Depression Therapists in Cudahy, WI

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Mehwish Aqueel
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cudahy, WI 53110
I have indepth experience and training in DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy for treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, Trauma, Grief, Self-esteem, Stress, Anger-Management, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Interpersonal Skills Development & Addiction.
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” (Tao Te Ching) I am a National Board Certified Counselor specialized in Evidence Based Treatment. My treatment philosophy is to help Adolescents, Adults and families manage stressful life situations, relational stressors, embrace change, acceptance and meet challenging goals.
I have indepth experience and training in DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy for treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, Trauma, Grief, Self-esteem, Stress, Anger-Management, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Interpersonal Skills Development & Addiction.
“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP” (Tao Te Ching) I am a National Board Certified Counselor specialized in Evidence Based Treatment. My treatment philosophy is to help Adolescents, Adults and families manage stressful life situations, relational stressors, embrace change, acceptance and meet challenging goals.
(414) 246-5601 View (414) 246-5601
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The Therapeutic Workshop
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Cudahy, WI 53110
You don’t have to figure this out on your own. We can walk along side you to help you figure out a new way and a new path. We are experienced at helping people improve their relationship with themselves, the people they care about, and the world around them. We accept people where they are at and for who they are with no judgements. We truly believe that people are doing the best they can with what they have. We love working with creative and really looking for growth and healing. Check out our website now and fill out the CONTACT info and let’s talk. We offer half hour, no cost, consultation calls.
You don’t have to figure this out on your own. We can walk along side you to help you figure out a new way and a new path. We are experienced at helping people improve their relationship with themselves, the people they care about, and the world around them. We accept people where they are at and for who they are with no judgements. We truly believe that people are doing the best they can with what they have. We love working with creative and really looking for growth and healing. Check out our website now and fill out the CONTACT info and let’s talk. We offer half hour, no cost, consultation calls.
(414) 626-0469 View (414) 626-0469
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Stephen Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
Cudahy, WI 53110  (Online Only)
Dr. Hart’s treatment approach is interactive. He focuses on underlying, causative factors in a person’s or couple’s problems, and on their positive strengths. His theoretical orientation includes both contemporary psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral therapy, incorporating solution-focused approaches as needed. Additionally, Dr. Hart emphasizes the fields of positive psychology and wellness.
Dr. Hart’s treatment approach is interactive. He focuses on underlying, causative factors in a person’s or couple’s problems, and on their positive strengths. His theoretical orientation includes both contemporary psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral therapy, incorporating solution-focused approaches as needed. Additionally, Dr. Hart emphasizes the fields of positive psychology and wellness.
(414) 404-6201 View (414) 404-6201
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Hagar Kaufman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cudahy, WI 53110
The primary focus of your healing when working with me is providing a therapeutic relationship and creating a supportive and empathetic environment where you feel safe exploring your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Your active participation will allow us to explore therapeutic exercises and strategies you can use for healing and personal growth. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing severe anxiety and stressful experiences or trauma.
The primary focus of your healing when working with me is providing a therapeutic relationship and creating a supportive and empathetic environment where you feel safe exploring your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Your active participation will allow us to explore therapeutic exercises and strategies you can use for healing and personal growth. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing severe anxiety and stressful experiences or trauma.
(414) 667-5240 View (414) 667-5240
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Jennifer Albright Knash
Licensed Professional Counselor, DAT, ATRL-BC, LPCAODA, RYT200, CCTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cudahy, WI 53110
Not accepting new clients
I employ art therapy, DBT, somatic, and experiential techniques combined with a person-centered approach in order to help my clients achieve a level of repair/ healing with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.My primary focus throughout my career has been working with children, adolescents, and adults to find a path to healing. I enjoy being able to bring a creative spin to the counseling session. So often, words cannot capture or express sadness, anger, happiness, etc.
I employ art therapy, DBT, somatic, and experiential techniques combined with a person-centered approach in order to help my clients achieve a level of repair/ healing with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.My primary focus throughout my career has been working with children, adolescents, and adults to find a path to healing. I enjoy being able to bring a creative spin to the counseling session. So often, words cannot capture or express sadness, anger, happiness, etc.
(901) 881-7839 View (901) 881-7839

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Christopher Sloan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
He has worked with people needing help for substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Chris Sloan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. Chris has a diversity of experience and knowledge. Before earning his degree in social work, he earned his Master's in English and Literature. Chris still loves art and the humanities. His passion for understanding the communication and expression of ideas lends itself readily to the work he does now. As much as Chris love ideas, he went back to school to get his Master's in social work because he wanted to be able to help people in more practical and direct ways.
He has worked with people needing help for substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Chris Sloan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. Chris has a diversity of experience and knowledge. Before earning his degree in social work, he earned his Master's in English and Literature. Chris still loves art and the humanities. His passion for understanding the communication and expression of ideas lends itself readily to the work he does now. As much as Chris love ideas, he went back to school to get his Master's in social work because he wanted to be able to help people in more practical and direct ways.
