Depression Therapists in Jackson Heights, NY

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Anna Frechette-Hagan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist who works with individuals and couples, and I use a nonjudgmental and comfortable approach to treat depression, anxiety, relationship and self-esteem concerns.
My goal is to help you improve your relationship to yourself, and feel more comfortable and confident with who you are. Those seeking therapy have the awareness that something is not sitting right as well as the initiative to do something about it. In beginning this process, it can be easy to second-guess, to diminish our problems or feel that we "have nothing to complain about." I believe that there is no worry that does not deserve to be heard and talked through; everyone has the right to feel better, and that is something we can work toward together.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist who works with individuals and couples, and I use a nonjudgmental and comfortable approach to treat depression, anxiety, relationship and self-esteem concerns.
My goal is to help you improve your relationship to yourself, and feel more comfortable and confident with who you are. Those seeking therapy have the awareness that something is not sitting right as well as the initiative to do something about it. In beginning this process, it can be easy to second-guess, to diminish our problems or feel that we "have nothing to complain about." I believe that there is no worry that does not deserve to be heard and talked through; everyone has the right to feel better, and that is something we can work toward together.
(347) 801-7313 View (347) 801-7313
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Patricio Destvet
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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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Maria Carmen Sesin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
My name is Maria Carmen Sesin PHD.I am bilingual Spanish/ English Psychologist licensed in the State of New York. I specialize in women issues- (empowering women to fulfill their potential. )I also work with children and adolescents using an interpersonal approach. I have experience working with issues of depression , anxiety , divorce, grief and life transitions .You may want to ease a challenging experience by expressing to a therapist and be accompanied by a professional throughout your journey. You don' t need to feel alone. You can learn tools to enlighten your journey.
My name is Maria Carmen Sesin PHD.I am bilingual Spanish/ English Psychologist licensed in the State of New York. I specialize in women issues- (empowering women to fulfill their potential. )I also work with children and adolescents using an interpersonal approach. I have experience working with issues of depression , anxiety , divorce, grief and life transitions .You may want to ease a challenging experience by expressing to a therapist and be accompanied by a professional throughout your journey. You don' t need to feel alone. You can learn tools to enlighten your journey.
(718) 308-1940 View (718) 308-1940
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A Center at Western Queens
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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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Eugene (Yevgeniy) Tsimmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, SIFI
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Anyone can benefit from therapy. The first step is often the hardest and I want to congratulate you on taking yours. With over 19 years of clinical experience I help people with issues related to relationships, self image/esteem and goals, while addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. I work with adults and teens towards helping them adjust and thrive in their environments. Safety, comfort, and ongoing encouragement are essential in my work and I am able to adjust my therapeutic style based on the client’s needs. Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.
Anyone can benefit from therapy. The first step is often the hardest and I want to congratulate you on taking yours. With over 19 years of clinical experience I help people with issues related to relationships, self image/esteem and goals, while addressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma. I work with adults and teens towards helping them adjust and thrive in their environments. Safety, comfort, and ongoing encouragement are essential in my work and I am able to adjust my therapeutic style based on the client’s needs. Contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.
(917) 924-4451 View (917) 924-4451
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Robin Mitchell - Therapy for Creatives
Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT, MT-BC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (Online Only)
I specialize in promoting selfcare for creative people. I work with creativity to enhance creativity. Using traditional talk therapy and creative modalities I help people find ways to better manage anxiety, depression and the stresses of everyday life. As a New York State Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, I work on building self-esteem and increasing resilience. I use a person-centered approach to create a warm, trusting relationship and therapeutic partnership through which clients can develop their inner strength and move towards a richer, more fulfilling life.
I specialize in promoting selfcare for creative people. I work with creativity to enhance creativity. Using traditional talk therapy and creative modalities I help people find ways to better manage anxiety, depression and the stresses of everyday life. As a New York State Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, I work on building self-esteem and increasing resilience. I use a person-centered approach to create a warm, trusting relationship and therapeutic partnership through which clients can develop their inner strength and move towards a richer, more fulfilling life.
(347) 573-9769 View (347) 573-9769
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Amina Nikocevic
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (Online Only)
I pride myself in taking on a nonjudgmental stance in order to create a space of comfort for adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem issues, and interpersonal issues.
