Depression Counseling in Anoka, MN.

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


Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Communication Expert for over 30 years

In 55345 - Nearby to Anoka.

“Stinkin’ thinkin’” isn’t what causes depression. It’s just one manifistation of this bewildering, joy-sucking, often recurring illness. The good news is that depressive illness does not last forever, even though it can feel like it. The not-so-good news is that for many people, depression is a recurrent illness that hides in the shadows and may strike without cause or warning. MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) is an 8-week program that’s been scientifically-shown to prevent—or at least, decrease the likelihood of— recurrence in people who have suffered from 3 or more episodes of depression. It is a skill-based program that reduces the body’s vulnerability to depressive illness.

Kerin Logstrom, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Kerin Logstrom, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55305 - Nearby to Anoka.

The most effective treatment of depression is through a combination of talk therapy and medication. Some clients choose to try talk therapy before taking an anti-depressant. The approach that I use is dependent upon the client. Some effective therapeutic approaches are cognitive behavioral therapy, eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and narrative therapy to name a few. Know that if you suffer from depression there is help for you and hope for your situation.

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT

Minnesota Counseling and Couples Center

In 55369 - Nearby to Anoka.

If you are suffering from depression, you are not alone. Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek help. There are a number of reasons one may feel depressed. Some causes of depression are biological imbalances, genetics, age, trauma/grief, stress, health issues, or medication/substance side effects. Often depression is also mixed with anxiety. It is very important to get a thorough assessment which is the first step of treatment- to understand the etiology, degree of severity and to help guage treatment.Treatment usually involves talk therapy and sometimes medication. As an RN and therapist, I have experience with both treatment of depression and understanding of mediciatons.

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP
Depression Counselor

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55446 - Nearby to Anoka.

When the world become so dark and difficult with little hope, this is the time to reach out for care. Sometimes, life does not get this dark, but it is just hard to go on from day to day and have the energy or motivation to get up and live life. Everyone's sense of depression is different and can have different sources depending upon who you are. While working with you in a therpeutic relationship, we can begin to piece together the areas of your life contributing to your depression. Psychological treatment can help you understand the depression and learn other ways to care for yourself which our life giving verses life draining. Depression is a lonely illness. Seek help!

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST
Depression Counselor

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Anoka.

Does life feel overwhelming and hopeless? I'll help you connect with your pain without getting lost in it, understand where it comes from, and interrupt the cycle of negative and despairing thoughts that characterize depression. When you can make sense of your suffering and share it in a supportive environment, it shifts from feeling impossible to live with to being a manageable part of life. You'll understand the events and behaviors in your life that contribute to feeling depressed and learn how to experience a range of emotions. Whether you're on antidepressants or feel strongly about not using them, therapy is an effective way to break depression's state of lethargy and powerlessness.

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Wellness Counseling Services (WCS)

In 55427 - Nearby to Anoka.

Are you feeling hopeless? Do you feel numb, like you are never happy or sad? Do you keep all of your feelings inside? Do you sometimes wish you would not wake up or imagine how to end your life? Have you had so much emotional or physical pain these past few months or years that you feel stuck? You may be struggling with depression. There is hope. Together, we will explore what may be causing your depression. It could be related to thought patterns you learned growing up, grief, a chemical imbalance in the brain, poor diet or lack of exercise. I specialize in providing individual, couple or family counseling to address depression in adolescents, adults, veterans, and first responders.

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55402 - Nearby to Anoka.

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.

Stephanie Jensen, MSW, LICSW
Depression Counselor

Stephanie Jensen, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

In 55104 - Nearby to Anoka.

Depression can manifest in many forms; one of those forms may be very apparent due to external symptoms such as fatigue, changes in hygiene, withdrawal, isolating, inability to experience joy, crying, etc. Another form of depression that can be just as debilitating is high-functioning depression where symptoms may not appear much around others or in general. A person will just continue pushing through although they may experience times of deep sadness, irritability, lack of joy, negative thinking patterns and hopelessness that is not apparent to the naked eye. ALL types of depressive symptoms can be supported and improved through therapy.

Dan Schmoyer, MS, MA, LSC, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Dan Schmoyer, MS, MA, LSC, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Christian Counselor

In 55301 - Nearby to Anoka.

I recently read a book with a title that I think describes depression well. It was called "Looking up from the stubborn darkness". For many people this is exactly how they feel. If you want to see the light of life again, if you want to feel hope again, and if you want to experience freedom from your depressive thoughts than give me a call and we can begin that journey together. It will require something from you, but it will be worth the work when you exit the valley and feel freedom again!

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Depression Counselor

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC

Plum Behavioral Health Services

In 55487 - Nearby to Anoka.

When you are depressed, if effects you whole life, mind and body. Our therapists want to help you to feel better and regain control over your life. We sport you while you learn skills to manage your emotions and assist you in using skills to tolerate and decrease your distress. We use a Dialectical Behavioral approach to learning and skills training, while offering you the convenience of E-therapy from your own home.

Thomas King, MSW, M.Ed., LICSW
Depression Counselor

Thomas King, MSW, M.Ed., LICSW

Licensed Indedpendent Therapist and Coach

In 55112 - Nearby to Anoka.

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.

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

In 55347 - Nearby to Anoka.

Depression is something that we all experience during some periods of life. However, when it becomes habitual and saps our feelings of inner joy and energy for life then it's time that we must do something about it. Often people who suffer from depression and become accustomed to it and feel hopeless about whether they can ever really change their mood. There is hope! With commitment to therapy and working on changing the underlying negative patterns of beliefs causing depression, there is every possibility of change.

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55359 - Nearby to Anoka.

Life can be difficult. When we feel alone, lonely, rejected, unfulfilled, abused, or powerless, we can become depressed. I believe that if we try to resist depression and "just think positive," we can be left feeling worse about ourselves or our situations. However, if we "lean in" and listen, we can discover unmet emotional needs and a renewed sense of meaning. I believe that depression serves a purpose, it clues us in that we need to slow down and be more attentive to our needs. In a safe, supportive environment, my goal is to help you listen to and embrace the part of yourself that is in pain and, together, we'll make sense of the sadness and rediscover joy and happiness.



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

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

Anoka is located in Anoka County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 6.65 square miles and a water area of 0.51 square miles.  The population of Anoka is 17,522 people with 7,226 households and a median annual income of $45,820. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Anoka, MN

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Anoka, 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 Anoka may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Anoka public health department.