Depression Therapists in Middle Village, NY

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Family & Personal Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ASAC, CCH
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
(718) 865-8429 View (718) 865-8429
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Family and Personal Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
(332) 239-7452 View (332) 239-7452
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Isaac Cruz
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
Passionate about helping others, specialize working with clients struggling with life experiences that at times are overwhelming. I use an eclectic style of therapy that focuses on listening, developing concrete goals, exploring your past and developing motivation and self confidence. Many of my clients are young professionals and older folks who find it difficult to change. Many struggle with depression and anxiety and work to reduce negative and detrimental self destructive behaviors. I work to provide you with the support and guidance needed to become independent again and free of depression,anxiety and fear.
Passionate about helping others, specialize working with clients struggling with life experiences that at times are overwhelming. I use an eclectic style of therapy that focuses on listening, developing concrete goals, exploring your past and developing motivation and self confidence. Many of my clients are young professionals and older folks who find it difficult to change. Many struggle with depression and anxiety and work to reduce negative and detrimental self destructive behaviors. I work to provide you with the support and guidance needed to become independent again and free of depression,anxiety and fear.
(510) 592-5534 View (510) 592-5534
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Barbara Sprague
MSN, RN, NP, ANP-BC, PMH-BC
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379  (Online Only)
Barbara Sprague is an experienced Nurse Practitioner. She is dual board certified by the A.N.C.C. as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing from Stony Brook University. She has over 25 years of nursing experience, including 8 years of experience in Psychiatric Mental Health. She specialized is anxiety, depression, insomnia, and PTSD. She is currently accepting new patients over the age of 18 for medication management services. The initial appointment fee is $250. Monthly follow up medication management appointments are $125.
Barbara Sprague is an experienced Nurse Practitioner. She is dual board certified by the A.N.C.C. as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse. She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing from Stony Brook University. She has over 25 years of nursing experience, including 8 years of experience in Psychiatric Mental Health. She specialized is anxiety, depression, insomnia, and PTSD. She is currently accepting new patients over the age of 18 for medication management services. The initial appointment fee is $250. Monthly follow up medication management appointments are $125.
(347) 706-1276 View (347) 706-1276
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Family and Personal Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ASAC, CCH
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
(929) 335-9240 View (929) 335-9240
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Ronald Villano
Counselor, LMHC, ASAC, CCH
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
(347) 429-6868 x3 View (347) 429-6868 x3
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Family and Personal Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
(516) 774-4316 View (516) 774-4316
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Family and Personal Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ASAC, CCH
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
We are by your side! No matter the issue that you are facing... anxiety, depression, life issues, family issues, grief, trauma, couples therapy, stress relief, etc... we are ready to help. In this widely acclaimed practice, Ron Villano, M.S., LMHC, ASAC, CCH has assembled an elite team of over 35 providers. Our decades of success in talk therapy comes from creating a customized approach designed to encourage you to face your challenges with new life skills and professional support. You are here looking for that fresh start... and we will answer your call TODAY.
(718) 331-3530 View (718) 331-3530
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Cindy Adair-Brodwin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience. I focus on assisting my patients becoming happier, healthier and more peaceful. Most of the patients I work with suffer with anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and relationship issues. My goal is to assist you in decreasing your suffering and improve your quality of life. I always try to stay grounded in the present while taking into consideration how you got here and where you are going. It is important to me that you not only feel better but that in addition to that you are actually getting better.
I am a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience. I focus on assisting my patients becoming happier, healthier and more peaceful. Most of the patients I work with suffer with anxiety, panic disorder, depression, and relationship issues. My goal is to assist you in decreasing your suffering and improve your quality of life. I always try to stay grounded in the present while taking into consideration how you got here and where you are going. It is important to me that you not only feel better but that in addition to that you are actually getting better.
(718) 456-3973 View (718) 456-3973
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Mabel DeLeon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379  (Online Only)
I am certified in EFT, Couples Therapy, Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents, Self-Harm and Depression in schools and Motivational Interviewing.
Throughout this journey that we call life, we all experience times where we need perspective, support and insight. It is normal to need help navigating through life transitions, loss, grief, milestones, relationships and reaching your full potential. It is during these times that you may need guidance developing appropriate coping strategies, setting boundaries, problem solving, managing emotions effectively and making difficult decisions. I would like to support you during these challenging times by accessing your strengths, recognize your limitations, yet working through them to acquire growth, necessary change and success.
I am certified in EFT, Couples Therapy, Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents, Self-Harm and Depression in schools and Motivational Interviewing.
