I am not Kitt, but maybe I can provide an answer. ((((((((((Jane, you know I am checking to make sure you are ok. :) ))))))))))))))
Situational depression is usually due to outside circumstances (that maybe beyond your control) from illness, natural disasters, to relationship problems, etc. A therapist (depending on their specialization) can usually help people process their situation or new life circumstances and help them find a new path. Like being diagonsised with a new condition, dealing with a divorce, losing a home/job/significant loved one, etc.
For me, when I got so sick (and 100% now according to the VA, but it took years to get that) and did not have someone to advocate for me, and I have to admit I needed help with processing what my quality of life was going to be and I needed someone to help advocate for me. I was too sick to do it myself, and I do not have the family/friend support that would do that. Plus I think support people just wear out sometimes.
It is alot about facilitating personal growth and alot about just being heard. Sometimes you just need someone in your corner who does not judge and just supports you.
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