James Gordon M.D. on the 7 Stages of Healing Depression without Antidepressants says:
“A customized combination of complementary approaches like acupuncture, meditation and relaxation practices, sound nutrition, creative imagery, movement, and physical exercise are effective [for treating depression]. And the key factor…is a constant—the client must take an active role in the process.”
Indeed, treating depression is a collaborative process between client and therapist. A therapist cannot simply “fix” depression through talk therapy or prescribing drugs. EMDR, Brainspotting and CRM are all proven effective ways of treating depression—without the use of psychotropic drugs.