How does therapy help with depression?

Psychotherapy can help people with depression to:

  • Pinpoint life events that contribute to their depression and help them find ways to
    change, accept or adapt to those situations.
  • Identify distorted thought processes or unhelpful behaviors that contribute to feelings of
    hopelessness and helplessness.
  • Develop skills to cope with symptoms and problems, and identify or prevent future
    episodes of depression.