There are several different types of depression that people may experience and depression can vary in severity. Depression can impact all aspects of life including one’s emotions, physical health, relationships, and career. People who have depression may experience depressed or irritable mood for most of the day, nearly every day. They may also notice decreased interest in activities they used to enjoy, or a general fatigue, which makes it difficult to participate in activities. Depression can be successfully treated through the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based type of therapy that can treat a wide variety of mental disorders. It is a common treatment for anxiety, social anxiety and depression, with evidence showing it to be equally as helpful as medications. CBT focuses on the present and on breaking negative thought patterns. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is also adaptable to children, adolescents, and couples.
Online Therapy For Depression
Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is proven to be equally effective in treating depression as in-person CBT. In some cases, online therapy for depression is more effective because the client is able to stay in their comfort zone. Many people who are depressed feel trapped in a cycle of negative thoughts that result in negative behaviours. CBT can help to break this cycle by identifying those negative thoughts and addressing them before they can result in negative behaviours. Through repetition of this process clients are able to identify the causes of these negative thoughts and develop skills to address their triggers. Online video therapy for depression is as effective as medication in many cases.
Who are TranQool Therapists?
TranQool therapists are registered social workers and psychologists in Ontario. Our therapists specialize in providing online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.