Depression Therapists in Roswell, GA

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Rena Diamond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS, CCH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Roswell, GA 30076  (Online Only)
Anxiety and depression can cloud our judgment, closing us off from ourselves and others. Perhaps you have achieved your goals, yet still struggle with feeling “not good enough.” You may feel paralyzed, unable to move forward, continually engaged in self-destructive patterns of thoughts and behavior. What would it be like to quiet those anxious thoughts, experience lasting and genuine peace, and make positive change? Together we can increase your self-understanding, build resiliency, find meaning, navigate challenges, and facilitate joy and growth. My approach is genuine, down-to-earth, warm, insightful, playful, and compassionate.
Anxiety and depression can cloud our judgment, closing us off from ourselves and others. Perhaps you have achieved your goals, yet still struggle with feeling “not good enough.” You may feel paralyzed, unable to move forward, continually engaged in self-destructive patterns of thoughts and behavior. What would it be like to quiet those anxious thoughts, experience lasting and genuine peace, and make positive change? Together we can increase your self-understanding, build resiliency, find meaning, navigate challenges, and facilitate joy and growth. My approach is genuine, down-to-earth, warm, insightful, playful, and compassionate.
(470) 206-2233 x9 View (470) 206-2233 x9
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Josefina Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roswell, GA 30076
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, eating and body image issues, or multicultural concerns? Would you like to live more richly and mindfully? We'll work together to find solutions to the challenges you are facing.
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, eating and body image issues, or multicultural concerns? Would you like to live more richly and mindfully? We'll work together to find solutions to the challenges you are facing.
(844) 931-4204 View (844) 931-4204
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Jami Hanneman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30076
Jami Hanneman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that joined Georgia Behavioral Professionals group April 2018 working in the Roswell office. Jami Hanneman has over 12 years experience in working with children, adults and families. Jami has spent several years working with children on the Autism spectrum, adolescents with behavioral or emotional difficulties and the effects of this on the family. She has experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Life transition, and Chronic illness.
Jami Hanneman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that joined Georgia Behavioral Professionals group April 2018 working in the Roswell office. Jami Hanneman has over 12 years experience in working with children, adults and families. Jami has spent several years working with children on the Autism spectrum, adolescents with behavioral or emotional difficulties and the effects of this on the family. She has experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Life transition, and Chronic illness.
(678) 515-9826 View (678) 515-9826
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Susan L Keenan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Roswell, GA 30076
You don't know why, but you just don't feel like yourself anymore. You feel depressed, you can't focus, you are anxious or wanting to isolate yourself. You don't know when it started but something is not right and your life is not like it used to be. What would your life be like if you had a greater understanding and better tools for coping with and managing your emotions? What would your relationships be like if you had a deeper awareness of yourself and improved strategies for communicating with your loved ones?
You don't know why, but you just don't feel like yourself anymore. You feel depressed, you can't focus, you are anxious or wanting to isolate yourself. You don't know when it started but something is not right and your life is not like it used to be. What would your life be like if you had a greater understanding and better tools for coping with and managing your emotions? What would your relationships be like if you had a deeper awareness of yourself and improved strategies for communicating with your loved ones?
(470) 748-6533 View (470) 748-6533
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Men's Talk Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30075  (Online Only)
I'm Charlie Cummins - From personal and professional experience, I understand how destructive emotions affect relationships, health, and career decisions. I can help you learn skills to manage Depression, Anxiety and Anger. I have worked with thousands of clients and can help you change yourself, your relationships and your career. You’ll form a partnership with someone who has walked down the path with many others before. Our relationship will be collaborative and based on mutual respect. It’s not my place to judge you. Instead, we’ll focus on creating the changes you want to see in your life. Like many of those I help, you’ve
I'm Charlie Cummins - From personal and professional experience, I understand how destructive emotions affect relationships, health, and career decisions. I can help you learn skills to manage Depression, Anxiety and Anger. I have worked with thousands of clients and can help you change yourself, your relationships and your career. You’ll form a partnership with someone who has walked down the path with many others before. Our relationship will be collaborative and based on mutual respect. It’s not my place to judge you. Instead, we’ll focus on creating the changes you want to see in your life. Like many of those I help, you’ve
(770) 450-5640 View (770) 450-5640
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Dr. John Paul Garrison
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA, C-PD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Roswell, GA 30075
Teletherapy Available - It is easy for anxiety, depression, and stress to become overwhelming with all of life's demands. If you are often feeling overwhelmed, anxious, panicky, depressed, or unsettled, now may be the time to seek treatment. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to work with clients on stress management, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, substance abuse/addiction, and trauma/PTSD. My therapy is typically short-term, and I collaborate with clients to find solutions to increase coping skills and minimize anxiety. As a therapist, I like to actively engage with clients.
