7 Types of Therapy That Can Help Depression

Depressed? Anxious? The good news is that talk therapy can really help. But if the only thing you know about therapy you learned from watching The Sopranos, finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming. Therapies fall into one (or more) “schools,” each with its own theories and techniques. Find out your options and choose the one that will work best for you.
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Finding a therapist

Depressed? Anxious? The good news is that talk therapy can really help, sometimes as much as medication. But if the only thing you know about therapy you learned from watching The Sopranos, finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming.

“There are probably more than 400 types of psychotherapy,” says Jeffrey Magnavita, PhD, a licensed psychologist and affiliate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Hartford.

The good news is that therapies fall into one (or more) “schools,” each with its own theories and techniques. Find out your options and choose the therapy that will work best for you.

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