Depression Therapists in Dallas, TX

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'raja' Mubeen Ali
LPC-Associate, MA, LPCA, NCC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75230
Hi, my name is Mubeen Ali, but I go by Raja. I am a therapist in Dallas, Texas, and I love working with both Gen-Z and millennials as they go through the life stages of adulthood. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, and LGBTQIA sexuality. A lot of my clients are like me: first-generation Americans, Members of the LGBTQIA community, and the BIPOC community. Each of these comes with its own set of unique challenges. Many of the individuals I see struggle with the societal impacts of being a minority while trying to break through the barriers of generational trauma.
Hi, my name is Mubeen Ali, but I go by Raja. I am a therapist in Dallas, Texas, and I love working with both Gen-Z and millennials as they go through the life stages of adulthood. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, and LGBTQIA sexuality. A lot of my clients are like me: first-generation Americans, Members of the LGBTQIA community, and the BIPOC community. Each of these comes with its own set of unique challenges. Many of the individuals I see struggle with the societal impacts of being a minority while trying to break through the barriers of generational trauma.
(469) 502-5053 View (469) 502-5053
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Autumn Moran
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RYT200
Verified
Dallas, TX 75206  (Online Only)
Whether it's anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, or trauma, I want to help you find purpose and love within yourself and in your life.
Hello! My name is Autumn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, a Certified Life Coach, and a 500hr trained Yoga Instructor. Saying that to say - - I am here to help you find meaning within yourself and in the world around you. If you have experienced religious trauma but still want to explore God, I am here to help. If you would like to explore more of the spiritual side, I'm also here to help. Ultimately, I want to help you find peace within yourself, so that you can release any conditioning that no longer serves your greater good.
Whether it's anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, or trauma, I want to help you find purpose and love within yourself and in your life.
Hello! My name is Autumn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, a Certified Life Coach, and a 500hr trained Yoga Instructor. Saying that to say - - I am here to help you find meaning within yourself and in the world around you. If you have experienced religious trauma but still want to explore God, I am here to help. If you would like to explore more of the spiritual side, I'm also here to help. Ultimately, I want to help you find peace within yourself, so that you can release any conditioning that no longer serves your greater good.
(972) 433-5754 View (972) 433-5754
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Donna Keehn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, SAP
Verified
Dallas, TX 75234
My clinical background includes a robust, private practice with in depth expertise in working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, anger management, relationships and attachment disorders. In addition, I am also a SAP for the DOT, a CISM credentialed provider, with a focus on individual and mass community trauma, and a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Specialist. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I held significant corporate positions at a Fortune 500 Company (IBM) and partnered with one of America's Largest Private Companies (New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc).
My clinical background includes a robust, private practice with in depth expertise in working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, anger management, relationships and attachment disorders. In addition, I am also a SAP for the DOT, a CISM credentialed provider, with a focus on individual and mass community trauma, and a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Specialist. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I held significant corporate positions at a Fortune 500 Company (IBM) and partnered with one of America's Largest Private Companies (New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc).
(214) 239-3454 View (214) 239-3454
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Nakissa Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75243
Do you ever ache from sadness, hopelessness, and worrying all the time? Well, it does not have to consume you. A lot of people are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, body image, relationship problems, infertility, parenting & more issues that need to be addressed. Any of the above mentioned conditions can weigh us down, but we all just want to be weightless & free of these burdens. Having someone on your side to listen, empathize, and address your needs honestly is the key. I love what I do and can't get enough of my clients. So please reach out and we can make anything possible together.
Do you ever ache from sadness, hopelessness, and worrying all the time? Well, it does not have to consume you. A lot of people are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, body image, relationship problems, infertility, parenting & more issues that need to be addressed. Any of the above mentioned conditions can weigh us down, but we all just want to be weightless & free of these burdens. Having someone on your side to listen, empathize, and address your needs honestly is the key. I love what I do and can't get enough of my clients. So please reach out and we can make anything possible together.
