Depression Therapists in East Liberty, PA

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Bari Benjamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
I strongly believe that people have the ability to make changes at any time in their lives. I have specialized training in step-family therapy and recognized they have different dynamics than intact families. I work with people who have depression, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, as well as those needing anger management skills.
I strongly believe that people have the ability to make changes at any time in their lives. I have specialized training in step-family therapy and recognized they have different dynamics than intact families. I work with people who have depression, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, as well as those needing anger management skills.
(412) 228-0503 View (412) 228-0503
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Teion Xavier Ensley-Ellerbe
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
Teion Ensley-Ellerbe, MS is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Professional that provides services at Calm Pittsburgh. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents to help find, or rediscover, the best version of themselves that they may have lost trying to navigate life and its challenges. I have experience in counseling clients through grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, ageing-related issues and hardships, and overall life transitions and conflict. In practice, my clinical approaches with clients are Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral. I am to meet the client where they are in sessions
Teion Ensley-Ellerbe, MS is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Professional that provides services at Calm Pittsburgh. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents to help find, or rediscover, the best version of themselves that they may have lost trying to navigate life and its challenges. I have experience in counseling clients through grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, ageing-related issues and hardships, and overall life transitions and conflict. In practice, my clinical approaches with clients are Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral. I am to meet the client where they are in sessions
(412) 385-4934 View (412) 385-4934
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Alexandra Ditchkus
MA, LAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
Whether you're navigating anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, life transitions, or seeking personal development, I am dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.
I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) who is passionate about creating a therapeutic environment that supports individuals in uncovering their inner strengths, developing coping strategies, and learning how to incorporate self-compassion into their journey towards emotional well-being. I believe each individual's journey is unique, therefore I work collaboratively with my clients and tailor my interventions to meet their needs.
Whether you're navigating anxiety, depression, interpersonal issues, life transitions, or seeking personal development, I am dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.
I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) who is passionate about creating a therapeutic environment that supports individuals in uncovering their inner strengths, developing coping strategies, and learning how to incorporate self-compassion into their journey towards emotional well-being. I believe each individual's journey is unique, therefore I work collaboratively with my clients and tailor my interventions to meet their needs.
(412) 912-2023 View (412) 912-2023
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Brittany M. Kiefer
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
I have helped those with issues related to: anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, interpersonal conflict, anger, loss, and trauma.
At times we may struggle with intense and confusing emotions that interfere with reaching our daily goals and aspirations. By working collaboratively within a calm, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere, we can begin to become more curious about desired changes. Therapy can serve as a guide to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, how you relate and navigate the interpersonal relationships in your life, and within your environment. I also believe it is imperative to view therapy through a trauma-informed lens, while respecting each individual's background, where trauma's may have left unspoken words.
I have helped those with issues related to: anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, interpersonal conflict, anger, loss, and trauma.
At times we may struggle with intense and confusing emotions that interfere with reaching our daily goals and aspirations. By working collaboratively within a calm, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere, we can begin to become more curious about desired changes. Therapy can serve as a guide to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, how you relate and navigate the interpersonal relationships in your life, and within your environment. I also believe it is imperative to view therapy through a trauma-informed lens, while respecting each individual's background, where trauma's may have left unspoken words.
(412) 207-3438 View (412) 207-3438
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Littlejohn Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MPH, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
I primarily use EMDR or CBT to help those coping with grief & loss, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues.
Brittany Littlejohn Maxshure is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She's spent much of her career working with individuals with chronic health conditions. Her experience with and understanding of the concerns and stressors of individuals among this population has equipped her with a unique skillset. She has an overall focus on supporting clients as they navigate through life’s transitions and challenges; whether it be in their personal or professional lives. Brittany strongly believes that everyone has the ability to reach their full potential and she has a desire to assist them in achieving their goals.
I primarily use EMDR or CBT to help those coping with grief & loss, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues.
Brittany Littlejohn Maxshure is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania. She's spent much of her career working with individuals with chronic health conditions. Her experience with and understanding of the concerns and stressors of individuals among this population has equipped her with a unique skillset. She has an overall focus on supporting clients as they navigate through life’s transitions and challenges; whether it be in their personal or professional lives. Brittany strongly believes that everyone has the ability to reach their full potential and she has a desire to assist them in achieving their goals.
