Depression Therapists in Denver, CO

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Brea Giancaterino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you feeling lost, stuck, depressed, or anxious? Do you experience challenging thoughts and feelings about family members and struggle navigating current relationships? Let's work together to process your experiences, untangle the complexities of your relationships, and foster a positive sense of self. With unconditional support and acceptance, I'll meet you exactly where you are, guiding you towards healing and growth in a safe space.
Hello! Are you feeling lost, stuck, depressed, or anxious? Do you experience challenging thoughts and feelings about family members and struggle navigating current relationships? Let's work together to process your experiences, untangle the complexities of your relationships, and foster a positive sense of self. With unconditional support and acceptance, I'll meet you exactly where you are, guiding you towards healing and growth in a safe space.
(720) 619-6878 View (720) 619-6878
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Jason Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80206
I specialize in trauma (PTSD), men's issues and depression/anxiety.
Have you been in therapy for years and feel like you are not making progress? Have you been trying to change some maladaptive behaviors like; lashing out at others, giving in/pacifying, avoiding people/situations, or just breaking out of a depressive funk? You are not broken. The discourse may be wrong. We are all shaped by our individual experiences. They represent themselves in the form of memories and they not only define us but often make it hard to change without addressing them directly. If you are ready for change and feel you need to change the discourse, I encourage you to reach out.
I specialize in trauma (PTSD), men's issues and depression/anxiety.
Have you been in therapy for years and feel like you are not making progress? Have you been trying to change some maladaptive behaviors like; lashing out at others, giving in/pacifying, avoiding people/situations, or just breaking out of a depressive funk? You are not broken. The discourse may be wrong. We are all shaped by our individual experiences. They represent themselves in the form of memories and they not only define us but often make it hard to change without addressing them directly. If you are ready for change and feel you need to change the discourse, I encourage you to reach out.
(720) 821-6104 View (720) 821-6104
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Jason Wells PhD
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80203
I respect and acknowledge your courage and initiative in exploring the possibility of therapy. As a Jungian & depth-oriented Psychotherapist with offices in Denver and Colorado Springs, I offer solid clinical expertise, soul-centered guidance and practical therapeutic help when you are feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, stressed, or struggling within a crisis, to help you reclaim hope and meaning. My approach utilizes your strengths while identifying difficulties that have hindered your ability to live fully your potential.
I respect and acknowledge your courage and initiative in exploring the possibility of therapy. As a Jungian & depth-oriented Psychotherapist with offices in Denver and Colorado Springs, I offer solid clinical expertise, soul-centered guidance and practical therapeutic help when you are feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, stressed, or struggling within a crisis, to help you reclaim hope and meaning. My approach utilizes your strengths while identifying difficulties that have hindered your ability to live fully your potential.
(720) 420-6042 View (720) 420-6042
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Lisa Hunter Lollar
Psychologist, PsyD, CC-AASP
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
I am a clinical psychologist specializing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, work related issues, life changes, personal growth, trauma, family issues, identity development.
People seek therapy because they need to make changes in their lives. Whether feeling overwhelmed by current circumstances or unable to break away from old patterns and struggles, therapy offers clarity, hope, and the possibility of change. My experience and education have led me to believe that one of the most important aspects of psychotherapy is the client-therapist relationship: therapy is a relationship based treatment. My client-centered approach is built on a positive, mutually respectful relationship. My approach is individually tailored for each client, taking into account their past and their current situation.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, work related issues, life changes, personal growth, trauma, family issues, identity development.
People seek therapy because they need to make changes in their lives. Whether feeling overwhelmed by current circumstances or unable to break away from old patterns and struggles, therapy offers clarity, hope, and the possibility of change. My experience and education have led me to believe that one of the most important aspects of psychotherapy is the client-therapist relationship: therapy is a relationship based treatment. My client-centered approach is built on a positive, mutually respectful relationship. My approach is individually tailored for each client, taking into account their past and their current situation.
(720) 213-5610 View (720) 213-5610
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Rachel Cohen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80222
I specialize in anxiety, depression, life-transitions, trauma, and relationships.
Welcome! I’m Rachel, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is fully trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). My goal is to create a safe and empowering space for my clients in order to build a positive relationship. As we continue to grow as individuals, we are constantly trying to identify and discover who we are and who we want to be. Our teenage and young adult years can be stressful and overwhelming to navigate with all of the different life changes that continue to happen, so it’s okay to be unsure of where to go next.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, life-transitions, trauma, and relationships.
