Depression Therapists in Brookfield, WI

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John Pitman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
John is highly intuitive and has a natural, easy, warm touch as a psychotherapist. He provides individual therapy for adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, emotional issues, grief and loss, life transitions, and interpersonal conflicts. To assist and support his clients, John offers mindfulness-based stress reduction guidance, Brainspotting, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) techniques as well as solution-focused care. John brings clients to a present moment orientation to enhance clarity, awareness, and solution building.
John is highly intuitive and has a natural, easy, warm touch as a psychotherapist. He provides individual therapy for adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, emotional issues, grief and loss, life transitions, and interpersonal conflicts. To assist and support his clients, John offers mindfulness-based stress reduction guidance, Brainspotting, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) techniques as well as solution-focused care. John brings clients to a present moment orientation to enhance clarity, awareness, and solution building.
(262) 588-4176 View (262) 588-4176
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Ryan Sershon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, MSW
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005  (Online Only)
I am inspired by those who have overcome adversity in their lives and who are learning to work through their challenges, even when it is difficult. I specialize in working with adults, couples and adolescents facing depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, anger and relationship issues.
I am inspired by those who have overcome adversity in their lives and who are learning to work through their challenges, even when it is difficult. I specialize in working with adults, couples and adolescents facing depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, anger and relationship issues.
(262) 205-6492 View (262) 205-6492
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Patrick Edmond Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, WI 53005  (Online Only)
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Behavioral Issues, ADHD, Loss/Grief, Schizophrenia, Relationship Issues, Anger Management, and Coping Skills.
As your therapist, I am here to listen and help you process what is going on in your life and help you figure out what your options are. I will be there for you to work on your goals with you at your own pace. I believe that every one of my clients is capable of growth and it is my job to facilitate this process of building greater awareness toward becoming the person we were meant to be. I help you evaluate your unique situation so you have a better understanding of how you relate to others and give you better insight into who you are. I have a broad life experience that helps me relate to a diverse clientele.
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Behavioral Issues, ADHD, Loss/Grief, Schizophrenia, Relationship Issues, Anger Management, and Coping Skills.
As your therapist, I am here to listen and help you process what is going on in your life and help you figure out what your options are. I will be there for you to work on your goals with you at your own pace. I believe that every one of my clients is capable of growth and it is my job to facilitate this process of building greater awareness toward becoming the person we were meant to be. I help you evaluate your unique situation so you have a better understanding of how you relate to others and give you better insight into who you are. I have a broad life experience that helps me relate to a diverse clientele.
(262) 233-4092 View (262) 233-4092
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Brit Witty
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Brit Witty is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2023. She graduated from Marquette University with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Brit's clinical experience has been in Depression Recovery Partial Hospitalization Programs that utilized CBT, DBT, and behavioral activation to improve quality of life and symptoms of mood dysregulation diagnoses. Due to her practice history, Brit's approach to therapy is client-centered and emotion-focused, supported by elements of dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies.
Brit Witty is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2023. She graduated from Marquette University with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Brit's clinical experience has been in Depression Recovery Partial Hospitalization Programs that utilized CBT, DBT, and behavioral activation to improve quality of life and symptoms of mood dysregulation diagnoses. Due to her practice history, Brit's approach to therapy is client-centered and emotion-focused, supported by elements of dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapies.
(262) 239-4521 View (262) 239-4521
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Monica Pedraza
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Monica is a skilled Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 10 years of experience. She serves clients across the lifespan from 5 to 64 years of age. Sessions may be specialized to care for individuals or families. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD and substance dependence. Life changes, trauma/abuse and self-esteem development are also areas that are frequently focused on.
Monica is a skilled Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor with over 10 years of experience. She serves clients across the lifespan from 5 to 64 years of age. Sessions may be specialized to care for individuals or families. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD and substance dependence. Life changes, trauma/abuse and self-esteem development are also areas that are frequently focused on.
(262) 588-4174 View (262) 588-4174
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Ann Brunner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
It would be my honor to hear your story and work with you as you sort out life's challenges. I enjoy working with women, couples, older teenagers, and those involved in ministry and missions. I have been primarily trained in cognitive behavioral techniques but use a wide range of counseling theories and approaches to meet my clients' needs. I see clients 16 years of age and older and can help with issues related to anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and work/life adjustment issues. I look forward to meeting you where you are and walking alongside you as you find healing.
It would be my honor to hear your story and work with you as you sort out life's challenges. I enjoy working with women, couples, older teenagers, and those involved in ministry and missions. I have been primarily trained in cognitive behavioral techniques but use a wide range of counseling theories and approaches to meet my clients' needs. I see clients 16 years of age and older and can help with issues related to anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and work/life adjustment issues. I look forward to meeting you where you are and walking alongside you as you find healing.
