Depression Therapists in Munhall, PA

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Jennifer Koehler Fandray
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Munhall, PA 15120
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Grief Counseling, Brain Injury, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disabilities, Food Allergies, Celiac Disease.
Life can be stressful. Sometimes the demands of life are too much to handle on your own. I will work with you to accept and change what you can about your life. I have over 25 years of post-masters degree counseling experience, working in both the physical rehabilitation and counseling fields. Experienced in adjustment to disability counseling, grief therapy, life coaching, mental health counseling, teaching relaxation and mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and career counseling. I will work with you on your individual goals and devise a therapeutic plan. My goal is to help you achieve happiness in life!
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Grief Counseling, Brain Injury, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disabilities, Food Allergies, Celiac Disease.
Life can be stressful. Sometimes the demands of life are too much to handle on your own. I will work with you to accept and change what you can about your life. I have over 25 years of post-masters degree counseling experience, working in both the physical rehabilitation and counseling fields. Experienced in adjustment to disability counseling, grief therapy, life coaching, mental health counseling, teaching relaxation and mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and career counseling. I will work with you on your individual goals and devise a therapeutic plan. My goal is to help you achieve happiness in life!
(412) 376-4010 View (412) 376-4010
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Joseph Marsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Munhall, PA 15120  (Online Only)
“It’s always best to believe in one’s self, but a little help from others can be a great blessing!” I view each person as the main character in their book of life. Each book contains stories of joy, sadness, exploration, struggle, and most importantly: HOPE. My goal to assist in exploring these stories, whether you encounter depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, intersectional struggles, or self-esteem issues. I am especially sensitive to those impacted by LGBTQ issues, religious minorities, activists, uniformed public servants, and those experiencing depression.
“It’s always best to believe in one’s self, but a little help from others can be a great blessing!” I view each person as the main character in their book of life. Each book contains stories of joy, sadness, exploration, struggle, and most importantly: HOPE. My goal to assist in exploring these stories, whether you encounter depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, intersectional struggles, or self-esteem issues. I am especially sensitive to those impacted by LGBTQ issues, religious minorities, activists, uniformed public servants, and those experiencing depression.
(412) 226-4125 View (412) 226-4125
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Steel Valley Wellness Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Munhall, PA 15120
The licensed professional counselors of Steel Valley Wellness Group are experienced with adults, adolescents, children and couples. We address causes of anger, irritability, anxiety, fear, sadness, depression and hopelessness, and help to identify the factors that perpetuate these problems.
The licensed professional counselors of Steel Valley Wellness Group are experienced with adults, adolescents, children and couples. We address causes of anger, irritability, anxiety, fear, sadness, depression and hopelessness, and help to identify the factors that perpetuate these problems.
(412) 866-2912 View (412) 866-2912
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Krystal Gibbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Munhall, PA 15120  (Online Only)
To live is to suffer; to survive is to find meaning in the suffering (Neitzsche).  We would never be able to experience our joy had we not of grown through our pain. GROWTH is the key component of findings ones true self.  Be it feelings of anxiety, depression, or symptoms of PTSD, you CAN and WILL grow to be a better version of you when you take this journey of wellness. Exploration of ones self and mental toughness are key components to living a healthy and fulfilling life. Sometimes our past experiences, generational patterns, or our current thought patterns prohibit us from achieving greatness. YOU can be the hero of YOUR story!
To live is to suffer; to survive is to find meaning in the suffering (Neitzsche).  We would never be able to experience our joy had we not of grown through our pain. GROWTH is the key component of findings ones true self.  Be it feelings of anxiety, depression, or symptoms of PTSD, you CAN and WILL grow to be a better version of you when you take this journey of wellness. Exploration of ones self and mental toughness are key components to living a healthy and fulfilling life. Sometimes our past experiences, generational patterns, or our current thought patterns prohibit us from achieving greatness. YOU can be the hero of YOUR story!
(412) 360-8586 View (412) 360-8586
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Kathleen D Hays
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, MS, CCTP, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Munhall, PA 15120
Waitlist for new clients
Counseling services available for anxiety, depression, grief & loss, stress & transition, trauma and PTSD, marriage and relationship, parent, blended/step-family, and crisis assessment & management.
When stress, trauma, mental health disorders and life crises become too much to handle, we owe it to ourselves and to those we care about to get help. I provide hope and healing to individuals, couples and families through professional counseling and informative educational programs. Clients are empowered to achieve spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. I can help you to gain the skills to process through painful challenges and live a healthy, fulfilling life. I am committed to helping you become your best self!
Counseling services available for anxiety, depression, grief & loss, stress & transition, trauma and PTSD, marriage and relationship, parent, blended/step-family, and crisis assessment & management.
