Sorry to hear that you have symptoms of depression depression. Have you consulted your primary care physician or any mental health providers re. what the depression is connected with? I hope so. A therapist does not necessarily have to have a Ph. D. or Psy. D., degree. So, a Mental Health counselor or a Social worker or a family therapist can also provide therapy just like a Psychologist can also provide therapy. A licensed Psychologist is required to have a Ph. D., or a Psy. D., degree to call themselves a Psychologist. A Mental Health Counselor or a Social worker may have a Bachelor's degree or a Master's degree and not a Doctor's degree like the Psychologists are required to have.
Hope this helps in making your decision about who to choose as your therapist. In the meantime, you may also want to read "Feeling Good" by Dr. David Burns to help yourself with your symptoms of depression.
Take care and be safe,
Dr. Lata Sonpal
Hope this helps,
Nancy Warren, PhD