Depression Therapists in Rego Park, NY

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Josephine Palmeri
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rego Park, NY 11374  (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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Yunetta Baron
LMSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374
I am a Russian speaking Licensed Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in all age groups. If you are looking for the therapist who are able to help you recover from trauma, abuse, addiction, anger, depression or anxiety, please do not hesitate to contact me. I provide individual psychotherapy, counseling for couples, the elderly and family issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation and insight oriented therapy. I am seeing my clients in Forest Hills office and in LI office.
I am a Russian speaking Licensed Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in all age groups. If you are looking for the therapist who are able to help you recover from trauma, abuse, addiction, anger, depression or anxiety, please do not hesitate to contact me. I provide individual psychotherapy, counseling for couples, the elderly and family issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation and insight oriented therapy. I am seeing my clients in Forest Hills office and in LI office.
(917) 423-7620 View (917) 423-7620
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Zbigniew Korczak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374
Life is tough these days and we all need help, particularly with this new pandemic threat and the consequent anxiety and depression it has caused. My therapeutic practice is based on Buddhist compassion and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with alcohol and drug addiction as well as trauma and PTSD clients. I provide a traditional psychological perspective as well as a discovery of your life’s inner meaning, your strengths, your dreams, your creativity, your spirituality, and the socio-cultural context that surrounds you. I am able to create a nourishing, supportive environment that contributes to your healing and transformation.
Life is tough these days and we all need help, particularly with this new pandemic threat and the consequent anxiety and depression it has caused. My therapeutic practice is based on Buddhist compassion and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I work with alcohol and drug addiction as well as trauma and PTSD clients. I provide a traditional psychological perspective as well as a discovery of your life’s inner meaning, your strengths, your dreams, your creativity, your spirituality, and the socio-cultural context that surrounds you. I am able to create a nourishing, supportive environment that contributes to your healing and transformation.
(917) 540-3802 View (917) 540-3802
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Wellness Tree Counseling Lcsw PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Rego Park, NY 11374
We specialize in working with Black, Indigenous, & Women of color experiecing depression, anxiety and trauma related symptoms.
Woke up feeling unsure about yourself? Struggling with major life changes or decisions? Feeling stuck? Or you've lost your purpose? Is the weight on your shoulders too much to bear leaving you questioning ‘why’? Let’s start by saying, you’ve come to the right place. We all face times when we are overwhelmed by our situations. We're here to listen without judgment and help you to sort out life challenges. When you find yourself in a vulnerable place, it’s our goal to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere for you to delve deeper into your feelings of sadness, emptiness, loss, anxiety, worry or despair.
We specialize in working with Black, Indigenous, & Women of color experiecing depression, anxiety and trauma related symptoms.
Woke up feeling unsure about yourself? Struggling with major life changes or decisions? Feeling stuck? Or you've lost your purpose? Is the weight on your shoulders too much to bear leaving you questioning ‘why’? Let’s start by saying, you’ve come to the right place. We all face times when we are overwhelmed by our situations. We're here to listen without judgment and help you to sort out life challenges. When you find yourself in a vulnerable place, it’s our goal to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere for you to delve deeper into your feelings of sadness, emptiness, loss, anxiety, worry or despair.
(347) 761-7325 View (347) 761-7325
Cynthia Glickstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
These include anxiety and depression, difficulty coping with stress, work, relationships,traumatic experiences and substance abuse, as well as people working on achieving their goals and fulfilling their creative potential.
People come to therapy for different reasons. If you are unhappy or dissatisfied with your life, I provide a safe , supportive and nurturing environment to help you get back on track. It is my belief that everyone has the capacity to revitalize and enjoy their life. My 15 years of clinical experience include: working with adults, children, adolescents and families, providing counseling and psychotherapy.
These include anxiety and depression, difficulty coping with stress, work, relationships,traumatic experiences and substance abuse, as well as people working on achieving their goals and fulfilling their creative potential.
People come to therapy for different reasons. If you are unhappy or dissatisfied with your life, I provide a safe , supportive and nurturing environment to help you get back on track. It is my belief that everyone has the capacity to revitalize and enjoy their life. My 15 years of clinical experience include: working with adults, children, adolescents and families, providing counseling and psychotherapy.
