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Online Therapy for Depression

Online Therapy for Depression

Advanced Online Therapy for Depression: Help from an English-speaking, Certified Psychotherapist

Online Therapy for Depression

Depression is beatable and time-limited, but it is tenacious. The more we fight against it, the more that it takes over. But most people don’t really go into their depression. They hang out at the edges of grief or sadness—never really taking a dip in the despair that awaits. We have to find the kernel, experience it, and come out on the other side. My depressed clients find their depression lifts once we do the work and experience the unconscious thoughts and forces pulling them down. We end up laughing at it in the end… and what a relief this is after all these months and years of thinking it would take us down.

This is not fun work but the rewards are significant. Usually these sessions are some of the most intense I do. Don’t be scare though—that fear is exactly what your ego and depression would love to hear, swaying you to run from the work. Let me guide you into the fire: trust, *I have a steady hand with these matters and help you generously.*

Sessions: Online Therapy for Depression

Sessions are 50 minutes long, once a week. 6-12 sessions is a reasonable amount of time to expect to work in the beginning and to expect results.

Next steps?

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How I work with Depression:

I use a combination of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) to treat depression. All three are scientifically-validated methods for treating depression.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

“MBCT was developed for people with recurring episodes of depression or unhappiness, to prevent relapse. It has been proven effective in patients with major depressive disorder who have experienced at least three episodes of depression. Mindfulness-based relapse prevention may also be helpful for treating generalized anxiety disorders and addictions. MBCT has also been shown to improve symptoms of depression in some people with physical health conditions, such as vascular disease and traumatic brain injury.”

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

“The method Stambach discovered is called acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT. Although ACT was developed in the 1980s, only in recent years have enough studies been completed to give it broader street cred. Research has now shown ACT to be effective for treating anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and addiction.”

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)

“College women are vulnerable to depression due to developmental and transitional life changes. Early diagnosis and effective treatment is critically important. Empirical support exists for the effectiveness of select treatment options (i.e., antidepressant medication, cognitive‐behavioral therapy [CBT], and interpersonal psychotherapy [IPT]), yet a significant percentage of those treated do not benefit. In this pilot study, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy was tested as an alternative approach. College women (N = 37) were randomly allocated to IFS treatment or treatment as usual (CBT or IPT). Results demonstrated a decline in depressive symptoms for both conditions and no significant differences in the magnitude or rate of change. The results provide preliminary evidence for the efficacy of IFS in the treatment of depressive symptoms.