Depression Therapists in Germantown, WI

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Sydnie Schuh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, WI 53022
I specialize in areas of anxiety, depression, OCD, negative self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues, stress, and life transitions.
Some of the best stories ever written include success, belonging, safety, and happiness, AND include moments of failure, loneliness, fear, and sadness. We relate to the characters in these stories because we see ourselves in them. My goal as your therapist is to help you write your own story of resilience, accomplishment, and contentment. My approach includes a combination of many evidence-based modalities in order to best assist you in reaching your goals, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Mindfulness, Systems Theory, and Strengths-Based Therapy.
I specialize in areas of anxiety, depression, OCD, negative self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues, stress, and life transitions.
Some of the best stories ever written include success, belonging, safety, and happiness, AND include moments of failure, loneliness, fear, and sadness. We relate to the characters in these stories because we see ourselves in them. My goal as your therapist is to help you write your own story of resilience, accomplishment, and contentment. My approach includes a combination of many evidence-based modalities in order to best assist you in reaching your goals, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Mindfulness, Systems Theory, and Strengths-Based Therapy.
(262) 332-4727 View (262) 332-4727
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Brad Sachse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
Brad offers a deeply personalized approach specific to each individual to help them build upon their strengths and accomplish the personal growth they are committed to achieving. With compassion and understanding he utilizes a collaborative approach where he works with you to identify goals of therapy and the right pace of attaining those goals. His specialties include couples, grief, stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, and dependence (gambling, technology, substances).
Brad offers a deeply personalized approach specific to each individual to help them build upon their strengths and accomplish the personal growth they are committed to achieving. With compassion and understanding he utilizes a collaborative approach where he works with you to identify goals of therapy and the right pace of attaining those goals. His specialties include couples, grief, stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, and dependence (gambling, technology, substances).
(262) 588-4195 View (262) 588-4195
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Jill Spielmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
I have a strong passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma and who are motivated to find relief and better coping strategies. Additionally, I enjoy helping individuals who are struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, emotional dysregulation, and relationship concerns.
I have a strong passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma and who are motivated to find relief and better coping strategies. Additionally, I enjoy helping individuals who are struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, emotional dysregulation, and relationship concerns.
(262) 737-8846 View (262) 737-8846
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Brad Sachse
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, WI 53022
My specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, stress management, trauma, and addictions (gambling, technology, alcohol and drugs).
I offer a deeply personalized approach specific to each individual to help them build upon their strengths and accomplish the personal growth they are committed to achieving. With compassion and understanding I utilize a collaborative approach where I work with you to identify goals of therapy and the right pace of attaining those goals. I believe an individual's health and life satisfaction can be enhanced through a positive and warm relationship that fosters change, growth and healing.
My specialties include anxiety, depression, grief, stress management, trauma, and addictions (gambling, technology, alcohol and drugs).
I offer a deeply personalized approach specific to each individual to help them build upon their strengths and accomplish the personal growth they are committed to achieving. With compassion and understanding I utilize a collaborative approach where I work with you to identify goals of therapy and the right pace of attaining those goals. I believe an individual's health and life satisfaction can be enhanced through a positive and warm relationship that fosters change, growth and healing.
(262) 727-8101 View (262) 727-8101
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Jordan Johnson-Athlete Mental Health Sports Performance
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Germantown, WI 53022
Are you an athlete who has struggled to feel good about yourself on or off the court? Have you faced performance anxiety, depression, or mental blocks and want to achieve peak performance and stop repeating the patterns holding you back? You might feel overwhelmed by pressure, drained by self-doubt, or stuck in underperformance. You’re ready to break free from these barriers, find your inner strength, boost your confidence, and reach your full potential on and off the court. Find someone who understands your challenges and can help you reclaim your athletic excellence and mental well-being,
Are you an athlete who has struggled to feel good about yourself on or off the court? Have you faced performance anxiety, depression, or mental blocks and want to achieve peak performance and stop repeating the patterns holding you back? You might feel overwhelmed by pressure, drained by self-doubt, or stuck in underperformance. You’re ready to break free from these barriers, find your inner strength, boost your confidence, and reach your full potential on and off the court. Find someone who understands your challenges and can help you reclaim your athletic excellence and mental well-being,
(262) 218-4948 View (262) 218-4948
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Nicole Sanfilippo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
Nicole Sanfilippo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2021. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health. Nicole provides counseling services to individuals, couples, and families struggling with a wide variety of mental health concerns. Her interest of areas include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, medical, marital concerns, educational/occupational stress, LGBTQIA+ individuals, adolescent, and teen adjustment issues.
