Depression Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Patricia Fedrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30350
I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety and depression.
Patricia Fedrick, LPC My name is Patricia Fedrick. I have been a licensed professional counselor for eight years. I am also a certified counselor supervisor. In that span of time, I have worked in many capacities, but I’ve found that I really like the one on one connection between counselor and therapist.
I specialize in working with those who struggle with anxiety and depression.
Patricia Fedrick, LPC My name is Patricia Fedrick. I have been a licensed professional counselor for eight years. I am also a certified counselor supervisor. In that span of time, I have worked in many capacities, but I’ve found that I really like the one on one connection between counselor and therapist.
(678) 820-7263 View (678) 820-7263
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Rashad Morgan
Master of Social Work, LMSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30345  (Online Only)
Sometimes in life we face challenges that even the strongest of people need help with navigating. Reaching out for help isn’t a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength and desire for your breakthrough. I have a passion for working with two types of clients: couples feeling stuck in a pattern of arguments and disconnection; and men struggling with Depression, Anxiety or struggling to find their purpose. As a husband, father and entrepreneur, I have life experience in navigating these challenges. I have developed the empathy, compassion, tools and knowledge to help you overcome.
Sometimes in life we face challenges that even the strongest of people need help with navigating. Reaching out for help isn’t a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength and desire for your breakthrough. I have a passion for working with two types of clients: couples feeling stuck in a pattern of arguments and disconnection; and men struggling with Depression, Anxiety or struggling to find their purpose. As a husband, father and entrepreneur, I have life experience in navigating these challenges. I have developed the empathy, compassion, tools and knowledge to help you overcome.
(470) 683-6120 View (470) 683-6120
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Wesley Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30317
Greetings! I am a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), as well as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) in Georgia with original roots in Ohio. I am a Vietnam-Era Veteran with experience working with veterans and the homeless population. Although my expertise is with Substance Abuse; I am skilled in Mental Health issues such as, (PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder; etc.) I have worked the majority of my career with Veterans, homeless, and substance abuse clients. I don't limit myself to working with veterans, but that's where I'm most comfortable.
Greetings! I am a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), as well as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) in Georgia with original roots in Ohio. I am a Vietnam-Era Veteran with experience working with veterans and the homeless population. Although my expertise is with Substance Abuse; I am skilled in Mental Health issues such as, (PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder; etc.) I have worked the majority of my career with Veterans, homeless, and substance abuse clients. I don't limit myself to working with veterans, but that's where I'm most comfortable.
(404) 476-6481 View (404) 476-6481
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Ena Melton-Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30310
I find myself often drawn to work with people who are, recovering from trauma, managing overwhelm, anxiety, or depression, struggling with a sense of self or redefining their identity, having relationship difficulty or difficulty understanding why they behave as they do in certain situations, and frustrated with feeling as though they don't fit.
My name is Ena (pronounced ee-nah) Melton-Myers. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. For me, therapy is about growth for you in whatever way is going to have the most positive impact on you at this time. In some phases of our life, growth is in small steps that help break down the things that seem overwhelming. In other phases of our life, we are ready for growth that feels like leaps and bounds. Our time together should focus on what you need at this moment to be better tomorrow. I've been very fortunate to work with a wide array of clients and am comfortable treating most conditions.
I find myself often drawn to work with people who are, recovering from trauma, managing overwhelm, anxiety, or depression, struggling with a sense of self or redefining their identity, having relationship difficulty or difficulty understanding why they behave as they do in certain situations, and frustrated with feeling as though they don't fit.
My name is Ena (pronounced ee-nah) Melton-Myers. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. For me, therapy is about growth for you in whatever way is going to have the most positive impact on you at this time. In some phases of our life, growth is in small steps that help break down the things that seem overwhelming. In other phases of our life, we are ready for growth that feels like leaps and bounds. Our time together should focus on what you need at this moment to be better tomorrow. I've been very fortunate to work with a wide array of clients and am comfortable treating most conditions.
(470) 450-4877 View (470) 450-4877
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Belinda Sanders-Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308
I specialize in working with adults, older adults, couples, and families who may be experiencing: Transitions, Grief and Loss, Healing Racial Wounds, End of life, Spirituality, Anxiety, Depression, Work Stress, Life/Work Balance, Multicultural Women's Challenges, Single Living, Relationship Obstacles, and Self -Regulation.