Welcome! I’m Rachel, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is fully trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). My goal is to create a safe and empowering space for my clients in order to build a positive relationship. As we continue to grow as individuals, we are constantly trying to identify and discover who we are and who we want to be. Our teenage and young adult years can be stressful and overwhelming to navigate with all of the different life changes that continue to happen, so it’s okay to be unsure of where to go next.
(303) 502-9044 View (303) 502-9044
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Christina Carrigan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80230
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2017. I have had the opportunity to work with multiple populations, including refugees, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, individuals struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse and sexual addictions. Seeing people's hope and desire to survive has always inspired me as a counselor, which pushes me to provide empathy for all those I have the honor of working with. I am a Level Two EMDR therapist, with eight years of trauma informed care working with PTSD, depression and anxiety.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2017. I have had the opportunity to work with multiple populations, including refugees, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, individuals struggling with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse and sexual addictions. Seeing people's hope and desire to survive has always inspired me as a counselor, which pushes me to provide empathy for all those I have the honor of working with. I am a Level Two EMDR therapist, with eight years of trauma informed care working with PTSD, depression and anxiety.
(720) 802-2598 View (720) 802-2598
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Oliver Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80231  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! My name is Zari and I am a Licensed professional counselor that will help you identify, understand, and work through whatever problems you are facing. I have worked with a range of populations, more specifically adults, young and old, feeling burdened by a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, mood instability, trauma, low self esteem, identity development, relationships, family conflict, grief, parenting issues, and other life challenges that one may feel is keeping them stuck.
Hi! My name is Zari and I am a Licensed professional counselor that will help you identify, understand, and work through whatever problems you are facing. I have worked with a range of populations, more specifically adults, young and old, feeling burdened by a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, mood instability, trauma, low self esteem, identity development, relationships, family conflict, grief, parenting issues, and other life challenges that one may feel is keeping them stuck.
(720) 636-7246 View (720) 636-7246
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Elizabeth Denkins (Rice)
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80218
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, or other emotional struggles that seem impossible to get through? Do these things interfere with your life goals and relationships? You don't have to stay stuck where you are. Therapy can be very helpful with the effort of both the clinician and client. I don’t believe one approach is fitting for everyone as I come from an eclectic view. I will work with you through a therapeutic modality we both agree fits your needs and where you are in your journey towards health.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, or other emotional struggles that seem impossible to get through? Do these things interfere with your life goals and relationships? You don't have to stay stuck where you are. Therapy can be very helpful with the effort of both the clinician and client. I don’t believe one approach is fitting for everyone as I come from an eclectic view. I will work with you through a therapeutic modality we both agree fits your needs and where you are in your journey towards health.
(720) 575-3124 View (720) 575-3124
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Gary Schreiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Relationships can be either invigorating or debilitating. We can create either type of relationship based on how we deal with our partner. Our feelings of depression and anxiety usually are associated with relationships in our life, whether our partner or family members and how we are raised. Looking at the causes of the unpleasant feelings are the first step in healing. The process then becomes finding solutions to the stuck patterns we find ourselves in. People do not exist externally from society but in conjunction with society.
Relationships can be either invigorating or debilitating. We can create either type of relationship based on how we deal with our partner. Our feelings of depression and anxiety usually are associated with relationships in our life, whether our partner or family members and how we are raised. Looking at the causes of the unpleasant feelings are the first step in healing. The process then becomes finding solutions to the stuck patterns we find ourselves in. People do not exist externally from society but in conjunction with society.
(720) 310-6536 View (720) 310-6536
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Andrea Rojas Karl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80230  (Online Only)
Covid-19 has brought significant struggles from financial, eating, depression, anxiety, addictions and other mental health issues.
Why can’t we make fast changes? The subconscious is responsible for 95% of our behavior and decisions and that it can scan information at lightning speed! Your subconscious, not only controls all the processes of your body, but also knows the answers to many of your questions, can solve many problems and facilitates change! Great news!! I am one of the few that work with the subconscious mind in person and online. Schedule your FREE consult to get the results you have always wanted! Se habla ESPAÑOL, trabajo con latinos
Covid-19 has brought significant struggles from financial, eating, depression, anxiety, addictions and other mental health issues.
Why can’t we make fast changes? The subconscious is responsible for 95% of our behavior and decisions and that it can scan information at lightning speed! Your subconscious, not only controls all the processes of your body, but also knows the answers to many of your questions, can solve many problems and facilitates change! Great news!! I am one of the few that work with the subconscious mind in person and online. Schedule your FREE consult to get the results you have always wanted! Se habla ESPAÑOL, trabajo con latinos
(720) 640-9041 View (720) 640-9041
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Alena Mecomber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety and especially enjoy helping individuals and families through transitions in life. I have spent several years working with families around caregiver support, dementia, and care management helping families navigate complex systems. My counseling style is to utilize a strengths based prospective, CBT, motivational interviewing and most importantly, meeting clients where they are.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety and especially enjoy helping individuals and families through transitions in life. I have spent several years working with families around caregiver support, dementia, and care management helping families navigate complex systems. My counseling style is to utilize a strengths based prospective, CBT, motivational interviewing and most importantly, meeting clients where they are.
