Depression Therapists in Menomonee Falls, WI

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Whitnee Smith
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Sometimes life brings us more than we know how to handle. Therapy can help us make the changes necessary for creating our own path to health and well-being. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, couples, and families. I work with individuals on a variety of issues including: relationship issues, attachment issues, life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I use an integrative approach that focuses on whole person wellness, allowing me to tailor treatment to meet my client’s needs. My style is calm, relaxed, and empathetic and I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Sometimes life brings us more than we know how to handle. Therapy can help us make the changes necessary for creating our own path to health and well-being. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, couples, and families. I work with individuals on a variety of issues including: relationship issues, attachment issues, life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I use an integrative approach that focuses on whole person wellness, allowing me to tailor treatment to meet my client’s needs. My style is calm, relaxed, and empathetic and I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment.
(262) 228-9860 x721 View (262) 228-9860 x721
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Laurie Shawger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, GC-C
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
I work with with children, adolescents, and adults living with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and lifespan transitions.
Feeling down and overwhelmed? Anxious, constant dread? Getting worked up about small things? Or... feeling nothing, blank, disconnected…
I work with with children, adolescents, and adults living with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and lifespan transitions.
Feeling down and overwhelmed? Anxious, constant dread? Getting worked up about small things? Or... feeling nothing, blank, disconnected…
(262) 235-5630 x738 View (262) 235-5630 x738
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Danielle Osborne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
My experience has been working with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and suicidal thoughts.
Hello- My name is Danielle Osborne and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin. I understand that clients need to have a positive rapport with their therapist and a safe place to talk openly about their stressors before any progress can occur. It is important for patients to have have a therapist that recognizes their strengths and provides person centered care. Patients need a supportive and empathetic therapist who can help them learn and grow.
My experience has been working with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and suicidal thoughts.
Hello- My name is Danielle Osborne and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin. I understand that clients need to have a positive rapport with their therapist and a safe place to talk openly about their stressors before any progress can occur. It is important for patients to have have a therapist that recognizes their strengths and provides person centered care. Patients need a supportive and empathetic therapist who can help them learn and grow.
(262) 671-2570 View (262) 671-2570
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Hannah Seefeld
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051  (Online Only)
I have experience working in different levels of care with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, co-occurring substance use disorders, and personal safety concerns.
I am grateful that you are here reading this and considering working with me! One of my main goals is to develop a genuine, yet professional relationship with my clients. I strive to meet individuals wherever they might be in their journeys; from there, we can work together to create positive and lasting change. My hope is that I can provide a space where all of my clients feel safe and validated when they share their stories. Once a foundation of trust, acceptance, and understanding is established, I aim to equip my clients with tools and coping skills to face life’s stressors and challenge them toward growth.
I have experience working in different levels of care with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, co-occurring substance use disorders, and personal safety concerns.
I am grateful that you are here reading this and considering working with me! One of my main goals is to develop a genuine, yet professional relationship with my clients. I strive to meet individuals wherever they might be in their journeys; from there, we can work together to create positive and lasting change. My hope is that I can provide a space where all of my clients feel safe and validated when they share their stories. Once a foundation of trust, acceptance, and understanding is established, I aim to equip my clients with tools and coping skills to face life’s stressors and challenge them toward growth.
(262) 735-8318 View (262) 735-8318
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Payton Metz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
I am passionate about treating anxiety, depression, trauma, adolescents, family systems and processing relationship issues/ life events.
One of the most difficult things to do for ourselves is to ask for help. I am so proud of you for making the first step into your healing journey! Have you been feeling misunderstood, lost or burnt out by current events or life stressors? Let me assure you that you have found a safe place to overcome those obstacles and process those traumas.I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at UW-Milwaukee. I am an Advance Practicing Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. I have experience working in outpatient at Children’s Hospital, to an intensive in-home therapist in Milwaukee.
I am passionate about treating anxiety, depression, trauma, adolescents, family systems and processing relationship issues/ life events.
One of the most difficult things to do for ourselves is to ask for help. I am so proud of you for making the first step into your healing journey! Have you been feeling misunderstood, lost or burnt out by current events or life stressors? Let me assure you that you have found a safe place to overcome those obstacles and process those traumas.I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at UW-Milwaukee. I am an Advance Practicing Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. I have experience working in outpatient at Children’s Hospital, to an intensive in-home therapist in Milwaukee.
(262) 686-4183 View (262) 686-4183
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Angie Kupper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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
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Patt Carrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Patt Carrington is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2016. Patt is a compassionate professional with 30 years of experience in providing social services, case management and trauma counseling working with diverse groups of all ages. She has a calm and easy-going demeanor with the ability to create a working rapport, develop trust and maintain meaningful relationships. She is non-judgmental, solution focused, and results oriented. Patt's specialties include working with individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, anger management concerns, adjustment disorders and substance use.
Patt Carrington is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2016. Patt is a compassionate professional with 30 years of experience in providing social services, case management and trauma counseling working with diverse groups of all ages. She has a calm and easy-going demeanor with the ability to create a working rapport, develop trust and maintain meaningful relationships. She is non-judgmental, solution focused, and results oriented. Patt's specialties include working with individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, anger management concerns, adjustment disorders and substance use.
(262) 404-3649 View (262) 404-3649
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Micaela Killinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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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Jayme Matloub
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LPC
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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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Diane Bast
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
I became a Counselor in 2004 after a twenty – year career as a human resources manager. I now combine my intimate knowledge of business and the workplace with my counseling skills to help people with the stress, anxiety, depression, anger, and relationship problems they are experiencing as a result of problems on the job.
