Depression Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Rachel Pfeifer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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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Tiffany Halbur
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53210
While I work with clients of all ages and needs, I spend a lot of time working with teenagers and young adults with depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. I enjoy providing a safe space for clients of this age range to develop coping skills, discuss identity and self-esteem and address life changes and transitions. I enjoy assisting clients through past and present struggles and bringing both of these together to reach client goals. I believe that it can be difficult to work on the past if there are present day struggles taking precedent and help clients address immediate stressors or symptoms first.
While I work with clients of all ages and needs, I spend a lot of time working with teenagers and young adults with depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. I enjoy providing a safe space for clients of this age range to develop coping skills, discuss identity and self-esteem and address life changes and transitions. I enjoy assisting clients through past and present struggles and bringing both of these together to reach client goals. I believe that it can be difficult to work on the past if there are present day struggles taking precedent and help clients address immediate stressors or symptoms first.
(414) 251-2094 View (414) 251-2094
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Lauren Damai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Lauren completed the CASE adoption competence training and also has extensive experience with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, older adult issues and cross cultural issues.
Lauren Damai is a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in the Milwaukee community for 10 years. She holds a B.A. from Marquette University and an MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a certificate in Applied Gerontology. Lauren enjoys working with individuals and families to find a resolution to life's challenges. She approaches treatment from a holistic perspective and uses strengths based modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered treatment.
Lauren completed the CASE adoption competence training and also has extensive experience with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, older adult issues and cross cultural issues.
Lauren Damai is a licensed clinical social worker who has been practicing in the Milwaukee community for 10 years. She holds a B.A. from Marquette University and an MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a certificate in Applied Gerontology. Lauren enjoys working with individuals and families to find a resolution to life's challenges. She approaches treatment from a holistic perspective and uses strengths based modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered treatment.
(262) 592-5046 View (262) 592-5046
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Gabby Steinbrenner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MEd, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53222
I am also experienced in mental health - depression and anxiety.
I work with a range of diverse clients who struggle with addiction and/ or mental health issues. Stepping down from a higher level of care and need ongoing support? Need someone to listen and process with you? First time in therapy? Regardless of your situation...I am willing to help. I want to be able to support you in meeting your goals, whatever they are. I am supportive of substance use reduction and/ or abstinence. I help you identify why you want to be sober to increase motivation to change.
I am also experienced in mental health - depression and anxiety.
I work with a range of diverse clients who struggle with addiction and/ or mental health issues. Stepping down from a higher level of care and need ongoing support? Need someone to listen and process with you? First time in therapy? Regardless of your situation...I am willing to help. I want to be able to support you in meeting your goals, whatever they are. I am supportive of substance use reduction and/ or abstinence. I help you identify why you want to be sober to increase motivation to change.
(262) 300-5615 View (262) 300-5615
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Frank P Urtz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53217
I find that clients who benefit from my services are typically experiencing excessive stress or a personal crisis in their lives. They may struggle with feelings of anxiety, grief, guilt or depression on a periodic or chronic basis; they may face work problems or ongoing health problems that increase their psychological distress; they may also feel confused or disheartened by relationship problems with partners, family members or friends. I am able to assist these clients by helping them understand the underlying source of their problems and by developing realistic alternatives that can help resolve these issues.
I find that clients who benefit from my services are typically experiencing excessive stress or a personal crisis in their lives. They may struggle with feelings of anxiety, grief, guilt or depression on a periodic or chronic basis; they may face work problems or ongoing health problems that increase their psychological distress; they may also feel confused or disheartened by relationship problems with partners, family members or friends. I am able to assist these clients by helping them understand the underlying source of their problems and by developing realistic alternatives that can help resolve these issues.
(414) 905-3075 View (414) 905-3075
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Molly Wilcox Yahr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Have you been feeling out of control, exhausted, and isolated by anxiety and depression? Do you find yourself struggling to maintain healthy relationships and boundaries? Are you tired of hating your body and obsessing about food? Do thoughts of food and weight consume you? If you can relate to any of these questions, therapy can help. I can help you overcome the challenges you are facing.
Have you been feeling out of control, exhausted, and isolated by anxiety and depression? Do you find yourself struggling to maintain healthy relationships and boundaries? Are you tired of hating your body and obsessing about food? Do thoughts of food and weight consume you? If you can relate to any of these questions, therapy can help. I can help you overcome the challenges you are facing.
(262) 300-4055 View (262) 300-4055
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Stacey Grant-Savela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Stacey Grant-Savela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2015. She received a master's degree in social work and a PhD in environment-behavior studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in addition to a master's degree in gerontology from Simon Fraser University. Stacey believes in a strength-based approach to therapy to facilitate change. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and her main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, stress management/life changes, and trauma.