Teletherapy Available - It is easy for anxiety, depression, and stress to become overwhelming with all of life's demands. If you are often feeling overwhelmed, anxious, panicky, depressed, or unsettled, now may be the time to seek treatment. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to work with clients on stress management, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, substance abuse/addiction, and trauma/PTSD. My therapy is typically short-term, and I collaborate with clients to find solutions to increase coping skills and minimize anxiety. As a therapist, I like to actively engage with clients.
(678) 658-0978 View (678) 658-0978
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Marinna Bryant
Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30076  (Online Only)
As a graduate from Harvard University & Thomas University, Marinna offers a background in anxiety, depression, children, and women's issues.
Marinna Bryant understands that navigating life's challenges can feel overwhelming at times. She envisions her ideal client as someone who is seeking support to overcome anxiety, depression, or struggles related to women's issues. Her clients are individuals who are ready to embark on a journey towards personal growth and resilience.
As a graduate from Harvard University & Thomas University, Marinna offers a background in anxiety, depression, children, and women's issues.
Marinna Bryant understands that navigating life's challenges can feel overwhelming at times. She envisions her ideal client as someone who is seeking support to overcome anxiety, depression, or struggles related to women's issues. Her clients are individuals who are ready to embark on a journey towards personal growth and resilience.
(678) 967-0338 View (678) 967-0338
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Ashley Bobo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30076
Are you feeling overwhelmed and full of self-doubt? Disconnected from the people around you? Life is full of challenges. We can help. Whether you or a loved one is struggling with anxiety, depression, or other stressors, there is hope. We can help you build a life worth living. Wellview Counseling provides therapeutic counseling services to children, teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, grief and loss, parenting, life transitions, peri and postpartum depression and anxiety, and other mental health concerns. Our goal is to restore wellbeing to you and your family.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and full of self-doubt? Disconnected from the people around you? Life is full of challenges. We can help. Whether you or a loved one is struggling with anxiety, depression, or other stressors, there is hope. We can help you build a life worth living. Wellview Counseling provides therapeutic counseling services to children, teens and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, grief and loss, parenting, life transitions, peri and postpartum depression and anxiety, and other mental health concerns. Our goal is to restore wellbeing to you and your family.
(678) 928-9989 View (678) 928-9989
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Julia F. Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roswell, GA 30075
Are you an adult or teen who is struggling to manage difficult emotions? Have you experienced emotional trauma, unhealthy or difficult relationships, or low self esteem? Are you exhausted from emotional distress and need support? If so, please consider contacting me for therapy. I am passionate about helping people live a happy, fulfilled lives. Together, we can work to help you gain deeper understanding and work to accomplish goals that make life more satisfying. My areas of focus include suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, body image, depression, anxiety, trauma, CPTSD, relationships, identity, and self-esteem.
Are you an adult or teen who is struggling to manage difficult emotions? Have you experienced emotional trauma, unhealthy or difficult relationships, or low self esteem? Are you exhausted from emotional distress and need support? If so, please consider contacting me for therapy. I am passionate about helping people live a happy, fulfilled lives. Together, we can work to help you gain deeper understanding and work to accomplish goals that make life more satisfying. My areas of focus include suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, body image, depression, anxiety, trauma, CPTSD, relationships, identity, and self-esteem.
(678) 252-5522 View (678) 252-5522
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April Noriega
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30076
April has a history of working with individuals with ADHD, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD.
April Noriega is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. April has a long history of working with a diverse population of clients and disorders. As a military spouse, a mom of three, and a survivor of past trauma, April brings a wide array of skill sets and real-world experiences. Her hope is through therapy, you will see improvements and gain the tools you need to benefit your journey to a healthier you. April has worked with clients of all ages and has worked in private practice, in-home settings, in clinics, and via telehealth.
April has a history of working with individuals with ADHD, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD.
April Noriega is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. April has a long history of working with a diverse population of clients and disorders. As a military spouse, a mom of three, and a survivor of past trauma, April brings a wide array of skill sets and real-world experiences. Her hope is through therapy, you will see improvements and gain the tools you need to benefit your journey to a healthier you. April has worked with clients of all ages and has worked in private practice, in-home settings, in clinics, and via telehealth.
(470) 524-3409 View (470) 524-3409
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Luna Mindful Infusions
APRN, CRNA
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30075
Welcome to our ketamine clinic. Imagine walking through our doors, burdened by treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, or chronic pain. Your needs are clear: relief, hope, and reclaiming your life. Your goals matter: compassionate care, breakthroughs, and rediscovering joy. What you want is fundamental: healing, understanding, and transformation. Here, we provide the support, expertise, and innovative treatments to help you reclaim the life you deserve. Welcome to a place where healing begins.