I see my role as a psychotherapist as that of the catalyst for change. I integrate therapeutic techniques to foster a safe, non-judgmental counseling environment where clients are able to do their internal work. The approaches I utilize include Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Mind/Body Awareness. My roles in life have included being an elementary and middle school educator, caregiver, spouse, parent of adult children, and most recently grandparent. I'm experienced in the dynamics of the ever-evolving family system.
I specialize in working with adults, older adults, couples, and families who may be experiencing: Transitions, Grief and Loss, Healing Racial Wounds, End of life, Spirituality, Anxiety, Depression, Work Stress, Life/Work Balance, Multicultural Women's Challenges, Single Living, Relationship Obstacles, and Self -Regulation.
I see my role as a psychotherapist as that of the catalyst for change. I integrate therapeutic techniques to foster a safe, non-judgmental counseling environment where clients are able to do their internal work. The approaches I utilize include Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Mind/Body Awareness. My roles in life have included being an elementary and middle school educator, caregiver, spouse, parent of adult children, and most recently grandparent. I'm experienced in the dynamics of the ever-evolving family system.
(470) 410-9017 View (470) 410-9017
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Jodi Spires
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30331
Hi, my name is Jodi Spires. For 25 years, I have worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with people learning to deal with depression, anxiety, trauma, and family issues. Though I am comfortable working with clients of all ages, when working with children, I prefer them to be a little older, like 9/10 years+. I am comfortable working with clients from diverse racial, social, or religious/spiritual backgrounds, as well as the LGBTQIA+ community.
Hi, my name is Jodi Spires. For 25 years, I have worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with people learning to deal with depression, anxiety, trauma, and family issues. Though I am comfortable working with clients of all ages, when working with children, I prefer them to be a little older, like 9/10 years+. I am comfortable working with clients from diverse racial, social, or religious/spiritual backgrounds, as well as the LGBTQIA+ community.
(678) 928-6812 View (678) 928-6812
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Oprah Zeon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30349  (Online Only)
I specialize in offering faith-based therapy to those facing challenges such as chronic illness, depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, grief, and trauma.
Do you find yourself struggling with overwhelming challenges lately? Has your faith been tested, and do you feel that maintaining relationships has become increasingly difficult? Remember, you are not alone. I am here to offer my assistance. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have accumulated over 9 years of experience in the field of mental health. My practice provides a secure, empathetic, and supportive environment, free from judgment, where you can begin your healing journey. Together, we can identify areas of concern, address unresolved issues, and equip you with effective coping skills and a fresh perspective.
I specialize in offering faith-based therapy to those facing challenges such as chronic illness, depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, grief, and trauma.
Do you find yourself struggling with overwhelming challenges lately? Has your faith been tested, and do you feel that maintaining relationships has become increasingly difficult? Remember, you are not alone. I am here to offer my assistance. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have accumulated over 9 years of experience in the field of mental health. My practice provides a secure, empathetic, and supportive environment, free from judgment, where you can begin your healing journey. Together, we can identify areas of concern, address unresolved issues, and equip you with effective coping skills and a fresh perspective.
(404) 905-3076 View (404) 905-3076
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L Elizabeth Shelton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
I have had training in a variety of modalities, covering a range of symptoms from anxiety, depression, mania, and psychosis, but the area I continue to gravitate towards is working with trauma.
I am L. Elizabeth Shelton, GA LPC 008242, and have been fully licensed since 2012, originally in Virginia and since 2015 in Georgia. My theoretical orientation to therapy is CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) as I believe it is critical to understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and drive most of the problems people struggle to overcome.
I have had training in a variety of modalities, covering a range of symptoms from anxiety, depression, mania, and psychosis, but the area I continue to gravitate towards is working with trauma.
I am L. Elizabeth Shelton, GA LPC 008242, and have been fully licensed since 2012, originally in Virginia and since 2015 in Georgia. My theoretical orientation to therapy is CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) as I believe it is critical to understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and drive most of the problems people struggle to overcome.
(470) 828-3024 View (470) 828-3024
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Shereka S Shaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30336  (Online Only)
I am Shereka S. Shaw, a License Professional Counselor for the state of Georgia. Are you an African American Woman, often misunderstood, while struggling with managing being an employee, being a wife and being a mother? Are you a person who is often overwhelmed with various feelings related to stress, frustration and aggravation? I have over 10 years of experience working with those who struggle with managing their emotions due to depression, anxiety, or past traumatic events.