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Hunter B. Small
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dallas, TX 75205  (Online Only)
I strive to help individuals struggling with distressing emotions, unhealthy relationships, uncertainty, and the overwhelming demands of life. I see a wide range of clients, including those suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. In therapy, I will help you to develop an understanding of how past experiences influence your current struggles. As you learn about yourself and the origin of your suffering, you will become more self-aware, fulfilled, and equipped to make positive changes. I offer several trauma-focused therapeutic modalities, including EMDR and somatic (body-focused) approaches.
I strive to help individuals struggling with distressing emotions, unhealthy relationships, uncertainty, and the overwhelming demands of life. I see a wide range of clients, including those suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. In therapy, I will help you to develop an understanding of how past experiences influence your current struggles. As you learn about yourself and the origin of your suffering, you will become more self-aware, fulfilled, and equipped to make positive changes. I offer several trauma-focused therapeutic modalities, including EMDR and somatic (body-focused) approaches.
(469) 425-2783 View (469) 425-2783
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Robert Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75243
Sometimes life can get overwhelming. Between work, relationships, school, home life, when does it stop or change? Do you feel like yelling, crying, not caring, shutting down, or just running away? (Raising my hand). Lets change it; whether it is your marriage, relationship, family, mind, or just you. Let's clear out the mess of anxiety, depression, distraction, fear, doubt, confuson, loss, sadness, and anything else holding you down; and replace it with something greater. If not, that's alright...feel free stop by for a hot cup of tea.
Sometimes life can get overwhelming. Between work, relationships, school, home life, when does it stop or change? Do you feel like yelling, crying, not caring, shutting down, or just running away? (Raising my hand). Lets change it; whether it is your marriage, relationship, family, mind, or just you. Let's clear out the mess of anxiety, depression, distraction, fear, doubt, confuson, loss, sadness, and anything else holding you down; and replace it with something greater. If not, that's alright...feel free stop by for a hot cup of tea.
(214) 393-7650 View (214) 393-7650
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Krystal Thornton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75236  (Online Only)
Life has it challenges and it takes courage to acknowledge the need for support. Do you feel stressed, hopeless, lack motivation, irritable, depressed and don't know what to do? Taking charge is the beginning of your journey to heal and you are in right place to get started. Let’s work together as I provide a nurturing non-judgement space for my clients to have a voice and be heard as I walk alongside with you in discovering solutions to help bring balance to your daily life. I will help you untangle negative thoughts, heal from past trauma, overcome fears, and embrace a lasting change.
Life has it challenges and it takes courage to acknowledge the need for support. Do you feel stressed, hopeless, lack motivation, irritable, depressed and don't know what to do? Taking charge is the beginning of your journey to heal and you are in right place to get started. Let’s work together as I provide a nurturing non-judgement space for my clients to have a voice and be heard as I walk alongside with you in discovering solutions to help bring balance to your daily life. I will help you untangle negative thoughts, heal from past trauma, overcome fears, and embrace a lasting change.
(469) 217-4641 View (469) 217-4641
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Danielle Mikeska
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75238
My name is Danielle Mikeska, M.Ed, LPC. I enjoy working with clients struggling with a wide range of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, couples issues, and stress. Life is full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. Maybe you are worried that no one can understand or relate to your situation. Whether you need help navigating the turns of life, bringing yourself up from the downs, or just celebrating the ups, I am here. We all handle life differently, and that is perfectly okay! My focus is to help you figure out what is not working and find what will.
My name is Danielle Mikeska, M.Ed, LPC. I enjoy working with clients struggling with a wide range of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, couples issues, and stress. Life is full of ups, downs, twists, and turns. Maybe you are worried that no one can understand or relate to your situation. Whether you need help navigating the turns of life, bringing yourself up from the downs, or just celebrating the ups, I am here. We all handle life differently, and that is perfectly okay! My focus is to help you figure out what is not working and find what will.
