Depression Counseling in Druid Hills, GA.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Druid Hills, Georgia.


Lorraine Wrage, M.Ed., LPC, CST
Depression Counselor

Lorraine Wrage, M.Ed., LPC, CST

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Sex Therapist

In 30024 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

I utilize a protocol of cognitive therapy tools along with mild exercise, healthy diet, medical attention as needed, proper sleep, etc to overcome the depression. If there are other issues related to the depression then those need addressed as well. For example, loss of a job and the job search can create a lot of stress and even depression, loss of self worth, etc. So both need to be teated in order to overcome the depression. Sometimes losses and grieving can turn into depression such as the break up of a relationship. The ensuing depression needs treated but also help to grieve the loss to gain the ability to move on.

Summer Gray, MS, LPC, CIRT
Depression Counselor

Summer Gray, MS, LPC, CIRT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Imago Therapist

In 30324 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

Depression has been called the "common cold" of emotional disorders, with estimates suggesting as many as 1 out of 5 people will experience depression at some point in their lives. Summer works with a psychiatrist to provide a holistic and unified approach to treating depressive disorders. In addition, she is adept at looking at family of origin issues which play a part in depression, as well as providing strategies for currently overcoming depression and returning to a fulfilling life. Her office also offers state of the art Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, an FDA- cleared non-drug, noninvasive treatment for depression.

Mariann Mamberg, MSW LCSW
Depression Counselor

Mariann Mamberg, MSW LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 30009 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

Leaving clinical depression (also known as major depression) untreated can have serious consequences. Studies have shown that untreated, it can lead to drug and/or alcohol abuse and addiction, behavioral problems that can upset personal and business relationships, and even interfere with recovery from serious illness. Additionally, it can have adverse affects on your sleeping and eating habits, and, perhaps worst of all, how you feel about yourself. Maybe family or friends have told you to “pull yourself together”, but as much as you would like to, it just doesn’t work. It rarely does. Clinical depression requires treatment from a trained professional. Without treatment, it can have devastating effects on your life, including health, career and...(view profile to read more)

David Wright, MD, MM, MBA, MHSA
Depression Counselor

David Wright, MD, MM, MBA, MHSA

MD

In 30030 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

Depression is approached in a highly individualized manner--taking into account the client's background, personality factors, religious or spiritual beliefs, and their support system. This approach may include subconscious, unconscious, pre-conscious, &/or conscious techniques. This approach may also involve taking into account personality & emotional factors that are specific to the client. Most importantly, this approach takes into account the use of positive and negative triggers that can prevent an explosive reaction in the first place. It's a highly pro-active, pre-emptive approach. Depression & Anxiety are Specialties at our practice.

Aaron Karnilow, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Aaron Karnilow, Ph.D.

Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology and Fellow American Academy of Clinical Psychology

In 30022 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

In my practice I counsel patients experiencing Reactive Depression. The experience of Reactive Repression is a matter of degree. It can be fleeting, episodic, or chronic, and usually is a reaction to an emotionally charged stressful change in their lives, or a trauma, e.g. relationship breakups, medical issues, job lost, etc. as well as emotionally traumatic events from earlier years. Physiological factors can be responsible for depression. If I suspect this I would recommend a medical consultation. I primarily utilize psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral techniques when working with depression.

Avedon Elliott, MS, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Avedon Elliott, MS, LPC, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 30152 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

Depressive symptoms can disrupt every aspect of your life making it hard for you to feel motivated to complete day to day activities or even interact with loved ones and friends. Depression can cause a ripple effect taking a toll not only on you but also others in your life that you hold dear. My approach to helping my clients manage their depressive symptoms is utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); discussing your cognitive distortions or irrational thinking that can keep you in your depression; and helping you developing healthy coping skills to help you manage your depressive symptoms.

Matthew Smith, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Matthew Smith, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 30309 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

In his therapy practice, Dr. Smith provides individual and group services, as well as family-based interventions. Common reasons for seeking therapy include difficulty adjusting to life changes and transitions, coping with traumatic life experiences, and difficulty managing feelings, such as depression, stress, anxiety and anger. Other common issues include dissatisfaction in significant relationships, parenting challenges and issues related to body image and unhealthy eating patterns. Dr. Smith focuses on increasing a client's self-awareness and assists them in establishing new ways to cope with their difficulties that are consistent with the client's personal values and beliefs.

Alex Kohl, PhD, LPC
Depression Counselor

Alex Kohl, PhD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 30064 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

I have worked with clients with depression for over a decade. Depression is not a one size fits all; everyone with depression experiences their symptoms differently. When working with clients I help them to better understand their depressive symptoms and teach them the necessary skills to help cope with and overcome their depression. I frequently use cognitive and behavioral and emotion focused therapy.

Jeffree Gars, LCSW, DC
Depression Counselor

Jeffree Gars, LCSW, DC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 30307 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

Depression is a difficult time where we may feel as though there is no hope of ever getting back to feeling motivated and excited about our self and our life again. Depression may be because of a situation in our life that has become painful or it may have to do with our biochemistry being out of balance or it can be because of both. I work with adults and adolescents. When I am with clients who are depressed it is my job to first help the client understand how they can get the short term and long term help they require. It is important to be with a kind, compassionate and experienced therapist that will hear you and help you get out of your isolation and find help and hope again!

Kalpana Murthy, MBA, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC
Depression Counselor

Kalpana Murthy, MBA, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Career Coach, Brain Health Coach

In 30030 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

I have helped clients who have been told they have "treatment resistant depression" and clients who have tried many approaches to reduce depression. The root cause of depression is often upsetting experiences like criticism, rejection, embarrassment, job loss, relationship endings, emotional neglect, childhood abuse, midlife career transitions. These events diminish how we view ourselves and our ability to get what we want in life. Client review: "I have struggled off and on with depression and have seen numerous counselors over the past 15 years. Working with Kalpana, I made significant progress in a relatively short period of time and years later my depression has not returned".

Hope Hailey, LPC
Depression Counselor

Hope Hailey, LPC

licensed professional counselor

In 30339 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

I believe it is important to look at a person's depression through the lens of family history and present life difficulties. Cognitive Behavior therapy has proven to be as effective as medication in many cases. Unresolved trauma can also be a contributing factor as well. I believe in looking at the full picture when trying it help a client. The anxiety that accompanies depression also should be addressed.

Christine Mezza, LPC, NBCCH, CAMS-II, DCC
Depression Counselor

Christine Mezza, LPC, NBCCH, CAMS-II, DCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

While we all have the experience of feeling "down in the dumps" or "bummed out", or just "having a bad day", depression goes and hurts deeper than that. Clinical depression is prevalent in our society today. It has been called "the common cold of mental illness". The experience of depression can seem overwhelming, even crushing, but the good news is that it is very treatable. Psychotherapy and medication are very effective in treating clinical depression, and people can come through the depression to experience joy in life.

Tania Suarez, MSEd, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Tania Suarez, MSEd, LPC, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 30324 - Nearby to Druid Hills.

Depression can make it hard to engage with your loved ones, focus on your work, get out of bed, and even enjoy the things you used to. And it's even more frustrating when it's out of your control and perhaps for reasons you're unaware of. In a safe and compassionate space, I can help you understand and identify your triggers for depression and help you develop healthy coping strategies to manage your symptoms.



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Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our Georgia search of licensed therapists in Druid Hills 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 Druid Hills will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Druid Hills is located in DeKalb County, Georgia. It has a land area of 4.04 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of Druid Hills is 14,439 people with 4,390 households and a median annual income of $87,912. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Druid Hills 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 Druid Hills public health department.