Do you find yourself feeling confused, lost, or misunderstood in a world where the only constant is change? Are you having trouble opening up to the people around you out of fear of judgment? Asking for help can be difficult, but therapy can serve as the first step toward taking back your autonomy. Sometimes, to get what we need, we rely on the skills that have, out of habit, come to be like second nature. Our ability to get what we need does not always equate to using healthy mechanisms to do so. Together we can identify different aspects of your identity in order to replace any negative coping strategies.
I pride myself in taking on a nonjudgmental stance in order to create a space of comfort for adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem issues, and interpersonal issues.
Do you find yourself feeling confused, lost, or misunderstood in a world where the only constant is change? Are you having trouble opening up to the people around you out of fear of judgment? Asking for help can be difficult, but therapy can serve as the first step toward taking back your autonomy. Sometimes, to get what we need, we rely on the skills that have, out of habit, come to be like second nature. Our ability to get what we need does not always equate to using healthy mechanisms to do so. Together we can identify different aspects of your identity in order to replace any negative coping strategies.
(718) 514-6148 View (718) 514-6148
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Claudia Flores de Valgaz
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
You can learn to manage depression, anxiety, grief/loss, addictions among other life experiences in this safe counseling environment and adopt life changes at your pace.
An atmosphere of safety, genuine empathy and respect are vital for your counseling experience to lead to life change and optimal mental wellness. If you are experiencing difficulties in your life, whether relational, social, or psychological, Christian counseling can provide you with the necessary tools to help you attain personal insights, make decisions towards life changes, and obtain personal growth.
You can learn to manage depression, anxiety, grief/loss, addictions among other life experiences in this safe counseling environment and adopt life changes at your pace.
An atmosphere of safety, genuine empathy and respect are vital for your counseling experience to lead to life change and optimal mental wellness. If you are experiencing difficulties in your life, whether relational, social, or psychological, Christian counseling can provide you with the necessary tools to help you attain personal insights, make decisions towards life changes, and obtain personal growth.
(646) 798-6075 View (646) 798-6075
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Omar J. Zurita, LCSW, RYT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
As a Bilingual (English/Spanish/Espanol) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience, I've treated individuals and families with a myriad of concerns using an eclectic and holistic approach. Depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, emotional pain, physical illness, transitions, self esteem and acceptance have been some of the issues I've worked with among a diverse group of clientele.
As a Bilingual (English/Spanish/Espanol) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience, I've treated individuals and families with a myriad of concerns using an eclectic and holistic approach. Depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, emotional pain, physical illness, transitions, self esteem and acceptance have been some of the issues I've worked with among a diverse group of clientele.
(917) 746-7051 View (917) 746-7051
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Matthew Cordova Frankel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MA, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Perhaps this is the first time you have searched for a therapist and are simply not sure where to start; or perhaps you have met with therapists in the past yet still find yourself wrestling with such stubborn difficulties as depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or self-sabotaging behavior. No matter your history with psychotherapy, current predicament, age, race, or gender, you can feel confident that I will welcome you into treatment with basic compassion, professional competence, and a deep sensitivity to the specific circumstances motivating you to seek help at this time.
Perhaps this is the first time you have searched for a therapist and are simply not sure where to start; or perhaps you have met with therapists in the past yet still find yourself wrestling with such stubborn difficulties as depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or self-sabotaging behavior. No matter your history with psychotherapy, current predicament, age, race, or gender, you can feel confident that I will welcome you into treatment with basic compassion, professional competence, and a deep sensitivity to the specific circumstances motivating you to seek help at this time.
(718) 612-7358 View (718) 612-7358
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Eftar Moniruzzaman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (Online Only)
Some specialties that I can offer include; anxiety, depression, and coping mechanisms.
If you are looking for support and guidance through life experiences and challenges, I am here to provide support. I aim to provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable enough to go through this healing journey. I want you to trust me enough to be able to communicate the things that you are feeling, thinking, and things you want to change. My primary goal is to work with you to create the changes that best fit you, and make any changes along the way.
