Depression Counseling in Andover, MN.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Andover, Minnesota.


Depression Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Andover

My method of treating depression is to assess the causes of the depression, mobilize your strengths, and support you in making the needed behavioral, cognitive and emotional changes. Depression can result from biological and/or psychosocial factors. Effective treatment will explore the underlying causes as well as developing more effective coping skills. These skills include using social support, changing self-talk, resolving underlying issues, healthy emotional expression, setting and achieving goals, and increasing assertive behavior. My clinical approach to treatment is to be actively engaged, supportive, direct and practical.

Depression Counselor

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Andover

We will work together to identify your particular depressive symptoms, how they affect you, and how to reduce their impact in your life. Cognitive behavioral therapy is considered the gold-standard in treating depression, so we will likely start there. In addition, we will spend time delving into your past, how you grew up, and formative times in your life to see if any of these may be contributing to depression your life. Clients often report that understanding the source or contributing factors of depression helps them to feel better and more in control. It also helps us create a treatment plan based on your unique situation rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Depression Counselor

Kerry McIntyre-Lee, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Andover

A fog. Quicksand. Moving through mud. Whatever phrase you use to describe it, depression can make you feel as if you're lost, aimless, and stuck like you've never been stuck before. I help my clients identify the roots of their depression and guide them on how to take the first steps out of the hopelessness and helplessness they've been feeling. We will work together to find a better path for you and and start moving toward a brighter future.

Depression Counselor

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Andover

Depression is a part of the lives of people who experience it, but it does not need to define their life. People who I work with discover new and creative ways to approach their own unique experience of depression so that it has less influence over the parts of themselves and their lives that matter most to them. I recognize the how overwhelming depression can be, while also seeing the power an individual has over it's impact on their life.

Depression Counselor

Hanson Associates

Gary D. Hanson, MA, LMFT and Joy A. Hanson, MA, LMFT

Within driving distance of Andover

While depression is not always easy to understand or explain, we believe that working from a solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral perspective allows you to gain insight and develop skills which can create new hope and purpose for the future and a confidence that you have the capability of managing your mood and response, rather than feeling that your mood and emotions are managing you – helping you achieve a greater sense of personal contentment and confidence.

Depression Counselor

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Andover

Depression is a common and often very painful condition that for some is quite debilitating and for others may be experienced as a low-grade, persistent feeling of negative mood. I think of depression as a collection of symptoms that vary from one person to the next, which must be explored and understood on an individual basis. Symptoms inform us that something is wrong. I find that my patients benefit most and heal more completely when we come to understand the problems underlying the symptoms and work them through, as opposed to simply attempting to relieve the symptoms without awareness of their deeper meaning.

Depression Counselor

Tessa Gittleman, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Andover

Some people are determined to be miserable, or as if they deserve to feel as bad as they do. Other people don't exactly know why they feel as bad as they do. Where ever you fall on the spectrum of depression, I can help you break the cycle keeping you there. Otherwise, depression will go on feeding itself. It becomes a lens through which you see the world, constantly searching for evidence as to why you are broken, not good enough, helpless, etc. We grow complacent with the belief that this is as good as it gets. Sure, we can't ever make depression go away entirely. Even so, if you can have more good days than bad, why not upgrade from complacency to comfort?

Depression Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Andover

Depression can be one of the most powerful and resistant mood issues as far as impact to one's life. A common symptom is low motivation meaning you have to put extreme effort into doing things, and this includes seeking help. To me, depression has a chicken-or-egg origin. Do lifestyle and thoughts change the chemical balance in the brain or does a chemical imbalance in the brain contribute to a depressed lifestyle and thought pattern. This circular dilemma is one of the things that makes depression so tough. I will work with you to find solutions towards recovery from depression. I do in-office and online counseling. You can self-register and self-schedule at mnonlinecounseling.com.

Depression Counselor

Thomas King, MSW, M.Ed., LICSW

Licensed Indedpendent Therapist and Coach

Within driving distance of Andover

There are times when depression is debilitating and life may seem hopeless. Although you may feel alone you are not. In therapy I will stand with you and help you rediscover the strength that is within you and help you find your way back to feeling normal. I use a person-centered, cognitive behavior approach so you receive both support and direction. I can also connect you to other resources for medication or holistic health management. Call today.

Depression Counselor

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

Within driving distance of Andover

Depression is one of the most common problems that humans deal with. We look at depression as taking to common forms. There is clinical depression which is more brain based, with a strong genetic component. There is also situational depression, which even though it involves brain chemistry, is more based on patterns of thought. Research has shown that a combination of therapy and medication is commonly an effective approach. Medication alone has shown to not be as effective. The human connection that comes through therapy is key.

Depression Counselor

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Andover

Depression is a boulder sized burden a person is forced to carry wherever he or she goes. It is not so unlike the mythological person, Sisyphus, who is forever cursed to push a boulder up hill. In working with clients, I believe it is important to address the nature of the boulder size burdens that insist on being one’s constant companion. In understanding their nature, it becomes possible to set the boulder aside allowing for a clearer vision of what lies ahead and a lighter step, with more energy to move on. However, depression, unlike a boulder, is not content to be set aside. It wants to be carried. Therefore, it takes dedication and creative direction to outwit its needy grasp.

Depression Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Andover

We will work together to identify issues that may be contributing to a lack of interest in life. You may be having difficulty due to a specific situation that has complicated your life and made it hard to enjoy things that used to bring you pleasure. Perhaps you have been challenged by depression for some time due to a chemical imbalance. If you choose to work with Connie Studer, MA, LMFT we will work to alleviate your symptoms while getting to the root cause of your low mood. There is no "one size fits all" approach to treating depression; we will work together to design the best approach to based on your goals and history.

Depression Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Andover

Depression affects 15 million people in this country! And yet, there is still a considerable stigma surrounding depression, which is why I know it can be hard to reach out and ask for help. However, depression is treatable! It is so important to address the issue so you can move on with your life. Talk therapy, exercise, medication, change of habits, and maintaining relationships are all powerful and proven antidotes to depression. Contact me for a free complimentary consultation and start living the life you were meant to lead!



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Andover, MN.

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

Andover is located in Anoka County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 33.88 square miles and a water area of 0.95 square miles.  The population of Andover is 32,213 people with 10,117 households and a median annual income of $93,932. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Andover, MN

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Andover is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees