Published: 09/15/2023Last Updated: 09/15/2023Reviewed By: Dr. Melissa Boudin, PsyD

Find a Therapist For Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that typically brings about feelings of sadness, but it can also influence your energy, motivation, irritability, and overall well-being. It is a very serious mental health condition. There are multiple types of depression, each type having unique types of symptoms as well as different frequency, intensity, duration, and triggers.

Treating Depression

Depression produces a range of severe symptoms that can threaten the health, safety, and well-being of those impacted. Using therapy, medication, or a combination of the two, professionals know how to treat depression, but it is important to get help for depression early.

Therapy for Depression

Therapy for depression is safe and effective. The practice involves meeting with a therapist to investigate symptoms, identify possible causes, and find resolutions for the depression.

Therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness therapies, interpersonal therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) are proven effective in treating depression.

It’s not uncommon to pair therapy with medication as part of depression treatment. Medication for depression is typically prescribed by a psychiatrist or primary care physician.

Find a Therapist Near You for Depression

If you're thinking about seeking therapy for depression, you can only see a therapist who is licensed to practice in your state. Select your state below to view a list of depression therapists near you.