I am Shereka S. Shaw, a License Professional Counselor for the state of Georgia. Are you an African American Woman, often misunderstood, while struggling with managing being an employee, being a wife and being a mother? Are you a person who is often overwhelmed with various feelings related to stress, frustration and aggravation? I have over 10 years of experience working with those who struggle with managing their emotions due to depression, anxiety, or past traumatic events.
(678) 972-1452 View (678) 972-1452
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Margo Rice Ph. D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309
My approach utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and positive psychology in treating symptoms of anxiety and depression, while tailoring therapy to each client's individual needs and goals.
Contacting a counselor can be intimidating, taking a bold step towards your own healing and health. I wholeheartedly believe that therapy helps people get to where they want to be mentally, interpersonally, and emotionally. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Clinical Supervisor providing psychotherapy and counseling services to adults, families, and couples. My practice specializes in addressing issues related to anxiety, grief, depression, relationships, and career concerns that keep people from functioning optimally.
My approach utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and positive psychology in treating symptoms of anxiety and depression, while tailoring therapy to each client's individual needs and goals.
Contacting a counselor can be intimidating, taking a bold step towards your own healing and health. I wholeheartedly believe that therapy helps people get to where they want to be mentally, interpersonally, and emotionally. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Clinical Supervisor providing psychotherapy and counseling services to adults, families, and couples. My practice specializes in addressing issues related to anxiety, grief, depression, relationships, and career concerns that keep people from functioning optimally.
(404) 994-3474 View (404) 994-3474
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Stefanie Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30316  (Online Only)
I have worked with clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, self-esteem issues, parenting issues, grief/loss, ADHD, LGBTQ, empowering victims of Narcissist, prejudice and discrimination and coping with life changes in general.
Hello! It takes courage to seek support in order to live a happy and fulfilling life. My name is Stefanie Walker and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing therapy services to both adults, adolescents and children. I am dually Licensed in Georgia and Oklahoma and I am also an Oklahoma State Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.
I have worked with clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, self-esteem issues, parenting issues, grief/loss, ADHD, LGBTQ, empowering victims of Narcissist, prejudice and discrimination and coping with life changes in general.
Hello! It takes courage to seek support in order to live a happy and fulfilling life. My name is Stefanie Walker and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience providing therapy services to both adults, adolescents and children. I am dually Licensed in Georgia and Oklahoma and I am also an Oklahoma State Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.
(470) 486-6658 View (470) 486-6658
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Deborah M Nutt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30344
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD.
Are you willing to take a step toward helping yourself and/or your loved ones? Do the challenges in your life feel overwhelming? I enjoy walking beside people during their journey to wholeness and healing. I believe we can all benefit from therapy at some point in our lives and need an established support system. Therapy is a ministry of presence; our work is collaborative. I am ready to start whenever you are!
I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD.
Are you willing to take a step toward helping yourself and/or your loved ones? Do the challenges in your life feel overwhelming? I enjoy walking beside people during their journey to wholeness and healing. I believe we can all benefit from therapy at some point in our lives and need an established support system. Therapy is a ministry of presence; our work is collaborative. I am ready to start whenever you are!
(404) 383-0264 View (404) 383-0264
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Renew Wellness Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MATS, BCD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30331
Now Accepting New Clients. Evening/Weekend Appts Available! Every day is an opportunity to take advantage of our limitless potential and the infinite possibilities life has to offer us. My areas of practice include work with individuals, families and couples who may be struggling with relationship issues, depression and anxiety, work-career issues and life transition challenges such as divorce, infidelity, blended families and co-parenting struggles to name a few. I am Board Certified and a trained PrePare/Enrich Premarital and Marriage Facilitator.
Now Accepting New Clients. Evening/Weekend Appts Available! Every day is an opportunity to take advantage of our limitless potential and the infinite possibilities life has to offer us. My areas of practice include work with individuals, families and couples who may be struggling with relationship issues, depression and anxiety, work-career issues and life transition challenges such as divorce, infidelity, blended families and co-parenting struggles to name a few. I am Board Certified and a trained PrePare/Enrich Premarital and Marriage Facilitator.
(678) 647-7057 View (678) 647-7057
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Joshua Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30342
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Washington DC with a decade of professional work experience ranging from adolescents to adults. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I help clients with family conflicts, life transitions, parenting issues, mood disorders, depression, trauma, and anxiety.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Washington DC with a decade of professional work experience ranging from adolescents to adults. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I help clients with family conflicts, life transitions, parenting issues, mood disorders, depression, trauma, and anxiety.
