Whatever the therapy happens to be called, therapy for depression must incorporate the following elements:
- A therapist who has an up-to-date and accurate clinical understanding of what depression is. (You can check this by learning yourself through the Depression Learning Path.
- A therapy which is time-limited, active and focused on learning skills, not personality change.
- There should be a significant improvement in symptoms within 6 sessions, and usually earlier.
- A therapist who you feel you can work with.
There are well over 400 different types of psychotherapy on offer for clinical depression. This can be confusing to say the least. Continue reading “Which Therapy is Best for Depression?”