Depression Therapists in Omaha, NE

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Dr. Katie Reutzel
Counselor, PhD, RD, LMNT, PLMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68127
I have experience working with a variety of health concerns and enjoy working with those wanting to find freedom in their relationship with food, body image, negative core beliefs, depression, and anxiety, and any other goals to achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
My name is Dr. Katie Reutzel and I am a Registered Dietitian and Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska. I am an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in addition to offering nutrition and mental health counseling through my private practice, K-Love Counseling. I am passionate about seeing the whole person healed...body, soul, and spirit...through the work of the Holy Spirit and the integration of both mental health and nutrition to ensure my clients are able to live life in freedom and abundance.
I have experience working with a variety of health concerns and enjoy working with those wanting to find freedom in their relationship with food, body image, negative core beliefs, depression, and anxiety, and any other goals to achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
My name is Dr. Katie Reutzel and I am a Registered Dietitian and Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska. I am an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha in addition to offering nutrition and mental health counseling through my private practice, K-Love Counseling. I am passionate about seeing the whole person healed...body, soul, and spirit...through the work of the Holy Spirit and the integration of both mental health and nutrition to ensure my clients are able to live life in freedom and abundance.
(402) 621-5695 View (402) 621-5695
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Nathan Sudbeck
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68116
I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who has long specialized in the evaluation and treatment of multiple mental health disorders, including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, ADHD, and grief counseling.
TRUE Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC is accepting new clients for individual and couples therapy. I established this Practice with the goal of assisting clients in achieving a sense of control over their lives, their choices, and their relationships. To regain your “true” self. Our sessions will always be personalized and you will receive realistic, meaningful ways to improve your circumstances. Both men and women have benefited from a few sessions focused on immediate concerns. Others have sought longer-term experiences to improve their overall well-being, productivity, and success in relationships and work.
I am a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who has long specialized in the evaluation and treatment of multiple mental health disorders, including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, ADHD, and grief counseling.
TRUE Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC is accepting new clients for individual and couples therapy. I established this Practice with the goal of assisting clients in achieving a sense of control over their lives, their choices, and their relationships. To regain your “true” self. Our sessions will always be personalized and you will receive realistic, meaningful ways to improve your circumstances. Both men and women have benefited from a few sessions focused on immediate concerns. Others have sought longer-term experiences to improve their overall well-being, productivity, and success in relationships and work.
(531) 300-0807 View (531) 300-0807
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Yevette Lukis
Counselor, LMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
I specialize in working with adults with Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management Issues, Trauma and Grief.
Non-judgmental therapy is what I provide. You deserve to be heard. It's important for my clients to feel comfortable to speak freely about how they are feeling and what they have been through. I practice gentle therapy. My goal is to help empower my client to solve tough issues (past or present). Life can be tough. I am here to help.
I specialize in working with adults with Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management Issues, Trauma and Grief.
Non-judgmental therapy is what I provide. You deserve to be heard. It's important for my clients to feel comfortable to speak freely about how they are feeling and what they have been through. I practice gentle therapy. My goal is to help empower my client to solve tough issues (past or present). Life can be tough. I am here to help.
(531) 231-2870 View (531) 231-2870
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Katherine Horrum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68164
My first and foremost goal is to create an inviting space where you are able to build on your existing knowledge, skills, and insights with the tools and support I can offer. I work primarily with adults of all ages, and am enthusiastically inclusive of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, orientations, and identities. I am experienced in working with a number of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, identity-related concerns, and responses to a wide array of traumatic experiences. I also have a special focus on eating disorders, including the unique presentations of eating disorders in LGBTQ+ folks.
My first and foremost goal is to create an inviting space where you are able to build on your existing knowledge, skills, and insights with the tools and support I can offer. I work primarily with adults of all ages, and am enthusiastically inclusive of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, orientations, and identities. I am experienced in working with a number of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, identity-related concerns, and responses to a wide array of traumatic experiences. I also have a special focus on eating disorders, including the unique presentations of eating disorders in LGBTQ+ folks.
(402) 809-9459 View (402) 809-9459
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Tiffany Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP, LICSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
Does it seem like your depression will never go away? Perhaps you struggle with stress and anxiety. Many people I work with have previously felt stuck when it came to relationships, whether that was with their significant other, children, colleagues, or friendships. At other times, they’re dealing with divorce or loss. These problems can lead to or complicate mental health conditions. While it’s normal to have challenges from time to time, symptoms shouldn’t interfere with your daily experiences and enjoyment of life. Sometimes, it takes an outside person to help you get to a place of more peace and happiness.
