Two main types of psychotherapies—cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT)—are effective in treating depression.

CBT helps people with depression restructure negative thought patterns. Doing so helps people interpret their environment and interactions with others in a positive and realistic way. It may also help you recognize things that may be contributing to the depression and help you change behaviors that may be making the depression worse.

IPT helps people understand and work through troubled relationships that may cause their depression or make it worse. Medication can be combined with psychotherapy for treatment of depression. We are happy to refer you to a medical provider if needed for medicine management.