Talk Therapy

Talk therapy involves a client discussing problems, issues, and life events with a therapist. The goal is that by talking about these issues, the client will be able to gain insight and find relief from symptoms.

The two most commonly forms of Talk Therapy used for depression are cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy. CBT focuses on looking at how negative thought patterns may be affecting your mood. The therapist helps the client learn how to make positive changes in his/her thoughts and behaviors. Interpersonal therapy focuses on how clients relate to others and helps them make positive changes in their personal relationships. Both types of therapy can be effective in treating depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

Talk therapy may involve homework, such as tracking moods, writing about thoughts and feelings, or participating in social activities that have caused anxiety in the past. Clients might be encouraged to look at things in a different way or learn new skills to react to events or people.