Depression Therapists in Austin, TX

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Jobi Center for Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Jobi’s professional background as a clinician also includes working with depression, anxiety, parenting adolescents with high-risk behaviors, co-dependency, 12-step programs and self-actualization.
“Transformation is my passion and purpose. Addiction is a larger call to make deep and lasting changes, both for the sufferer as well as their families. Although at times the process of recovery can be uncomfortable and challenging, our perseverance through it can lend way to a dynamic and beautifully integrated future.“ - Jobi Weinstein
Jobi’s professional background as a clinician also includes working with depression, anxiety, parenting adolescents with high-risk behaviors, co-dependency, 12-step programs and self-actualization.
“Transformation is my passion and purpose. Addiction is a larger call to make deep and lasting changes, both for the sufferer as well as their families. Although at times the process of recovery can be uncomfortable and challenging, our perseverance through it can lend way to a dynamic and beautifully integrated future.“ - Jobi Weinstein
(512) 764-1338 View (512) 764-1338
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Melanie Grace Babbitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Hello beautiful people, I operate Three Sisters Healing Collective; an online mental health clinic that specializes in trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and anger. I am dedicated to serving people who would otherwise not be able to afford or have access to therapy. I am experienced in providing support to people with mental health needs ranging from mild anxiety to deep psychosis. I am trained in CBT, DBT, Trauma Informed Yoga, and EMDR. My goal as your therapist is to guide you to increase the joy and connection you feel in your daily life. Check out my website to learn more about my philosophy: www.threesistersatx.com
Hello beautiful people, I operate Three Sisters Healing Collective; an online mental health clinic that specializes in trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and anger. I am dedicated to serving people who would otherwise not be able to afford or have access to therapy. I am experienced in providing support to people with mental health needs ranging from mild anxiety to deep psychosis. I am trained in CBT, DBT, Trauma Informed Yoga, and EMDR. My goal as your therapist is to guide you to increase the joy and connection you feel in your daily life. Check out my website to learn more about my philosophy: www.threesistersatx.com
(512) 598-6781 View (512) 598-6781
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Gracie Ewing
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78747  (Online Only)
(Please contact me via email or the contact page on my website). Offering telehealth counseling services to Texas residents 13+. I am passionately committed to helping you thrive. I am here to be a safe, trusted support by listening, understanding, and validating the experiences of simply being human. I focus on helping adolescents and adults through various challenges including anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, and life transitions. Collaboratively, we will work together to identify personal challenges and pain, explore personal strengths and values, and reach a place of inner-peace.
(Please contact me via email or the contact page on my website). Offering telehealth counseling services to Texas residents 13+. I am passionately committed to helping you thrive. I am here to be a safe, trusted support by listening, understanding, and validating the experiences of simply being human. I focus on helping adolescents and adults through various challenges including anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, and life transitions. Collaboratively, we will work together to identify personal challenges and pain, explore personal strengths and values, and reach a place of inner-peace.
(512) 400-3535 View (512) 400-3535
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Errico Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748  (Online Only)
I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions & parenting.
Are you or someone you know struggling with creating and maintaining healthy boundaries? Did you grow up in a controlling or shaming family? Do you hold a lot of internal resentment, struggle with people pleasing or high levels of anxiety and worry? If so, I'm so glad you found me! I am dedicated to helping you reach your goals so that you can travel through your life with resiliency, healthy boundaries and an ability to recognize and embrace nourishing relationships.
I also work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions & parenting.
Are you or someone you know struggling with creating and maintaining healthy boundaries? Did you grow up in a controlling or shaming family? Do you hold a lot of internal resentment, struggle with people pleasing or high levels of anxiety and worry? If so, I'm so glad you found me! I am dedicated to helping you reach your goals so that you can travel through your life with resiliency, healthy boundaries and an ability to recognize and embrace nourishing relationships.
(512) 961-6057 View (512) 961-6057
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Deep Eddy Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PhD, CGP, LCSW, LPC, PsyD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78703
Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Problems, Trauma, and more.
Deep Eddy Psychotherapy is a leading mental health practice with providers all across the state of Texas. We serve kids, adults, and couples through evidence-based psychotherapy and assessment methods. Learn more at DeepEddyPsychotherapy.com
Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Problems, Trauma, and more.