(414) 296-7722 View (414) 296-7722
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Kathleen V. Phillipson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Kathleen V. Phillipson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2008. Kathleen draws from personal life experience which helps her to empathize as she works together with client to handle life stressors such as trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and relationship difficulties. Kathleen has a special interest in attachment and how early childhood experiences affect later life functioning and the ability to maintain healthy relationships.
Kathleen V. Phillipson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2008. Kathleen draws from personal life experience which helps her to empathize as she works together with client to handle life stressors such as trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, and relationship difficulties. Kathleen has a special interest in attachment and how early childhood experiences affect later life functioning and the ability to maintain healthy relationships.
(414) 485-9450 View (414) 485-9450
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Dr. Therese Borges
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207  (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
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Cayla Lund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 4 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional concerns. Cayla is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping navigate through related issues. Cayla provides treatment to clients ages ranging from 10 years old and 35 years old. Cayla utilizes Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cayla has experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups in clinical and inpatient settings.
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 4 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and transitional concerns. Cayla is passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and helping navigate through related issues. Cayla provides treatment to clients ages ranging from 10 years old and 35 years old. Cayla utilizes Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cayla has experience counseling children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups in clinical and inpatient settings.
(262) 333-0487 View (262) 333-0487
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John Morrell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Hi, I am John Morrell. My counseling focus is with adults who want to work on a wide variety of problems; some of these include depression, anxiety, insomnia and sleep disorders, attention problems, anger management and pain management. When I work with clients I seek to provide the support and direction they need to identify their goals. Then we work together to discover and change core beliefs, thinking, behavior and emotions so they can accomplish their life goals. I also talk with clients about their spiritual lives, as they have an interest; how faith relates to healthy living.
Hi, I am John Morrell. My counseling focus is with adults who want to work on a wide variety of problems; some of these include depression, anxiety, insomnia and sleep disorders, attention problems, anger management and pain management. When I work with clients I seek to provide the support and direction they need to identify their goals. Then we work together to discover and change core beliefs, thinking, behavior and emotions so they can accomplish their life goals. I also talk with clients about their spiritual lives, as they have an interest; how faith relates to healthy living.
(414) 667-5109 View (414) 667-5109
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Jill Jacobs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Jill Jacobs is a licensed professional counselor who has been practicing since 1995. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin Madison and a master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has worked as a school counselor as well as an elementary teacher for over twenty years and coached high school tennis. Jill has experience working with parenting and relational issues, loss and grief, children of divorce, self-esteem, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and anger management.
Jill Jacobs is a licensed professional counselor who has been practicing since 1995. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin Madison and a master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has worked as a school counselor as well as an elementary teacher for over twenty years and coached high school tennis. Jill has experience working with parenting and relational issues, loss and grief, children of divorce, self-esteem, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and anger management.
(262) 300-4035 View (262) 300-4035
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Sharon Fedderly
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Sharon Fedderly is a psychologist who has been practicing since 1988. She received her doctorate from Northwestern University in Clinical Psychology. Sharon approaches her clinical work from the perspective of her client's life and relationship experiences, thought patterns and unique strengths. Sharon helps clients develop tools to manage their challenges so they can optimally live their lives. When working with children and adolescents, she works closely with parents and families. Sharon's main areas of focus are trauma/PTSD, ADHD, depression and chronic illness.
Sharon Fedderly is a psychologist who has been practicing since 1988. She received her doctorate from Northwestern University in Clinical Psychology. Sharon approaches her clinical work from the perspective of her client's life and relationship experiences, thought patterns and unique strengths. Sharon helps clients develop tools to manage their challenges so they can optimally live their lives. When working with children and adolescents, she works closely with parents and families. Sharon's main areas of focus are trauma/PTSD, ADHD, depression and chronic illness.
(262) 592-5011 View (262) 592-5011
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Rachel Pfeifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Rachel Pfeifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 2 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, OCD and personality disorders. Rachel treats patients between ages 18 to 65+ utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her approaches with clients. Rachel has extensive experience counseling adults, families and groups in clinical and residential settings. Rachel enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also loves being outdoors, traveling, exploring and hiking National Parks whenever she can.
Rachel Pfeifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 2 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, OCD and personality disorders. Rachel treats patients between ages 18 to 65+ utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in her approaches with clients. Rachel has extensive experience counseling adults, families and groups in clinical and residential settings. Rachel enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also loves being outdoors, traveling, exploring and hiking National Parks whenever she can.
(262) 537-5618 View (262) 537-5618
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Wendy Serketich
Psychologist, PSY
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Serketich treats many individuals for depression and anxiety, but her main specialty is assisting individuals and/or family members coping with medical and health related issues such as physical and neurological disabilities, cancer and dementia.
Dr. Wendy Serketich is a licensed clinical psychologist who is listed in the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology. She obtained her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Purdue University. She has been practicing in the Milwaukee area for over 25 years. Besides her own practice, Dr. Serketich is the Site Director at the Airport Location for LifeStance Health. Dr. Serketich is licensed to work with all age groups, children through geriatric individuals. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment.
