take her out to have fun. do things that make her happy. btw she's lucky to have a friend like you who genuinely cares
Why she need a therapist? Have you asked yourself that? I guess it's because she believes it's only a therapist that can help her. The first thing for you to do is make her understand that she can be helped not by only a therapist but also you. Or else anything u try to tell her, she may not understand it.
excitedrhino4 u r really big help, she's just keep ranting to me and sometimes I don't know what to say that's why I'm finding something like this to help me to help her more.
Have a look at AI depression apps. Some are free and are like having a therapist in your pocket but aren't as personal as seeing or speaking to a real therapist. Alternatively, see if you can find a helpline for her to call and talk to someone. Good luck.
One thing you have to do is gain her complete trust in you, How? Tell her some stories about you when you were depressed, how it affected you, how you over came it. Also compliment her positively, tell her how good she is, talk about her good things she does for you.Make her feel important and very much appreciated. Don't make her feel sorry about her state. She will feel motivated and good to go.
Its a wrong conception that only people who sit in a chamber with a degree can cure and heal emotional disbalances. Any person with whom you can openly share your problems and who has sufficient potential to understand you and your feelings can be a therapist for you. You should consult with your parents and teachers first, if they feel that consulting with a psychologist is necessary then they will surely arrange for the same. parents are often understanding and unfortunately if they aren't in your case then find some teacher in your school with whom you are most close to. Describe everything to your teacher, he/she may have a talk with your parents and convince them to take you to a therapist as a remedy to your problem. I know its not possible to share everything with parents and teachers but to try to remain transparent to them atleast to a certain extent because they are the ones who really care for you.