(262) 239-7466 View (262) 239-7466
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Noelle Giannini
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Noelle is a licensed professional counselor specializing in the treatment of adults with trauma, depression, mood and anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety. She is trained in evidence-based practices and utilizes Prolonged Exposure (PE), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Activation, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Noelle is a licensed professional counselor specializing in the treatment of adults with trauma, depression, mood and anxiety disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety. She is trained in evidence-based practices and utilizes Prolonged Exposure (PE), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Activation, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(262) 588-4266 View (262) 588-4266
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Elizabeth Zizich
Counselor, MA, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, WI 53005
With expertise in helping clients navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, thoughts of self-harm, substance abuse, and relationship struggles, she’s walked through.
Exceptional at listening and identifying the root causes behind what a person is going through, Elizabeth has a deep passion to see clients get to a place of finding answers and joy in their life. It’s a big step to trust someone to provide counsel. Elizabeth recognizes that and is determined to meet you where you’re at with compassion, wisdom, and practical steps.
With expertise in helping clients navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, thoughts of self-harm, substance abuse, and relationship struggles, she’s walked through.
Exceptional at listening and identifying the root causes behind what a person is going through, Elizabeth has a deep passion to see clients get to a place of finding answers and joy in their life. It’s a big step to trust someone to provide counsel. Elizabeth recognizes that and is determined to meet you where you’re at with compassion, wisdom, and practical steps.
(262) 955-7848 View (262) 955-7848
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Angie Kupper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Angie Kupper is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been licensed since 2016. She has a Masters in Community Psychology from Alverno college and Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University. She has over 10 years of experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and ritual prevention in residential and partial hospitalization programs at Rogers Behavioral Health. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, perfectionism, panic disorder, separation anxiety, social anxiety, and specific phobias, as well as behavioral issues and school avoidance.
Angie Kupper is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been licensed since 2016. She has a Masters in Community Psychology from Alverno college and Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University. She has over 10 years of experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and ritual prevention in residential and partial hospitalization programs at Rogers Behavioral Health. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, perfectionism, panic disorder, separation anxiety, social anxiety, and specific phobias, as well as behavioral issues and school avoidance.
(262) 205-0235 View (262) 205-0235
Ryan Sershon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Ryan is inspired by those who have overcome adversity in their lives and who are learning to work through their challenges, even when it is difficult. Ryan specializes in working with adults, couples and adolescents facing depression, anxiety, substance dependence, cooccurring disorders, mood disorders, anger and relationship issues. He uses an integrative approach to therapy including cognitivebehavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing and personcentered therapy.
Ryan is inspired by those who have overcome adversity in their lives and who are learning to work through their challenges, even when it is difficult. Ryan specializes in working with adults, couples and adolescents facing depression, anxiety, substance dependence, cooccurring disorders, mood disorders, anger and relationship issues. He uses an integrative approach to therapy including cognitivebehavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing and personcentered therapy.
(262) 228-4803 View (262) 228-4803
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Flora Ripp
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, WI 53005
I specialize in trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, and ADHD and draw upon psychodynamic psychotherapy, IFS, Somatic Experiencing, depth and transpersonal psychologies.
Through a warm and gentle approach, I create space for clients to unpack whatever is troubling them with patience and support. Often “symptoms” are a function of being stuck or at odds with ourselves and others, or from painfully re-living past events. After addressing the most pressing problems and identifying key triggers, we can then turn to the underlying internal conflicts or relational patterns. By healing these conflicts, clients come to better understand themselves and live more peacefully in the here and now. In a word, they become more authentic!
I specialize in trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, and ADHD and draw upon psychodynamic psychotherapy, IFS, Somatic Experiencing, depth and transpersonal psychologies.
Through a warm and gentle approach, I create space for clients to unpack whatever is troubling them with patience and support. Often “symptoms” are a function of being stuck or at odds with ourselves and others, or from painfully re-living past events. After addressing the most pressing problems and identifying key triggers, we can then turn to the underlying internal conflicts or relational patterns. By healing these conflicts, clients come to better understand themselves and live more peacefully in the here and now. In a word, they become more authentic!
(414) 296-6564 View (414) 296-6564
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Christopher Borden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
He treats a broad range of concerns including ADHD, oppositional and defiant behaviors, adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, issues related to parenting, and substance use disorders and other addictions.
Christopher Borden is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor who provides outpatient psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Christopher incorporates mindfulness into his practice and his therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Areas of particular interest to Christopher include child and adolescent behavioral problems, addictive behaviors, the LGBTQ+ community, and professionals going through adjustments in their careers.
He treats a broad range of concerns including ADHD, oppositional and defiant behaviors, adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, issues related to parenting, and substance use disorders and other addictions.
Christopher Borden is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor who provides outpatient psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Christopher incorporates mindfulness into his practice and his therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Areas of particular interest to Christopher include child and adolescent behavioral problems, addictive behaviors, the LGBTQ+ community, and professionals going through adjustments in their careers.