Throughout this journey that we call life, we all experience times where we need perspective, support and insight. It is normal to need help navigating through life transitions, loss, grief, milestones, relationships and reaching your full potential. It is during these times that you may need guidance developing appropriate coping strategies, setting boundaries, problem solving, managing emotions effectively and making difficult decisions. I would like to support you during these challenging times by accessing your strengths, recognize your limitations, yet working through them to acquire growth, necessary change and success.
(929) 345-3945 View (929) 345-3945
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Dr. Gary Brucato
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Middle Village, NY 11379
Drawing on over 20 years of experience, I help clients to find relief from depression, anxiety and grief, navigate interpersonal issues, and create meaning in their lives.
Your individual challenges are unique to your experiences and circumstances, cultural and spiritual beliefs, and personal identity. Life events, challenges, or transitions may cause us to lose sight of who we truly are and who we want to be. I help my clients to foster self-acceptance and autonomy, and gain better insight into the symbolism and dynamic significance of their choices and actions. Therapy is one path to developing a sense of meaning and purpose in both adverse and day-to-day experiences.
Drawing on over 20 years of experience, I help clients to find relief from depression, anxiety and grief, navigate interpersonal issues, and create meaning in their lives.
Your individual challenges are unique to your experiences and circumstances, cultural and spiritual beliefs, and personal identity. Life events, challenges, or transitions may cause us to lose sight of who we truly are and who we want to be. I help my clients to foster self-acceptance and autonomy, and gain better insight into the symbolism and dynamic significance of their choices and actions. Therapy is one path to developing a sense of meaning and purpose in both adverse and day-to-day experiences.
(929) 334-4758 View (929) 334-4758
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Jaqueline Galynsky
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
The therapeutic experience starts with you, and congratulations on taking the first step towards finding help for what has been weighing on you. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by day-to-day stress, feelings of anxiety, or depression, my approach is to work collaboratively with you to create a safe and open therapeutic relationship. Your needs as an individual are of my greatest concern, and my belief is that providing you with a non-judgmental, empathic, and welcoming space can promote the development of a healthier and happier lifestyle.
The therapeutic experience starts with you, and congratulations on taking the first step towards finding help for what has been weighing on you. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by day-to-day stress, feelings of anxiety, or depression, my approach is to work collaboratively with you to create a safe and open therapeutic relationship. Your needs as an individual are of my greatest concern, and my belief is that providing you with a non-judgmental, empathic, and welcoming space can promote the development of a healthier and happier lifestyle.
(347) 763-6412 View (347) 763-6412
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Josephine Palmeri
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middle Village, NY 11379  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With over five years of clinical training in institutions such as NYU and Weill Cornell Medical College, I am equipped to work with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger management, substance abuse, relational issues, trauma, and daily/work-related stressors.
My goal is to support you in developing the insight, motivation, and skills needed to overcome personal obstacles and make positive life changes. I offer a warm, nonjudgmental atmosphere where we can explore your past, better understand your present, and develop specific skills to reach goals and improve your overall quality of life.
With over five years of clinical training in institutions such as NYU and Weill Cornell Medical College, I am equipped to work with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger management, substance abuse, relational issues, trauma, and daily/work-related stressors.
My goal is to support you in developing the insight, motivation, and skills needed to overcome personal obstacles and make positive life changes. I offer a warm, nonjudgmental atmosphere where we can explore your past, better understand your present, and develop specific skills to reach goals and improve your overall quality of life.
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Faith Carbonaro
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! My name is Faith Carbonaro. I’m a licensed mental health counselor who provides talk therapy to individuals ages 13 through adulthood. I counsel those impacted by stress, anxiety, depression, family conflict, behavioral issues, ADHD, relationship challenges, self esteem, grief, loss, adjustment disorders and life transitions.
Hello and welcome! My name is Faith Carbonaro. I’m a licensed mental health counselor who provides talk therapy to individuals ages 13 through adulthood. I counsel those impacted by stress, anxiety, depression, family conflict, behavioral issues, ADHD, relationship challenges, self esteem, grief, loss, adjustment disorders and life transitions.
(516) 715-3039 View (516) 715-3039
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Jennifer Somin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middle Village, NY 11379  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
By first improving our relationship with ourselves, we can improve our relationship with the world! I specialize in complex trauma and PTSD, anxiety/depression, sexual and relationship issues, life transitions, stress and personal growth.
There are many things in our lives that we can’t control which can lead to mismanaged expectations, anxiety and general unhappiness. However, if we can learn to accept what we can’t change while finding our power, direction and motivation to control what we can change, we can find a better sense of peace. My role as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore the many intricate complexities of your life and mental health and help you develop coping skills. I am a hands on, person-centered counselor who enjoys working with individuals of all ages to navigate life’s challenges.
