersonal conflict, self-esteem struggles, and life transitions. I provide a compassionate and safe environment for you to share your life story,and begin to understand your thought process, emotions, and responses.
(408) 676-2231 View (408) 676-2231

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.