Depression Counseling in Germantown, MD.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Germantown, Maryland.


Brad Wasserman, LCSW-C
Depression Counselor

Brad Wasserman, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist for Adults, Adolescents, Couples & Families

In 20886 - Nearby to Germantown.

Depression breeds hopelessness, a pervasive darkness that can make it difficult to reach for help. You may feel a low grade of chronic depression in which you can function but rarely seem to enjoy anything you do. Or it may feel like there’s a refrigerator on your chest, making it difficult to even get out of bed. Others around you don’t understand, telling you to “cheer up” or “get over it,” not understanding why your mood is so low. While the best results are often a combination of therapy and medication, therapy alone is often successful in treating depression. Good therapy will provide a path out of depression, a journey that has you feeling better and more hopeful along the way.

Cynthia Rebholz, M.S., LCMFT
Depression Counselor

Cynthia Rebholz, M.S., LCMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 20878 - Nearby to Germantown.

Depression is often defined as a negative view of self, other and even the world turned inward. We will work to change your negative perceptions, attributions and quiet your inner critic. You will learn to recognize strengths in yourself and others as tools to send depression packing. You will learn positive ways to cope with stressors and soothe your mind.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Depression Counselor

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 20910 - Nearby to Germantown.

Depression is a suffering that takes the joy out of life and seems endless and hopeless. It drains your self-esteem. It is a sign of a problem but it makes solving problems more difficult. Sometimes medication can help, but psychotherapy is more effective. There are several approaches to getting out of depression and I would use all of them. We can work to notice and challenge depressing thoughts. We can work with underlying trauma or loss where you may have begun to feel depressed. I can also support you to take the kind of actions that lift your mood. You will learn ways of being more nourished and fulfilled.

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist

In 20190 - Nearby to Germantown.

We all experience ups and downs in life. This is normal and pat of living life. However, depression is characterized by feelings that are much more intense, let longer, and interfere more intensely with day-to-day functioning and interaction with other people. It is a serious condition that can impact every aspect of your life. It can affect your family relationships, work relationship, and impact negatively on your sense of self worth. Depression is very treatable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is our primary approach to treating depression and it has been proven to be effective for most forms of depression and even to prevent the occurrence of future depressive episodes.

Becky Roth, MSW, LGSW, CPC
Depression Counselor

Becky Roth, MSW, LGSW, CPC

Career Counselor and Life Coach

In 20878 - Nearby to Germantown.

Are you feeling down thinking about your life? As your life coach I can help you get a life plan to help decrease your stress. Together we navigate the path to realizing your ideal life vision. During the coaching process, we work to identify your core values, enhance your strengths, increase your self awareness and to ensure that we find you a life plan.

Meghan Renzi, LCSW-C, RYT-200
Depression Counselor

Meghan Renzi, LCSW-C, RYT-200

Therapist

In 20814 - Nearby to Germantown.

In the treatment of depression and other mood disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the most evidence based therapies. I work with clients on exploring the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as automatic negative thoughts. Clients can learn tools to recognize triggers and challenge negative thinking. What if you had the energy to go out and live your life? It is possible.

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor

In 20814 - Nearby to Germantown.

Depression is a signal that your life is not in balance; it is also an opportunity and call to action for a better life. I provide a holistic and educational approach to help you: • Examine triggers of depression; • Identify and transform thoughts, behaviors and feeling tendencies that lead to depression; • Promote physical wellness; • Learn skills to resolve conflicts and improve relationships; • Adapt mindfulness skills for calmness, acceptance and compassion; • Enhance the body-mind connection; • Define values, create a life-vision plan, and pursue a life that is worth living. My approach is based upon a belief in everyone's lovability and personal worth.

Christina Schultz, MA
Depression Counselor

Christina Schultz, MA

Resident in Counseling, Supervised by Thomas Lamp, LPC

In 22046 - Nearby to Germantown.

I view depression from existential, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, social learning, systems, and medical models. I view that shame, low self-concept, and deeper identity and existential issues often do underlie moderate and severe depression, and support SSRI or SNRI interventions for postpartum moms and clients with moderate to severe depression, with recurrence. I employ assessments and CBT homework assignments to help clients reduce their negative cognitive lens, and encourage client resilience through positive coping skills (e.g. exercise), meaning-making, and positive psychology exercises (e.g. gratitude and altruism).

John Raymond, DMin, LPC
Depression Counselor

John Raymond, DMin, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 22180 - Nearby to Germantown.

Feeling isolated, listless, and just plain down? Can't figure out what is going on? Or know what is going on but don't know what to do about it? People telling you to "just cheer up, look at your life it ain't that bad" or "Christians don't get depressed"? Well, they do. I hope that I can help you with your process of healing. I may not have all the answers, but I have an ear. Contact me.

Mary Lou Lyon, LPC
Depression Counselor

Mary Lou Lyon, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 22101 - Nearby to Germantown.

If you are feeling depressed, you are probably feeling disconnected from yourself, your relationships, your tasks and your responsibilities. You may be feeling sad, a sense of dread or a loss of hope in your future. My approach to therapy is to provide a supportive and compassionate place where you can talk about your pain, be understood and find new ways of coping with the difficulties you are facing. Sometimes simply sharing your sadness with another person can put you on the pathway to healing.

Laurieann Duarte, LCSW-C
Depression Counselor

Laurieann Duarte, LCSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 20895 - Nearby to Germantown.

Are you experiencing sadness and isolation? Do you feel like it is difficult to get out of the home or complete tasks on a daily basis? Do you feel hopeless or worthless from time to time? Life can get better with therapy. I would love to help you work on ways to enhance your mood and develop a more joyful lifestyle. Please consider therapy - - you are worthy of happiness. Give me a call for a free consult to discuss your concerns. Make a good day - - be well. 240.292.6127

Beth Levine, LCSW-C
Depression Counselor

Beth Levine, LCSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 20850 - Nearby to Germantown.

Depression can feel like a dark cloud that hovers over you. Sometimes it can come with no warning and feel like the cloud will never go away and like you’ll never see the light of happiness. I provide a safe place for people to talk about their feelings and some tools to help people get some relief from depression. People’s strength to get through tough days and tough times is inspirational. I am reminded of this quote A.A. Milne writes for Christopher Robbin: “Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Philip Kolba, MA
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

In 20052 - Nearby to Germantown.

Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Germantown, MD.

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

Germantown is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. It has a land area of 17.02 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Germantown is 88,717 people with 31,359 households and a median annual income of $84,615. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Germantown, MD

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