(917) 725-2226 View (917) 725-2226
Mental Health Counseling Wellness Practice of NY
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NAMA-
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374  (Online Only)
I have experience in the treatment of Depression, Anger Management, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, and Panic Disorder.
Ideal client is the one who truly understands how coping tools acquired in therapy, as well as supportive therapy can help dealing with stresses of life or mental illness. Anger Management Classes weekly. You are what you think. Learn how to live in the present and create a new future.
I have experience in the treatment of Depression, Anger Management, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, and Panic Disorder.
Ideal client is the one who truly understands how coping tools acquired in therapy, as well as supportive therapy can help dealing with stresses of life or mental illness. Anger Management Classes weekly. You are what you think. Learn how to live in the present and create a new future.
(646) 651-4357 View (646) 651-4357
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Psychotherapy & Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374
The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Our director, Zoia Sizgoric, LCSW, has over 20 years experience in helping others just like you reach their goals. We focus on your strengths and offer support and guidance to help you overcome difficult times in your life. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety/phobias, trauma, domestic violence, ADHD, behavioral problems, anger management, eating disorders, difficulties at work, and marital or family problems. We also make referrals to community psychiatrists as needed.
The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Our director, Zoia Sizgoric, LCSW, has over 20 years experience in helping others just like you reach their goals. We focus on your strengths and offer support and guidance to help you overcome difficult times in your life. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety/phobias, trauma, domestic violence, ADHD, behavioral problems, anger management, eating disorders, difficulties at work, and marital or family problems. We also make referrals to community psychiatrists as needed.
(718) 831-6131 View (718) 831-6131
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Eshika S Kalam
Counselor, LMHC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374  (Online Only)
I work with children, adolescents and adults who are facing various different issues, such as addiction, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, domestic violence and chronic pain.
Everyone deserves to live a fulfilled life consisting of freedom, happiness, inner piece and growth. As a psychotherapist, I work collaboratively with my clients to achieve these goals in order for them to live a happier life. My goal is to instill hope in my clients and guide them towards self-acceptance. My work with clients involves building the therapeutic relationship through empathy, unconditional positive regards, mindfulness and creativity. By providing clients with safe and non-judgmental environment we work towards exploring and resolving personal conflicts to help the client achieve growth and live a meaningful life.
I work with children, adolescents and adults who are facing various different issues, such as addiction, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, domestic violence and chronic pain.
Everyone deserves to live a fulfilled life consisting of freedom, happiness, inner piece and growth. As a psychotherapist, I work collaboratively with my clients to achieve these goals in order for them to live a happier life. My goal is to instill hope in my clients and guide them towards self-acceptance. My work with clients involves building the therapeutic relationship through empathy, unconditional positive regards, mindfulness and creativity. By providing clients with safe and non-judgmental environment we work towards exploring and resolving personal conflicts to help the client achieve growth and live a meaningful life.
(917) 933-0584 View (917) 933-0584
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Matthew Iong
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety, self-defeating behaviors, shame, depression, or holding onto painful feelings and memories? Do you feel you don't truly understand yourself, your friends, your spouse, or your partner? Together, you and I can explore and help you recognize your true, deep-rooted feelings and help you resolve them. By looking into our beliefs, emotions, early-life experiences, and thoughts, we can recognize recurring patterns and develop proper coping mechanisms to avoid our distress and move forward.
Are you struggling with anxiety, self-defeating behaviors, shame, depression, or holding onto painful feelings and memories? Do you feel you don't truly understand yourself, your friends, your spouse, or your partner? Together, you and I can explore and help you recognize your true, deep-rooted feelings and help you resolve them. By looking into our beliefs, emotions, early-life experiences, and thoughts, we can recognize recurring patterns and develop proper coping mechanisms to avoid our distress and move forward.
(646) 386-2219 View (646) 386-2219
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Veronica Colwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374  (Online Only)
I am an empathetic therapist with a passion to create a space where clients can be heard and seen. I have experience in leading clients to self-empowerment and awareness to overcome challenges in their life. I also assist clients in developing skills in bettering their life and managing their symptoms of anxiety and depression. Through clinical, life experience, and compassion I value working to assist those willing to make a positive difference in their lives.
