Depression Therapists in Corona, NY

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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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A Center at Western Queens
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corona, NY 11368
Our Center is a Community Based Facility oriented to serve families and individuals. Our Director, Patricio Destvet, has over twenty years providing services for our community. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic illness,domestic violence, and family problems. We also treat children with school problems, ADHD/ADD, ODD,learning and behavior problems. In the case of children and adolescents, we always provide parenting counseling. We do provide services to couples or families. Hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6 pm
Our Center is a Community Based Facility oriented to serve families and individuals. Our Director, Patricio Destvet, has over twenty years providing services for our community. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic illness,domestic violence, and family problems. We also treat children with school problems, ADHD/ADD, ODD,learning and behavior problems. In the case of children and adolescents, we always provide parenting counseling. We do provide services to couples or families. Hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6 pm
(718) 569-7388 View (718) 569-7388
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Raven Aponte
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
Since she started providing therapy in 2019, Raven has gained experience treating concerns like transgenerational trauma, mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, grief, and stress.
Raven Aponte is a licensed mental health counselor. Raven provides a warm, person-specific therapeutic environment. Her goal is to create a space that fosters trust and openness so patients can believe growth and change are possible. Raven takes a cognitive-behavioral stance, which means she often approaches issues by helping patients recognize and develop helpful healthy thought patterns. She also works with patients to strategize and develop methods to cope with their current stressors. Her therapy perspective is strengths-based, psychodynamic, EMDR, and trauma-focused.
Since she started providing therapy in 2019, Raven has gained experience treating concerns like transgenerational trauma, mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, grief, and stress.
Raven Aponte is a licensed mental health counselor. Raven provides a warm, person-specific therapeutic environment. Her goal is to create a space that fosters trust and openness so patients can believe growth and change are possible. Raven takes a cognitive-behavioral stance, which means she often approaches issues by helping patients recognize and develop helpful healthy thought patterns. She also works with patients to strategize and develop methods to cope with their current stressors. Her therapy perspective is strengths-based, psychodynamic, EMDR, and trauma-focused.
(646) 941-8278 View (646) 941-8278
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Patricio Destvet
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368
IN-OFFICE SERVICES BACK Our Center is a Community Based Facility oriented to serve families and individuals. Our Director, Patricio Destvet, has over twenty years providing services for our community. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic illness, domestic violence, and family problems. We also treat children with school problems, ADHD/ADD, ODD, learning, and behavior problems. In the case of children and adolescents, we always provide parenting counseling. We do provide services to couples or families. Hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6 pm
IN-OFFICE SERVICES BACK Our Center is a Community Based Facility oriented to serve families and individuals. Our Director, Patricio Destvet, has over twenty years providing services for our community. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic illness, domestic violence, and family problems. We also treat children with school problems, ADHD/ADD, ODD, learning, and behavior problems. In the case of children and adolescents, we always provide parenting counseling. We do provide services to couples or families. Hours Monday to Friday 9 am to 9 pm Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 9:30 am to 6 pm
(347) 682-3983 View (347) 682-3983
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Dylan Finkel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling anxious, overwhelmed, disconnected from your relationships, or life? Are past experiences contributing to the current conflict and creating daily challenges? Dylan believes that everyone should be able to positively live their lives and achieve their goals. Trauma, depression, anxiety, loss, and relationship difficulties may leave us feeling we are unable to progress as we desire. In therapy, you and Dylan will work collaboratively to identify these thoughts and emotions and positively engage them.
Do you find yourself feeling anxious, overwhelmed, disconnected from your relationships, or life? Are past experiences contributing to the current conflict and creating daily challenges? Dylan believes that everyone should be able to positively live their lives and achieve their goals. Trauma, depression, anxiety, loss, and relationship difficulties may leave us feeling we are unable to progress as we desire. In therapy, you and Dylan will work collaboratively to identify these thoughts and emotions and positively engage them.
(646) 692-0320 View (646) 692-0320
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Diego Chiluisa
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
He has experience treating issues like anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, issues with a variety of relationship types, self-esteem, divorce, and infidelity.
