Depression Therapists in Brentwood, PA

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Lori McNulty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brentwood, PA 15227
We all experience difficult or painful events in our lives. We may feel anxious, depressed, or just not ourselves. You don't have to deal with things alone. Maybe you're having relationship issues, or you lost someone you love. Perhaps you went through a traumatic event, and are having a difficult time coping. I can teach you better ways to cope with difficult situations, recognize your feelings, and restructure your thoughts. You are the expert, and I will give you the tools to cope. I will work with you to heal and bring balance and happiness back into your life.
We all experience difficult or painful events in our lives. We may feel anxious, depressed, or just not ourselves. You don't have to deal with things alone. Maybe you're having relationship issues, or you lost someone you love. Perhaps you went through a traumatic event, and are having a difficult time coping. I can teach you better ways to cope with difficult situations, recognize your feelings, and restructure your thoughts. You are the expert, and I will give you the tools to cope. I will work with you to heal and bring balance and happiness back into your life.
(878) 206-0289 View (878) 206-0289
Gerrian Miller Bobrowsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brentwood, PA 15227  (Online Only)
I offer an interpersonal/psychodynamic approach to working with individuals with anxiety, depression, personality, life and relationship issues.Treatment is personalized to meet each patient's needs. I have been practicing for over 25 years and offer individual, couple, family, psychoanalysis ,and psychodynamic therapy. i also supervise psychiatric residents at Western Psychiatric Institute, teach at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center,worked in the Family Division of the Courts, and spent 15 years as a professional member of the State Board of Psychology. I will be glad to speak with you regarding your personal issues and answer questions.
I offer an interpersonal/psychodynamic approach to working with individuals with anxiety, depression, personality, life and relationship issues.Treatment is personalized to meet each patient's needs. I have been practicing for over 25 years and offer individual, couple, family, psychoanalysis ,and psychodynamic therapy. i also supervise psychiatric residents at Western Psychiatric Institute, teach at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center,worked in the Family Division of the Courts, and spent 15 years as a professional member of the State Board of Psychology. I will be glad to speak with you regarding your personal issues and answer questions.
(412) 246-8904 View (412) 246-8904
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Dylan A. Morrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Brentwood, PA 15227
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling anxious daily, perhaps depressed, and overwhelmed? Would you like to find a more content place in your life? If you have issues being yourself, as well as setting boundaries with others and yourself, it may be time for therapeutic intervention.
Are you feeling anxious daily, perhaps depressed, and overwhelmed? Would you like to find a more content place in your life? If you have issues being yourself, as well as setting boundaries with others and yourself, it may be time for therapeutic intervention.
(412) 356-9938 View (412) 356-9938
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Quentin Hampton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Brentwood, PA 15227
Working through the Grace Wellness Center in Western Pennsylvania, I am here for any individual who is motivated to find change in their lives. I believe that our daily thinking and beliefs contribute to many issues that we face. By being willing to uncover and explore your thinking and past experiences, problematic thoughts and feelings can find healing for the future.
Working through the Grace Wellness Center in Western Pennsylvania, I am here for any individual who is motivated to find change in their lives. I believe that our daily thinking and beliefs contribute to many issues that we face. By being willing to uncover and explore your thinking and past experiences, problematic thoughts and feelings can find healing for the future.
(412) 910-1681 View (412) 910-1681
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Michael Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, PA 15227
Not accepting new clients
Even when we feel lost, there is always a path to a more hopeful future. As your therapist, I can help you find your way forward: Toward your goals, toward self-understanding, and toward peace and satisfaction. I’ve worked with people from many walks of life successfully and focus on helping those who find their lives unmanageable or fundamentally unfulfilling, especially when it involves difficult childhoods or traumatic experiences. I make space in our sessions to give genuine human support, from philosophical soul searching to practical goal setting, with a balance of humility, humor, and psychological insights.
Even when we feel lost, there is always a path to a more hopeful future. As your therapist, I can help you find your way forward: Toward your goals, toward self-understanding, and toward peace and satisfaction. I’ve worked with people from many walks of life successfully and focus on helping those who find their lives unmanageable or fundamentally unfulfilling, especially when it involves difficult childhoods or traumatic experiences. I make space in our sessions to give genuine human support, from philosophical soul searching to practical goal setting, with a balance of humility, humor, and psychological insights.
(412) 405-6089 View (412) 405-6089

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Antoinette Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236  (Online Only)
I am an LCSW in the state of PA and an LICSW in the state of MA. I have been working as a behavioral health therapist for over 19 years. I work with individuals ages 18 and up. I have helped people with a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, gender identity issues, trauma, and abuse. I also have a strong medical background. I have worked with people who have chronic medical conditions, helping them to live the best quality of life possible.
