Depression Counseling in Paola, KS.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Paola, Kansas.


Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D
Depression Counselor

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work/Dual Disorders

In 64131 - Nearby to Paola.

Many clients come to counseling experiencing feelings of depression and anxiety. Using an active cognitive approach, I utilize only interventions that have demonstrated their effectiveness via clinical research trials. These include CBT and DBT. I am also very comfortable in co-managing client cases with members of the medical profession.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Depression Counselor

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

In 66112 - Nearby to Paola.

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
Depression Counselor

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66102 - Nearby to Paola.

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. ** I also work with women who are experiencing post-partum depression.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
Depression Counselor

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

In 64133 - Nearby to Paola.

Depression is an intense sadness. Depression can take place as a normal reaction to certain life events. It can impact our thoughts, behavior, physical health, emotions, and view of the world. Therapy can include an examination of various areas of life (thoughts, conflicts, personal relationships) along with healthy vs. unhealthy habits to determine the best path to move you forward and enjoy life again.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC
Depression Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Paola.

Are your tired of feeling down, sad, hopeless, and empty? Do you have low energy and negative thoughts? Using small, sensible, and results oriented methods, we help individuals find new relief and hope in their personal, family and work life. Debra specializes in preparing individuals for making changes necessary for progress and improvement. Clients leave with useful take home ideas and good first steps. More importantly, clients work at their own pace. Its your turn. Whatever situation, we can help you. Call now (816) 805-0732

Benjamin Smalley, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Benjamin Smalley, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66047 - Nearby to Paola.

Depression can leave us wishing we could crawl into a hole or float off away from our difficulties. Some have described it as “a dark night in the soul.” Often, a caring and unbiased professional can help you to find the light again and get you back to living a life you've been wishing for. I use evidence based therapeutic technique as an intervention for depression. I believe that you are not "sick", I believe that you are struggling with mental health, which makes you human. I have been there and I will go there with you.

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW
Depression Counselor

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66210 - Nearby to Paola.

Depression can be distressful and often times misunderstood or downplayed by others. Understanding that depression is a valid experience can help in taking the first steps to getting help. While medications are certainly valuable in some cases, it's still very important to address the underlying issues that may be also contributing to the depression. With our busy lifestyles, depression is on the rise. It's roughly ten times higher today than it was just two generations ago. Together we will assess your present and past experiences and formulate a plan to help you better understand what you are experiencing, what you can do about it and how to feel better.

Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Depression Counselor

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66204 - Nearby to Paola.

People often think depression is something wrong with them, often though it has more to do with the wrong way people are relating to you. I work from a warm, empathic standpoint in which I try to enter your shoes and understand your experiences as you do, not as others do. Insight is not the main goal (although that certainly happens), rather formative moments of feeling tuned into, deeply understood and emotionally held are the goal. These offer new emotional experiences that really catalyze psychological growth and healing. Benefits include increased: feelings of vitality and realness, hope, self-esteem, emotion regulation, etc.

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC
Depression Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66216 - Nearby to Paola.

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.

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Paola.

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.

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT
Depression Counselor

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66204 - Nearby to Paola.

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.

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC  LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP
Depression Counselor

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66210 - Nearby to Paola.

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 collaborate together, explore the many possibilities and work towards a plan that is specifically specialized for each person.

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Depression Counselor

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64149 - Nearby to Paola.

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.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Paola, KS.

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

Paola is located in Miami County, Kansas. It has a land area of 4.86 square miles and a water area of 0.42 square miles.  The population of Paola is 5,527 people with 2,115 households and a median annual income of $47,056. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Paola, KS

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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Paola, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Paola may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Paola public health department.