(469) 472-5031 View (469) 472-5031
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Carolyn Hubbard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
Dallas, TX 75231
Sensitivity and compassion, based on acceptance of any of life's painful circumstances, is my passionate aproach to therapy. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Whatever pain you are experiencing; depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief, relationship issues in families or couples, divorce, family of origin issues, unhealthy communication, work issues, alcololism, or any addiction that is destroying your life, and the need for self confidence or emotional maturity. The pain of each issue can be addressed, worked through, relieved and released. Change is possible!
Sensitivity and compassion, based on acceptance of any of life's painful circumstances, is my passionate aproach to therapy. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Whatever pain you are experiencing; depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief, relationship issues in families or couples, divorce, family of origin issues, unhealthy communication, work issues, alcololism, or any addiction that is destroying your life, and the need for self confidence or emotional maturity. The pain of each issue can be addressed, worked through, relieved and released. Change is possible!
(469) 253-4451 View (469) 253-4451
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Teresa Tribett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75243
I have over 15 years of experience treating those struggling with depression, trauma disorders, anxiety related disorders, mood disorders to include bipolar disorder, relationship issues, self-esteem, and systematic family conflict to include parenting issues.
My clients would describe me as easy to talk to, a great listener, honest, and informed. I find great value in creating a foundation of trust and comfortability so my clients can work to meet their therapeutic goals. Counseling is most effective when the client feels accepted and believes the therapist genuinely cares about the topics discussed during session. It is a privilege to be a part of one's journey to improve, change, or maintain aspects in their life. I truly care about each of my client's health and well-being.
I have over 15 years of experience treating those struggling with depression, trauma disorders, anxiety related disorders, mood disorders to include bipolar disorder, relationship issues, self-esteem, and systematic family conflict to include parenting issues.
My clients would describe me as easy to talk to, a great listener, honest, and informed. I find great value in creating a foundation of trust and comfortability so my clients can work to meet their therapeutic goals. Counseling is most effective when the client feels accepted and believes the therapist genuinely cares about the topics discussed during session. It is a privilege to be a part of one's journey to improve, change, or maintain aspects in their life. I truly care about each of my client's health and well-being.
(214) 833-8301 View (214) 833-8301
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Thorin Holley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75224
I believe that our struggles with mental health can often make us think we are outside looking in. Different. Broken. The Black Sheep. When we learn how to change our view of our unique challenges or experiences, they can become strengths and lose their power over us. I have experience working with clients who struggle with multiple mental health concerns ranging from depression, anxiety, substance, and trauma to figuring out who and what their identity and purpose are as they make changes in their lives.
I believe that our struggles with mental health can often make us think we are outside looking in. Different. Broken. The Black Sheep. When we learn how to change our view of our unique challenges or experiences, they can become strengths and lose their power over us. I have experience working with clients who struggle with multiple mental health concerns ranging from depression, anxiety, substance, and trauma to figuring out who and what their identity and purpose are as they make changes in their lives.
(972) 441-7507 View (972) 441-7507
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Jacob P Byrom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75231
Sometimes our experiences cause us to question ourselves. We often feel stuck, hopeless and alone. It is possible to move from hopeless to hopeful, from stuck to motivated, and from lonely to connected. The potential to make significant changes in our lives is inside each and every one of us. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction or relationship conflicts, choosing counseling is a demonstration of your personal power. My experience and interest is in working with adults, couples, children and adolescents in areas such as addiction, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues and relationship conflict.
Sometimes our experiences cause us to question ourselves. We often feel stuck, hopeless and alone. It is possible to move from hopeless to hopeful, from stuck to motivated, and from lonely to connected. The potential to make significant changes in our lives is inside each and every one of us. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction or relationship conflicts, choosing counseling is a demonstration of your personal power. My experience and interest is in working with adults, couples, children and adolescents in areas such as addiction, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues and relationship conflict.
(469) 824-9029 View (469) 824-9029
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Nancy Brooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75230
Are you facing the challenges of overwhelming life circumstances, depression, anxiety, grief or loss? Is life not working like it used to? Does it seem impossible to get back to--or move forward into--a place of peace? Often, the thinking patterns we have accumulated throughout our lives are operating below the surface and become the very things that get in the way of the life for which we long.
Are you facing the challenges of overwhelming life circumstances, depression, anxiety, grief or loss? Is life not working like it used to? Does it seem impossible to get back to--or move forward into--a place of peace? Often, the thinking patterns we have accumulated throughout our lives are operating below the surface and become the very things that get in the way of the life for which we long.
(972) 591-7248 View (972) 591-7248
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Elida Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Dallas, TX 75243
I have experience working with adults and adolescents who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress in the workplace, post-partum depression, and other mental health issues related to changes in their environment.
Life can be challenging and sometimes, these challenges can be overwhelming. My approach to therapy is first to create a safe space where a person can process their thoughts and feelings. I believe we all have strengths that have helped us cope throughout our lives. Sometimes, we just need a space where we can stop, reenergize and maybe even learn new skills.
I have experience working with adults and adolescents who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress in the workplace, post-partum depression, and other mental health issues related to changes in their environment.
Life can be challenging and sometimes, these challenges can be overwhelming. My approach to therapy is first to create a safe space where a person can process their thoughts and feelings. I believe we all have strengths that have helped us cope throughout our lives. Sometimes, we just need a space where we can stop, reenergize and maybe even learn new skills.
(832) 780-5802 View (832) 780-5802
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Lane G Ogden
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75231
Are you "stuck"? Unable to move forward in life? Up against something you can't put your finger on and haven't been able to get any help with despite your efforts? Tried therapy but not felt like you got anywhere, not been listened to or even that your therapist didn't know how to help? Whether struggling just to make it on a daily basis with things like anxiety and depression or looking for ways to take yourself to the next level, you've finally found the solution.
Are you "stuck"? Unable to move forward in life? Up against something you can't put your finger on and haven't been able to get any help with despite your efforts? Tried therapy but not felt like you got anywhere, not been listened to or even that your therapist didn't know how to help? Whether struggling just to make it on a daily basis with things like anxiety and depression or looking for ways to take yourself to the next level, you've finally found the solution.
(469) 232-9944 View (469) 232-9944
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Kira Casimir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75231
Now accepting new clients again! Are you feeling sad, angry, anxious or finding it hard to participate in daily activities? Have you experienced something traumatic? My passion is to help people identify and resolve issues hindering their daily life. I tailor my methods to each individual client based on their wants and needs. I have experience with alternative lifestyles, LGBTQIA, substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and with all individuals who have experienced complex trauma.
Now accepting new clients again! Are you feeling sad, angry, anxious or finding it hard to participate in daily activities? Have you experienced something traumatic? My passion is to help people identify and resolve issues hindering their daily life. I tailor my methods to each individual client based on their wants and needs. I have experience with alternative lifestyles, LGBTQIA, substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and with all individuals who have experienced complex trauma.
(469) 778-4527 View (469) 778-4527
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Brittney Tucker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75208  (Online Only)
You deserve healing. Depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and/or everyday stressors, can create obstacles along the way. My goal is to help you process emotions, develop a variety of coping strategies, identify roadblocks, and empower you to recognize your inner worth and purpose. At the end of our journey together, you will walk away with increase self-awareness and insight, and an ability to handle challenging situations with confidence.
You deserve healing. Depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and/or everyday stressors, can create obstacles along the way. My goal is to help you process emotions, develop a variety of coping strategies, identify roadblocks, and empower you to recognize your inner worth and purpose. At the end of our journey together, you will walk away with increase self-awareness and insight, and an ability to handle challenging situations with confidence.
(214) 972-1286 View (214) 972-1286
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Stephen W Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdD, LPC
Verified
Dallas, TX 75243
I generally work with adult populations and have experience working with the following client concerns: depression, general anxiety, identity issues/support, post-traumatic stress disorder, injury concerns, career transitions, veteran issues/support, relationship issues and substance abuse impairment.