I am an LCSW in the state of PA and an LICSW in the state of MA. I have been working as a behavioral health therapist for over 19 years. I work with individuals ages 18 and up. I have helped people with a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, gender identity issues, trauma, and abuse. I also have a strong medical background. I have worked with people who have chronic medical conditions, helping them to live the best quality of life possible.
(412) 547-5087 View (412) 547-5087
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Sarah Maffei
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
I am passionate about working with anxiety, depression, pregnancy/postpartum, the childbearing years, infertility, self-worth, perfection, relationships, and shame.
Welcome! Change can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience, so fortunately you don't have to go through the process alone. I believe in creating a safe, comfortable, and trusting environment - one in which you can be open to exploring those parts of yourself, your relationships, and your life that you no longer find satisfying. I feel strongly about developing a collaborative relationship with you, and about helping you see the choices you have to move toward an experience that is rewarding and gratifying. If you are unsure of where to begin, I am happy to assist you in that process.
I am passionate about working with anxiety, depression, pregnancy/postpartum, the childbearing years, infertility, self-worth, perfection, relationships, and shame.
Welcome! Change can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience, so fortunately you don't have to go through the process alone. I believe in creating a safe, comfortable, and trusting environment - one in which you can be open to exploring those parts of yourself, your relationships, and your life that you no longer find satisfying. I feel strongly about developing a collaborative relationship with you, and about helping you see the choices you have to move toward an experience that is rewarding and gratifying. If you are unsure of where to begin, I am happy to assist you in that process.
(412) 489-0176 View (412) 489-0176
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Head & Heart Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Don't struggle alone. Together we'll move toward your goal, whether it's dealing with an overwhelming situation, repairing or improving a relationship, managing stress and anxiety, overcoming trauma or depression, living a fulfilling life, or even just being heard and understood.
Don't struggle alone. Together we'll move toward your goal, whether it's dealing with an overwhelming situation, repairing or improving a relationship, managing stress and anxiety, overcoming trauma or depression, living a fulfilling life, or even just being heard and understood.
(878) 206-0181 View (878) 206-0181
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George E Dalzell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling depressed, anxious or just stressed by the state of the world? I keep things simple in my practice. Solution Focused Therapy involves a process in which I help relieve patients of their symptoms and establish a supportive, therapeutic relationship. I specialize in treating mood and anxiety disorders, including panic and anxiety attacks and help people achieve results and improve their ability to achieve work/life balance and maintain healthy, stable relationships.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious or just stressed by the state of the world? I keep things simple in my practice. Solution Focused Therapy involves a process in which I help relieve patients of their symptoms and establish a supportive, therapeutic relationship. I specialize in treating mood and anxiety disorders, including panic and anxiety attacks and help people achieve results and improve their ability to achieve work/life balance and maintain healthy, stable relationships.
(412) 228-0633 View (412) 228-0633
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Vanessa L Britton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15210  (Online Only)
My experience includes working with children, teens and adults to address concerns with depression, anxiety, PTSD, marital counseling and much much more.
Hello! Thank you for taking this step and looking for a therapist. You're on the right track! I have known since middle school that helping others was the job for me. In one context or another I have been in the counseling field for 15 years, from settings such as prisons, to drug and alcohol centers, in home therapy, counseling in public schools and the community office setting. My number one priority is the client. If you are questioning taking the step to call or email, I encourage you to do so!
My experience includes working with children, teens and adults to address concerns with depression, anxiety, PTSD, marital counseling and much much more.
Hello! Thank you for taking this step and looking for a therapist. You're on the right track! I have known since middle school that helping others was the job for me. In one context or another I have been in the counseling field for 15 years, from settings such as prisons, to drug and alcohol centers, in home therapy, counseling in public schools and the community office setting. My number one priority is the client. If you are questioning taking the step to call or email, I encourage you to do so!
(724) 402-5710 View (724) 402-5710
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Ellen M Redinbaugh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
I specialize in Behavioral Medicine interventions that promote physical and psychological health by addressing the mind-body connection. Depression and anxiety do not simply exist in our heads, they reside in our bodies as well. I teach people how to heal themselves using techniques derived from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness approaches, and positive psychology. Many of my clients have chronic health problems that include heart disease, cancer, neurological disorders, and autoimmune disease. Healing is possible, and we all have the inherent capacity to help ourselves feel better.