(412) 407-8630 View (412) 407-8630
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Alexa Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
Are you struggling with changes, self-esteem or relationships? I can help you become motivated, discover and believe in your worth, and build accepting relationships with others. I have experience working with individuals dealing with social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use recovery. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.
Are you struggling with changes, self-esteem or relationships? I can help you become motivated, discover and believe in your worth, and build accepting relationships with others. I have experience working with individuals dealing with social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use recovery. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist.
(412) 356-9224 View (412) 356-9224
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Eric Vogan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206  (Online Only)
I AM currently accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I work from a psychotherapeutic perspective grounded in humanistic and modern psychoanalytic practice. I work with individuals to explore their current suffering, symptoms, problems, and relationships and how these themes are related to earlier patterns of experience. My focus is on gaining a deep understanding of the individuals I work with that pays great respect to the person’s unique personality style, cultural differences, differences in sexual orientation and gender experience, and unique relationship patterns.
I AM currently accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I work from a psychotherapeutic perspective grounded in humanistic and modern psychoanalytic practice. I work with individuals to explore their current suffering, symptoms, problems, and relationships and how these themes are related to earlier patterns of experience. My focus is on gaining a deep understanding of the individuals I work with that pays great respect to the person’s unique personality style, cultural differences, differences in sexual orientation and gender experience, and unique relationship patterns.
(724) 862-4684 View (724) 862-4684
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Dr. Shelly W Hanlon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
Hi, I'm Dr Shelly Hanlon. I'm a licensed and board certified clinician with over 30 years of experience. My approach to practicing psychotherapy is to first work collaboratively with you, on identifying and harnessing your innate strengths, and talents. Then together, we will work in a safe and comfortable setting to develop strategies and "life hacks," that will ensure therapeutic change and personal growth. By analyzing existing patterns, within the context of one's own life experience, we will develop a behavioral approach that will result in a greater sense of empowerment and the opportunity for life long success.
Hi, I'm Dr Shelly Hanlon. I'm a licensed and board certified clinician with over 30 years of experience. My approach to practicing psychotherapy is to first work collaboratively with you, on identifying and harnessing your innate strengths, and talents. Then together, we will work in a safe and comfortable setting to develop strategies and "life hacks," that will ensure therapeutic change and personal growth. By analyzing existing patterns, within the context of one's own life experience, we will develop a behavioral approach that will result in a greater sense of empowerment and the opportunity for life long success.
(878) 444-2969 View (878) 444-2969
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Kaitlin Hens-Greco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
I enjoy understanding and knowing people's life stories and their impact. I approach my work with an eagerness and curiosity to know not just the events, but how the events impact the person. My goal is to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients so that they feel deeply understood and safe to explore parts of themselves that have not yet been fully uncovered. I like to help people find simple words for experiences and understand the impact of their past, their pain, or their fears.
I enjoy understanding and knowing people's life stories and their impact. I approach my work with an eagerness and curiosity to know not just the events, but how the events impact the person. My goal is to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients so that they feel deeply understood and safe to explore parts of themselves that have not yet been fully uncovered. I like to help people find simple words for experiences and understand the impact of their past, their pain, or their fears.
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Amber Moskowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
I opened a mental health practice because after a decade working in traditional counseling settings, I am most drawn to supporting individuals interested in empathically instilling acceptance for themselves and the way they have learned to survive within their environment. I work best with teens and young adults who tend to over-think and want to lean to befriend their feelings. If you find yourself struggling with transitions, managing emotions or trusting yourself and others, I would be honored to support you in discovering ways to reduce tension and increase understanding around what your “symptoms” are trying to tell you.
I opened a mental health practice because after a decade working in traditional counseling settings, I am most drawn to supporting individuals interested in empathically instilling acceptance for themselves and the way they have learned to survive within their environment. I work best with teens and young adults who tend to over-think and want to lean to befriend their feelings. If you find yourself struggling with transitions, managing emotions or trusting yourself and others, I would be honored to support you in discovering ways to reduce tension and increase understanding around what your “symptoms” are trying to tell you.
