Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1707 Belle View Blvd C-1, Alexandria, MD
There are many varieties of depression, from the nearly universal experience of “blues” to soul-crushing, “can’t lift my head out of bed” depression. We help sort out the source of depression, which can include being emotionally “underfed”, to un-grieved losses, trauma experiences, biological disorders, family emotional inheritance, and a lack of connection with your inner source of guidance. After exploring the experience of depression, and the context of a client’s life, we collaboratively shape a plan of treatment, and carefully monitor progress. We coordinate with other care providers, such as physicians.
Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
300 North Washington Street; # 305, Alexandria, MD
Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT, LLC treats depression and all mood disorders in her practice. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Robyn provides a supportive environment, as well as a safe place in the clients' life to facilitate changes.
Well Marriage Center, Ph.D, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Marriage Counseling Specialists
6204 Old Franconia Rd, Suite A, Alexandria, MD
One of the leading causes of depression involves relationship conflict or brokenness. We understand how devastating it can be when a relationship separates or falls apart. We specialize in helping people overcome their depression and regain the happy energy that life once held for them. It's not as hopeless as it feels. We've helped countless people recover and thrive from a broken relationship.
Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, MD
We all have disappointments and failed dreams but sometimes depression sneaks up on us and steals the joy from even the small things. It is challenging to find the balance between struggling against versus giving in to the lethargy. I help people explore needs, wants, preferences and obligations in order to identify where to focus the current limited amounts of energy and what is most likely to create additional energy. I provide a safe space where you don't have to put on a fake smile, where you can talk about the things that everyone else is tired of hearing about, and where you can explore what your depression might be trying to tell you.
Ron Kimball, PhD, CGP
PhD Licensed Psychologist
910 17th Street, NW, Suite 306, Washington, MD
Depression is a syndrome, not a distinct disorder. There are many paths to and out of depression so no one single approach is likely to be effective with many people. So part of my approach is to do a careful evaluation and to be sure that all psychological and biological bases are covered. For some, the chance to share, discuss, express, be acknowledged is primary. For others, alterations ways of thinking and accepting their internal states and responses may be called for. For yet others, involvement of a spouse or significant other may be the ticket. I do refer people for medication if it seems appropriate, but only when it seems truly necessary and other things seem insufficient.
Dr. Beverly Wright, (M.Div., M.Th.)
Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, MD
Depression is a cloud over one's life. For those afflicted with depression, please understand you are not alone. You are not going out of your mind, and the black cloud can be lifted. As a depressed Christian, don't feel ashamed. A sad truth is that many Christians attach spiritual failure to depression. So, they suffer in silence, hoping, and praying for deliverance. For clients wishing to be treated without habit forming drugs, I can assist in finding a reprieve, through Bibliotherapeutic, and God's earthly grown methods. If it is determined that medication is required, I can provide a referral. With both methodologies in place, the mind, body, and soul can be successfully restored.
Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
Psychotherapists and Couples Counseling
1320 19th Street, NW Suite 200, Washington, MD
What if you knew that your brain has a built-in way to stop depression from dragging you down? Depression is a natural mind-state that every human knows, but sometimes depression locks onto us and won't let go. If this is happening to you, we can show you how to level the playing field in your favor, without medication. Not all counseling approaches tap into recent neurological research that shows that you can learn to separate from depressed parts of your mind and build new channels within you that are not clogged with depression static. Visit our detailed website or call to learn more about this modern approach to transform your depression and start living the life you've been missing!
Wendy Meltzer, MA, LGPC, NCC
1555 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 200-E, Washington, MD
Psychodynamic therapy, which is my primary area of focus, has demonstrated effectiveness for treating depression. We will look together at the emotions and feelings that you are experiencing and explore them without judgement or blame. Understanding the origins of your depression may help you move forward to a place of healing. Depression is one of the most common illnesses among adult men and women, but seeking help can feel overwhelming. I want to help you recognize your own capacity for overcoming depression and help identify the steps needed to accomplish that goal.
Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
1400 20th St NW, Washington , MD
Life can present you with difficult situations which are hard to process and move past. These challenges are not on your timeline and affect everything. Having worked in many healthcare settings, I am familiar navigating life-changing events and grief. I understand the territory of encountering loss, coping with trauma, the complexity of the medical system and living with illness. These issues can have ripple effects on your relationships, sense of self and perceptions of the world. I know how complex things can get, and I will support you during this process.
Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
3801 N Fairfax Drive Suite 61, Arlington, MD
We all experience ups and downs in life. This is normal and pat of living life. However, depression is characterized by feelings that are much more intense, let longer, and interfere more intensely with day-to-day functioning and interaction with other people. It is a serious condition that can impact every aspect of your life. It can affect your family relationships, work relationship, and impact negatively on your sense of self worth. Depression is very treatable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is our primary approach to treating depression and it has been proven to be effective for most forms of depression and even to prevent the occurrence of future depressive episodes.