I specialize in Behavioral Medicine interventions that promote physical and psychological health by addressing the mind-body connection. Depression and anxiety do not simply exist in our heads, they reside in our bodies as well. I teach people how to heal themselves using techniques derived from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness approaches, and positive psychology. Many of my clients have chronic health problems that include heart disease, cancer, neurological disorders, and autoimmune disease. Healing is possible, and we all have the inherent capacity to help ourselves feel better.
(412) 203-8425 View (412) 203-8425
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Diane Bauer, LCSW & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pleasant Hills, PA 15236
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce/Dissolution LGBT issues, Grief/Loss, Mood Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parenting issues, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem We provide counseling for children, teens, adults, families, and couples.
Are you "worrying" often? Do you feel uncomfortable in social settings? Feeling sad, frustrated/angry and having difficulty managing it? Are you a parent concerned about your child's behavior? Or in a relationship/marriage that is unfulfilling or not what it use to be? Is your family not accepting of your life choices? Counseling is a great opportunity to work through long standing concerns or just talk about what is going on in your life right now.
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce/Dissolution LGBT issues, Grief/Loss, Mood Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parenting issues, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem We provide counseling for children, teens, adults, families, and couples.
Are you "worrying" often? Do you feel uncomfortable in social settings? Feeling sad, frustrated/angry and having difficulty managing it? Are you a parent concerned about your child's behavior? Or in a relationship/marriage that is unfulfilling or not what it use to be? Is your family not accepting of your life choices? Counseling is a great opportunity to work through long standing concerns or just talk about what is going on in your life right now.
(412) 532-1773 View (412) 532-1773
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Carole Joan Honeychurch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
People seek therapy when they are in pain. This pain may show up as anxiety, depression, loneliness, compulsive behaviors, addiction or a combination of these. My job as your therapist is to meet you where you are and to understand your experience, your pain, and to help you move forward. The goal is to create a collaboration in which you have the support and safety to begin to challenge thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that may be holding you back and causing suffering. I will guide you in this work with warmth, humor, respect, and acceptance.
People seek therapy when they are in pain. This pain may show up as anxiety, depression, loneliness, compulsive behaviors, addiction or a combination of these. My job as your therapist is to meet you where you are and to understand your experience, your pain, and to help you move forward. The goal is to create a collaboration in which you have the support and safety to begin to challenge thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that may be holding you back and causing suffering. I will guide you in this work with warmth, humor, respect, and acceptance.
(412) 275-4853 View (412) 275-4853
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Ashley Van Alen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15207  (Online Only)
Emotions require movement and at times when we find ourselves stuck, it is helpful to have support to find our path forward. If you're struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or simply want to live a more fulfilled life, you don't have to suffer alone. I believe in the power of the therapeutic connection, and offer a supportive space for vulnerability and growth to help you live your most fulfilled life.
Emotions require movement and at times when we find ourselves stuck, it is helpful to have support to find our path forward. If you're struggling to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, or simply want to live a more fulfilled life, you don't have to suffer alone. I believe in the power of the therapeutic connection, and offer a supportive space for vulnerability and growth to help you live your most fulfilled life.
(412) 207-3947 View (412) 207-3947
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Dr. Dana Matta
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15236  (Online Only)
A wise person once said, "You can't laugh all your laughter till you cry all your tears." Sometimes life presents us with difficult challenges or situations that can be overwhelming or unfair. The death of a loved one, the breakup of a relationship. health issues, family conflicts, depression and anxiety just to name a few. The decision to enter therapy is seldom made lightly. I believe it is important to provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to share their feelings and speak their truth. It is only by sharing the pain and sadness that humans can cry their tears and move on to the laughter again.
A wise person once said, "You can't laugh all your laughter till you cry all your tears." Sometimes life presents us with difficult challenges or situations that can be overwhelming or unfair. The death of a loved one, the breakup of a relationship. health issues, family conflicts, depression and anxiety just to name a few. The decision to enter therapy is seldom made lightly. I believe it is important to provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to share their feelings and speak their truth. It is only by sharing the pain and sadness that humans can cry their tears and move on to the laughter again.
(724) 585-8830 View (724) 585-8830
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Emily Boris
Licensed Professional Counselor, CFRC, LPC, CAADC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
I have helped clients cope with various concerns such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma, anger management, substance abuse and dual diagnosis only to name a few.
I believe that to enjoy a truly fulfilling life, one must find balance and cohesion amongst all areas of life; spiritual, emotional and mental, achievable through a holistic approach to therapy. I provide individuals a safe place to address their concerns, while treating them with dignity and respect, increasing overall client success. I have always been drawn to helping people, and believe that my down to earth personality and client-centered approach, creates a less intimidating experience, wherein my clients can truly engage in the therapeutic process, promoting profound personal growth and lifelong change.