I am an empathetic therapist with a passion to create a space where clients can be heard and seen. I have experience in leading clients to self-empowerment and awareness to overcome challenges in their life. I also assist clients in developing skills in bettering their life and managing their symptoms of anxiety and depression. Through clinical, life experience, and compassion I value working to assist those willing to make a positive difference in their lives.
(385) 263-2025 View (385) 263-2025
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Joseph F. Atanasio
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rego Park, NY 11374
There are times when we ask ourselves questions we feel we have no answers to: "Why am I not happy?", "How do I improve my life?" and "Will I ever find a solution to this problem that is consistent and stressful?". Have hope! The answers are there inside of you, waiting to be discovered. I strive to support my clients without judgement, challenging those who are ready to explore themes of personal responsibility, meaning, and resolution. Through genuine client/therapist interactions, the emotional impact of trauma, loss, depression, and/or anxiety can be relieved, and answers found.
There are times when we ask ourselves questions we feel we have no answers to: "Why am I not happy?", "How do I improve my life?" and "Will I ever find a solution to this problem that is consistent and stressful?". Have hope! The answers are there inside of you, waiting to be discovered. I strive to support my clients without judgement, challenging those who are ready to explore themes of personal responsibility, meaning, and resolution. Through genuine client/therapist interactions, the emotional impact of trauma, loss, depression, and/or anxiety can be relieved, and answers found.
(347) 748-1404 View (347) 748-1404
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Savbtrie B. Kanhai
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374
Using evidenced-based therapeutic interventions, I address and treat mental and emotional disorders, such as Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, etc.
I believe that stress and negative emotions often form a cyclic pattern of behavior, thoughts and feelings, each influencing the other. While emotions are natural and understandable, what is often not acceptable is our reaction to negative emotions. Emotional well-being is important at every stage of personal growth, and individuals having the tool of mental health care at their disposal can vastly determine how they cope and handle stress.
Using evidenced-based therapeutic interventions, I address and treat mental and emotional disorders, such as Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, etc.
I believe that stress and negative emotions often form a cyclic pattern of behavior, thoughts and feelings, each influencing the other. While emotions are natural and understandable, what is often not acceptable is our reaction to negative emotions. Emotional well-being is important at every stage of personal growth, and individuals having the tool of mental health care at their disposal can vastly determine how they cope and handle stress.
(516) 715-5062 View (516) 715-5062
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Matthew Cordova Frankel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MA, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374
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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Christina Albanese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, chronic stress, and other causes of emotional distress.
Seeking therapy can be a difficult decision. Finding the right therapist can be even harder. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I provide patients with acceptance and understanding and create a warm, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment. I believe that healing is accomplished through a trusting and collaborative working relationship. I also have confidence that everyone has the ability to change and has the capacity for self- improvement. Therapy is a journey of self-exploration and discovery that can help guide you in gaining deeper insights into behaviors that block personal growth and fulfillment.
I specialize in working with individuals with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, chronic stress, and other causes of emotional distress.
Seeking therapy can be a difficult decision. Finding the right therapist can be even harder. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I provide patients with acceptance and understanding and create a warm, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment. I believe that healing is accomplished through a trusting and collaborative working relationship. I also have confidence that everyone has the ability to change and has the capacity for self- improvement. Therapy is a journey of self-exploration and discovery that can help guide you in gaining deeper insights into behaviors that block personal growth and fulfillment.
(929) 284-7832 View (929) 284-7832
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Maria Carmen Sesin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374
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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Sam L Sobel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374
If you are anxious, depressed, have memories or experiences that haunt you, I can help you. I use a variety of approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive, EMDR and hypnosis. Patients have told me that I am supportive, a good listener, genuine, energetic and determined. I am easy to get along with and you will feel comfortable the first session. In addition, I effectively treat couples in crisis, career issues and relationship problems. I am affordable and accept most insurance.
If you are anxious, depressed, have memories or experiences that haunt you, I can help you. I use a variety of approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive, EMDR and hypnosis. Patients have told me that I am supportive, a good listener, genuine, energetic and determined. I am easy to get along with and you will feel comfortable the first session. In addition, I effectively treat couples in crisis, career issues and relationship problems. I am affordable and accept most insurance.