Nicole Sanfilippo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2021. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health. Nicole provides counseling services to individuals, couples, and families struggling with a wide variety of mental health concerns. Her interest of areas include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, medical, marital concerns, educational/occupational stress, LGBTQIA+ individuals, adolescent, and teen adjustment issues.
(262) 587-6686 View (262) 587-6686
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John Riegert Fischer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
I specialize in addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders and family and couples conflict.
I am a licensed professional counselor and graduated with my master's degree from Marquette University in 2012. Life often presents serious challenges that can feel overwhelming at times. It is my belief that each person has the inherent ability to overcome any obstacle. My goal is to meet you wherever you are at and help you develop evidenced based strategies, combined with your own natural strengths, to overcome any challenge or obstacle. I incorporate CBT and mindful based practice to help challenge ineffective patterns of thoughts and behaviors, create balance in your life and sustainable health of mind and body.
I specialize in addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders and family and couples conflict.
I am a licensed professional counselor and graduated with my master's degree from Marquette University in 2012. Life often presents serious challenges that can feel overwhelming at times. It is my belief that each person has the inherent ability to overcome any obstacle. My goal is to meet you wherever you are at and help you develop evidenced based strategies, combined with your own natural strengths, to overcome any challenge or obstacle. I incorporate CBT and mindful based practice to help challenge ineffective patterns of thoughts and behaviors, create balance in your life and sustainable health of mind and body.
(414) 441-1495 View (414) 441-1495
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Karen Kiser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
Karen is a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor who places value on the individual, their life experience and perspective. Karen is skilled at helping adult and child clients address life transitions, grief/loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse as well as traumatic brain injury. For individuals, families and couples, Karen identifies areas of strength within the family structure as well as identifying emotional and verbal abuse that affect the balance and the overall quality of relationships.
Karen is a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor who places value on the individual, their life experience and perspective. Karen is skilled at helping adult and child clients address life transitions, grief/loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse as well as traumatic brain injury. For individuals, families and couples, Karen identifies areas of strength within the family structure as well as identifying emotional and verbal abuse that affect the balance and the overall quality of relationships.
(262) 588-4311 View (262) 588-4311
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Jill Spielmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
Jill provides therapy for those suffering with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, chronic physical and mental health concerns, substance dependence, sexual and gender identity concerns and emotional dysregulation.
Jill is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15+ years of experience working with diverse populations in a variety of therapy settings. She is well known for her sense of humor, compassion, and thoughtfulness. She works from the understanding that the therapeutic relationship plays an integral role in treatment and takes an insight-oriented and interactive approach to therapy. She believes that all individuals possess unique strengths, as well as the capacity to change and that her role is to guide, support, and collaborate with individuals in developing effective ways to cope.
Jill provides therapy for those suffering with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, chronic physical and mental health concerns, substance dependence, sexual and gender identity concerns and emotional dysregulation.
Jill is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15+ years of experience working with diverse populations in a variety of therapy settings. She is well known for her sense of humor, compassion, and thoughtfulness. She works from the understanding that the therapeutic relationship plays an integral role in treatment and takes an insight-oriented and interactive approach to therapy. She believes that all individuals possess unique strengths, as well as the capacity to change and that her role is to guide, support, and collaborate with individuals in developing effective ways to cope.
(262) 217-7948 View (262) 217-7948
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Mosaic Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
At Mosaic Counseling, we focus on offering compassionate and supportive evidence-based therapies to a wide variety of clients. Our specialties incude anxiety, depression, life transition, trauma and grief. We are open to all spiritual paths and all GLBTQ communities. We have many therapists who are located in Mequon, Sheboygan, Germantown, West Bend, Waukesha and offer virtual sessions within Wisconsin. To find the best match for you, please visit our website at www.mosaiccounseling-wi.com.
At Mosaic Counseling, we focus on offering compassionate and supportive evidence-based therapies to a wide variety of clients. Our specialties incude anxiety, depression, life transition, trauma and grief. We are open to all spiritual paths and all GLBTQ communities. We have many therapists who are located in Mequon, Sheboygan, Germantown, West Bend, Waukesha and offer virtual sessions within Wisconsin. To find the best match for you, please visit our website at www.mosaiccounseling-wi.com.