When stress, trauma, mental health disorders and life crises become too much to handle, we owe it to ourselves and to those we care about to get help. I provide hope and healing to individuals, couples and families through professional counseling and informative educational programs. Clients are empowered to achieve spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. I can help you to gain the skills to process through painful challenges and live a healthy, fulfilling life. I am committed to helping you become your best self!
(412) 743-9894 View (412) 743-9894
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Jane Zinger, MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Munhall, PA 15120  (Online Only)
It can be difficult to ask for help, but particularly if you’re not even sure you can define the actual problem itself. As time passes, insights may lead us to question our upbringing, or to wonder whether our consistent struggles could be rooted in definable conditions, rather than being the result of a character flaw, or personal failing. With 6 years of experience working with clients ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, and Intergenerational/Complex Trauma (CPTSD), I integrate a Humanistic approach with Existential Theory, CBT, and The Reflective Process to support you in building the confidence you needed to be your own leader.
It can be difficult to ask for help, but particularly if you’re not even sure you can define the actual problem itself. As time passes, insights may lead us to question our upbringing, or to wonder whether our consistent struggles could be rooted in definable conditions, rather than being the result of a character flaw, or personal failing. With 6 years of experience working with clients ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, and Intergenerational/Complex Trauma (CPTSD), I integrate a Humanistic approach with Existential Theory, CBT, and The Reflective Process to support you in building the confidence you needed to be your own leader.
(412) 896-0124 View (412) 896-0124
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Dane R Franko
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Munhall, PA 15120
Do you feel like your isolated, stuck, out-of-control, depressed, anxious, having difficulty relating to others, drinking/using substances too much, or just lacking a sense of direction/purpose? Do you get the sense that the world is against you or that whatever you do it’s not enough? For 20 years, I have honed my style to support personal growth by helping individuals honor/understand his/her/their style as necessary for survival, while promoting development of newer/adaptive styles that enable meaningful relationships, enhanced self-confidence, meet challenges of aging, life-transitions, grief/loss, trauma, and anger management.
Do you feel like your isolated, stuck, out-of-control, depressed, anxious, having difficulty relating to others, drinking/using substances too much, or just lacking a sense of direction/purpose? Do you get the sense that the world is against you or that whatever you do it’s not enough? For 20 years, I have honed my style to support personal growth by helping individuals honor/understand his/her/their style as necessary for survival, while promoting development of newer/adaptive styles that enable meaningful relationships, enhanced self-confidence, meet challenges of aging, life-transitions, grief/loss, trauma, and anger management.
(412) 503-7551 View (412) 503-7551
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Cameron's Counseling & Consulting Srvs., LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Munhall, PA 15120
I provide individual, group/family and couples counseling. I offer consulting services to universities, schools, churches, health centers and organizations on topics related to Mental Health and Wellness in that particular setting. The goal is to help individuals as well as organizations create an environment conducive to optimal mental health and wellness functioning.
I provide individual, group/family and couples counseling. I offer consulting services to universities, schools, churches, health centers and organizations on topics related to Mental Health and Wellness in that particular setting. The goal is to help individuals as well as organizations create an environment conducive to optimal mental health and wellness functioning.
(878) 313-2253 View (878) 313-2253
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Alyssa Sullinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Munhall, PA 15120  (Online Only)
Are you a millennial or Gen Z Christian woman struggling with anxiety in your relationships? You're not alone. My name is Alyssa, and I specialize in helping young women like you navigate the complexities of anxiety, attachment, and codependency through a unique blend of psychological principles and Christian faith. I also specialize in helping those suffering from religious trauma or who are looking to reconnect with their faith.
Are you a millennial or Gen Z Christian woman struggling with anxiety in your relationships? You're not alone. My name is Alyssa, and I specialize in helping young women like you navigate the complexities of anxiety, attachment, and codependency through a unique blend of psychological principles and Christian faith. I also specialize in helping those suffering from religious trauma or who are looking to reconnect with their faith.
(412) 900-9326 View (412) 900-9326
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Dolores A Justice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Munhall, PA 15120
I believe everyone has the need to be seen and heard- everyone has a story to tell. I can support you with finding and using your voice. Maybe you are questioning past or present decisions or have “unfinished business.” Feeling overwhelmed with sadness due to a death or loss of a relationship, pet, job, or health and feeling stuck and alone. Feeling anxious because of excessive worry- feeling frozen in fear. Maybe you realize the ways you try to cope no longer serve you. Together we can collaborate, identify ways for you to self-support and develop a plan to mobilize so that you can begin healing and live a more fulfilling life.