(718) 569-8347 View (718) 569-8347
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Gwen Alter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374
I have helped people with anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mood disorders, as well as parenting and relationship issues.
LET'S TALK. Ever since psychotherapy (the talking cure) was conceived over 100 years ago it has grown and evolved. But one thing remains constant: talking with someone about the things that bother you, in a safe and empathic environment is curative. It is the first step to changing the way you think, feel and act. In more than 20 years of practice, I have studied and mastered various techniques of psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral, relational, psychodynamic) and will utilize these in our work together.
I have helped people with anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mood disorders, as well as parenting and relationship issues.
LET'S TALK. Ever since psychotherapy (the talking cure) was conceived over 100 years ago it has grown and evolved. But one thing remains constant: talking with someone about the things that bother you, in a safe and empathic environment is curative. It is the first step to changing the way you think, feel and act. In more than 20 years of practice, I have studied and mastered various techniques of psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral, relational, psychodynamic) and will utilize these in our work together.
(718) 673-2730 View (718) 673-2730
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Robert Bergen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374
My specialties include the treatment of depression, anxiety, destructive and self-defeating behaviors, and the many unique forms of inner anguish that defy categorization. Within my scope, as well, are the compelling problems generated by situations that were once somehow manageable for the client but have suddenly become overwhelming - a failing relationship, an escalating parenting or school problem, increasing reliance on substances, and others. I have much experience, as well, treating the range of symptoms that commonly accompany significant life changes or transitions such as illness,personal losses, post partum depression, and the impact of aging.
My specialties include the treatment of depression, anxiety, destructive and self-defeating behaviors, and the many unique forms of inner anguish that defy categorization. Within my scope, as well, are the compelling problems generated by situations that were once somehow manageable for the client but have suddenly become overwhelming - a failing relationship, an escalating parenting or school problem, increasing reliance on substances, and others. I have much experience, as well, treating the range of symptoms that commonly accompany significant life changes or transitions such as illness,personal losses, post partum depression, and the impact of aging.
(917) 563-4570 View (917) 563-4570
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Betty S Steinman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rego Park, NY 11374
In my psychotherapy practice, I specialize in eliminating the underlying causes of emotional difficulties and stressful problems. I work with conditions such as anxiety, depression, phobias, trauma, posttraumatic stress, sexual and physical abuse, grief, life purpose and a variety of relationship issues including codependency. Having been trained in powerful and effective techniques such as EMDR (as a gentle tapping technique) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), meditation and hypnosis, the removal of painful, limiting beliefs and behaviors are successfully achieved during the process with my clients.
In my psychotherapy practice, I specialize in eliminating the underlying causes of emotional difficulties and stressful problems. I work with conditions such as anxiety, depression, phobias, trauma, posttraumatic stress, sexual and physical abuse, grief, life purpose and a variety of relationship issues including codependency. Having been trained in powerful and effective techniques such as EMDR (as a gentle tapping technique) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), meditation and hypnosis, the removal of painful, limiting beliefs and behaviors are successfully achieved during the process with my clients.
(718) 569-8497 View (718) 569-8497
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Alicia Diorio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Rego Park, NY 11374
Specialty areas include treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, ADHD, Social Skills Problems, School Issues, Anger, and Behavioral Problems.
Alicia Diorio is a Child Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Forest Hills, Queens. She has been practicing in the mental health field for 15 years and has acquired formal training in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinical work on the Inpatient Child Psychiatric Unit and in the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents, has provided a wide range of expertise in mental health and psychiatric conditions. Currently in private practice, she specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents. An Integrative approach combines techniques from various orientations.
Specialty areas include treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, ADHD, Social Skills Problems, School Issues, Anger, and Behavioral Problems.
Alicia Diorio is a Child Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Forest Hills, Queens. She has been practicing in the mental health field for 15 years and has acquired formal training in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinical work on the Inpatient Child Psychiatric Unit and in the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents, has provided a wide range of expertise in mental health and psychiatric conditions. Currently in private practice, she specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents. An Integrative approach combines techniques from various orientations.
(347) 580-5163 View (347) 580-5163
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.