Welcome to our ketamine clinic. Imagine walking through our doors, burdened by treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, or chronic pain. Your needs are clear: relief, hope, and reclaiming your life. Your goals matter: compassionate care, breakthroughs, and rediscovering joy. What you want is fundamental: healing, understanding, and transformation. Here, we provide the support, expertise, and innovative treatments to help you reclaim the life you deserve. Welcome to a place where healing begins.
(470) 465-9128 View (470) 465-9128
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Erin Conley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30075
I am an integrative psychotherapist, combining traditional psychotherapy with science based mind-body approaches to restore and enhance emotional, mental, and physiological balance, health, and well-being. My specialities include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress reduction, self acceptance and overall personal growth. I believe in identifying qualities of health and strength in each person I meet and I enjoy working with individuals who are willing to explore the root causes of symptoms and are motivated to improve their quality of life.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, combining traditional psychotherapy with science based mind-body approaches to restore and enhance emotional, mental, and physiological balance, health, and well-being. My specialities include eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress reduction, self acceptance and overall personal growth. I believe in identifying qualities of health and strength in each person I meet and I enjoy working with individuals who are willing to explore the root causes of symptoms and are motivated to improve their quality of life.
(833) 210-7574 View (833) 210-7574
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Barbara Bogartz
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30076
If you are an individual dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, or anger, or a couple plagued by communication difficulties, unmet expectations, intimacy issues, etc.
For some of us it isn’t easy to admit to another person that we are having difficulty handling personal problems However, what may seem like an overwhelming burden to one person can become a much lighter load when it is shared with a caring professional. I welcome the opportunity to work with you, offering my compassion, support and knowledge. My professional training and experience are backed up by many years of real life experience as a daughter, friend, wife and mother. Relieving emotional distress and assisting both individuals and couples to learn, grow and heal are my mission.
If you are an individual dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, or anger, or a couple plagued by communication difficulties, unmet expectations, intimacy issues, etc.
For some of us it isn’t easy to admit to another person that we are having difficulty handling personal problems However, what may seem like an overwhelming burden to one person can become a much lighter load when it is shared with a caring professional. I welcome the opportunity to work with you, offering my compassion, support and knowledge. My professional training and experience are backed up by many years of real life experience as a daughter, friend, wife and mother. Relieving emotional distress and assisting both individuals and couples to learn, grow and heal are my mission.
(678) 820-5190 x35 View (678) 820-5190 x35
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Julie Conrad
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Roswell, GA 30075
You are ready to make some positive changes in your life, but not sure where to start. Perhaps you feel stuck in your relationships, or are going through a transition. Maybe you feel overwhelmed by anxiety or depression and want to learn to manage better, develop new coping skills, feel more in control of your life. You wonder, when did it all get so complicated? Or maybe you are a parent and very worried about your teen. You want to be the one to help them, but at a loss as to how, and you would like to find someone they can trust and connect with, open up to, and also help guide you in parenting them through these hard times.
You are ready to make some positive changes in your life, but not sure where to start. Perhaps you feel stuck in your relationships, or are going through a transition. Maybe you feel overwhelmed by anxiety or depression and want to learn to manage better, develop new coping skills, feel more in control of your life. You wonder, when did it all get so complicated? Or maybe you are a parent and very worried about your teen. You want to be the one to help them, but at a loss as to how, and you would like to find someone they can trust and connect with, open up to, and also help guide you in parenting them through these hard times.
(770) 648-3315 View (770) 648-3315
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Kelsey Anne Donahue
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30076
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile. Finding the right counselor that fits your needs is an important part of the therapeutic journey. My first goal as a counselor is to build rapport in the first few sessions. Trusting your counselor is important to making progress in each session. I'm compassionate, empathetic, and open-minded. Each client is unique in their own way and it is important that I tailor each client to the appropriate therapeutic modality.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile. Finding the right counselor that fits your needs is an important part of the therapeutic journey. My first goal as a counselor is to build rapport in the first few sessions. Trusting your counselor is important to making progress in each session. I'm compassionate, empathetic, and open-minded. Each client is unique in their own way and it is important that I tailor each client to the appropriate therapeutic modality.
(678) 578-7100 View (678) 578-7100
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Ilene L Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIRT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Roswell, GA 30075  (Online Only)
Additional training was obtained in couples therapy, divorce, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, and trauma.
