Richard Bates, LMFT, RN
Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist
205 South Fifth Street Suite 13, Leavenworth, KS
With an extensive medical background, I am aware of medical interventions and how you may not have gotten what you need from pharmaceuticals. More importantly, I understand that the context of your life is the most profound contribution to depression. Of course, genetics and dysfunctional neurological systems play a role. Together, we will discover which has the biggest influence and how to manage each.
Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist
Depression can leave you feeling hopeless. It's exhausting some days to even muster the energy to get out of bed and face yet another day. In our work together we can identify the reasons for your depression and find ways in which to cope with it. Through continued work I can help you gain control of your life and feel empowered to manage your depression. I draw on personal experience of loving someone with depression. You will benefit from my knowledge and understanding of depression but mostly from the care and compassion you will experience through our work together. You deserve to feel supported and understood while you work towards healing.
Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist
1225 N. 78th St., Suite A, KANSAS CITY, KS
Depression can be invasive in our lives leading to withdrawal from others, anger, negative feelings towards self and others, trouble concentrating and making decisions, a change in sleeping habits, tearfulness, suicidal thoughts and/or attempts, and overall dissatisfaction with life and feeling unhappy. If you feel this may have taken over your life please call and we can evaluate the depth of your depression. I have two excellent tools that will help you determine the degree of your depression. We can look at the options together on how best to treat it, whether by medication from your physician and counseling or counseling and alternative therapies or just talk therapy alone.
Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
155 S. 18th Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, KS
Most people who are seeking therapy for depression have been referred by their doctor or they are feeling like it is the last resort. They have been trying to do it all on their own and that is not working. Depression can be a short-term, situational issue or it can be something that you struggle with for life. The important thing is finding someone who understands what you are going through and how to help you come out on the other side. You don't have to do this all on your own. Let me help you discover what is causing your depression and things you can do to feel better and manage it.
Teresa Cote, MA LPC CRAADC NCC CCDP-D SAP
Licensed Professional Counselor
5545 North Oak Trafficway Suite 25A, Kansas City, KS
Depressive symptoms can make an individual feel like there is no hope for tomorrow and that things will never get better. My therapeutic process utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy that is eclectic and holistic. I offer hopeful alternatives and have many techniques that will assist in understanding root causes and move individuals towards emotional stability. There may be many factors the can lead to symptoms of depression. We, together, explore the many possibilities and work towards a plan that specifically is specialized for each person.
Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
5505 Foxridege Drive, Mission, KS
Depression is felt by everyone at one time or another; however, if you are living under the cloud of depression, counseling will help you to discover new truths. Negative thoughts are often the result of the inablity to see truth. Cognitive Behavior therapy is used in session to help clients to change negative thought patters. Narrative therapy is also used with clients suffering from depression.
Shannon Easterly, LCMFT
6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 102, Overland Park, KS
Depression is like a gray film that settles over life. When depression is present, it makes it seem nearly impossible to find a place to be comfortable. I can help you identify and talk through the situations and thoughts that are creating and sustaining depression. Don't wait to ask for help. The longer depression is present, the more pervasive it becomes in your life. You deserve to feel better.
Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LAC, LCSW, CTS
Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor
6901 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Suite 219, Overland Park, KS
Depression is the elephant on your back, that makes life almost impossible to manage, and can be triggered biologically or environmental. If you are taking an antidepressant prescribed by your family practitioner or a psychiatrist, participating in individual therapy is essential for recovery from depressive symptoms. Individual therapy can make it possible to have energy throughout the day, smile and laugh, experience joy, and feel hopeful about your day and future. For those who are in the depths of their depression, suicide becomes a real option. However therapy, and collaboration with a psychiatrist, can help someone see there are other options, and life is important to live.
Walt Moon, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1150 Grand Avenue, Suite 620, Kansas City, KS
For 23 years now I have been struggling with and having victory over depression. I know what it's like to ask, "What's the point?" I know what it feels like to be sad on a beautiful day for no apparent reason. I also know the techniques and skills required to challenge depressive thinking and to help you have victory over depression yourself. Contact me so that we can talk about the ways that depression has been holding you back from the life that you and your family deserve.
Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
8100 Marty, Suite 107, Overland Park, KS
Depression can impact every aspect of your life and relationships. Taking the first step towards healing can often be uncomfortable, so I appreciate the courage that it takes to seek help in the midst of your struggle with depression. My goal is to provide you with a safe and inviting atmosphere while you work towards your goals. It would be an honor to take this journey with you, I look forward to speaking with you.