Stacey Grant-Savela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2015. She received a master's degree in social work and a PhD in environment-behavior studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in addition to a master's degree in gerontology from Simon Fraser University. Stacey believes in a strength-based approach to therapy to facilitate change. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and her main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, stress management/life changes, and trauma.
(414) 348-4861 View (414) 348-4861
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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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Alev Ildiz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53217  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My clinical interests include identity development, family and relationship concerns, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and substance use.
Sometimes the way you relate to yourself and others no longer aligns with who you truly are, your values or how you envisioned your life. You may feel disconnected from yourself and others. You may feel anxious or misunderstood, and start to question your worth or love. To cope, you wear a mask to hide parts of yourself, which creates feelings of tension within yourself and with others. What if you lived your life according to your values while accepting and expressing your genuine self? I create a judgement free, safe therapeutic space where you can explore, understand and find your authentic self.
My clinical interests include identity development, family and relationship concerns, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and substance use.
Sometimes the way you relate to yourself and others no longer aligns with who you truly are, your values or how you envisioned your life. You may feel disconnected from yourself and others. You may feel anxious or misunderstood, and start to question your worth or love. To cope, you wear a mask to hide parts of yourself, which creates feelings of tension within yourself and with others. What if you lived your life according to your values while accepting and expressing your genuine self? I create a judgement free, safe therapeutic space where you can explore, understand and find your authentic self.
(262) 537-5458 View (262) 537-5458
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Wisconsin Mental Health Alliance
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders. Our group has specialization in helping people with Level One and Level Two Autism, bipolar disorders, generalized anxiety and major depressive disorders. We also have a sports performance counselor. We seek solutions for people and are not just professional visitors. You come to us for answers. Within our group, we shall find solutions. Without solutions, you have a lesser chance of improving and being happy. Let us help.
Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders. Our group has specialization in helping people with Level One and Level Two Autism, bipolar disorders, generalized anxiety and major depressive disorders. We also have a sports performance counselor. We seek solutions for people and are not just professional visitors. You come to us for answers. Within our group, we shall find solutions. Without solutions, you have a lesser chance of improving and being happy. Let us help.
(262) 214-5722 View (262) 214-5722
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Cayla Lund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Cayla Lund is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 5 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 5 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) 668-8338 View (262) 668-8338
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Colleen Donaldson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Painful & confusing experiences may leave you feeling depleted and hopeless, but life can be better than you imagine is possible. Some of the issues that we can work through are feelings of hopelessness, overwhelm, fear, anxiety, lack of meaning in life, unusual beliefs that scare you, paranoia, & hearing unwelcome voices. Recovery from depression & extreme states, often known as catatonia, mania, or psychosis is possible on your terms. Through personal experience & learning from others, I've come to see that distressing experiences are often filled with opportunities for growth and healing.
Painful & confusing experiences may leave you feeling depleted and hopeless, but life can be better than you imagine is possible. Some of the issues that we can work through are feelings of hopelessness, overwhelm, fear, anxiety, lack of meaning in life, unusual beliefs that scare you, paranoia, & hearing unwelcome voices. Recovery from depression & extreme states, often known as catatonia, mania, or psychosis is possible on your terms. Through personal experience & learning from others, I've come to see that distressing experiences are often filled with opportunities for growth and healing.
(414) 436-2913 View (414) 436-2913
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Garrett Wilk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53211
I am interested in the challenges and advantages of what it means to be highly sensitive or an empath. As a therapist, I am drawn to those who tend to struggle with issues like depression, life transitions/change, worry, anxiety, perfectionism, rumination, social anxiety, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of meaninglessness. I am here to help you through your challenges and provide support. My approach is to non-judgmentally understand what drives the behaviors that seem so difficult to change. I am dedicated to establishing an authentic, intentional, and trusting relationship.
I am interested in the challenges and advantages of what it means to be highly sensitive or an empath. As a therapist, I am drawn to those who tend to struggle with issues like depression, life transitions/change, worry, anxiety, perfectionism, rumination, social anxiety, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of meaninglessness. I am here to help you through your challenges and provide support. My approach is to non-judgmentally understand what drives the behaviors that seem so difficult to change. I am dedicated to establishing an authentic, intentional, and trusting relationship.
