Many therapists use cognitive-behavioral therapy for treating depression. While I do use elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, I do not believe it gives a complete and thorough answer to the needs of depressed people. In fact, studies show that the positive gains made through the exclusive use of cognitive-behavioral therapy are not long lasting. In order to help my clients achieve long term gains, I incorporate elements of psychodynamic – psychoanalytic therapy, attachment theory, and self psychology, depending on the client’s personality, deficiency and needs. There is not one thing that works for everyone, and it my experience taught me that being able to draw from a spectrum of different approaches enables me to work successfully with a variety of people.