(720) 605-1150 View (720) 605-1150
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Misty Grimes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80224  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, low self esteem, recovery from domestic violence, and substance addiction.
Blue Phoenix Counseling provides a safe non-judgmental space to process and heal from life's challenges and trauma. It is my goal to assist you in finding a new perspective and wisdom that you can apply in your daily life to improve your overall happiness and wellbeing. We are in this together, and my approach is to meet you where you are and assist you in becoming your best self. Life's challenges and trauma can bring us down and hinder our spirit; dimming our light. Happiness is an inside job. In order for light to radiate throughout; it has to radiate from within. Blue Phoenix will assist you in finding your light.
I have extensive experience in treating depression, anxiety, low self esteem, recovery from domestic violence, and substance addiction.
Blue Phoenix Counseling provides a safe non-judgmental space to process and heal from life's challenges and trauma. It is my goal to assist you in finding a new perspective and wisdom that you can apply in your daily life to improve your overall happiness and wellbeing. We are in this together, and my approach is to meet you where you are and assist you in becoming your best self. Life's challenges and trauma can bring us down and hinder our spirit; dimming our light. Happiness is an inside job. In order for light to radiate throughout; it has to radiate from within. Blue Phoenix will assist you in finding your light.
(720) 594-4259 View (720) 594-4259
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David I. Milner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed with work,marriage and family, Relationship Conflicts? Anxious or depressed? Extramarital Issues? Life transition of separation,divorce,retirement?I hope that it reassures you to know that I am a Ph.D. licensed psychologist and have been in full time private practice for over 35 years. The counseling process is focused on your specific needs and objectives. Each session is organized to help you enhance your strengths and resources and to help you develop the most meaningful perspectives, skills and solutions in a time-efficient manner.
Feeling overwhelmed with work,marriage and family, Relationship Conflicts? Anxious or depressed? Extramarital Issues? Life transition of separation,divorce,retirement?I hope that it reassures you to know that I am a Ph.D. licensed psychologist and have been in full time private practice for over 35 years. The counseling process is focused on your specific needs and objectives. Each session is organized to help you enhance your strengths and resources and to help you develop the most meaningful perspectives, skills and solutions in a time-efficient manner.
(303) 619-0855 View (303) 619-0855
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Kim Colna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206
Kim Colna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 12 years of experience providing evidence based mental health services to children, adults and families to include diagnostic assessment, individual, family, and group therapy. Kim uses a variety of individualized treatment modalities to include, but not limited to CBT, ERP, ACT, DBT, Play Therapy, family systems, and strengths based treatment to treat a wide range of mental health symptoms and conditions to include but not limited to, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Behavioral Dysregulation, Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conversion Disorders and Psychosis.
Kim Colna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 12 years of experience providing evidence based mental health services to children, adults and families to include diagnostic assessment, individual, family, and group therapy. Kim uses a variety of individualized treatment modalities to include, but not limited to CBT, ERP, ACT, DBT, Play Therapy, family systems, and strengths based treatment to treat a wide range of mental health symptoms and conditions to include but not limited to, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Behavioral Dysregulation, Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Conversion Disorders and Psychosis.
(970) 825-1096 View (970) 825-1096
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Keith D. Wall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80238  (Online Only)
Hello! I specialize in helping individuals navigate life's challenges while finding practical strategies for change. Many of my clients are people dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, and self-doubt, seeking genuine understanding and direction. My clients and I work together to identify specific challenges and develop effective solutions. My aim is to foster self-discovery, resilience, and meaningful change, empowering clients to build a more fulfilling future.
Hello! I specialize in helping individuals navigate life's challenges while finding practical strategies for change. Many of my clients are people dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, and self-doubt, seeking genuine understanding and direction. My clients and I work together to identify specific challenges and develop effective solutions. My aim is to foster self-discovery, resilience, and meaningful change, empowering clients to build a more fulfilling future.
(720) 924-4693 View (720) 924-4693
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Jonathan Shaffer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked extensively with those struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, relationship distress, and occupational/educational distress.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals with various difficulties in living, using techniques that are supported by evidence. Psychotherapy can help build your coping skills for now and for your future. In addition to working with diverse individuals from across the lifespan, my work focuses on those with chronic medical conditions. I work best with individuals who are looking to develop or refine coping skills and relaxation techniques as well as those who are looking to develop insight into their difficulties.