(412) 435-1225 View (412) 435-1225
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Building Happiness Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
Everyone has their capacity for happiness and I want to help you find it. Happiness comes from creating connection to ourselves, our environments, our purpose, and others. I help adults looking for assistance in improving their lives and breaking through old patterns of behaviors. I help those looking for direction, purpose, and answers to questions about their experiences. People ask themselves why they keep having the same things happen over and over in their life, I can help figure out those patterns and help to eliminate them so that you can move forward.
Everyone has their capacity for happiness and I want to help you find it. Happiness comes from creating connection to ourselves, our environments, our purpose, and others. I help adults looking for assistance in improving their lives and breaking through old patterns of behaviors. I help those looking for direction, purpose, and answers to questions about their experiences. People ask themselves why they keep having the same things happen over and over in their life, I can help figure out those patterns and help to eliminate them so that you can move forward.
(878) 787-6980 View (878) 787-6980
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Social Work Consulting and Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206  (Online Only)
We believe nobody wants to live a life below their own values and expectations. Humans are complex & still need love, understanding, & valued even in the worse circumstances. We are currently accepting new clients for EAP, Highmark, Optum, United Healthcare, Medicare & UPMC commercial plans. EAP is an easy and affordable way to get therapy for free with no copay. If you work for UPMC, University of Pitt, PPS Schools, City of Pgh, Port Authority, Woodland Hills, PWSA, or Allegheny County you can request us to be your EAP provider. See our website for more information about EAP services.
We believe nobody wants to live a life below their own values and expectations. Humans are complex & still need love, understanding, & valued even in the worse circumstances. We are currently accepting new clients for EAP, Highmark, Optum, United Healthcare, Medicare & UPMC commercial plans. EAP is an easy and affordable way to get therapy for free with no copay. If you work for UPMC, University of Pitt, PPS Schools, City of Pgh, Port Authority, Woodland Hills, PWSA, or Allegheny County you can request us to be your EAP provider. See our website for more information about EAP services.
(412) 838-3522 View (412) 838-3522
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Melissa Bilski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
The journey to finding greater contentment and satisfaction in life can be challenging and filled with obstacles. You've tried to convince yourself that you can overcome these on your own and you shouldn’t need help. You are realizing that no matter what you’ve tried in the past, it doesn’t seem to bring you closer to what you long for. You desire a deeper, more meaningful connection with yourself and those in your life. You want to better understand yourself and how you got to this moment.
The journey to finding greater contentment and satisfaction in life can be challenging and filled with obstacles. You've tried to convince yourself that you can overcome these on your own and you shouldn’t need help. You are realizing that no matter what you’ve tried in the past, it doesn’t seem to bring you closer to what you long for. You desire a deeper, more meaningful connection with yourself and those in your life. You want to better understand yourself and how you got to this moment.
(412) 887-1380 View (412) 887-1380
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Rachel Bowser Sex Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
Waitlist for new clients
Let’s talk about sex, relationships, and life! Whatever you are facing, let’s face it together. My clinical style is free of judgement, I ask what has happened to you as opposed to what is wrong with you & will help you recapture a life worth living. I contend the most important piece of your journey, regardless of what your facing, will be the therapeutic bond we develop. I hope you will find me to be a support that uplifts, empowers, & validates. I’m confident that together we can create a positive and safe place for you to not only face your challenges, but also move forward and thrive.
Let’s talk about sex, relationships, and life! Whatever you are facing, let’s face it together. My clinical style is free of judgement, I ask what has happened to you as opposed to what is wrong with you & will help you recapture a life worth living. I contend the most important piece of your journey, regardless of what your facing, will be the therapeutic bond we develop. I hope you will find me to be a support that uplifts, empowers, & validates. I’m confident that together we can create a positive and safe place for you to not only face your challenges, but also move forward and thrive.