Diego F. Chiluisa is a licensed mental health counselor. Diego provides a non-judgmental, objective perspective about the issues affecting his patients. He strives to work with his patients to build a healthy framework with his patients so they can feel protected and fit all the pieces of their lives back together. Diego believes that most of life’s problems have more to do with the way we interpret events than the actual events themselves. He helps patients fix the distorted views they may have about their reality. His goal is to help patients believe in themselves so they can make the necessary changes to improve their lives.
He has experience treating issues like anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, issues with a variety of relationship types, self-esteem, divorce, and infidelity.
Diego F. Chiluisa is a licensed mental health counselor. Diego provides a non-judgmental, objective perspective about the issues affecting his patients. He strives to work with his patients to build a healthy framework with his patients so they can feel protected and fit all the pieces of their lives back together. Diego believes that most of life’s problems have more to do with the way we interpret events than the actual events themselves. He helps patients fix the distorted views they may have about their reality. His goal is to help patients believe in themselves so they can make the necessary changes to improve their lives.
(646) 506-3194 View (646) 506-3194
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Olivia Sterling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Lcsw
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
Her expertise lies in supporting those dealing with anxiety and/or depression in their life transitions and/or grief and bereavement.
Olivia Sterling is an Afro-Latina Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in providing culturally sensitive, holistic therapy across diverse populations. In her work, Olivia utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities and evidence-based practices, including: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and Mindfulness.
Her expertise lies in supporting those dealing with anxiety and/or depression in their life transitions and/or grief and bereavement.
Olivia Sterling is an Afro-Latina Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in providing culturally sensitive, holistic therapy across diverse populations. In her work, Olivia utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities and evidence-based practices, including: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and Mindfulness.
(929) 207-9009 View (929) 207-9009
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Alyce Short
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
She treats ADHD, anxiety, maladaptive coping skills, depression, life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), peer relationships, relationship issues, school issues, self-esteem problems, stress, divorce, infidelity, women’s issues, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and LGBTQ issues.
Alyce Newman is a licensed clinical social worker. Alyce’s style is relaxed, raw, and old soul oriented. She understands that her patients need to feel comfortable around her in order to open up about difficult topics. She also sprinkles humor into sessions when appropriate. She’s found that being able to laugh with a therapist makes it easier to feel safe crying around them. Her main goal is to create an atmosphere where patients can find clarity, confidence, and hope. Alyce uses cognitive behavioral therapy,motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, strengths-based approaches and solution-focused therapy approaches
She treats ADHD, anxiety, maladaptive coping skills, depression, life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), peer relationships, relationship issues, school issues, self-esteem problems, stress, divorce, infidelity, women’s issues, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and LGBTQ issues.
Alyce Newman is a licensed clinical social worker. Alyce’s style is relaxed, raw, and old soul oriented. She understands that her patients need to feel comfortable around her in order to open up about difficult topics. She also sprinkles humor into sessions when appropriate. She’s found that being able to laugh with a therapist makes it easier to feel safe crying around them. Her main goal is to create an atmosphere where patients can find clarity, confidence, and hope. Alyce uses cognitive behavioral therapy,motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, strengths-based approaches and solution-focused therapy approaches
(646) 859-1611 View (646) 859-1611
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Rosany Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
My experience includes treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem issues as well as addiction.
My goal is to empower you to make changes in your life through supportive counseling and education to help you regain balance and deepen your understanding of self. My approach is to develop a therapeutic alliance with my clients in a climate of trust and respect for their unfolding life story. I believe in a working partnership with clients. I utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals through solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy for positive change.
My experience includes treating symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem issues as well as addiction.
My goal is to empower you to make changes in your life through supportive counseling and education to help you regain balance and deepen your understanding of self. My approach is to develop a therapeutic alliance with my clients in a climate of trust and respect for their unfolding life story. I believe in a working partnership with clients. I utilize their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals through solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy for positive change.
(914) 350-4375 View (914) 350-4375
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Rebeca Chavarria
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile. As a licensed mental health counselor with over a decade of experience in the field, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective counseling services. With seven years of direct counseling experience, I have had the privilege of supporting individuals from all walks of life on their journey to mental wellness. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem difficulties, substance use disorders, grief, trauma, PTSD, and difficult life transitions.