I have worked extensively with those struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, relationship distress, and occupational/educational distress.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals with various difficulties in living, using techniques that are supported by evidence. Psychotherapy can help build your coping skills for now and for your future. In addition to working with diverse individuals from across the lifespan, my work focuses on those with chronic medical conditions. I work best with individuals who are looking to develop or refine coping skills and relaxation techniques as well as those who are looking to develop insight into their difficulties.
(720) 709-2501 View (720) 709-2501
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Tess Carroll Keeley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211
I specialize in working with relationship problems, identity development, shame and confidence, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
You may have learned that sweeping challenges under the rug was a reasonable way of dealing with uncomfortable feelings, like sadness, loneliness, and shame. And yet, while you may feel better at first, you couldn’t help but notice that the same feelings emerge again and again. If you are in a committed relationship, you may feel exhausted noticing that the same conflicts recur with your partner(s), leading to frustration or apathy. These issues can cause you to have a difficult time trusting yourself and your intuition, leave you feeling disconnected, and make you question how to move forward to create a life with more purpose.
I specialize in working with relationship problems, identity development, shame and confidence, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
You may have learned that sweeping challenges under the rug was a reasonable way of dealing with uncomfortable feelings, like sadness, loneliness, and shame. And yet, while you may feel better at first, you couldn’t help but notice that the same feelings emerge again and again. If you are in a committed relationship, you may feel exhausted noticing that the same conflicts recur with your partner(s), leading to frustration or apathy. These issues can cause you to have a difficult time trusting yourself and your intuition, leave you feeling disconnected, and make you question how to move forward to create a life with more purpose.
(720) 613-2546 View (720) 613-2546
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Darby Kolo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80206  (Online Only)
Change is not linear. I have come to understand the numerous challenges in life that can make you feel as if you have gone nowhere. The anxiety that sets in is alarming and the depression that may later consume you feels debilitating. However, my work has also taught my the impact we often have on our own suffering: how we often jump to "I can't" instead of "I can try." We have all found ourselves deep in self-doubt, feeling stuck in the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Are you hoping to see how change and success can become more linear overtime? My approach can help you get there.
Change is not linear. I have come to understand the numerous challenges in life that can make you feel as if you have gone nowhere. The anxiety that sets in is alarming and the depression that may later consume you feels debilitating. However, my work has also taught my the impact we often have on our own suffering: how we often jump to "I can't" instead of "I can try." We have all found ourselves deep in self-doubt, feeling stuck in the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Are you hoping to see how change and success can become more linear overtime? My approach can help you get there.
(720) 704-1647 View (720) 704-1647
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Julian Frazier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Denver, CO 80218
If given the choice, most people would naturally strive toward becoming the best version of themselves. Depression, Anxiety, and Chronic stress are common roadblocks that can slow our progress or bring it to a halt altogether. While there are many one-size-fits-all approaches to improving mental health, we know that the most effective therapy requires customizing holistic treatment and lifestyle interventions. I am looking to work with folks who don't just want to cope with symptoms but are ready to overcome them for good.
If given the choice, most people would naturally strive toward becoming the best version of themselves. Depression, Anxiety, and Chronic stress are common roadblocks that can slow our progress or bring it to a halt altogether. While there are many one-size-fits-all approaches to improving mental health, we know that the most effective therapy requires customizing holistic treatment and lifestyle interventions. I am looking to work with folks who don't just want to cope with symptoms but are ready to overcome them for good.
(720) 807-6416 View (720) 807-6416
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Charan M Bashir
Counselor, LPC, CCTP-II, CIMHP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
As life progresses, we each encounter difficulties that create ripples in our lives. I aim to create a collaborative space in which to discuss the ways in which clients can experience change and feel empowered. Creating a non-judgemental space is crucial to me within the therapeutic environment, so that exploration of self can occur. I have had extensive clinical experience in identity formation, depression, coping, grief, comorbid mental health diagnoses, and anxiety. I enjoy developing a strong alliance with clients in order to facilitate a sense of growth.
As life progresses, we each encounter difficulties that create ripples in our lives. I aim to create a collaborative space in which to discuss the ways in which clients can experience change and feel empowered. Creating a non-judgemental space is crucial to me within the therapeutic environment, so that exploration of self can occur. I have had extensive clinical experience in identity formation, depression, coping, grief, comorbid mental health diagnoses, and anxiety. I enjoy developing a strong alliance with clients in order to facilitate a sense of growth.
(720) 790-3354 View (720) 790-3354
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.