Serketich treats many individuals for depression and anxiety, but her main specialty is assisting individuals and/or family members coping with medical and health related issues such as physical and neurological disabilities, cancer and dementia.
Dr. Wendy Serketich is a licensed clinical psychologist who is listed in the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology. She obtained her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Purdue University. She has been practicing in the Milwaukee area for over 25 years. Besides her own practice, Dr. Serketich is the Site Director at the Airport Location for LifeStance Health. Dr. Serketich is licensed to work with all age groups, children through geriatric individuals. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment.
(414) 667-7434 View (414) 667-7434
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Angela Povletich
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Angela is a behavioral health and substance abuse counselor who received a Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from Mount Mary University. She has extensive experience providing therapy for adults, both individually and in a group setting. Angela has worked as a behavioral health and substance abuse social worker and therapist since 2012. Angela's specialties include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress management. She is trained as an art therapist and values creative expression as a form of healing. Angela uses cognitive behavioral therapy to address thought and behavior patterns.
Angela is a behavioral health and substance abuse counselor who received a Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from Mount Mary University. She has extensive experience providing therapy for adults, both individually and in a group setting. Angela has worked as a behavioral health and substance abuse social worker and therapist since 2012. Angela's specialties include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress management. She is trained as an art therapist and values creative expression as a form of healing. Angela uses cognitive behavioral therapy to address thought and behavior patterns.
(414) 441-5439 View (414) 441-5439
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Elisabeth Steadman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Elisabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with experience that includes community social work, child welfare, psychiatric emergency intake, outpatient and group therapy. Elisabeth works with adolescents and older. Clinical interest and specialties include Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Trauma, LGBTQi Support, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Substance Use, Parenting Support, Eating Disorders, Safety Concerns and Postpartum.
Elisabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with experience that includes community social work, child welfare, psychiatric emergency intake, outpatient and group therapy. Elisabeth works with adolescents and older. Clinical interest and specialties include Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Trauma, LGBTQi Support, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Substance Use, Parenting Support, Eating Disorders, Safety Concerns and Postpartum.
(414) 441-5746 View (414) 441-5746
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William Echevarria
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
With a focus on anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress management, and relationship issues.
Whether you may be struggling to enjoy daily living or feeling overwhelmed in certain aspects of your life, my approach is to meet you where you are and help you overcome these challenges. I am a big believer in goal setting and want to help you develop a strategy to achieve your goals throughout our counseling sessions. I offer a compassionate and supportive environment that encourages growth.
With a focus on anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress management, and relationship issues.
Whether you may be struggling to enjoy daily living or feeling overwhelmed in certain aspects of your life, my approach is to meet you where you are and help you overcome these challenges. I am a big believer in goal setting and want to help you develop a strategy to achieve your goals throughout our counseling sessions. I offer a compassionate and supportive environment that encourages growth.
(414) 250-0355 View (414) 250-0355
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Marvin Abac Valdez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Milwaukee, WI 53172  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a diverse population from adolescents to adults suffering from addiction and substance abuse, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, and trauma. I focus on psycho-education, incorporating evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, to help enrich and enhance the lives of those who in need.
I have experience working with a diverse population from adolescents to adults suffering from addiction and substance abuse, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, and trauma. I focus on psycho-education, incorporating evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, to help enrich and enhance the lives of those who in need.
(262) 588-3575 View (262) 588-3575
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Tammy M Beran
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Beran is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been providing evidence-based psychological care to individuals for the last 17 years. She received her PhD from the nation’s most highly rated clinical psychology program, UCLA, where she gained extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, chronic illness, trauma, and grief. A firm believer that academic knowledge is only part of what makes a quality therapist, Dr. Beran combines her in-depth psychological training with warmth, humor, and affection for her clients.
Dr. Beran is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been providing evidence-based psychological care to individuals for the last 17 years. She received her PhD from the nation’s most highly rated clinical psychology program, UCLA, where she gained extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, chronic illness, trauma, and grief. A firm believer that academic knowledge is only part of what makes a quality therapist, Dr. Beran combines her in-depth psychological training with warmth, humor, and affection for her clients.
(414) 206-1901 View (414) 206-1901
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Jessica Velazquez
MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Jessica’s areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, relationships, self esteem, stress and grief.
Jessica is a warm, empathetic, and passionate counselor who works to support her clients as they take steps towards achieving their goals. She works to create a safe, collaborative, and warm space for all clients. Jessica works with her clients to identify their unique mental health goals and uses client’s strengths to create a plan to achieve those goals. Her priority is to make your time in therapy feel collaborative and client-driven. Jessica has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and in all stages of life.
Jessica’s areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, relationships, self esteem, stress and grief.
Jessica is a warm, empathetic, and passionate counselor who works to support her clients as they take steps towards achieving their goals. She works to create a safe, collaborative, and warm space for all clients. Jessica works with her clients to identify their unique mental health goals and uses client’s strengths to create a plan to achieve those goals. Her priority is to make your time in therapy feel collaborative and client-driven. Jessica has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and in all stages of life.
(414) 626-7283 View (414) 626-7283

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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.