Depression Counseling in Pontiac, MI.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Pontiac, Michigan.


Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW
Depression Counselor

Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW

Licensed Social Worker

In 48067 - Nearby to Pontiac.

It is said that depression is anger turned inward. This is often true. It is also true that depression can be biological and physiological. We assess your depression through a depression inventory and identify what is best for you in terms of talk therapy or medication and/or both. Untreated depression leads to it getting worse causing folks to act on their suicidal thoughts and behaviors. It doesn't have to get that far. Help is available.

Stephanie Sachs, LPC
Depression Counselor

Stephanie Sachs, LPC

Licensened Psychotherapist

In 48009 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Are you or a loved one depressed? Then you probably realize just how hard it is to shake depression, once it takes hold. Depression cheats everything; it cheats you, your loved ones, the people trying to help you. It lowers immune functioning and causes physical pain. It hurts every domain of your life and has a ripple effect that reaches into all of your experiences, your idea of self, your ability to hope, or to think, or be creative, or even love! Whether you just don't enjoy things like you used to or don't enjoy anything, if you struggle with depression, you are on a slippery slope, because depression will cloud your judgment! Here, two minds are definitely better than one: Reach out...

Franklin Sollars, and Associates
Depression Counselor

Franklin Sollars, and Associates

Licensed Psychologist

In 48326 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Treatment of depression is designed to help patients explore the full range of their emotions, including feelings they may not be aware of. By making the nonconscious elements of their life a part of their present experience, therapy helps people understand how their behavior and mood are affected by unresolved issues and unconscious feelings. This can lead to a reduction in depression and an increase in positive feelings.

Debbra Bronstad, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Debbra Bronstad, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 48309 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Depression can have many causes. I will explore with you the emotional, physical, relational, historical and spiritual sources that may relate to the depression you are experiencing. Together we will create a treatment plan to help restore hope, peace and joy in your life. For many with depression, there is a history of unresolved grief and loss. We can look at Grief Recovery steps as a possible plan for addressing depression. Call 248-929-5354 today.

Chandler Fleming, L.M.S.W.
Depression Counselor

Chandler Fleming, L.M.S.W.

Clinical Therapist

In 48346 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Depression can be hard to recognize, presenting it self as fatigue, irritability, anger, guilt, anxiety, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, etc. It can be quite debilitating as you find it difficult to motivate yourself to do daily activities of life. Depression can be linked to unhealthy thoughts. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, studies show how one thinks impacts one's mood and behavior. I will help you identify depressive thoughts. Together, we will work to challenge and replace those thoughts to improve your mood and overcome depression.

Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW, ACSW
Depression Counselor

Ellen Craine, JD, LMSW, ACSW

Divorce and Family Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, & SW

In 48334 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Depression counseling focuses on trying to help you learn your triggers to depression, coping skills to lift you out of a depressive episode, and evaluation as to whether medication prescribed by a psychiatrist is in your best interests depending on the nature of your depression. We can also exlpore alternative therapy options for mild depressive symptoms. Regardless of the approach, the treatment plan is developed collaboratively with you.

Elizabeth Talbot, L.P.C., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.
Depression Counselor

Elizabeth Talbot, L.P.C., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Liz Grazioli-Talbot

In 48307 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Please take the quiz that is offered on my website, www.kairoscounselingpllc.com, to see if depression is an issue for you. Many times, you may not even realize that your sadness has been a slow progression. Through my guidance, you can idenfity what is depressing you, how to develop a treatment plan with your therapist to reach attainable joy and wellness in your life, again.

Kim Watzman, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Kim Watzman, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48304 - Nearby to Pontiac.

I have successfully helped many clients reduce/eliminate symptoms of depression using a variety of techniques based on the client's individual presentation. I spend the first session taking a complete history to gain a full understanding of the client's current and past experience with depression, it's impact on functioning and past treatments. No 2 clients are the same, therefore I strive to meet client's "where they are" and develop treatment goals that are specific to their individual need that will return them to their desired level of functioning.

Thriveworks, Master & Ph.D Level Counselors
Depression Counselor

Thriveworks, Master & Ph.D Level Counselors

Thriveworks Beverly Hills

In 48098 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Depression strikes indiscriminately-male and female, young and old, rich and poor. It can be caused by a variety of events, such as abuse, the death of a loved one, and seasonal changes. It can also run in the family. Unfortunately, you can’t simply snap out of depression. Depression isn’t “pouting” or “feeling sorry for yourself." However, help is available and many have found dynamic, sustained relief through psychotherapy. At Thriveworks, our therapists use a variety of proven approaches that work to combat depression. Depression is like one of those big boxes labeled “TEAM LIFT.” It’s a lot easier to handle when you have someone to help out. Let us help you lift the weight of depression

Marilyn Kistler, MA, LPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Marilyn Kistler, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48185 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Depression affects most people at some point in their lives. It can last a short time, or never really go away. Medication can help you feel better, but it doesn’t give you tools to handle life in a way that allows you to enjoy each day and look forward to a good future. I will work with you to determine the factors that led to depressed feelings, recognize and control the thoughts that defeat you before you start, and set realistic expectations for yourself and others. You can gain a sense of purpose and possibilities instead of hopelessness and helplessness.

Dorene Lilley, MA, LLP
Depression Counselor

Dorene Lilley, MA, LLP

Masters Level Psychologist

In 48306 - Nearby to Pontiac.

In our first few sessions, we will explore your beliefs about yourself and life. These beliefs arise from the patterns exhibited in your growing up years. We will also explore biological components to depression and help differentiate between depressive situations and a depressive brain. Discussions will include health questions, medication possibilities (referrral available for meds) and spiritual components to depression. I combine talk therapy with detective work to uncover patterns and offer solution based counseling for change.

Laura Mindell, MA LPC NCC
Depression Counselor

Laura Mindell, MA LPC NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48331 - Nearby to Pontiac.

I am a psychotherapist who understands life can feel like a daily struggle. No one should have to endure these feelings alone. As a professional counselor, I compassionately listen and support clients as well as offer a therapeutic relationship that provides clients the opportunity to emotionally move forward and bring a healthy balance back into their lives. It is possible to heal, gain a sense of well-being, restore hope, and rekindle happiness even during the most challenging times. Clients that experience less depression often feel more relaxed, increased energy, less stressed, motivated, experience satisfaction in relationships, and have an easier time coping with life difficulties.

Sally Palaian, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Sally Palaian, Ph.D

Licensed Psychologist

In 48025 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Symptoms of depression include: feeling down in the dumps, changes in sleep, appetite or sex drive, crying spells, feeling hopeless, not wanting to do things you used to enjoy, withdrawing from people. Anger can also be a sign of depression. Some folks who are severely depressed can’t get out of bed or brush their teeth. Some folks even think about or consider suicide as an option. If you are feeling this way, you need not suffer alone. Research shows that psychotherapy is as effective as medication in treating depression. With regular ongoing psychotherapy, I will help you get a plan of action to move slowly and steadily toward your goals, and reclaim your hope again!



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Pontiac, MI.

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

Pontiac is located in Oakland County, Michigan. It has a land area of 19.97 square miles and a water area of 0.31 square miles.  The population of Pontiac is 59,917 people with 23,566 households and a median annual income of $28,505. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pontiac, MI

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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Pontiac. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Pontiac. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pontiac public health department.