Online Therapy for Depression:
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ONLINE THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION
Depression is a complicated and difficult condition to overcome. In the beginning, depression can sometimes be easily identifiable, with its onset periods of low mood, sadness, or despair. Sometimes, it’s not so easy to identify because it can manifest in a variety of ways, both physically and emotionally. For example, someone who is depressed may not have the energy to participate in activities they used to enjoy, may start sleeping more or less, may lose or gain weight, or may withdraw from social interactions. Emotionally, someone who is depressed may feel persistent sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, or worthlessness. Because depression can look different from person to person, it can be difficult to identify without speaking to a professional.
As time goes on, this depression can shift into something more complicated with increased periods of apathy, social withdrawal and lethargy. Depression is a disease that affects more than 350 million people worldwide. It is the world’s leading cause of disability. In an attempt to get rid of their suffering, people with depression often turn to drugs and alcohol, and engage in risky behaviours.
CONQUER DEPRESSION with ONLINE THERAPY for DEPRESSION
The best part of depression is this: it is beatable and time-limited with online therapy for depression. Not surprisingly though, it is a tenacious beast; the more we fight against it, the more that it takes over. But most people don’t really want to go into their depression – they prefer to hang out at the edges of grief or sadness. They never really take a dip into the despair that awaits. What therapy provides is a safe way to enter that grief and/or rage deeply to find the kernel of emotional experience and work through it, This releases the bubble of depression and clients get back to life.
Although tough work, the rewards are significant. Usually these sessions are some of the most intense I do. Don’t be scared 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.
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ONLINE THERAPY for DEPRESSION: HOW I WORK
My combinatory approach to online therapy for depression is effective because it uses a combination of three scientifically-validated methods: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). This approach allows me to address the various causes and symptoms of depression in a comprehensive and effective way.
MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY (MBCT)
Therapists developed MBCT for people with recurring episodes of depression or unhappiness, to prevent relapse. Studies prove MBCT is effective in patients with major depressive disorder. 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.
MBCT is an effective form of online therapy for depression. Studies show that it helps reduce symptoms of depression in patients who have experienced at least three episodes of depression. Additionally, MBCT can help to prevent relapse in patients with major depressive disorder, and can also be helpful in treating generalized anxiety disorders and addictions.
ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)
The method Stambach discovered is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT. Although therapists developed ACT in the 1980s, only in recent years have enough studies been completed to give it broader credibility. Research has now shown ACT to be effective for treating anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and addiction. In particular, studies have shown that ACT is effective in treating depression when delivered online. Therefore, consider online therapy for depression using ACT as your treatment of choice.