I believe everyone has the need to be seen and heard- everyone has a story to tell. I can support you with finding and using your voice. Maybe you are questioning past or present decisions or have “unfinished business.” Feeling overwhelmed with sadness due to a death or loss of a relationship, pet, job, or health and feeling stuck and alone. Feeling anxious because of excessive worry- feeling frozen in fear. Maybe you realize the ways you try to cope no longer serve you. Together we can collaborate, identify ways for you to self-support and develop a plan to mobilize so that you can begin healing and live a more fulfilling life.
(412) 324-6738 View (412) 324-6738

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Lindsay Repko
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Some of my focuses include issues related to depression, anxiety, troubles finding or staying in a relationship, perfectionism, self-harm behavior, and parent/child relationship ruptures.
Your experience is worthy of exploration and I believe that we all benefit from a protected space to journey through our history, needs, thoughts, and wishes around who we've been and who we want to be. I'm also familiar with the many ways that we can feel prohibited from giving ourselves such a space.
Some of my focuses include issues related to depression, anxiety, troubles finding or staying in a relationship, perfectionism, self-harm behavior, and parent/child relationship ruptures.
Your experience is worthy of exploration and I believe that we all benefit from a protected space to journey through our history, needs, thoughts, and wishes around who we've been and who we want to be. I'm also familiar with the many ways that we can feel prohibited from giving ourselves such a space.
(415) 630-6296 View (415) 630-6296
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Steininger Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
I have been able to help many people struggling with anxiety and depression or wanting to grow in their professional and personal life.
Whether you are really struggling or are looking to grow in a certain area of life, counseling can really be beneficial. Starting counseling, you will experience a warm atmosphere where you will feel free and safe to discuss anything you would like. We will work together to improve areas of your life or challenges that you may be facing.
I have been able to help many people struggling with anxiety and depression or wanting to grow in their professional and personal life.
Whether you are really struggling or are looking to grow in a certain area of life, counseling can really be beneficial. Starting counseling, you will experience a warm atmosphere where you will feel free and safe to discuss anything you would like. We will work together to improve areas of your life or challenges that you may be facing.
(724) 973-3507 View (724) 973-3507
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George P Dymiotis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
I have experience in treating individuals that suffer from depression, anxiety, substance abuse and all sorts of other psychological diagnoses. I concentrate on developing a therapeutic relationship and cultivating a safe environment where the clients can share freely. I am a very big fan of emphasizing the strengths and I follow a client-centered approach to counseling. I view therapy as a collaborative process and I am committed to working hard toward achieving therapeutic goals. Transferring what you learn in the therapy session to the outside world step-by-step is also something I strive for.
I have experience in treating individuals that suffer from depression, anxiety, substance abuse and all sorts of other psychological diagnoses. I concentrate on developing a therapeutic relationship and cultivating a safe environment where the clients can share freely. I am a very big fan of emphasizing the strengths and I follow a client-centered approach to counseling. I view therapy as a collaborative process and I am committed to working hard toward achieving therapeutic goals. Transferring what you learn in the therapy session to the outside world step-by-step is also something I strive for.
(765) 663-4496 View (765) 663-4496
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Melissa Jenereski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217  (Online Only)
HeIlo, I am currently interested in working with teenagers and elderly adults with cognitive impairments. I believe in approaching each person as unique. I will help you to feel supported and think about your life in different ways, with the goal of living more in sync with your true values. I have been in practice for over 14 years and enjoy helping people work through their difficulties, ranging from anxiety and depression to work life balance.
HeIlo, I am currently interested in working with teenagers and elderly adults with cognitive impairments. I believe in approaching each person as unique. I will help you to feel supported and think about your life in different ways, with the goal of living more in sync with your true values. I have been in practice for over 14 years and enjoy helping people work through their difficulties, ranging from anxiety and depression to work life balance.
(412) 207-3753 View (412) 207-3753
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HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Specialties include: We have helped clients successfully address issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Issues, Grief and Loss/Bereavement, Mood Disorders, Family Conflict, Personality Disorders, Self-Esteem issues and Stress Management.
At HandinHand Counseling, LLC our GOAL is to promote HOPE, HEALTH and HEALING to individuals and families dealing with generational and situational obstacles. We are a practice with a 21st century approach to counseling devoted to removing the stigma attached to mental health counseling. We see peace in the place of chaos. We see function where there appears to be dysfunction. Our goal is to tap into the strengths you possess, that are often times masked by life's complexities through therapeutic intervention and resource building. Let us assist you in bridging the gap between the problem and the solution.
Specialties include: We have helped clients successfully address issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Issues, Grief and Loss/Bereavement, Mood Disorders, Family Conflict, Personality Disorders, Self-Esteem issues and Stress Management.
