Depression Counseling in Washington, DC.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Washington, District of Columbia.


Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Depression Counselor

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW

Psychotherapist

2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 237, Washington, District of Columbia 20007 | 202-714-0000

Through counseling for depression, you can learn to identify and change feelings that have become entrenched in thought patterns and behaviors. Even though depression may feel like a dead end street, there is always a way out and up. Through therapy, I will assist you in making optimal choices to treat your depression. You will learn how to live your life to the fullest.

Wayne Bullock, Psy.D., M.Ed.
Depression Counselor

Wayne Bullock, Psy.D., M.Ed.

Licensed Psychologist

910 17th Street NW, Suite 419, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 | (202) 505-2795

Depression leaves you feeling disconnected, sad, and/or worthless. It robs your life of vitality and a sense of purpose. But you do not have to be depressed alone! Therapy is very effective in reducing the symptoms of depression, and it can also not just return you to a pre-depression "normal" but help you to reach a new and different, improved place. Psychoanalytic therapy has been shown to not just reduce symptoms, but to aid you in developing a more confident approach to your life that leaves you feeling like you're living a robust life.

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

Portland, Oregon 97204 | 503-606-6412

Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.

Megan Szczepanik, LCSW, c-IRT
Depression Counselor

Megan Szczepanik, LCSW, c-IRT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

6000 Executive BLVD, Rockville, Maryland 20852 | 17276424746

“The Impossible Task”…if you’ve ever struggled with depression you get it. Something that ought to be so easy; sending that email, taking a shower, making the kids lunch, or walking the dog feels as if it’s insurmountable. Well-meaning friends and family aren’t very helpful when they suggest things like, “Just get dressed and exercise. It’ll make you feel better.” I get it. Calling a therapist might be the hardest thing you ever do. If you can take this one step, we’ll walk the rest of the way together.

Dr. Beverly Wright, (D.Min.)
Depression Counselor

Dr. Beverly Wright, (D.Min.)

Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor

1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 | 202-607-4754

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.

Depression Counselor

James J. Gray Psychotherapy Training Clinic

4400 Massachusetts Ave., Asbury Building, North Wing, Rm 228, Washington, District of Columbia

The exact methods used by your therapist in the James J. Gray Psychotherapy Training Clinic will depend on your symptoms, strengths, preferences, and goals for treatment. In general, though, our staff therapists practice Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This is an active approach in which your therapist will help you build new skills for coping with the difficult situations in your life and will ask you to practice these skills between treatment sessions.


Children under age 18 are not treated in our clinic.

Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA
Depression Counselor

Jade Wood, MA, LMFT, MHSA

Psychotherapist

1400 20th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036 | 510.520.2345

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.

Reginald Cunningham, EdD, LPC, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Reginald Cunningham, EdD, LPC, LCPC

Counseling Psychologist

2000 P Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20036 | 4434152328

Seeking counseling from me, who is experienced and truly understands depression, can provide you with much relief. When in the throes of depression, many individuals develop tunnel vision and feel trapped.I can help eliminate self-destructive patterns.In your counseling sessions, you can begin to identify and address depression symptoms, learn ways to take better care of yourself and those who depend on you, and learn how to live your life in more constructive and empowering ways.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Washington, The District of Columbia 20005 | 1-877-606-6161

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.


You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Washington, DC.

Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our District of Columbia search of licensed therapists in Washington who specialize in helping people overcome sadness, treat major depression and mood disorders such as bipolar, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Feeling down, lonely, and depressed can affect us at any station in life. Sometimes the cause may be physiological (such as hormonal or due to medication), it may be emotional, environmental, psychological or any combination of the above. Counseling for recovery and restoration from depression by a top rated therapist in Washington will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Washington is not part of any county and is located in District of Columbia. It has a land area of 61.14 square miles and a water area of 7.19 square miles.  The population of Washington is 672,228 people with 273,390 households and a median annual income of $70,848. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Washington for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Washington public health department.