Does Therapy Work for Depression?

Question by Cecille RokKonzert#: Does therapy work for depression?
I have depression, and a few weeks ago I went to see a therapist and I hated it. The woman didn’t really understand what I was going through at all. Does therapy work? Has it worked for you? How?
Would my therapist be able to help me if I had kept going to sessions, or should I find another one?

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Answer by gerberdaysee
you have to really be open, and yeah it will work. You have to let all of that emotion out. Hang in there honey, it will be okay!

Answer by sanfranciscorain
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s at least a good place to start. I would try another therapist though, it seems that you and this one simply don’t click.

However I also believe that it doesn’t work for some people – I tried several different therapists over a span of about 10 years and it didn’t do much for me, I just need medication for my anxiety and OCD.

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