At HandinHand Counseling, LLC our GOAL is to promote HOPE, HEALTH and HEALING to individuals and families dealing with generational and situational obstacles. We are a practice with a 21st century approach to counseling devoted to removing the stigma attached to mental health counseling. We see peace in the place of chaos. We see function where there appears to be dysfunction. Our goal is to tap into the strengths you possess, that are often times masked by life's complexities through therapeutic intervention and resource building. Let us assist you in bridging the gap between the problem and the solution.
(412) 444-7250 View (412) 444-7250
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Naomi P. Tucker
Counselor, MS, NCC, LAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Are you facing times of change and loss, searching for personal meaning? Our beliefs, values, and priorities change as we get older. Sometimes answers that used to fit don’t make sense anymore. I believe every experience is an opportunity for growth. I have worked with people with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, and many other challenges. Let’s work together to find your path forward.
Are you facing times of change and loss, searching for personal meaning? Our beliefs, values, and priorities change as we get older. Sometimes answers that used to fit don’t make sense anymore. I believe every experience is an opportunity for growth. I have worked with people with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, relationship issues, and many other challenges. Let’s work together to find your path forward.
(412) 900-2503 View (412) 900-2503
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Deborah Sharp Molchan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Not accepting new clients
I work with children, adults, couples, experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief and loss, divorce transitions, LGBTQI affirming, and stressful life transitions.
** Currently not accepting new clients. ** I believe you can promote wellness in your life. I have deep respect for the client's I work with and believe choosing therapy is a healthy act of growth. My style is to create a collaborative, respectful, and compassionate relationship in which we explore both your challenges and your strengths. I emphasize a whole-person integrative treatment plan utilizing evidence-based interventions and complimentary approaches as appropriate.
I work with children, adults, couples, experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief and loss, divorce transitions, LGBTQI affirming, and stressful life transitions.
** Currently not accepting new clients. ** I believe you can promote wellness in your life. I have deep respect for the client's I work with and believe choosing therapy is a healthy act of growth. My style is to create a collaborative, respectful, and compassionate relationship in which we explore both your challenges and your strengths. I emphasize a whole-person integrative treatment plan utilizing evidence-based interventions and complimentary approaches as appropriate.
(412) 312-4177 View (412) 312-4177
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Nicholas Demaio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Not accepting new clients
**I am not currently accepting new clients** With a contemplative model of engagement, and honoring the immediate moment, I am dedicated to offering a compassionate and vibrant therapeutic relationship to those seeking support. Whether facing depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, trauma or struggling with life transitions or addiction, the healing process begins just the same: right where we are. Contemplative psychotherapy and mindfulness practices include insights from behavioral-cognitive therapy, guided imagery, breath work and narrative therapy.
**I am not currently accepting new clients** With a contemplative model of engagement, and honoring the immediate moment, I am dedicated to offering a compassionate and vibrant therapeutic relationship to those seeking support. Whether facing depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, trauma or struggling with life transitions or addiction, the healing process begins just the same: right where we are. Contemplative psychotherapy and mindfulness practices include insights from behavioral-cognitive therapy, guided imagery, breath work and narrative therapy.
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Wisdom Within Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I have years of experience working with clients struggling with grief, trauma, and depression. I am a member of ASERVIC, with many years of experience and extensive graduate study in religion and spirituality and can integrate values connected with a client's preferred religions and spiritual emphases into all therapeutic approaches. Clients facing life-transitions have greatly benefited from this focussed approach to wellness at every stage of life. I work well with adults of all ages. Older adults have often especially appreciated my counseling orientation. I am also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
I have years of experience working with clients struggling with grief, trauma, and depression. I am a member of ASERVIC, with many years of experience and extensive graduate study in religion and spirituality and can integrate values connected with a client's preferred religions and spiritual emphases into all therapeutic approaches. Clients facing life-transitions have greatly benefited from this focussed approach to wellness at every stage of life. I work well with adults of all ages. Older adults have often especially appreciated my counseling orientation. I am also fluent in Spanish and Italian.
(412) 357-4197 View (412) 357-4197
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Alexandra Ditchkus
MA, LAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) based in Pennsylvania and I'm excited to get to know you and support you on your journey. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working in a variety of settings, including a college counseling center, a drug and alcohol center, and a therapeutic preschool. I love working with teens, young adults and adults who are navigating through anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, body image issues, stress, and grief and loss. Each person’s story is unique, and I’m here to offer a personalized approach that fits your specific needs and goals.
I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) based in Pennsylvania and I'm excited to get to know you and support you on your journey. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working in a variety of settings, including a college counseling center, a drug and alcohol center, and a therapeutic preschool. I love working with teens, young adults and adults who are navigating through anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, body image issues, stress, and grief and loss. Each person’s story is unique, and I’m here to offer a personalized approach that fits your specific needs and goals.
(412) 912-2023 View (412) 912-2023

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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.