(262) 588-4943 View (262) 588-4943
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Maddie Bliske
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Dr. Maddie Bliske is a Psychologist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2017. She received her master's and doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Bliske has experience working in public schools, community mental health, and in private practice conducting individual and group therapy as well as psychological evaluations. Dr. Bliske especially enjoys working with neurodivergent individuals (ADHDers & Autistics) but has experience working with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Dr. Maddie Bliske is a Psychologist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2017. She received her master's and doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Bliske has experience working in public schools, community mental health, and in private practice conducting individual and group therapy as well as psychological evaluations. Dr. Bliske especially enjoys working with neurodivergent individuals (ADHDers & Autistics) but has experience working with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(262) 592-5158 View (262) 592-5158
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Lindsey Kingsley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
My name is Lindsey Kingsley, MA, LPC and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Are you feeling unsatisfied or overwhelmed in your life right now? Perhaps you wish you had more control and confidence in your life? I specialize in working with individuals to uncover their basic needs and feelings that are leaving them to feel disconnected from themselves and others. I am drawn to help those who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, or general life disturbance.
My name is Lindsey Kingsley, MA, LPC and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Are you feeling unsatisfied or overwhelmed in your life right now? Perhaps you wish you had more control and confidence in your life? I specialize in working with individuals to uncover their basic needs and feelings that are leaving them to feel disconnected from themselves and others. I am drawn to help those who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, or general life disturbance.
(262) 300-4844 View (262) 300-4844
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Jayme Matloub
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Jayme is a master's level Licensed Professional Counselor who has extensive experience from working for many years at the nation's second largest behavioral health hospital. She has worked on various highly specialized programs, including one of the only evidenced based trauma residential programs in the nation. She specializes in the individual treatment of adults who have experienced trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, adjustment disorders, OCD, depression, social anxiety, and other anxieties.
Jayme is a master's level Licensed Professional Counselor who has extensive experience from working for many years at the nation's second largest behavioral health hospital. She has worked on various highly specialized programs, including one of the only evidenced based trauma residential programs in the nation. She specializes in the individual treatment of adults who have experienced trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, adjustment disorders, OCD, depression, social anxiety, and other anxieties.
(262) 239-7930 View (262) 239-7930
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Angela Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Angie Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, eating disorders, and traumatic experiences. Angie earned her undergraduate and Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has a broad range of clinical experience, including adolescent hospital inpatient and in-home services. Angie has been practicing since 1998.
Angie Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, eating disorders, and traumatic experiences. Angie earned her undergraduate and Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has a broad range of clinical experience, including adolescent hospital inpatient and in-home services. Angie has been practicing since 1998.
(262) 588-4244 View (262) 588-4244
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Jen Beckley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookfield, WI 53005  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of adults with anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. This includes OCD, phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks, generalized anxiety and worry, perfectionism, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, body dysmorphia, hoarding, trichotillomania (hair-pulling), and excoriation (skin-picking). My approach is motivational, structured, and practical utilizing evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of adults with anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. This includes OCD, phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks, generalized anxiety and worry, perfectionism, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, body dysmorphia, hoarding, trichotillomania (hair-pulling), and excoriation (skin-picking). My approach is motivational, structured, and practical utilizing evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
(262) 228-2482 View (262) 228-2482
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Justine Hintz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Tina is a master's prepared family therapist with experience working with adolescents and adults from a Christian perspective since 1989. She specializes in helping clients overcome depression, anxiety, eating disorders, divorce, grief and loss and adjustments that arise in the course of normal human development. Tina received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Concordia University, and her master's degree in educational psychology is from the University of Wisconsin.
Tina is a master's prepared family therapist with experience working with adolescents and adults from a Christian perspective since 1989. She specializes in helping clients overcome depression, anxiety, eating disorders, divorce, grief and loss and adjustments that arise in the course of normal human development. Tina received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Concordia University, and her master's degree in educational psychology is from the University of Wisconsin.
(262) 588-4211 View (262) 588-4211
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Micaela Killinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Micaela Killinger is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor IT. Micaela provides therapy for adults and adolescents. Micaela assists with a variety of concerns including trauma, court involvement, substance use, behavioral concerns, adoption/ out of home placement, school concerns, LGBTQIA+, racial identity, self harm, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.
Micaela Killinger is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor IT. Micaela provides therapy for adults and adolescents. Micaela assists with a variety of concerns including trauma, court involvement, substance use, behavioral concerns, adoption/ out of home placement, school concerns, LGBTQIA+, racial identity, self harm, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.
(262) 588-4278 View (262) 588-4278
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Dr. Therese Borges
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brookfield, WI 53045  (Online Only)
I can help address a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief/loss, identity development, overcoming painful experiences, and overall well-being.
Life is filled with peaks and valleys and it is my goal to help you navigate life's challenges and aid in your personal growth to become the best and healthiest version of yourself. I view therapy as a collaborative process and believe that you are the expert in your own life. I provide a safe and supportive space for you to start doing the deep and rewarding work of facing your struggles and moving towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I can help address a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief/loss, identity development, overcoming painful experiences, and overall well-being.
Life is filled with peaks and valleys and it is my goal to help you navigate life's challenges and aid in your personal growth to become the best and healthiest version of yourself. I view therapy as a collaborative process and believe that you are the expert in your own life. I provide a safe and supportive space for you to start doing the deep and rewarding work of facing your struggles and moving towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(414) 501-7008 View (414) 501-7008
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.