Welcome to my profile. As a licensed mental health counselor with over a decade of experience in the field, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective counseling services. With seven years of direct counseling experience, I have had the privilege of supporting individuals from all walks of life on their journey to mental wellness. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem difficulties, substance use disorders, grief, trauma, PTSD, and difficult life transitions.
(929) 930-4977 View (929) 930-4977
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Integral Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CASAC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368
We are a private psychotherapy practice in Corona, Queens. We have extensive experience successfully assessing, counseling and supporting varying client populations in multiple settings, We have multiple bilingual specialized professionals for your service and care. We specialize in all types of psychological disorders, ADHD, ADD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety to name a few. We provide parenting classes, marriage counseling, psychotherapy for adolescents, group family therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy for children, students with academic and behavioral problems, response prevention and more.
We are a private psychotherapy practice in Corona, Queens. We have extensive experience successfully assessing, counseling and supporting varying client populations in multiple settings, We have multiple bilingual specialized professionals for your service and care. We specialize in all types of psychological disorders, ADHD, ADD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety to name a few. We provide parenting classes, marriage counseling, psychotherapy for adolescents, group family therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy for children, students with academic and behavioral problems, response prevention and more.
(929) 227-6147 View (929) 227-6147
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Nikita Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering individual, family, couples, adolescent, and marriage counseling. My experience includes working with PTSD, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, family and relationship problems, and mood disorders. While I take a more holistic approach, I am trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and trauma-informed care. Making a decision to see a therapist might be the first step toward healing, and I will gladly guide and support you along that route.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering individual, family, couples, adolescent, and marriage counseling. My experience includes working with PTSD, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, family and relationship problems, and mood disorders. While I take a more holistic approach, I am trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and trauma-informed care. Making a decision to see a therapist might be the first step toward healing, and I will gladly guide and support you along that route.
(718) 550-0541 View (718) 550-0541
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Nikita Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering individual, family, couples, adolescent, and marriage counseling. My experience includes working with PTSD, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, family and relationship problems, and mood disorders. While I take a more holistic approach, I am trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and trauma-informed care. Making a decision to see a therapist might be the first step toward healing, and I will gladly guide and support you along that route.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering individual, family, couples, adolescent, and marriage counseling. My experience includes working with PTSD, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, family and relationship problems, and mood disorders. While I take a more holistic approach, I am trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and trauma-informed care. Making a decision to see a therapist might be the first step toward healing, and I will gladly guide and support you along that route.
(929) 605-2555 View (929) 605-2555
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Can Onaler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
Trained as a clinical social worker, I aim to create meaningful and long-lasting change in my clients’ lives. In my eclectic approach, I incorporate various coping techniques and treatment modalities to create the specialized care that my clients need. During my decade long experience, I have treated clients with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, ADHD diagnoses and those with career change, health issues and attachment style problems. I work with a wide array of client populations such as young adults, adults and the elderly as well as being inclusive of all gender identities, socioeconomic status and racial backgrounds.
Trained as a clinical social worker, I aim to create meaningful and long-lasting change in my clients’ lives. In my eclectic approach, I incorporate various coping techniques and treatment modalities to create the specialized care that my clients need. During my decade long experience, I have treated clients with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, ADHD diagnoses and those with career change, health issues and attachment style problems. I work with a wide array of client populations such as young adults, adults and the elderly as well as being inclusive of all gender identities, socioeconomic status and racial backgrounds.
(929) 822-5087 View (929) 822-5087
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Mario Arrendell
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corona, NY 11368
Life can be very challenging and demanding at times and can often leave us feeling confused, lonely, depressed, and anxious. I believe that addressing our mental health and emotional well being is as important as taking care of our physical health.
Life can be very challenging and demanding at times and can often leave us feeling confused, lonely, depressed, and anxious. I believe that addressing our mental health and emotional well being is as important as taking care of our physical health.
(347) 434-6403 View (347) 434-6403
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Michael DiNitto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
HI, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of NY. I have over 10 years’ experience in the field and have worked with patients from early adolescents to late adulthood. I have worked with issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, anger management and family issues, to name a few. My personal approach is time structured. I do not believe in keeping patients longer than needed. We will focus on therapeutic strategies that will help to develop an insight into your experience and provide you with the necessary strategies to help you regain control over your life resulting in a healthier lifestyle.
