Depression Counseling in Utica, MI.

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


Depression Counselor

Marshall Maldaver, Ph.D, LP

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Utica

Depression is a condition that affects millions of people. Many think that depression is just being sad or "down in the dumps" but this not the case. Depression is a chronic condition with symptoms that can vary between different people. Depression affects the way you live your life and you will seem like a different person than you once were. If you feel you are depressed or may be at risk for depression please call me. I can help you overcome your feelings of depression and help you enjoy all of the things that once made you happy again.

Depression Counselor

Thomas Cliff, JD, LMSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Utica

Whether it is a sense that something is not quite right, or heightened irritability, or a sense of hopelessness and exhaustion, the experience of depression needs attention. When self-harm is a risk, the overwhelming concern is for safety, getting the client into care, for example, an emergency room. In treatment the starting point for understanding depression is the simple question, "Why am I feeling this way?" Whatever technique the therapist employs, trust between client and therapist is the key to finding answers. My work attends to the client's story, the two of us working together to trace the roots of the troubling feelings. Referral for medication can be important.

Depression Counselor

Thomas Blume, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Utica

It is normal for people to have moments when the challenges of living seem to be overwhelming--when we doubt our own ability to persist in the face of opposition and/or failure. I use the word depression to describe the many ways in which lives become organized around self-doubt, loss of energy, and anticipation of failure. My Identity Renegotiation perspective helps people reorganize the stories they tell themselves--and the ways they relate to others--to overcome doubt and find hope, potential, and promise.

Depression Counselor

Julie Grant, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Utica

One of my favorite trick questions to ask patients hospitalized for depression was, "Is the sky ever grey?" Even though most of the time I TOLD them it was a trick question, they usually said, "Yes." Just like the sky only looks grey because clouds are covering up the sun, we can often FEEL "grey" when depression is covering us. My goal is to help you to get rid of the cloud so that your life can be what it was intended to be.

Depression Counselor

Thomas Bruno, LLP

Specialist in Clinical Pyschology

Within driving distance of Utica

Depression is often caused by the negative experiences which have impacted us. Instead of avoiding the negatives experiences we need to understand them. However, often what happens is that too many individuals are focused on the negative. When that occurs the negative usually expands. Learning to minimize the negative and expan the positive is one insightful tool everyone should use. Depression is something I personally have struggled with in my personal life so I have my own insights to share in conquering depression.

Depression Counselor

Sally Palaian, Ph.D

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Utica

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!

Depression Counselor

Robert Flewelling, Psy.D. LP

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Utica

Depression is one of the most misunderstood of all the emotional difficulties. Often it is described as a medical condition, due to chemical imbalances in the brain that require treatment through medication. And while this is sometimes true, in the vast majority of the cases depression is a natural condition, in response to stressors and unresolved problems in life. In most instances, medication treats the symptoms of depression, but not the causes and thus the factors causing depression will remain, untreated and dependent on drugs to keep them at bay. Good therapy successfully treats the causes of depression, thus relieving the symptoms of depression. It is work, but healing is permanent.

Depression Counselor

Donna Major, LMSW, BCD

Donna Major

Within driving distance of Utica

Depression and anxiety often go hand in hand. My goal is to help you identify the cause of your depression and make the proper lifestyle changes to help you overcome symptoms and reduce stress. Depression increases when we feel alone. I am a nonjudgmental therapist who will listen to you and develop a plan to help you reach your goals in life. There is hope!

Depression Counselor

Stephanie Sachs, LPC

Licensened Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Utica

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...

Depression Counselor

Debbra Bronstad, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Utica

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.

Depression Counselor

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

Liz Grazioli-Talbot

Within driving distance of Utica

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.

Depression Counselor

Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW

Licensed Social Worker

Within driving distance of Utica

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.

Depression Counselor

Kim Watzman, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Utica

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.



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

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

Utica is located in Macomb County, Michigan. It has a land area of 1.70 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Utica is 4,942 people with 2,191 households and a median annual income of $48,555. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Utica, MI

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Utica, 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 Utica may have flexibility or sliding scales