Deep Eddy Psychotherapy is a leading mental health practice with providers all across the state of Texas. We serve kids, adults, and couples through evidence-based psychotherapy and assessment methods. Learn more at DeepEddyPsychotherapy.com
(512) 861-8779 View (512) 861-8779
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Lynne Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
I enjoy working with a wide array of individuals, including adolescents, young adults, college students, LGBTQ+ communities, parents, adults, and seniors coping with mood disorders, personality disorders, OCD, anxiety, and depression.
I use a mindfulness-based, client-centered, solution-focused approach to help clients reach their valued goals. As a trauma-informed DBT clinician, understanding clients holistically is imperative in prioritizing client needs and where to begin in the treatment process. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is great for clients who would like a more “hands-on” approach and are eager to start the process of developing skills to assist with difficulties often seen in life. I integrate components of ACT therapy, self-compassion, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT, depending on what would benefit the client most.
I enjoy working with a wide array of individuals, including adolescents, young adults, college students, LGBTQ+ communities, parents, adults, and seniors coping with mood disorders, personality disorders, OCD, anxiety, and depression.
I use a mindfulness-based, client-centered, solution-focused approach to help clients reach their valued goals. As a trauma-informed DBT clinician, understanding clients holistically is imperative in prioritizing client needs and where to begin in the treatment process. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is great for clients who would like a more “hands-on” approach and are eager to start the process of developing skills to assist with difficulties often seen in life. I integrate components of ACT therapy, self-compassion, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT, depending on what would benefit the client most.
(512) 955-5614 View (512) 955-5614
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Moonstone Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
Moonstone clinicians are skilled in working with a wide-range of issues such as grief & loss, trauma, anxiety and depression.
These are unprecedented times. You may find your usual ways of coping with stress and uncertainty are no longer helping you. Moonstone Counseling is here to support you, whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or any other emotional issue. COVID-19 has challenged us to seek support in new and unconventional ways. We offer in-person and teletherapy sessions to people who need an outlet and guide during this global pandemic. We are here to help you through this tough time.
Moonstone clinicians are skilled in working with a wide-range of issues such as grief & loss, trauma, anxiety and depression.
These are unprecedented times. You may find your usual ways of coping with stress and uncertainty are no longer helping you. Moonstone Counseling is here to support you, whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or any other emotional issue. COVID-19 has challenged us to seek support in new and unconventional ways. We offer in-person and teletherapy sessions to people who need an outlet and guide during this global pandemic. We are here to help you through this tough time.
(512) 580-8377 View (512) 580-8377
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Beverly L Alexander
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78748  (Online Only)
I specialize in depression,anxiety and bipolar disorders as well as relationship issues.
The decision to enter into therapy is a very personal one, and who you do it with is important. I can offer a peaceful and safe place to explore who you are and the difficulties you may be having,in order to live a happier life. I listen fully in an effort to see you truly, but I'm quite interactive. I'm deep at times, and I'm playful and practical as well, helping you figure out solutions and to make plans. This is a joint process where we come together to make your life better.
I specialize in depression,anxiety and bipolar disorders as well as relationship issues.
The decision to enter into therapy is a very personal one, and who you do it with is important. I can offer a peaceful and safe place to explore who you are and the difficulties you may be having,in order to live a happier life. I listen fully in an effort to see you truly, but I'm quite interactive. I'm deep at times, and I'm playful and practical as well, helping you figure out solutions and to make plans. This is a joint process where we come together to make your life better.
(512) 861-8723 View (512) 861-8723
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Megan Herrera
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78749  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page! I'm Megan, a dedicated therapist passionate about helping you navigate life's challenges and discover your true potential. Are you feeling stuck in unhelpful patterns, struggling to break free from cycles that no longer serve you? Do emotions and behaviors often feel beyond your control, leaving you overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward? Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, I'm here to support you every step of the way.
Welcome to my page! I'm Megan, a dedicated therapist passionate about helping you navigate life's challenges and discover your true potential. Are you feeling stuck in unhelpful patterns, struggling to break free from cycles that no longer serve you? Do emotions and behaviors often feel beyond your control, leaving you overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward? Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, I'm here to support you every step of the way.
(512) 661-0276 View (512) 661-0276
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Maryrose Galluzzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
My style is described as caring, compassionate and collaborative. I provide a safe, supportive environment to talk about difficult issues, better understand feelings and thoughts, and increase overall sense of well being and hopefulness. Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationship/intimacy problems, low self esteem and major life transitions.
My style is described as caring, compassionate and collaborative. I provide a safe, supportive environment to talk about difficult issues, better understand feelings and thoughts, and increase overall sense of well being and hopefulness. Areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationship/intimacy problems, low self esteem and major life transitions.
