Overcome Depression with Talk Therapy

Talk therapy is a useful tool for supporting the individual suffering from depression in understanding the condition. It helps you to discover ways to manage the symptoms. Some areas that talk therapy can provide relief is through gaining a new perspective on areas of difficulty and particular problems. It is useful for creating new ways of talking about your conditions, concerns, and emotions. Talk therapy can also help you learn how to monitor your feelings. It helps to ease the stressors in life, and having someone listen and respond makes it easier to stick to treatment resolutions.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy centres on how the individual's thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours influence one's mood and emotions. Working with a therapist can help you to discover ways to challenge preconceptions and implement new methods to monitor and frame thoughts, feelings, and reactions.

Individual counselling provides a one-on-one session with a professional therapist centred on treating depression. A therapist can teach you more about understanding and deciphering depression and help you understand your own emotions. Together, you can discuss strategies to manage stress, implement goals, learn new skills, and work to keep your depression from deepening or returning. Studies support the efficacy of talk therapy as a treatment for depression.

Individual sessions can help you identify specific stresses and the triggers that contribute to or worsen your depression. A therapist can help you work through issues concerning home or work, help you to maintain healthy relationships with family and friends, learn about the patterns that trigger depression, and aid you in adopting healthy habits. Together with your therapist, you may want to work towards goals, seek solutions for specific problems, analyze upsetting past events, or implement new cognitive patterns and coping skills. Utilizing these tools makes talk therapy an empowering experience.

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If you have any questions, I would love to connect. Feel free to reach out at any time!

Talk Therapy with Vera

Vera Cheng, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

Toronto, ON 

(647) 493-1557

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