I have helped clients cope with various concerns such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, trauma, anger management, substance abuse and dual diagnosis only to name a few.
I believe that to enjoy a truly fulfilling life, one must find balance and cohesion amongst all areas of life; spiritual, emotional and mental, achievable through a holistic approach to therapy. I provide individuals a safe place to address their concerns, while treating them with dignity and respect, increasing overall client success. I have always been drawn to helping people, and believe that my down to earth personality and client-centered approach, creates a less intimidating experience, wherein my clients can truly engage in the therapeutic process, promoting profound personal growth and lifelong change.
(412) 467-0782 View (412) 467-0782
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Barbara Kline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, trauma, sexual abuse, grief and loss, anger, divorce, life transitions, low self-esteem, relationships, and identity.
Modern life has allowed us to communicate with others in unprecedented new ways, and yet not enough opportunities to be truly heard and understood. My goal in working with you is to create an environment where you are heard and understood, to facilitate your journey in overcoming difficulties, and to enable you to reach your full potential to have a satisfying life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, trauma, sexual abuse, grief and loss, anger, divorce, life transitions, low self-esteem, relationships, and identity.
Modern life has allowed us to communicate with others in unprecedented new ways, and yet not enough opportunities to be truly heard and understood. My goal in working with you is to create an environment where you are heard and understood, to facilitate your journey in overcoming difficulties, and to enable you to reach your full potential to have a satisfying life.
(412) 888-0420 View (412) 888-0420
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Rebecca R. Hahn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Rebecca Hahn, MA, LPC of Counseling for Progress, LLC counsels persons for progress in mental health (anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, etc), relationships, and more.
Every person is a unique individual with their own stressors, but everyone can use some counseling sometimes. Hurt from the past, worries about the future, and stressors right now can get in the way of living a fulfilling, happy life. Rebecca Hahn, MA, LPC (she/her) of Counseling for Progress, LLC can help you sort through your emotions, experiences, and thoughts to make progress now. As a team, you and Rebecca Hahn can work together to reach your goals so you can enjoy your life.
Rebecca Hahn, MA, LPC of Counseling for Progress, LLC counsels persons for progress in mental health (anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, etc), relationships, and more.
Every person is a unique individual with their own stressors, but everyone can use some counseling sometimes. Hurt from the past, worries about the future, and stressors right now can get in the way of living a fulfilling, happy life. Rebecca Hahn, MA, LPC (she/her) of Counseling for Progress, LLC can help you sort through your emotions, experiences, and thoughts to make progress now. As a team, you and Rebecca Hahn can work together to reach your goals so you can enjoy your life.
(412) 424-6143 View (412) 424-6143
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Asia Gunter
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Give me a break, are you serious? How did I get here? No one understands me, I'm anxious..I'm depressed. How many times have you said these exact words this week? I sure can relate-and if you can, you’re in the right place. Welcome. Self-empowerment, radical acceptance & authentic human connection will be the cornerstone of our work. I utilize a strength-based humanistic approach to guide us...but healing doesn't happen via theory. It lies within you - your hopes, hardships, successes & infinite wisdom. Sometimes we'll laugh. Often, we'll cry. But either way...
Give me a break, are you serious? How did I get here? No one understands me, I'm anxious..I'm depressed. How many times have you said these exact words this week? I sure can relate-and if you can, you’re in the right place. Welcome. Self-empowerment, radical acceptance & authentic human connection will be the cornerstone of our work. I utilize a strength-based humanistic approach to guide us...but healing doesn't happen via theory. It lies within you - your hopes, hardships, successes & infinite wisdom. Sometimes we'll laugh. Often, we'll cry. But either way...
(412) 501-9683 View (412) 501-9683
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Lindsay Brain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
I am dedicated and hard working with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field serving children, young adults, and families. I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, and depression and have an extensive background in helping children with behavioral issues and their families. By developing a strong therapeutic alliance, I am able to offer skill development and confidence building to support clients in processing events and decision making. Ideal clients will be open and honest in a supportive, non-judgmental setting to learn skills and increase happiness and hopefulness.
I am dedicated and hard working with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field serving children, young adults, and families. I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, and depression and have an extensive background in helping children with behavioral issues and their families. By developing a strong therapeutic alliance, I am able to offer skill development and confidence building to support clients in processing events and decision making. Ideal clients will be open and honest in a supportive, non-judgmental setting to learn skills and increase happiness and hopefulness.
(412) 453-4523 View (412) 453-4523

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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.