| CBT can effectively treat depression in about 20 sessions. Dr. Edwards and clients work together to eliminate the symptoms of depression and to understand the cause of depression. As a result, the client acquires skills to address the symptoms of depression and the insight to prevent relapse. CBT empowers the individual to take charge of their mood and their life. (For a description of CBT, see the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy page.)
It is estimated that depression costs employers in the United States $31 billion dollars ($31,000,000,000) a year in lost productivity. If you have experienced depression personally, this statistic will not surprise you. When depressed, an individual is far less productive and effective. The cost of 20 sessions of therapy can be quickly recovered in better job performance and increased life satisfaction.