(512) 981-8281 View (512) 981-8281
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Aaron Chapman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Depression is often overwhelming. It drains us of our energy, makes the world seem bleak and hopeless, and removes the pleasure, joy, and meaning from life. When we are depressed simple things are difficult, like getting out of bed, going to work, or simply being with others. Depression erodes our self-esteem and we often end up disliking ourselves and others, and we just want to hide away. Often these symptoms of depression cause even more depression – our withdrawal into ourselves leads to performance difficulties at school and work, and it isolates us from the very people we love and who love us.
Depression is often overwhelming. It drains us of our energy, makes the world seem bleak and hopeless, and removes the pleasure, joy, and meaning from life. When we are depressed simple things are difficult, like getting out of bed, going to work, or simply being with others. Depression erodes our self-esteem and we often end up disliking ourselves and others, and we just want to hide away. Often these symptoms of depression cause even more depression – our withdrawal into ourselves leads to performance difficulties at school and work, and it isolates us from the very people we love and who love us.
(512) 337-1928 View (512) 337-1928
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Jennifer Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752
Are you feeling down or just not yourself? Are you overwhelmed or burdened by stress at home, work, or school? Whether you are challenged by life's transitions, relational concerns, grief/loss, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help! Everyone's experience is unique, and I work together with each client to process their current challenges and achieve the changes that they desire. You have it within you to reach your full potential and find the happiness you are seeking. I am EMDR trained and use the modality to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Are you feeling down or just not yourself? Are you overwhelmed or burdened by stress at home, work, or school? Whether you are challenged by life's transitions, relational concerns, grief/loss, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help! Everyone's experience is unique, and I work together with each client to process their current challenges and achieve the changes that they desire. You have it within you to reach your full potential and find the happiness you are seeking. I am EMDR trained and use the modality to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety and depression.
(512) 234-4655 View (512) 234-4655
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Jessica Chavarria
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult sometimes for teens, adults, and parents. Childhood trauma, breaking generational cycles, or sudden life events can make us feel alone and unable to face our fears. This emotional pain can bring symptoms of depression and anxiety, cause a change in behavior and sleep or cause family conflict. You may ask yourself why did this happen to me? Or will I ever feel like myself? It all can feel overwhelming! As your therapist, I will walk with you as you process these changes to heal, grow, and empower yourself.
Life can be difficult sometimes for teens, adults, and parents. Childhood trauma, breaking generational cycles, or sudden life events can make us feel alone and unable to face our fears. This emotional pain can bring symptoms of depression and anxiety, cause a change in behavior and sleep or cause family conflict. You may ask yourself why did this happen to me? Or will I ever feel like myself? It all can feel overwhelming! As your therapist, I will walk with you as you process these changes to heal, grow, and empower yourself.
(512) 489-9681 View (512) 489-9681
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Ismael Vazquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 2018 with an M. A. in Professional Counseling. Afterwards, I worked towards getting fully licensed in the state of Texas by primarily working in various psychiatric hospitals to gain experience. I became fully licenesed in 2021 and since then, I have worked with adults 18+ with various life issues. Some of which included: anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, anger, and addictions. I am someone who believes in helping others process their feelings, emotions, and trauma in a healthy manner.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 2018 with an M. A. in Professional Counseling. Afterwards, I worked towards getting fully licensed in the state of Texas by primarily working in various psychiatric hospitals to gain experience. I became fully licenesed in 2021 and since then, I have worked with adults 18+ with various life issues. Some of which included: anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, anger, and addictions. I am someone who believes in helping others process their feelings, emotions, and trauma in a healthy manner.
(737) 367-0568 View (737) 367-0568
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Becca Bauerkemper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, and attachment wounds.
Hi! Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in your life? I'm here to help. Sometimes we just need someone to listen, understand, and walk alongside us on the journey to heal. If you have a desire to work on your personal growth and make changes in your life, you are in the right place. I have over 10 years of work experience in the mental health field working in non-profit long-term residential and group-home settings, outpatient, and private practice. My approach to therapeutic work is a collaborative process that focuses on building trust, empowering clients to identify their needs, use their voice, and achieve their goals.
I specialize in anxiety, PTSD, depression, trauma, and attachment wounds.