Some specialties that I can offer include; anxiety, depression, and coping mechanisms.
If you are looking for support and guidance through life experiences and challenges, I am here to provide support. I aim to provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable enough to go through this healing journey. I want you to trust me enough to be able to communicate the things that you are feeling, thinking, and things you want to change. My primary goal is to work with you to create the changes that best fit you, and make any changes along the way.
(718) 416-9739 View (718) 416-9739
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Olga Guzman Pinzon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to helping adults (expatriates, immigrants, and intercultural people) who are going through challenging situations that affect their mental and emotional well-being. I specialize in the management of anxiety and depression caused by relocation, life transitions, cross-cultural adjustment, relational problems, interpersonal conflicts, past traumas, and unresolved grief.
I am dedicated to helping adults (expatriates, immigrants, and intercultural people) who are going through challenging situations that affect their mental and emotional well-being. I specialize in the management of anxiety and depression caused by relocation, life transitions, cross-cultural adjustment, relational problems, interpersonal conflicts, past traumas, and unresolved grief.
(718) 557-9984 View (718) 557-9984
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Nuna Eboe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHCC, Intern, Coach
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (Online Only)
I am therapist-in-training & therapeutic coach, & prioritize the client/therapist relationship. You may be facing challenges like anxiety, depression, &/or navigating relationships & belong to a marginalized community—LGBTQIA+, immigrant/1st gen, sex worker, or in a non-traditional relationship—seeking a therapist who genuinely cares for & respects your unique experiences. Here you'll find a safe, affirming space where you can explore your identity, confront personal challenges, & work towards mental & emotional well-being. Beyond the pursuit of coping - to thrive, find empowerment, self-discovery, & self-awareness.
I am therapist-in-training & therapeutic coach, & prioritize the client/therapist relationship. You may be facing challenges like anxiety, depression, &/or navigating relationships & belong to a marginalized community—LGBTQIA+, immigrant/1st gen, sex worker, or in a non-traditional relationship—seeking a therapist who genuinely cares for & respects your unique experiences. Here you'll find a safe, affirming space where you can explore your identity, confront personal challenges, & work towards mental & emotional well-being. Beyond the pursuit of coping - to thrive, find empowerment, self-discovery, & self-awareness.
(718) 550-4193 View (718) 550-4193
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Angelica Rubio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
If you suffer from depression, anxiety or simply you are struggling with adjusting to a new job,a new relationship,a new life style or have migrated to the USA I can assist you with the adjustment process with the purpose of helping you to achieve contentment and acceptance with the new changes.
Life is full of a vast number of events which can be positive and negative and can affect our lives in different ways. As a psychotherapist I can help you to sort out what is working well and what needs to be explored therapeutically in order for you to be able to achieve emotional stability, tranquility and achieve a sense of fulfillment.
If you suffer from depression, anxiety or simply you are struggling with adjusting to a new job,a new relationship,a new life style or have migrated to the USA I can assist you with the adjustment process with the purpose of helping you to achieve contentment and acceptance with the new changes.
Life is full of a vast number of events which can be positive and negative and can affect our lives in different ways. As a psychotherapist I can help you to sort out what is working well and what needs to be explored therapeutically in order for you to be able to achieve emotional stability, tranquility and achieve a sense of fulfillment.
(929) 605-4325 View (929) 605-4325
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Naomi Cohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
I treat adult clients virtually on weekdays and in person on Thursdays. Do you have trouble getting along with the people that you care about? Do you feel sad, depressed, or anxious? Do you have mood swings of depression and manic behaviors? I help clients who are feeling stuck to move forward in order to achieve their potential and to reach their life goals. My clients will learn to be more successful at home, school, or at work through learning to cope and to be the best version of themselves.
I treat adult clients virtually on weekdays and in person on Thursdays. Do you have trouble getting along with the people that you care about? Do you feel sad, depressed, or anxious? Do you have mood swings of depression and manic behaviors? I help clients who are feeling stuck to move forward in order to achieve their potential and to reach their life goals. My clients will learn to be more successful at home, school, or at work through learning to cope and to be the best version of themselves.