I became a Counselor in 2004 after a twenty – year career as a human resources manager. I now combine my intimate knowledge of business and the workplace with my counseling skills to help people with the stress, anxiety, depression, anger, and relationship problems they are experiencing as a result of problems on the job.
(262) 588-4102 View (262) 588-4102
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Lisa Blaeser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Lisa works with the adult population and specializes in the areas of substance use, codependency, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, trauma, abuse, life transition, stress, grief/loss and infertility/adoption.
Lisa Blaeser is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee and has been providing mental health services in an outpatient setting since 2000. Lisa has an eclectic approach to counseling and tailors treatment interventions according to each client's needs. She uses components of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness. She believes in fostering a safe, non-judgmental environment for establishment of a trusting relationship with her clients.
Lisa works with the adult population and specializes in the areas of substance use, codependency, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, trauma, abuse, life transition, stress, grief/loss and infertility/adoption.
Lisa Blaeser is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor. She received her Masters degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee and has been providing mental health services in an outpatient setting since 2000. Lisa has an eclectic approach to counseling and tailors treatment interventions according to each client's needs. She uses components of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness. She believes in fostering a safe, non-judgmental environment for establishment of a trusting relationship with her clients.
(262) 592-5185 View (262) 592-5185
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Lindsey Kingsley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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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Jane Casseus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Jane is a licensed psychotherapist and a state certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor who has more than twenty five years of experience in providing psychotherapy to adults. Jane specializes in adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, alcohol and drug abuse problems, grief issues, stress management issues , relationship issues, anger management and women's issues. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Solution Focused therapy, Relapse prevention education, Supportive therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques in working with clients.
Jane is a licensed psychotherapist and a state certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor who has more than twenty five years of experience in providing psychotherapy to adults. Jane specializes in adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, alcohol and drug abuse problems, grief issues, stress management issues , relationship issues, anger management and women's issues. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Solution Focused therapy, Relapse prevention education, Supportive therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques in working with clients.
(262) 588-4253 View (262) 588-4253
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Maddie Bliske
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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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Alicia Leslie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Alicia has experience treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, suicidality, disordered eating and body image, perfectionism, couples, and family systems.
Alicia Leslie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2008. She has a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Alicia specializes in healing and recovery for children and adolescents affected by trauma, as well as servicing populations impacted by adoption. She holds certifications in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TEAM-CBT Level 1, and Adoption Competency. She also holds advanced training in MotivationaI Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention.
Alicia has experience treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, suicidality, disordered eating and body image, perfectionism, couples, and family systems.
Alicia Leslie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2008. She has a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. Alicia specializes in healing and recovery for children and adolescents affected by trauma, as well as servicing populations impacted by adoption. She holds certifications in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TEAM-CBT Level 1, and Adoption Competency. She also holds advanced training in MotivationaI Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention.
(262) 218-3697 View (262) 218-3697
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Britt Peterson
Licensed Psychoanalyst
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Peterson's areas of interest include wellness promotion, mindfulness/cognitive-behavioral-based stress management, adjustment to illness, coping with grief and loss, insomnia, anxiety and depression, end-of-life concerns, and performance promotion.
Dr. Peterson is a clinical health psychologist with 30 years of experience promoting evidence-based preventive and behavioral medicine. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Memphis and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Worcester State Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. While on the faculty at UMass Medical School, Dr. Peterson served clients in a comprehensive cancer center, a primary care office, and a hospital-based behavioral medicine clinic.
Peterson's areas of interest include wellness promotion, mindfulness/cognitive-behavioral-based stress management, adjustment to illness, coping with grief and loss, insomnia, anxiety and depression, end-of-life concerns, and performance promotion.
Dr. Peterson is a clinical health psychologist with 30 years of experience promoting evidence-based preventive and behavioral medicine. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Memphis and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Worcester State Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. While on the faculty at UMass Medical School, Dr. Peterson served clients in a comprehensive cancer center, a primary care office, and a hospital-based behavioral medicine clinic.
(262) 588-4241 View (262) 588-4241
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Wendy Herrick
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Wendy Herrick is a licensed professional counselor. She earned her undergraduate degree at Marquette University and her master's degree at Concordia University and is a nationally certified counselor. Wendy works with children aged 4 and older, adolescents, adults and couples. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, parenting issues, stress management and relationship building.
Wendy Herrick is a licensed professional counselor. She earned her undergraduate degree at Marquette University and her master's degree at Concordia University and is a nationally certified counselor. Wendy works with children aged 4 and older, adolescents, adults and couples. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, parenting issues, stress management and relationship building.
(262) 588-4056 View (262) 588-4056
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Dorothy Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Dorothy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with vast experience guiding meaningful change in individuals and couples. She obtained her master's degree in Psychology/Community Counseling from Marquette University, and her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University. Dorothy has been practicing since 2004. She specializes in anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, stress management, grief and loss, and relaxation/biofeedback. Other focus areas include couples counseling, LGBTQ, ADHD/ADD and anger management.
Dorothy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with vast experience guiding meaningful change in individuals and couples. She obtained her master's degree in Psychology/Community Counseling from Marquette University, and her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University. Dorothy has been practicing since 2004. She specializes in anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, stress management, grief and loss, and relaxation/biofeedback. Other focus areas include couples counseling, LGBTQ, ADHD/ADD and anger management.
(262) 588-4080 View (262) 588-4080
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Angela Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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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Noelle Giannini
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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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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.