My name is Stephen W. Baker M.A., Ed.D, LPC and I have been employed with Lifestance Health since May of 2021. Understanding that our feelings are ours alone, we sometimes require an objective ear to speak to when processing emotional concerns. As a licensed professional counselor, I value open talk-therapy and evaluate and discuss client's emotions as they see appropriate in the open counseling environment. As a practitioner, I believe that simply needing a calming environment to vent frustrations and or process feelings can be paramount to finding a personal sense of balance and wellness.
I generally work with adult populations and have experience working with the following client concerns: depression, general anxiety, identity issues/support, post-traumatic stress disorder, injury concerns, career transitions, veteran issues/support, relationship issues and substance abuse impairment.
My name is Stephen W. Baker M.A., Ed.D, LPC and I have been employed with Lifestance Health since May of 2021. Understanding that our feelings are ours alone, we sometimes require an objective ear to speak to when processing emotional concerns. As a licensed professional counselor, I value open talk-therapy and evaluate and discuss client's emotions as they see appropriate in the open counseling environment. As a practitioner, I believe that simply needing a calming environment to vent frustrations and or process feelings can be paramount to finding a personal sense of balance and wellness.
(469) 947-9263 View (469) 947-9263
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Flor Vanessa Leal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dallas, TX 75206  (Online Only)
I have experience helping clients face difficult life situations including chronic mental illness, trauma,depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, relationship problems, terminal illness, life transitions, grief, caregiver stress, and parenting concerns, to name a few.
We all face times in life when things can feel overwhelming and challenging. It is during these times that support and guidance is most valuable and helpful. It takes courage to seek support and I truly believe you are not here by mistake. As a Psychologist practicing in the state of Texas for the past 10 years I hope to help guide and support you through what you are facing. You are not alone. I am a firm believer that you are an expert in your life and together with my experience and expertise in counseling techniques, we can work together to meet your personal goals. I have flexible hours available. Se habla español.
I have experience helping clients face difficult life situations including chronic mental illness, trauma,depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, relationship problems, terminal illness, life transitions, grief, caregiver stress, and parenting concerns, to name a few.
We all face times in life when things can feel overwhelming and challenging. It is during these times that support and guidance is most valuable and helpful. It takes courage to seek support and I truly believe you are not here by mistake. As a Psychologist practicing in the state of Texas for the past 10 years I hope to help guide and support you through what you are facing. You are not alone. I am a firm believer that you are an expert in your life and together with my experience and expertise in counseling techniques, we can work together to meet your personal goals. I have flexible hours available. Se habla español.
(469) 405-9815 View (469) 405-9815
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Tessa Knickerbocker
Licensed Professional Counselor, Tessa K, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75218  (Online Only)
I have experience working with clients who are dealing with trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, marital and premarital issues, prenatal and postpartum issues, divorce and other mental health struggles.
We all have a story that impacts who we are today. Part of your journey to discovery and healing is telling that story. I provide a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment for my clients to share, explore, and process life's events on their path to growth and healing. No two people are alike and the work we do will reflect that. My approach is a collaborative process that will help guide you, move you forward, and identify obstacles that are keeping you from creating genuine, lasting change. My view of the therapeutic relationship is not limited to just the client but is a holistic picture of the entire family system.
I have experience working with clients who are dealing with trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, marital and premarital issues, prenatal and postpartum issues, divorce and other mental health struggles.
We all have a story that impacts who we are today. Part of your journey to discovery and healing is telling that story. I provide a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment for my clients to share, explore, and process life's events on their path to growth and healing. No two people are alike and the work we do will reflect that. My approach is a collaborative process that will help guide you, move you forward, and identify obstacles that are keeping you from creating genuine, lasting change. My view of the therapeutic relationship is not limited to just the client but is a holistic picture of the entire family system.
(214) 367-6543 View (214) 367-6543

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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.