Thanks for writing in with your question. I’m glad that you have tried therapy and hope that you will stick with it, or give a different therapist a try. Sometimes a new approach can make a big difference. Even though it may seem odd that medication could help with negative thoughts, if the negative thoughts are caused by or worsened by depression, psychotropic medication can help a great deal, so I think consulting with your doctor or a psychiatrist would be helpful.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) probably has the most support in the literature for treating depression and the negative thinking patterns that go with it, so you may want to seek a therapist with this training. However, I often encourage folks to think outside of the box and try other techniques as well. These could be different therapeutic approaches, such as EMDR or hypnosis, or it could be acupuncture, nutritional changes or meditation.
Bottom line is keeping trying until you find a combination that works for you. It may be a long road and it may take a lot of effort, but finding a place of inner peace and self-acceptance is well worth it.
All the best,
Dr. Holly Counts