Does it seem like your depression will never go away? Perhaps you struggle with stress and anxiety. Many people I work with have previously felt stuck when it came to relationships, whether that was with their significant other, children, colleagues, or friendships. At other times, they’re dealing with divorce or loss. These problems can lead to or complicate mental health conditions. While it’s normal to have challenges from time to time, symptoms shouldn’t interfere with your daily experiences and enjoyment of life. Sometimes, it takes an outside person to help you get to a place of more peace and happiness.
(402) 227-6430 View (402) 227-6430
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Ebbs and Flows Therapy
Provisional Mental Health Practitioner, MS, PLMHP , PLADC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68105
We use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to address anxiety, mood disorders, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and more.
At Ebbs and Flows Therapy, our mission is to empower clients with the tools needed to cultivate lives worth living. Ebbs and Flows is the place for you if you are going through changes that have you questioning your identity, capabilities, reality, or all of the above. Change in life is inevitable. It's how you address and process through said change that makes or breaks you. Whether the change is exciting and planned or devastating and catches you by surprise, we are here for you. We provide a nonjudgemental space for exploring alternative ways of coping and being.
We use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to address anxiety, mood disorders, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and more.
At Ebbs and Flows Therapy, our mission is to empower clients with the tools needed to cultivate lives worth living. Ebbs and Flows is the place for you if you are going through changes that have you questioning your identity, capabilities, reality, or all of the above. Change in life is inevitable. It's how you address and process through said change that makes or breaks you. Whether the change is exciting and planned or devastating and catches you by surprise, we are here for you. We provide a nonjudgemental space for exploring alternative ways of coping and being.
(402) 532-1968 View (402) 532-1968
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Creative Counseling and Studio
Counselor
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68105
Creative Counseling and Studio is an art therapy mental health private practice located in Omaha Nebraska. We provide mental health and substance abuse counseling for all ages. We specialize in treating diverse clients in Nebraska. We work with people struggling with: anxiety, depression, attachment issues, behavior problems, social stressors, addiction, couples and family conflict, communication problems, parenting support, domestic violence, and complex trauma. We practice via in person and telehealth services.
Creative Counseling and Studio is an art therapy mental health private practice located in Omaha Nebraska. We provide mental health and substance abuse counseling for all ages. We specialize in treating diverse clients in Nebraska. We work with people struggling with: anxiety, depression, attachment issues, behavior problems, social stressors, addiction, couples and family conflict, communication problems, parenting support, domestic violence, and complex trauma. We practice via in person and telehealth services.
(402) 685-9562 x1 View (402) 685-9562 x1
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Tiffany Lassek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, PLMHP , PLCSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68137
I have extensive education and training in trauma as well as working with individuals who are having challenges with anxiety and depression.
I often find myself telling people, "Life happens, but what matters most is what you do about it". We all have experienced, at one time or another, a situation that has us needing to take a breath. Anxiety, depression, trauma and loss/grief are just a few things that I can help you work through by providing a safe space for self reflection and discovery. This is your life and I am simply here to help you and your family discover what works for you!
I have extensive education and training in trauma as well as working with individuals who are having challenges with anxiety and depression.
I often find myself telling people, "Life happens, but what matters most is what you do about it". We all have experienced, at one time or another, a situation that has us needing to take a breath. Anxiety, depression, trauma and loss/grief are just a few things that I can help you work through by providing a safe space for self reflection and discovery. This is your life and I am simply here to help you and your family discover what works for you!
(402) 612-2895 View (402) 612-2895
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A Desired Life Therapy and Counseling
Counselor, MSW, LICSW, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68124
I specialize in treating adolescents, teenagers, adults, and couples in dealing with conflicts and communication problems, depression, anxiety, stress, and behavioral problems.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, I see the whole perspective. I can work with you to examine areas in your life that are contributing to negative feelings all while making small changes in current areas of your life as you work to accept and validate your past and learn from those experiences. As a result, you will physically feel better, find emotional stability, and perform the way you wish, so you are able to live the life you desire!
I specialize in treating adolescents, teenagers, adults, and couples in dealing with conflicts and communication problems, depression, anxiety, stress, and behavioral problems.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, I see the whole perspective. I can work with you to examine areas in your life that are contributing to negative feelings all while making small changes in current areas of your life as you work to accept and validate your past and learn from those experiences. As a result, you will physically feel better, find emotional stability, and perform the way you wish, so you are able to live the life you desire!
(402) 527-1154 View (402) 527-1154
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Susan M Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP, LCSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
Are you getting less and less sleep at night due to worries and depression? Life can be tough at times due to problems with relationships, decision making and change and loss. When trauma happens (big or small) in our lives we tend to go into fight, flight or freeze modes. I can help. Using various therapy techniques we can sort through your life problems and solve them. Learn and practice new coping mechanisms to deal with and understand whatever life throws you.
