What are some online counseling options for depression?


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As of January 2016, Breakthrough offers online counseling for depression and numerous other mental health concerns from licensed therapists and psychiatrists, explains the company's website. Another option is Theravive, which provides professional counseling services via email, instant messenger, webcam or phone, according to its website.

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Breakthrough allows clients to search for an online counselor by location, insurance policy, provider type or specialty area, as noted on the company's website. After creating an account, users are able to send questions to therapists before they commit to scheduling an appointment. Once a user schedules an appointment, she simply logs into her Breakthrough account at the time of the appointment to meet with the therapist via video chat.

Visitors to Theravive.com fill out a form to contact any of the listed therapists or mental health clinics, explains the company. The form requests the user's contact information so the therapist can respond to the user's answer to the question, "How can I help?"

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