Depression Counseling in Columbia Heights, MN.

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


Depression Counselor

Briana Rynerson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

I help people that struggle with depression find ways to highlight the areas of their life that cause them the most happiness. Often symptoms of depression cause people to lack the motivation to engage in activities that they might find bring them joy as well as decrease their depression symptoms. For example practicing mindfulness and gratitude might heighten the awareness of the individual to recognize the strengths they already possess.

Depression Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

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

Meredith Severson, MS, LPC

Licences Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

Depression is very common and very treatable. You are not alone. I understand the misery of being depressed and how hard it can be to keep going. Together we will explore your personal experience of depression and begin working to overcome it. I take a multi-pronged approach in treating depression, providing a number of interventions tailored especially for you.

Depression Counselor

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

Sometimes in the midst of depression it is hard to see how negative thinking is effecting our mood. Is the glass always half empty or half full? Does the depression go back to unresolved childhood issues? I will work with clients to see how they can make some changes in their mood with cognitive therapy and EMDR. Sometimes old unfinished pain from our past is keeping us stuck in the present.

Depression Counselor

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT

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

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

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.

Depression Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

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

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

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

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

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!

Depression Counselor

Tessa Gittleman, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

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

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

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

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

I look at therapy as building a proverbial toolbox. The tools that fill this toolbox are coping skills. Some things we try will work for you while other coping skills won't. We work together to figure out what will work best for you. You will find that psychotherapy with me addresses your primary concern, not mine! I work with you to identify goals and we work to achieve those goals. With depression - we work to find or create enjoyment in everyday life. We also work to find creative outlets for the depression symptoms.

Depression Counselor

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

As you know, depression can be a debilitating condition that separates you from much of what brings you joy in your life. Whether this is your first experience of depression or this is an ongoing pattern of low mood, the good news it that therapy has been shown to be dramatically effective. My role is to help you find empowering ways of managing and improving your mood and reduce the chance that you will relapse into depression. I specialize in helping people reduce their symptoms of depression and reconnect with what's important to them as quickly as possible.

Depression Counselor

CenterLife Counseling

Within driving distance of Columbia Heights

Depression is a real thing. Those that have not suffered from depression may not understand that. They may say "just get over it", or you may even be saying that to yourself. Working with one of our trained professionals can give you a fresh perspective and give you the tools to help you overcome the effects of depression. We offer several clinicians and several different approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, Christian counseling, Somatic Experiencing®, family systems therapy, narrative therapy, strategic therapy, and others. Call us now to make an appointment and see if we can help with your depression.



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

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

Columbia Heights is located in Anoka County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 3.38 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Columbia Heights is 19,715 people with 7,918 households and a median annual income of $47,717. .


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