HI, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of NY. I have over 10 years’ experience in the field and have worked with patients from early adolescents to late adulthood. I have worked with issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, anger management and family issues, to name a few. My personal approach is time structured. I do not believe in keeping patients longer than needed. We will focus on therapeutic strategies that will help to develop an insight into your experience and provide you with the necessary strategies to help you regain control over your life resulting in a healthier lifestyle.
(646) 825-6713 View (646) 825-6713
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Aimee Pearson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
Feeling Stuck? You're Not Alone. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties or the effects of past trauma? You don't have to face them alone. As a therapist and fellow human being, I'm here to walk beside you on your journey of self-discovery. I prioritize creating a safe and confidential space where you feel seen, heard, and understood. While harmful experiences often happen in relationships, a safe therapeutic relationship can be the catalyst for tremendous growth and healing. My ideal client is someone ready to break free from the impacts of past trauma and embrace personal and relational growth.
Feeling Stuck? You're Not Alone. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties or the effects of past trauma? You don't have to face them alone. As a therapist and fellow human being, I'm here to walk beside you on your journey of self-discovery. I prioritize creating a safe and confidential space where you feel seen, heard, and understood. While harmful experiences often happen in relationships, a safe therapeutic relationship can be the catalyst for tremendous growth and healing. My ideal client is someone ready to break free from the impacts of past trauma and embrace personal and relational growth.
(347) 321-9740 View (347) 321-9740
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Monica Suarez
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368  (Online Only)
*******Accepting new clients!**** I'm a native New Yorker with a passion for supporting others in the NYC community. I have broad experience with working with people from different walks of life such as undocumented, severely mentally ill, and history of substance use. I enjoy working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and teenagers. I have an extensive history of working with children, youth, and families. Particularly with adolescents in their transitioning from children to young adults. I view my work to be a partnership between clinician and client.
*******Accepting new clients!**** I'm a native New Yorker with a passion for supporting others in the NYC community. I have broad experience with working with people from different walks of life such as undocumented, severely mentally ill, and history of substance use. I enjoy working with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and teenagers. I have an extensive history of working with children, youth, and families. Particularly with adolescents in their transitioning from children to young adults. I view my work to be a partnership between clinician and client.
(929) 430-2754 View (929) 430-2754
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Gabriel Sanchez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Corona, NY 11368
Are you finding it hard to muster the motivation to pursue what you want in life? Do you often find yourself consumed by worry or trapped in thoughts of the past? Are you grappling with questions about who you are and who you want to become? If any of this resonates with you, I am glad you are here. I am a bilingual Latine therapist specializing in supporting individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and identity-related challenges. My dedication lies in serving marginalized, neurodivergent, and LGBTQ+ communities.
Are you finding it hard to muster the motivation to pursue what you want in life? Do you often find yourself consumed by worry or trapped in thoughts of the past? Are you grappling with questions about who you are and who you want to become? If any of this resonates with you, I am glad you are here. I am a bilingual Latine therapist specializing in supporting individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and identity-related challenges. My dedication lies in serving marginalized, neurodivergent, and LGBTQ+ communities.
(347) 923-6498 View (347) 923-6498
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Nadia M Diaz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corona, NY 11368
I am a NY licensed clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience. I integrate different methods to work collaboratively in a non-judgemental, culturally sensitive, warm and supporting environment, tailored to each person. Treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and relationship issues through exploration, trauma informed interventions, self-understanding, & personal growth. Currently ONLY accepting clients for Psychological Evaluations USCIS (Immigration): N-648, Asylum, VAWA, U Visa, T Visa, 601 Waiver Pardon/Extreme Hardship Evaluations. AND Bariatric Clearance. Spanish/English. By appt only
I am a NY licensed clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience. I integrate different methods to work collaboratively in a non-judgemental, culturally sensitive, warm and supporting environment, tailored to each person. Treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and relationship issues through exploration, trauma informed interventions, self-understanding, & personal growth. Currently ONLY accepting clients for Psychological Evaluations USCIS (Immigration): N-648, Asylum, VAWA, U Visa, T Visa, 601 Waiver Pardon/Extreme Hardship Evaluations. AND Bariatric Clearance. Spanish/English. By appt only
(917) 725-3222 View (917) 725-3222
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.