Are you getting less and less sleep at night due to worries and depression? Life can be tough at times due to problems with relationships, decision making and change and loss. When trauma happens (big or small) in our lives we tend to go into fight, flight or freeze modes. I can help. Using various therapy techniques we can sort through your life problems and solve them. Learn and practice new coping mechanisms to deal with and understand whatever life throws you.
(402) 395-8941 View (402) 395-8941
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Susan Ann Meyer
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68102
Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and addiction are the areas in which I have special interest, professional and personal experience.
I work best with adolescent and adult clients who appreciate a direct, to-the-point approach. I give lots of feedback and make my thoughts known. This approach tends to open up awarenesses that may have been unknown for a very long time. It is exciting to see this process unfold in individual psychotherapy.
Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and addiction are the areas in which I have special interest, professional and personal experience.
I work best with adolescent and adult clients who appreciate a direct, to-the-point approach. I give lots of feedback and make my thoughts known. This approach tends to open up awarenesses that may have been unknown for a very long time. It is exciting to see this process unfold in individual psychotherapy.
(402) 609-7141 View (402) 609-7141
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Ashley Olsen
PLMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68127
I have experience helping individuals, couples, and families with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction.
Experiencing overwhelming feelings or relationship conflict can be so discouraging. It's in these moments where you deserve someone who will listen to you without judgment, give you their undivided attention, and partner with you to create a life that fills you with joy. I make sure your experience with therapy is validating, safe, and individualized to fit your needs.
I have experience helping individuals, couples, and families with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction.
Experiencing overwhelming feelings or relationship conflict can be so discouraging. It's in these moments where you deserve someone who will listen to you without judgment, give you their undivided attention, and partner with you to create a life that fills you with joy. I make sure your experience with therapy is validating, safe, and individualized to fit your needs.
(402) 566-5737 View (402) 566-5737
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Payton Jibri Hogan
Independent Mental Health Practitioner, MS, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68134
Our minds are our most powerful asset! Without our minds what are we ? But our minds may also be are biggest barrier... Are you a child, adolescent, or adult struggling with anxiety or depression ? Do you have thoughts constantly running through your mind day in and day out that you can’t seem to get a grasp of or make stop? Did you make some choices that landed you in a tough, not so desirable position with drugs, alcohol, or the legal system in general? If so, Payton is the person that can help.
Our minds are our most powerful asset! Without our minds what are we ? But our minds may also be are biggest barrier... Are you a child, adolescent, or adult struggling with anxiety or depression ? Do you have thoughts constantly running through your mind day in and day out that you can’t seem to get a grasp of or make stop? Did you make some choices that landed you in a tough, not so desirable position with drugs, alcohol, or the legal system in general? If so, Payton is the person that can help.
(531) 301-8426 View (531) 301-8426
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Shannon Heath / Embrace Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP, PLADC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68137
I have worked with people dealing with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, abuse, homelessness, addiction and mental illness.
Choosing to seek counseling can be overwhelming and it's often done at a difficult time. I strive provide a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for you to talk, learn about yourself and ultimately heal. Together we will decide what approach will work best for you and set achievable goals. My role is to support you as you figure out what's working, what isn't, and how you can get back on track.
I have worked with people dealing with anxiety, depression, domestic violence, abuse, homelessness, addiction and mental illness.
Choosing to seek counseling can be overwhelming and it's often done at a difficult time. I strive provide a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for you to talk, learn about yourself and ultimately heal. Together we will decide what approach will work best for you and set achievable goals. My role is to support you as you figure out what's working, what isn't, and how you can get back on track.
(402) 317-2932 View (402) 317-2932
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Renee L Johnson Therapy, P.C.
Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68116
Are you looking for a safe place where you can be heard? Do you feel anxiety and depression are keeping you from living your fullest life? Is your relationship or marriage falling apart? Do you have intrusive thoughts that never seem to quit? If you're searching for someone who will listen, encourage and help you live the life you were created to live, I would like to meet with you. You will find an accepting environment based on honesty and respect where you can learn how to overcome and work through issues that may be causing you emotional discomfort and distress.
Are you looking for a safe place where you can be heard? Do you feel anxiety and depression are keeping you from living your fullest life? Is your relationship or marriage falling apart? Do you have intrusive thoughts that never seem to quit? If you're searching for someone who will listen, encourage and help you live the life you were created to live, I would like to meet with you. You will find an accepting environment based on honesty and respect where you can learn how to overcome and work through issues that may be causing you emotional discomfort and distress.
(402) 909-0156 View (402) 909-0156
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Natasha Gartin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68114
My areas of interest include anxiety, ADHD, Autism, depression, trauma, life transitions, stress, relationship issues, academic and occupational assistance/support, and self-esteem issues.
I enjoy working with older adolescents, young adults, and adults in an individual counseling setting. I am a neurodivergent affirming provider and strive to support each client as an individual based on their unique circumstances and needs. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of a successful counseling experience and enjoy building these relationships with my clients. My goal is to engage you in the process of positive change by establishing the skills needed to manage and heal from life's challenging situations. I work to understand your experiences and empower you to achieve and maintain your goals.
My areas of interest include anxiety, ADHD, Autism, depression, trauma, life transitions, stress, relationship issues, academic and occupational assistance/support, and self-esteem issues.
I enjoy working with older adolescents, young adults, and adults in an individual counseling setting. I am a neurodivergent affirming provider and strive to support each client as an individual based on their unique circumstances and needs. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation of a successful counseling experience and enjoy building these relationships with my clients. My goal is to engage you in the process of positive change by establishing the skills needed to manage and heal from life's challenging situations. I work to understand your experiences and empower you to achieve and maintain your goals.
(402) 207-9741 View (402) 207-9741
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Andrea D Degner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMHP, MSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
I specialize in work with clients ages 13 and up, who may be struggling with Depression, Anxiety, and mood disorders.
Real change comes from the work we do within ourselves. I truly believe you have the answers you are seeking within yourself, but may need help to find them. The work we will be doing together is important, and I want you to have the utmost confidence and trust in the therapeutic relationship we build. In our sessions, I like to take a positive approach to build that working relationship to set useful and attainable goals towards a mentally healthy lifestyle. By utilizing motivational interviewing, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy strategies, I know we can make progress towards that final goal.
I specialize in work with clients ages 13 and up, who may be struggling with Depression, Anxiety, and mood disorders.
Real change comes from the work we do within ourselves. I truly believe you have the answers you are seeking within yourself, but may need help to find them. The work we will be doing together is important, and I want you to have the utmost confidence and trust in the therapeutic relationship we build. In our sessions, I like to take a positive approach to build that working relationship to set useful and attainable goals towards a mentally healthy lifestyle. By utilizing motivational interviewing, interpersonal therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy strategies, I know we can make progress towards that final goal.
(402) 238-1431 View (402) 238-1431
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Mindi Bernice Wikstrom
Provisional Mental Health Practitioner, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68104
Anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions can be incredibly overwhelming and debilitating. The constant battle with negative thoughts, intense emotions, and physical symptoms can make it difficult to function daily. As a therapist, I understand the weight that these conditions can carry and the toll they take on one's well-being. That is why I am dedicated to providing a safe and compassionate space for my clients to come and share their feelings with me. I want my clients to know that they are not alone in their struggles and that I am here to support them every step of the way.
Anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions can be incredibly overwhelming and debilitating. The constant battle with negative thoughts, intense emotions, and physical symptoms can make it difficult to function daily. As a therapist, I understand the weight that these conditions can carry and the toll they take on one's well-being. That is why I am dedicated to providing a safe and compassionate space for my clients to come and share their feelings with me. I want my clients to know that they are not alone in their struggles and that I am here to support them every step of the way.
(402) 647-6391 x14 View (402) 647-6391 x14
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Jessie L Beaugard
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, CPC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
My name is Jessie Beaugard, my ideal client would be one struggling with depression and anxiety due to life stressor's, like death, history of abuse and couples struggling to understand each other and work together as a team.
My name is Jessie Beaugard, my ideal client would be one struggling with depression and anxiety due to life stressor's, like death, history of abuse and couples struggling to understand each other and work together as a team.
(531) 233-0909 View (531) 233-0909
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Joanna Hochfelder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LIMHP, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
There are times in our lives that we can become stuck, not knowing how, where, or who to turn to. We may feel lost, alone, depressed, angry, traumatized, fragmented, hopeless, afraid - floundering & needing direction. Does this sound like your situation? I'll help you to untangle your emotional knots - so that you can rekindle your dreams toward living the life you truly deserve. I specialize in issues of empowerment with a focus on your humanity and relationships (less on diagnostic labels). Welcome!
There are times in our lives that we can become stuck, not knowing how, where, or who to turn to. We may feel lost, alone, depressed, angry, traumatized, fragmented, hopeless, afraid - floundering & needing direction. Does this sound like your situation? I'll help you to untangle your emotional knots - so that you can rekindle your dreams toward living the life you truly deserve. I specialize in issues of empowerment with a focus on your humanity and relationships (less on diagnostic labels). Welcome!
(402) 665-4891 View (402) 665-4891

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.