(347) 754-3609 View (347) 754-3609
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Sophia Pazos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (Online Only)
When confronted with a challenge it’s not enough to look inwards in the here and now but also examine how our past and societal systems affect the way we function in the world. Whether it’s walking through trauma, relationships, anxiety, depression, or discerning where you are in the wide spectrum of gender and sexuality, it takes a holistic and integrative approach to move forward into the path to wellness
When confronted with a challenge it’s not enough to look inwards in the here and now but also examine how our past and societal systems affect the way we function in the world. Whether it’s walking through trauma, relationships, anxiety, depression, or discerning where you are in the wide spectrum of gender and sexuality, it takes a holistic and integrative approach to move forward into the path to wellness
(844) 942-2945 View (844) 942-2945
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Aaron Kogel Smucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma and working with people who are impacted by stress, depression, anxiety, isolation, control issues, relationship issues, abusive relationships, anger management issues, and internalized oppression.
With a trauma informed approach, I work to develop a therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust, respect, and understanding. You’ve been yourself your whole life and you probably know what works for you and what doesn’t. I want therapy to be something that works for you. I know that for some of you that will require an anti-oppression practice that is identity affirming and empowering for whoever you are and whoever you might become and I am committed to that practice.
I specialize in trauma and working with people who are impacted by stress, depression, anxiety, isolation, control issues, relationship issues, abusive relationships, anger management issues, and internalized oppression.
With a trauma informed approach, I work to develop a therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust, respect, and understanding. You’ve been yourself your whole life and you probably know what works for you and what doesn’t. I want therapy to be something that works for you. I know that for some of you that will require an anti-oppression practice that is identity affirming and empowering for whoever you are and whoever you might become and I am committed to that practice.
(646) 921-4236 View (646) 921-4236
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Susan F. Epstein Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (Online Only)
I have exceptional training and experience in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, and provide therapy to adults on the spectrum who struggle with anxiety, depression, and social, work or school adjustment difficulties.
Until the pandemic, my practice encompassed adult psychotherapy and pediatric neuropsychology. At present, I have suspended neuropsychological evaluations as I am only providing remote services and have chosen not to do testing this way. I provide individual and couples therapy using an approach that may draw from different schools of therapy, depending on individual needs. I have very broad experience with a variety of ages and personal struggles. Although I am unable to provide pediatric neuropsychology evaluations, I am available for parent consultation.
I have exceptional training and experience in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, and provide therapy to adults on the spectrum who struggle with anxiety, depression, and social, work or school adjustment difficulties.
Until the pandemic, my practice encompassed adult psychotherapy and pediatric neuropsychology. At present, I have suspended neuropsychological evaluations as I am only providing remote services and have chosen not to do testing this way. I provide individual and couples therapy using an approach that may draw from different schools of therapy, depending on individual needs. I have very broad experience with a variety of ages and personal struggles. Although I am unable to provide pediatric neuropsychology evaluations, I am available for parent consultation.
(646) 783-3141 View (646) 783-3141
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Lilibeth Chauca
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372  (Online Only)
I strive to create a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment so clients can focus on being themselves. I hope clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves so they can reach their goals and work through life barriers. I work with clients who have experiences of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, familial issues and histories of trauma.
I strive to create a safe, non-judgemental and comfortable environment so clients can focus on being themselves. I hope clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves so they can reach their goals and work through life barriers. I work with clients who have experiences of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, familial issues and histories of trauma.
(929) 299-2268 View (929) 299-2268
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Sherrie T Waller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
I offer individual psychotherapy for adults with a focus on trauma healing and treatment. I also support people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, and other stressors. I practice through a social justice lens. I believe that our experiences can only be understood within the political and social contexts in which we live. As part of our therapy, we will explore how social systems and structural oppression have impacted your beliefs about yourself, your relationships, and the world around you.
I offer individual psychotherapy for adults with a focus on trauma healing and treatment. I also support people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship issues, and other stressors. I practice through a social justice lens. I believe that our experiences can only be understood within the political and social contexts in which we live. As part of our therapy, we will explore how social systems and structural oppression have impacted your beliefs about yourself, your relationships, and the world around you.
(929) 429-4753 View (929) 429-4753

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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.