Depression Counseling in Scottdale, GA.

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


Depression Counselor

Lois Muir-McClain, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Scottdale

Depression affects millions of Americans each year. The causes of it are still not fully understood, but it is believed that genetic/biological tendencies interact with environmental issues, such as how you were raised, abuse, and situations where you feel helpless or hopeless to change. Chronic depression creates a loop, or cycle, where your thoughts, feelings and behavior become intertwined to continue to the cycle. If you change any one of these things, either your thought patterns, your emotions, or your actions, you can break the cycle of depression. My approach will be to provide support and empathy while guiding you to make positive changes in your life to ease the depression.

Depression Counselor

Susan Blank, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Scottdale

Does each day feel like a struggle? Do you feel overwhelmed, lonely or sad? Do you have difficulty getting motivated, focusing, or concentrating? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you are probably experiencing depression. I can teach you how to reduce your feelings of depression and experience happiness and contentment once again. Utilizing mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I will teach you a variety of techniques and tools designed to decrease your negative self-talk, elevate your mood, and increase your feelings of self-worth and confidence. Working together, I will help you gain a new sense of purpose, meaning and connection in your life.

Depression Counselor

Aaron Karnilow, Ph.D.

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

Within driving distance of Scottdale

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.

Depression Counselor

Debra Dantzler, PhD, LPC, MAC, EAS-C, NCC, CPCS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Scottdale

Feeling disinterested, unmotivated, lonely and stuck can spiral down into problems at work, absenteeism, and interpersonal conflicts; then spiral further into disconnection, complete lack of interest in people, place and things, spontaneous uncontrollable crying and excessive sleep. I can help you pull yourself up out of the quicksand that is depression. With compassion, understanding, education, encouragement and collaboration hope can be restored.

Depression Counselor

Kara McDaniel, PhD, LPC, NCC, DCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Scottdale

Are you feeling down, sad, or depressed? Have you lost interest in doing the things you love to do or being around your friends and/or family members? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions and concerned that you may be suffering from depression, please don't delay in seeking treatment. Depression is real and can be debilitating- emotionally, physically, spiritually, and interpersonally. Throughout the past 18 years, I have helped clients through the process of effectively recognizing, treating, and managing their depression. You deserve to feel yourself again! Call today for an appointment, (678) 430-8089.

Depression Counselor

Kirven Weekley, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Scottdale

All of us feel some degree of depression at some time in our life. It is a normal feeling. But sometimes depression becomes something bigger, and causes pain. Depression is a complicated experience that involves our thinking processes, our emotional experience and our physical functioning. Treatment for depression often involves addressing each of these domains. I offer a wealth of experience in using many different methods of psychotherapy to help people with depression. Medication often offers some relief of symptoms, but medication does not address the underlying causes of depression, which is the work of psychotherapy, the work I do.

Depression Counselor

Hope Hailey, LPC

licensed professional counselor

Within driving distance of Scottdale

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.

Depression Counselor

Terry Crump, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Scottdale

My approach to treating depression is not one that focuses solely on one treatment technique (e.g., CBT or Interpersonal Therapy);instead, depression is examined in terms of the biological, psychological, social and cultural factors that may be contributing to reduced functioning. In that way, treatment decisions are more apt to be effective for each individual.

Depression Counselor

Johnetta Barnes, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Scottdale

Client's will explore the triggers and or root cause to their depression. Client's will monitor their mood and learn effective coping mechanisms to manage their depression symptoms. Client's will utilize positive coping skills, CBT to include re-framing/thought stopping techniques, work with therapist to develop a daily activity plan, support systems and explore necessary referral options to assist in alleviation of symptoms.

Depression Counselor

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

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

Within driving distance of Scottdale

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".

Depression Counselor

AACS Atlanta Outpatient Addiction Treatment, Addiction Counseling

Jacques Khorozian

Within driving distance of Scottdale

Depression and Substance Abuse Most times, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on studying your thought patterns looking for negative perceptions of yourself, the world around you and your view of it. Many times chances are good that these will be flawed perceptions called negative cognitive distortions. These distortions cause dim lenses that change the way you view the whole world. Some cognitive distortions include: All-or-nothing thinking: Perceiving situations in absolute, black-and-white categories. Overgeneralization: Viewing a recent, negative event as a never-ending pattern of defeat.

Depression Counselor

Cindy Hoerig, LPC, NCC

Licenced Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Scottdale

Living with depression can feel overwhelming and hopeless. It becomes difficult to know where to began to help yourself live a happier more satisfying life. Finding a therapist to help you understand the treatments available and which treatment is best for you can be a powerful tool in overcoming depression. I help clients feel encouraged, supported and capable of making positive changes in their life. With help you can learn to manage your depression and feel more in control of your life.

Depression Counselor

Katherine Hammons, Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Scottdale

Depression is more than feeling sad. Depression can hit at various times and for many reasons. When you are not able to "snap out" of feeling down, no matter what may be happening around you, it is likely time to contact a counselor. Not opposed to medication, but a proponent of getting to the root of the problem, I advocate for therapy as a first step, and depending on the level of depression, we will discuss the pros and cons of exploring alternate routes. Renewed peace and joy is always my goal with clients. Countless have attested to feeling like "themselves" once they made the difficult, but rewarding decision to connect with a Licensed Professional.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Scottdale, GA.

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

Scottdale is located in DeKalb County, Georgia. It has a land area of 3.34 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Scottdale is 9,847 people with 4,076 households and a median annual income of $40,015. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Scottdale is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Scottdale are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.