Counseling is provided in a supportive atmosphere to find new solutions with the issues you are struggling with. Professional counseling is provided to assist individuals with relationships, diminish stress, and to achieve clarity and confidence about goals and personal desires. Helping clients reach their potential in pursuits that they feel is important is a priority. Each individual is given care and attention to begin to understand the reasons that have led to current difficulties. Goals are established collaboratively to achieve relief and lasting change.
Additional training was obtained in couples therapy, divorce, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, and trauma.
Counseling is provided in a supportive atmosphere to find new solutions with the issues you are struggling with. Professional counseling is provided to assist individuals with relationships, diminish stress, and to achieve clarity and confidence about goals and personal desires. Helping clients reach their potential in pursuits that they feel is important is a priority. Each individual is given care and attention to begin to understand the reasons that have led to current difficulties. Goals are established collaboratively to achieve relief and lasting change.
(678) 245-6191 View (678) 245-6191
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Tiffany Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30075
Tiffany Hill is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, and National Certified Counselor with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults choose themselves, love themselves, free themselves, and heal themselves. Additionally, she seeks to aid individuals in becoming the best version of themselves, building upon their strengths, and creating an atmosphere of trust. Tiffany specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, family systems, and co-occurring disorders.
Tiffany Hill is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, and National Certified Counselor with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults choose themselves, love themselves, free themselves, and heal themselves. Additionally, she seeks to aid individuals in becoming the best version of themselves, building upon their strengths, and creating an atmosphere of trust. Tiffany specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, family systems, and co-occurring disorders.
(678) 671-5096 View (678) 671-5096
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Lexi Cooper
Master Social Worker , LMSW
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30076
Lexi has worked with clients across the lifespan, but mainly specializes in working with individuals ranging in age from 6 years old to thirty-five years old. She works with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and OCD, as well as provides tools for those coping with life changes and challenges. As a clinician, Lexi creates a therapeutic space that emphasizes unconditional acceptance and respect. Lexi focuses on supporting each client, and/or family system, in their journey to learn new perspectives.
Lexi has worked with clients across the lifespan, but mainly specializes in working with individuals ranging in age from 6 years old to thirty-five years old. She works with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, and OCD, as well as provides tools for those coping with life changes and challenges. As a clinician, Lexi creates a therapeutic space that emphasizes unconditional acceptance and respect. Lexi focuses on supporting each client, and/or family system, in their journey to learn new perspectives.
(404) 919-6880 View (404) 919-6880
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Amy Chlebek Lloyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30075
My expertise includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, and trauma.
Beginning therapy is a step towards taking positive action. Are you facing challenges in your relationships and looking to improve them? Maybe you have been experiencing depression, anxiety and stress, painful life transitions or wish for greater overall health and wellness. Effective therapy heightens your awareness in the way you think, see and move through life. These changes can in turn affect long-term healing. It is imperative that you find an experienced therapist who is a good fit for you when beginning or continuing your journey.
My expertise includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, and trauma.
Beginning therapy is a step towards taking positive action. Are you facing challenges in your relationships and looking to improve them? Maybe you have been experiencing depression, anxiety and stress, painful life transitions or wish for greater overall health and wellness. Effective therapy heightens your awareness in the way you think, see and move through life. These changes can in turn affect long-term healing. It is imperative that you find an experienced therapist who is a good fit for you when beginning or continuing your journey.
(404) 800-6489 View (404) 800-6489
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Danielle Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, EdS
Verified Verified
Roswell, GA 30075
I have a high level of success working with clients suffering from anxiety and depression related to transition and change.
Hi, I'm Danielle! I know it feels hard right now. Everything is so overwhelming and it seems like you might feel this way forever. Don't worry, you won't! You are already on the right track to finding balance and happiness in your life again. I see adults who are seeking support as they navigate life's many hurdles. I work with overwhelmed teens as they launch into young adulthood. And I help couples who are struggling to find connection. I also have a special passion for helping survivors of narcissistic abuse find their voice and inner strength again. There are so many reasons to seek therapy and each one is valid. Help is here!
I have a high level of success working with clients suffering from anxiety and depression related to transition and change.
Hi, I'm Danielle! I know it feels hard right now. Everything is so overwhelming and it seems like you might feel this way forever. Don't worry, you won't! You are already on the right track to finding balance and happiness in your life again. I see adults who are seeking support as they navigate life's many hurdles. I work with overwhelmed teens as they launch into young adulthood. And I help couples who are struggling to find connection. I also have a special passion for helping survivors of narcissistic abuse find their voice and inner strength again. There are so many reasons to seek therapy and each one is valid. Help is here!
(404) 666-8578 View (404) 666-8578
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.