By first improving our relationship with ourselves, we can improve our relationship with the world! I specialize in complex trauma and PTSD, anxiety/depression, sexual and relationship issues, life transitions, stress and personal growth.
There are many things in our lives that we can’t control which can lead to mismanaged expectations, anxiety and general unhappiness. However, if we can learn to accept what we can’t change while finding our power, direction and motivation to control what we can change, we can find a better sense of peace. My role as a counselor is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to explore the many intricate complexities of your life and mental health and help you develop coping skills. I am a hands on, person-centered counselor who enjoys working with individuals of all ages to navigate life’s challenges.
(914) 996-4399 View (914) 996-4399
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Personalize Your Therapy, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
Navigating the complex relationship between mental health and the world around us can be challenging. This challenge may be amplified for individuals of color or those from cultures that may not fully support or understand the benefits of therapy. Feeling familiar with anxiety, depression, or stress should not be the norm. Struggling with boundaries in your relationships should not be a constant battle, and ADHD should not hinder your connections. At Personalize Your Therapy, we believe these challenges can be overcome.
Navigating the complex relationship between mental health and the world around us can be challenging. This challenge may be amplified for individuals of color or those from cultures that may not fully support or understand the benefits of therapy. Feeling familiar with anxiety, depression, or stress should not be the norm. Struggling with boundaries in your relationships should not be a constant battle, and ADHD should not hinder your connections. At Personalize Your Therapy, we believe these challenges can be overcome.
(718) 568-6237 View (718) 568-6237
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Aviv Mental Health Counseling Services PLLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Middle Village, NY 11379  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Neli Betancourt-Rodriguez. I'm a Christian bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed mental health counselor in New York City. Whatever brought you here, I'm so glad you're here. Your story deserves to be heard, uncovered, and transformed into purpose. Your life matters. My hope is to walk alongside you in the aftermath of what can feel like the weight of the world. Sometimes, that aftermath looks like learning to trust again after abuse, or to feel joy after years of depression and sadness, or to unlearn patterns that no longer serve you. It may be hard to believe freedom is accessible. But here, I know it's possible. . .
Hi! I'm Neli Betancourt-Rodriguez. I'm a Christian bilingual (Spanish/English) licensed mental health counselor in New York City. Whatever brought you here, I'm so glad you're here. Your story deserves to be heard, uncovered, and transformed into purpose. Your life matters. My hope is to walk alongside you in the aftermath of what can feel like the weight of the world. Sometimes, that aftermath looks like learning to trust again after abuse, or to feel joy after years of depression and sadness, or to unlearn patterns that no longer serve you. It may be hard to believe freedom is accessible. But here, I know it's possible. . .
(718) 550-2420 View (718) 550-2420
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
Empowerment/Self-Esteem, Anxiety/Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder & More.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Empowerment/Self-Esteem, Anxiety/Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder & More.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(332) 330-3361 View (332) 330-3361
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Steven George Wolbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
It takes courage to engage in professional counseling and when you do it is important that there is a match with your counselor and the modality used. As a counselor I serve people using mindfulness, meditation, whole person approaches. I also incorporate faith based approaches. I work with counselee's that struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues and a variety of other emotional disturbances. I will help you identify the core issues that resulted in your emotional or personal problems and immediately help to develop strategies to resolve these issues.
It takes courage to engage in professional counseling and when you do it is important that there is a match with your counselor and the modality used. As a counselor I serve people using mindfulness, meditation, whole person approaches. I also incorporate faith based approaches. I work with counselee's that struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma related issues and a variety of other emotional disturbances. I will help you identify the core issues that resulted in your emotional or personal problems and immediately help to develop strategies to resolve these issues.
(516) 412-6985 View (516) 412-6985
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Antoinette Conte
LMSW
Verified Verified
Middle Village, NY 11379
When was the last time you were truly happy? Why do you overeat? Why do you overreact in certain situations? Sometimes all we need is support to help us look into the mirror and find answers. Emotional well-being is what I focus on. Learn to handle the stress that comes from anxiety and depression. Using evidence-based therapeutic interventions, let's help get your life back on track and empower you.
When was the last time you were truly happy? Why do you overeat? Why do you overreact in certain situations? Sometimes all we need is support to help us look into the mirror and find answers. Emotional well-being is what I focus on. Learn to handle the stress that comes from anxiety and depression. Using evidence-based therapeutic interventions, let's help get your life back on track and empower you.
(646) 437-8216 View (646) 437-8216

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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.