(404) 574-5874 View (404) 574-5874
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Molly Gobel
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
Life can throw a lot of curveballs your way, but that doesn’t mean that you have to field them alone. Anyone can struggle with healing, and reaching out for help to become the best possible version of yourself doesn’t have to be intimidating. I enjoy meeting with people from all walks of life, with a specialization in anxiety, depression, grief, and women’s issues. No matter what your background is, know that you will be welcomed into a safe, judgment-free environment that will move at the pace you want it to.
Life can throw a lot of curveballs your way, but that doesn’t mean that you have to field them alone. Anyone can struggle with healing, and reaching out for help to become the best possible version of yourself doesn’t have to be intimidating. I enjoy meeting with people from all walks of life, with a specialization in anxiety, depression, grief, and women’s issues. No matter what your background is, know that you will be welcomed into a safe, judgment-free environment that will move at the pace you want it to.
(770) 809-1297 View (770) 809-1297
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Elizabeth Leonard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals manage their stress, anxiety or depression.
Hi. I'm Elizabeth. Do you feel out of sorts, anxious or down? Do you wish you could gain control of your thoughts and emotions? Do you feel stuck? I am here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now and offer you a safe place to be open and honest.
I specialize in helping individuals manage their stress, anxiety or depression.
Hi. I'm Elizabeth. Do you feel out of sorts, anxious or down? Do you wish you could gain control of your thoughts and emotions? Do you feel stuck? I am here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now and offer you a safe place to be open and honest.
(470) 619-2784 View (470) 619-2784
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Andrea Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
Andrea Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 9 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, life transitions, and substance use disorders. Andrea has extensive experience counseling young adults, adults, families, couples, and groups in both residential and outpatient settings. Andrea has a passion for working with the entire family system impacted by addiction. She enjoys providing the education and support that family members are often seeking to learn how to manage their new role within the family system and to support recovery.
Andrea Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 9 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, life transitions, and substance use disorders. Andrea has extensive experience counseling young adults, adults, families, couples, and groups in both residential and outpatient settings. Andrea has a passion for working with the entire family system impacted by addiction. She enjoys providing the education and support that family members are often seeking to learn how to manage their new role within the family system and to support recovery.
(678) 317-9013 View (678) 317-9013
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Kim Lawson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
My experience includes helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, coping with life changes, trauma, and end of life issues.
Hi, I'm Dr. Kim Lawson It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change. I am here to support, empower, and challenge you in that journey. You are the expert of your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming what is keeping you from your best life.
My experience includes helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, coping with life changes, trauma, and end of life issues.
Hi, I'm Dr. Kim Lawson It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps toward change. I am here to support, empower, and challenge you in that journey. You are the expert of your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming what is keeping you from your best life.
(470) 428-7803 View (470) 428-7803
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Ja'el Wright
Associate Professional Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30338  (Online Only)
There was a time in life when asking for help was the hardest thing to do. To be honest, even as a professional counselor, asking for help is sometimes still hard. But it is easier to overcome. Depression and Anxiety is the most hidden illness among African American women today. Our culture teaches us that it is weak to ask for help and gaining a badge of honor means sacrificing your mental well being so that other can be happy. It's time to break the cycle and generational curse or mental illness in the BIPOC communities. It's time to seek help.
There was a time in life when asking for help was the hardest thing to do. To be honest, even as a professional counselor, asking for help is sometimes still hard. But it is easier to overcome. Depression and Anxiety is the most hidden illness among African American women today. Our culture teaches us that it is weak to ask for help and gaining a badge of honor means sacrificing your mental well being so that other can be happy. It's time to break the cycle and generational curse or mental illness in the BIPOC communities. It's time to seek help.
(404) 856-4016 View (404) 856-4016
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Rakiya Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
My goal is to help you transform into the person you envisioned for your life. I understand each client has unique circumstances that brought them to seek therapy. Therefore, I treat each client as an individual rather than a diagnostic label. I have experience working with a broad range of disorders and issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, body image, and unhealthy boundaries. I love to utilize an eclectic approach with traditional techniques to therapy.
My goal is to help you transform into the person you envisioned for your life. I understand each client has unique circumstances that brought them to seek therapy. Therefore, I treat each client as an individual rather than a diagnostic label. I have experience working with a broad range of disorders and issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, body image, and unhealthy boundaries. I love to utilize an eclectic approach with traditional techniques to therapy.
(404) 737-6959 View (404) 737-6959

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.