(262) 649-7576 View (262) 649-7576
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Susan Wasserman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Are you looking for a warm and trusting connection to help you be truly seen and understood? Do you feel depressed, anxious, lost, or stuck? Do you struggle with self-esteem or relationship challenges? With support and compassion I facilitate self-awareness, transformation and a greater sense of well being. I provide tools to work through trauma and grief, diminish negative patterns. and increase self compassion. With over 27 years experience, my approach is holistic. I honor diversity and complexity, I work best with those interested in exploring their inner resources, gaining insight into themselves, and releasing blocks to progress.
Are you looking for a warm and trusting connection to help you be truly seen and understood? Do you feel depressed, anxious, lost, or stuck? Do you struggle with self-esteem or relationship challenges? With support and compassion I facilitate self-awareness, transformation and a greater sense of well being. I provide tools to work through trauma and grief, diminish negative patterns. and increase self compassion. With over 27 years experience, my approach is holistic. I honor diversity and complexity, I work best with those interested in exploring their inner resources, gaining insight into themselves, and releasing blocks to progress.
(414) 369-2930 View (414) 369-2930
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Maureen Goldblatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Maureen Goldblatt is a Licensed Therapist, Child Specialist/Family Mediator, and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in areas including separation, divorce, depression, anxiety, anger management, mood disorders, grief, and abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health concerns. She has dedicated a substantial part of her practice to working with families going through separation and divorce.
Maureen Goldblatt is a Licensed Therapist, Child Specialist/Family Mediator, and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in areas including separation, divorce, depression, anxiety, anger management, mood disorders, grief, and abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health concerns. She has dedicated a substantial part of her practice to working with families going through separation and divorce.
(262) 588-4045 View (262) 588-4045
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Erin Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211
My clients are adults and adolescents who tend to identify themselves as highly sensitive, perfectionistic, and self-critical. They often feel intense emotions and have active minds that always seem to be "on". Using strengths-based, solution-focused, and mindfulness approaches, I help individuals learn to step back and notice their thoughts and feelings rather than be controlled by them. In addition to alleviating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, these skills allow people to connect with their values and pursue what's important to them.
My clients are adults and adolescents who tend to identify themselves as highly sensitive, perfectionistic, and self-critical. They often feel intense emotions and have active minds that always seem to be "on". Using strengths-based, solution-focused, and mindfulness approaches, I help individuals learn to step back and notice their thoughts and feelings rather than be controlled by them. In addition to alleviating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, these skills allow people to connect with their values and pursue what's important to them.
(414) 436-2532 View (414) 436-2532
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Anita Astley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Anita Astley is the founder and CEO of "Building Healthy Relationships" LLC and published author of “Unfuck Your Life and Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). She is a licensed individual, couples, and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in helping people navigate life's challenges including basic communication issues to depression, anxiety, emotional and physical intimacy issues, separation and divorce, conflict resolution, and infidelity to name a few. Ms.Astley is "solution focused" and believes there is a "solution" to every problem and arriving there successfully is possible through professional guidance & support.
Anita Astley is the founder and CEO of "Building Healthy Relationships" LLC and published author of “Unfuck Your Life and Relationships" (Simon & Schuster). She is a licensed individual, couples, and family therapist with over 25 years of experience in helping people navigate life's challenges including basic communication issues to depression, anxiety, emotional and physical intimacy issues, separation and divorce, conflict resolution, and infidelity to name a few. Ms.Astley is "solution focused" and believes there is a "solution" to every problem and arriving there successfully is possible through professional guidance & support.
(262) 300-7231 View (262) 300-7231
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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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Mary Jane M. Demet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I enjoy walking a journey of self-discovery with clients who want to have a more meaningful life and enhanced interpersonal relationships. Struggling with depression and anxiety makes life seem overwhelming and change difficult. I can help.
I enjoy walking a journey of self-discovery with clients who want to have a more meaningful life and enhanced interpersonal relationships. Struggling with depression and anxiety makes life seem overwhelming and change difficult. I can help.
(414) 269-5507 View (414) 269-5507
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Laura Janson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2010. She works with children aged 6 years and older, adolescents and adults. She graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. Laura also has her Master of Art's degree in Counseling. Laura utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, art therapy, mindfulness skills, grief counseling and psychodynamic approaches to treatment. Her main area of focus includes depression, anxiety, grief/loss and ADHD. She has a passion for Christian counseling.
Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing since 2010. She works with children aged 6 years and older, adolescents and adults. She graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. Laura also has her Master of Art's degree in Counseling. Laura utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, art therapy, mindfulness skills, grief counseling and psychodynamic approaches to treatment. Her main area of focus includes depression, anxiety, grief/loss and ADHD. She has a passion for Christian counseling.
(262) 588-4234 View (262) 588-4234
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.