Hi! Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in your life? I'm here to help. Sometimes we just need someone to listen, understand, and walk alongside us on the journey to heal. If you have a desire to work on your personal growth and make changes in your life, you are in the right place. I have over 10 years of work experience in the mental health field working in non-profit long-term residential and group-home settings, outpatient, and private practice. My approach to therapeutic work is a collaborative process that focuses on building trust, empowering clients to identify their needs, use their voice, and achieve their goals.
(512) 894-8931 View (512) 894-8931
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Jenna Weitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
While I specialize in eating disorders, I have also experience treating OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.
Do you find yourself constantly thinking about food and body image? Do you feel so overcome by guilt around food that you can't be present in your life? This can feel really overwhelming. Many people feel scared to give up their eating disorders because eating disorders can feel like huge parts of our identity – together, we will work to untangle this notion. I will help you to learn about how your eating disorder developed, what triggers you, and how to cope through life’s stressors. I believe that full recovery is possible, and I'm here to guide you in this journey.
While I specialize in eating disorders, I have also experience treating OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.
Do you find yourself constantly thinking about food and body image? Do you feel so overcome by guilt around food that you can't be present in your life? This can feel really overwhelming. Many people feel scared to give up their eating disorders because eating disorders can feel like huge parts of our identity – together, we will work to untangle this notion. I will help you to learn about how your eating disorder developed, what triggers you, and how to cope through life’s stressors. I believe that full recovery is possible, and I'm here to guide you in this journey.
(512) 764-3280 View (512) 764-3280
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Monica Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
I aspire to support, empower, and strengthen those who seek mental health support. I'm present for those who would like to work through traumatic experiences, depression, anger management, and other social concerns. Together, I'd like to empower you to build your own skill set. To be able to take from our sessions and apply skills to your everyday life. I've supported clients within an inpatient and outpatient setting. I believe in and utilize a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy.
I aspire to support, empower, and strengthen those who seek mental health support. I'm present for those who would like to work through traumatic experiences, depression, anger management, and other social concerns. Together, I'd like to empower you to build your own skill set. To be able to take from our sessions and apply skills to your everyday life. I've supported clients within an inpatient and outpatient setting. I believe in and utilize a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy.
(737) 302-5370 View (737) 302-5370
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Caitlin Coyner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Self Esteem problems, Domestic and Sexual Abuse, Schizophrenia, and other major mental health challenges. I work mostly with adults and am particularly passionate about working with Geriatric/Elderly populations and those in the LGBTQ communities. My primary types of therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Strengths-Based, although I pull from many areas depending on my client’s needs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Self Esteem problems, Domestic and Sexual Abuse, Schizophrenia, and other major mental health challenges. I work mostly with adults and am particularly passionate about working with Geriatric/Elderly populations and those in the LGBTQ communities. My primary types of therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, and Strengths-Based, although I pull from many areas depending on my client’s needs.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Leslie Friday
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
I work with adults navigating a variety of experiences, but I primarily focus on anxiety, depression, grief, self-worth, and relationship challenges. I help others identify beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that get in the way of personal, relational, and spiritual growth. I understand that therapy is not one-size-fits-all, so I pull from a variety of techniques & modalities depending on your specific goals and needs. Whatever it is that brings you to counseling, my priority is to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to show up as you are.
I work with adults navigating a variety of experiences, but I primarily focus on anxiety, depression, grief, self-worth, and relationship challenges. I help others identify beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that get in the way of personal, relational, and spiritual growth. I understand that therapy is not one-size-fits-all, so I pull from a variety of techniques & modalities depending on your specific goals and needs. Whatever it is that brings you to counseling, my priority is to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to show up as you are.
(512) 768-7442 View (512) 768-7442
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Martha Ballesteros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753
My name is Martha Ballesteros. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My focus in practice is primarily on substance use, addiction, codependency, co-occurring disorders, cultural identity, and family systems. My clinical practice experience is primarily with individuals dealing with substance abuse issues and with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. My approach in proving therapy is to provide a judgement-free and safe zone for others. Seeking therapy can be a challenging step and I would like for you to feel comfortable. I primarily focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
My name is Martha Ballesteros. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My focus in practice is primarily on substance use, addiction, codependency, co-occurring disorders, cultural identity, and family systems. My clinical practice experience is primarily with individuals dealing with substance abuse issues and with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. My approach in proving therapy is to provide a judgement-free and safe zone for others. Seeking therapy can be a challenging step and I would like for you to feel comfortable. I primarily focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(737) 250-6596 View (737) 250-6596
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.