(412) 231-9566 View (412) 231-9566
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Kelly Horvath
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
East Liberty, PA 15206
Trauma can affect anyone over the course of their lifetime. Dealing with difficult feelings and experiences can be challenging, but with the right tools, you can manage your symptoms, reclaim your sense of self, and move toward living your best life. The choice to begin therapy can be the first step toward finding relief. My name is Kelly, and I'd be honored to be your therapist. I strive to view my practice through the lenses of cultural competence, progressive social values, a systems perspective, and the Sanctuary Model, among other theories
Trauma can affect anyone over the course of their lifetime. Dealing with difficult feelings and experiences can be challenging, but with the right tools, you can manage your symptoms, reclaim your sense of self, and move toward living your best life. The choice to begin therapy can be the first step toward finding relief. My name is Kelly, and I'd be honored to be your therapist. I strive to view my practice through the lenses of cultural competence, progressive social values, a systems perspective, and the Sanctuary Model, among other theories
(412) 851-6153 View (412) 851-6153
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Hayley Sweitzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
Not accepting new clients
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Making that call and advocating for ourselves to get the help we need is big step. My aim is to create a safe space that can foster individual change and help you navigate the answers they already have within themselves. I strive to create a personalized environment for people to explore their feelings and do the hard work to create the lives they desire. Therapy can be intimidating for many and I aim to meet people where they are and use the therapeutic relationship to foster growth.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Making that call and advocating for ourselves to get the help we need is big step. My aim is to create a safe space that can foster individual change and help you navigate the answers they already have within themselves. I strive to create a personalized environment for people to explore their feelings and do the hard work to create the lives they desire. Therapy can be intimidating for many and I aim to meet people where they are and use the therapeutic relationship to foster growth.
(412) 419-3741 View (412) 419-3741
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Matt Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Liberty, PA 15206
Not accepting new clients
I help people who are confused by their emotions to develop a sense of control and safety in exploring their thoughts, memories and feelings. I work with people who have experienced sexual/physical/emotional abuse in childhood, or assault in adulthood, community violence, gender violence or incarceration; and who find it hard to control anger, sadness, mood swings, stress, to trust themselves, others or have close relationships. I believe that honest, compassionate discussion lets you approach what you might want to ignore, but won’t go away; or explore what might not have space to be said with friends or family.
I help people who are confused by their emotions to develop a sense of control and safety in exploring their thoughts, memories and feelings. I work with people who have experienced sexual/physical/emotional abuse in childhood, or assault in adulthood, community violence, gender violence or incarceration; and who find it hard to control anger, sadness, mood swings, stress, to trust themselves, others or have close relationships. I believe that honest, compassionate discussion lets you approach what you might want to ignore, but won’t go away; or explore what might not have space to be said with friends or family.
(878) 225-5486 View (878) 225-5486

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Kathleen Kate Ivory
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
When faced with stress, sorrow, pain, trauma and tragedy, inaccurate thoughts and beliefs can lead to depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, and unnecessary suffering.
“Thoughts become things...choose the good ones!" (-Mike Dooley/TUT). Kate has 15 years’ experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She takes a holistic, eclectic, integrative approach to counseling, with the desire to create a "home base" - a safe, caring, empathic and nonjudgmental environment to explore, heal, and reunite the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of who you are. She incorporates traditional evidence-based modalities; wisdom gleaned from broad life experiences; a deep, spiritual relationship with her own humanness; and good old-fashioned common sense.
When faced with stress, sorrow, pain, trauma and tragedy, inaccurate thoughts and beliefs can lead to depression, anxiety, shame, guilt, and unnecessary suffering.
“Thoughts become things...choose the good ones!" (-Mike Dooley/TUT). Kate has 15 years’ experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. She takes a holistic, eclectic, integrative approach to counseling, with the desire to create a "home base" - a safe, caring, empathic and nonjudgmental environment to explore, heal, and reunite the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of who you are. She incorporates traditional evidence-based modalities; wisdom gleaned from broad life experiences; a deep, spiritual relationship with her own humanness; and good old-fashioned common sense.
(412) 790-2260 View (412) 790-2260
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Dr. Dana Matta
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213  (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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Melissa Palumbo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I specialize in teens and young adults (14-35) who experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues and life transitions.
Sometimes life can feel so overwhelming. Between school, work, stress, and feeling less motivated, it's easy to forget to take care of YOU.
With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I specialize in teens and young adults (14-35) who experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues and life transitions.
Sometimes life can feel so overwhelming. Between school, work, stress, and feeling less motivated, it's easy to forget to take care of YOU.
(267) 715-1428 View (267) 715-1428

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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.