(262) 404-3546 View (262) 404-3546
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Amber M. Hearing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
Not accepting new clients
Everybody deserves help. Many clients see me for issues that have been on their mind for years: a difficult transition, a loss or a change they're considering. I would feel privileged if you confided in me. I begin by asking key questions to understand you and your life's context before supporting and guiding you in making the changes you desire - all toward creating a more balanced and meaningful life. Our time and effort together will be worthwhile as we thoroughly address your anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, relationships or other concerns.
Everybody deserves help. Many clients see me for issues that have been on their mind for years: a difficult transition, a loss or a change they're considering. I would feel privileged if you confided in me. I begin by asking key questions to understand you and your life's context before supporting and guiding you in making the changes you desire - all toward creating a more balanced and meaningful life. Our time and effort together will be worthwhile as we thoroughly address your anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, relationships or other concerns.
(262) 675-7122 View (262) 675-7122
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Barbara Binder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years and strive to create an atmosphere where clients can feel empowered, respected, understood and safe. It is my hope the care I provide is both highly effective and compassionate. In my practice I provide individual, couple, and family therapy for both adolescents and adults. I work with a wide variety of problems and difficulties; however, areas of particular expertise include anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, trauma, grief, and couple therapy. I have advanced training in using the mind/body connection to resolve difficulties, especially those related to trauma.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years and strive to create an atmosphere where clients can feel empowered, respected, understood and safe. It is my hope the care I provide is both highly effective and compassionate. In my practice I provide individual, couple, and family therapy for both adolescents and adults. I work with a wide variety of problems and difficulties; however, areas of particular expertise include anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, trauma, grief, and couple therapy. I have advanced training in using the mind/body connection to resolve difficulties, especially those related to trauma.
(262) 370-4349 View (262) 370-4349
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Christina M Lachner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, WI 53022  (Online Only)
**Contact by email or text preferred “.Everyone gets stuck or overwhelmed and at these times we need additional support. Therapy creates opportunities for you to explore your thoughts and feelings so you can better understand and change what's getting in the way of you living as your fullest self. I work with adolescents and their parents as well as individuals; in order to address anxiety, depression, self criticism, anger, loneliness, or feeling numb and shut down. Our work together strengthens your sense of self, your relationships, and your capacity to best respond to life's inevitable changes and challenges.
**Contact by email or text preferred “.Everyone gets stuck or overwhelmed and at these times we need additional support. Therapy creates opportunities for you to explore your thoughts and feelings so you can better understand and change what's getting in the way of you living as your fullest self. I work with adolescents and their parents as well as individuals; in order to address anxiety, depression, self criticism, anger, loneliness, or feeling numb and shut down. Our work together strengthens your sense of self, your relationships, and your capacity to best respond to life's inevitable changes and challenges.
(262) 205-1329 View (262) 205-1329
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Robert Bannasch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Germantown, WI 53022
Waitlist for new clients
I work with all kinds of populations, but I have a special interest in working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, OCD, and individuals, couples, and families looking to repair, rebuild, and reconnect.
The decision to seek therapy is not an easy one. I aim to make that decision as easy and comfortable as possible. I have a gentle personality and use a touch of humor to help make each client feel welcome and at ease. Individuals, couples, and families come to me because they need to work through a problem or issue. This might be anxiety, grief, couples or family counseling, health, loss of a job, or looking to build a happier, more fulfilling life, or numerous other reasons. I work hard to build an atmosphere that allows people to feel safe and understood. When clients leave, they feel healthier, happier, and more whole.
I work with all kinds of populations, but I have a special interest in working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, OCD, and individuals, couples, and families looking to repair, rebuild, and reconnect.
The decision to seek therapy is not an easy one. I aim to make that decision as easy and comfortable as possible. I have a gentle personality and use a touch of humor to help make each client feel welcome and at ease. Individuals, couples, and families come to me because they need to work through a problem or issue. This might be anxiety, grief, couples or family counseling, health, loss of a job, or looking to build a happier, more fulfilling life, or numerous other reasons. I work hard to build an atmosphere that allows people to feel safe and understood. When clients leave, they feel healthier, happier, and more whole.
(262) 205-6594 View (262) 205-6594
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Michael Casali, PhD, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
My clients are children, adolescents, adults, couples and families facing a range of life challenges including, depression, anxiety, loneliness, identity, relationship issues, and life meaning. I tend to work best with individuals who are curious about themselves and motivated to understand how their choices are impacting their lives.
