Depression Counseling in Westwood, KS.

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


Depression Counselor

Michelle Niehues, LMFT, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westwood

I have worked with clients who struggle with depression. Sometimes it is temporary and others it has been a lifelong journey. My goal is to help clients build coping mechanisms for depression. Along side, I try to help understand where the depression roots. This allows us to discuss, process, understand, and hopefully overcome the depressed feelings.

Depression Counselor

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westwood

Depression can be a dark, gloomy, scary place. Some describe it as feeling lost in a forest, others like a they are engulfed in a dark black cloud. Maybe you have found yourself in a place similar. I specialize in depression as well as other mental health concerns such as anxiety, which can often surface with depressive symptoms. My hope for you is that we don't just get rid of the feeling of being depressed, but we also work through the issues that caused the depression to manifest in your life so that you can experience peace and hope once again.

Depression Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Family Trauma Professional

Within driving distance of Westwood

Depression is often a life draining evil that can be present in every area of our lives, oftentimes making it very difficult to function normally, or it can be a subtle nagging voice we listen to on a daily basis. However it manifests itself, it can cause significant damage to self-worth, can cause low physical energy, nagging pain and discomfort throughout the body, and lack of motivation and energy to make changes. Often times, it kills hope. Life does not have to be about just making it through the day! Let me help you discover the way out to a life full of satisfaction and hope.

Depression Counselor

Hannah Sedgwick, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westwood

When working with clients who suffer from depression I walk side by side with them during their struggles and let them know that they are not alone in it. I provide compassion and understanding while giving my clients tools they can use to cope and work past their depression. When people are depressed they often times feel like they are completely isolated. I work to help clients expand their support system in their lives outside of therapy to help promote healthy connects with people after my clients time in therapy has been completed.

Depression Counselor

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

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.

Depression Counselor

Sara Minges, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

Sara has a passion for helping adults struggling with severe depression, anxiety, self-esteem, suicidal ideation and emotional trauma. Her approach for treating depression includes DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and play therapy, helping her clients to achieve happiness. Her "Ice Cube" activity is a favorite amoung her clients to reduce self-harm behaviors. Instead of harming themselves, clients place an ice cube in their hand. Same impact, less harm. She enjoys helping clients "create a life worth living."

Depression Counselor

Adam Lynch, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westwood

Depression can feel so heavy and disorienting. In fact, I'm not even a big fan of the word because it stirs in us the thought that we're alone and almost unable to be helped. But don't we all struggle with varying degrees of sadness? You may be experiencing what you feel like is all you can handle. Take heart, I believe we can be comforted and given hope in these hard places. I would love to help you pull out of it and be reoriented to the love and hope that we can find in a relationship with God.

Depression Counselor

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Westwood

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.

Depression Counselor

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westwood

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.

Depression Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

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.

Depression Counselor

Tish Kovac, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Westwood

Depression can leave us immobilized, unable to do the things in life that we normally do without much effort. At the heart of it is the pain of disconnection that leaves a person feeling alone and isolated. I'll help you clarify the messages you're telling yourself that are keeping you stuck, and work through the related emotions, so that you come to a place of motivation to take the next step that will lead to a fulfilling life.

Depression Counselor

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work/Dual Disorders

Within driving distance of Westwood

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.

Depression Counselor

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Westwood

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.



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

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

Westwood is located in Johnson County, Kansas. It has a land area of 0.40 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Westwood is 1,719 people with 770 households and a median annual income of $82,143. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Westwood, KS

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Westwood 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