Explore tips and mental health resources related to depression, clinically-reviewed by physicians and psychologists.
SonderMind therapists represent a wide range of clinical specialties and diverse backgrounds—and they all undergo the most stringent credentialing process. Each therapist is licensed, has earned a master’s or post-graduate degree, and is available to see new clients immediately.
Therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, so your time in care will vary. For some individuals, a few sessions may be enough to see a noticeable improvement with their depression. Others may benefit from ongoing therapy for a longer period. Your length of care is generally determined by the goals you set and the treatment plan written by your therapist. The treatment plan is just that, a plan. It helps guide the course of your treatment, but it may need to be adjusted. Different types of therapeutic approaches have different durations as well. Your progress in therapy and the time it takes to achieve your goals will also be determined by the consistency and frequency of sessions. A 2019 BMC Psychiatry study finds that going to therapy more often at the start of treatment leads to improved outcomes, and similar studies find that weekly sessions are linked to a higher likelihood of achieving therapy goals. SonderMind offers a convenient way to track your progress with Clinical Questionnaires (CQs), a data-driven tool designed to determine if the current approach is working for you.
A licensed therapist can help you identify and change emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that may be contributing to depression. Talk therapy can help you cope with and ease depression symptoms. There are many different types of talk therapy that may benefit someone experiencing depression, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure Therapy, or Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). The talk therapy that’s right for you will depend on your unique needs.
When you first begin talk therapy, you’ll work one-on-one with your therapist to explore your symptoms and concerns, as well as the goals you want to achieve. These initial conversations will help your therapist determine your unique needs. Then, they’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan for depression based on your specific goals.
Your out-of-pocket costs for care can vary greatly depending on your individual insurance plan, applicable copays, and deductibles. We recommend calling your health plan directly to determine what your out-of-pocket costs will be for mental health care. If you aren't using insurance, call 844-THERAPY and we can provide more information about self-pay rates.
The first therapy appointment is typically longer than follow-up appointments so your therapist can get to know more about you. You’ll cover things like your background and reasons for coming in, as well as what to expect and how your therapist will conduct sessions. We've put together a handy Q&A for your reference when preparing for your first therapy session.