My clients are children, adolescents, adults, couples and families facing a range of life challenges including, depression, anxiety, loneliness, identity, relationship issues, and life meaning. I tend to work best with individuals who are curious about themselves and motivated to understand how their choices are impacting their lives.
(608) 352-9863 View (608) 352-9863
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Pamela Sprewer
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
Are you looking to connect with a therapist that offers a safe, nonjudgmental and inclusive environment where you can be yourself? I strive to provide that to my clients. I approach therapy in a genuine and empathetic way and incorporate humor where appropriate. I find that laughter is a good reminder that there is always hope for the future. My life and professional experiences have prepared me to help those dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, identity issues, belonging, life/work/school transitions, ADHD, women's issues, sexual dysfunction, parenting challenges, aging and couples issues.
Are you looking to connect with a therapist that offers a safe, nonjudgmental and inclusive environment where you can be yourself? I strive to provide that to my clients. I approach therapy in a genuine and empathetic way and incorporate humor where appropriate. I find that laughter is a good reminder that there is always hope for the future. My life and professional experiences have prepared me to help those dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, identity issues, belonging, life/work/school transitions, ADHD, women's issues, sexual dysfunction, parenting challenges, aging and couples issues.
(262) 600-3622 View (262) 600-3622
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Cynthia Rogers Rassiga-West
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
I have a unique mix of clinical expertise and Pastoral counseling endorsements to help clients address areas of relationship concerns, anxiety and depression, dual diagnosis issues along with addiction/recovery issues, and spiritual dimensions.
I work well with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families who are experiencing difficult circumstances, relationships, or life issues. There are times when all it takes is someone to listen, and there are other times when life is messy and disjointed and direction is lost. I am able to partner with clients through the most traumatic of events and give unique perspective.
I have a unique mix of clinical expertise and Pastoral counseling endorsements to help clients address areas of relationship concerns, anxiety and depression, dual diagnosis issues along with addiction/recovery issues, and spiritual dimensions.
I work well with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families who are experiencing difficult circumstances, relationships, or life issues. There are times when all it takes is someone to listen, and there are other times when life is messy and disjointed and direction is lost. I am able to partner with clients through the most traumatic of events and give unique perspective.
(262) 485-4006 View (262) 485-4006
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Gina Brindowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, WI 53022
I'm Gina! I'm a board certified Mental Health Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor. I love helping clients through issues like Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationships, Women's Issues, Spirituality, LGBTQ, Mood Disorders and more. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to! I know it can be hard to ask for help but my goal is to make you feel comfortable and safe from your first call!
I'm Gina! I'm a board certified Mental Health Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor. I love helping clients through issues like Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationships, Women's Issues, Spirituality, LGBTQ, Mood Disorders and more. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to! I know it can be hard to ask for help but my goal is to make you feel comfortable and safe from your first call!
(414) 509-0610 View (414) 509-0610
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Lacey Weber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, WI 53022
Imagine a life with more hope and more optimism; one in which you finally notice yourself making progress towards the goals you’ve struggled to accomplish because “it’s not realistic” or “there’s not enough time”. Imagine a life with less worry and more energy. Imagine finding success in achieving your ideal health and wellness goals or maybe improving the quality of your relationships with others.
Imagine a life with more hope and more optimism; one in which you finally notice yourself making progress towards the goals you’ve struggled to accomplish because “it’s not realistic” or “there’s not enough time”. Imagine a life with less worry and more energy. Imagine finding success in achieving your ideal health and wellness goals or maybe improving the quality of your relationships with others.
(262) 404-3206 View (262) 404-3206
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Sarah Britton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, WI 53022
Sarah is a licensed professional counselor with more than 13 years of experience assisting individuals, couples, teens and children to reach their goals and fullest potential. With Sarah, you will experience her compassionate, judgment-free, and understanding style enabling you to work towards self-awareness, self-acceptance and positive changes within yourself and in your personal and family relationships. Sarah will honor your unique values and perspectives while motivating you toward healing. She works with clients to process, recover, and grow through relational changes (from marital communication to divorce recovery).
Sarah is a licensed professional counselor with more than 13 years of experience assisting individuals, couples, teens and children to reach their goals and fullest potential. With Sarah, you will experience her compassionate, judgment-free, and understanding style enabling you to work towards self-awareness, self-acceptance and positive changes within yourself and in your personal and family relationships. Sarah will honor your unique values and perspectives while motivating you toward healing. She works with clients to process, recover, and grow through relational changes (from marital communication to divorce recovery).
(262) 588-4037 View (262) 588-4037

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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.