Depression Counseling in Westwood, KS.

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


Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT
Depression Counselor

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66204 - Nearby to 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.

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW
Depression Counselor

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66210 - Nearby to 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.

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC
Depression Counselor

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66216 - Nearby to 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.

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCMHC
Depression Counselor

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCMHC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 64068 - Nearby to Westwood.

We all have times we feel so down that it is hard to get up in the morning or to any motivation to accomplish anything. This is something that can deeply affect our lives and relationships. Therefore it is necessary to seek help in order for you to become the "old me," again. I will work with you on exploring your depression and empower you to lift yourself out of it.

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 Westwood.

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.

Richard Bates,  LCMFT, RN
Depression Counselor

Richard Bates, LCMFT, RN

Richard D Bates, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to Westwood.

With an extensive medical background, I am aware of medical interventions and how you may not have gotten what you need from pharmaceuticals. More importantly, I understand that the context of your life is the most profound contribution to depression. Of course, genetics and dysfunctional neurological systems play a role. Together, we will discover which has the biggest influence and how to manage each.

Laura Drinkard, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Laura Drinkard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66048 - Nearby to 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.

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

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Westwood.

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.

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC
Depression Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

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

In 64081 - Nearby to 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.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
Depression Counselor

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

In 64133 - Nearby to 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.

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66102 - Nearby to Westwood.

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.

Tish Kovac, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Tish Kovac, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 64152 - Nearby to 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.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Depression Counselor

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

In 66112 - Nearby to Westwood.

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.



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. .


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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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Westwood public health department.