Depression Counseling in Columbia Heights, MN.

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


Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW
Depression Counselor

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist

In 55104 - Nearby to 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.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

We all feel sad or discouraged at times. However, sometimes these feelings persist for months, or are so intense that it is a daily struggle to wake up, shower, and actively participate in life. You may feel hopeless, that there is no meaning to life, and cut off contact from your loved ones. There is no single 'cause' of depression and others may become frustrated your failed attempts at getting better. Our work together can identify the many factors contributing to low mood, change unhelpful patterns of thinking or behaving that contribute to depression, increase self esteem and empowerment, and identify a balance between your self-care and various life commitments.

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55402 - Nearby to 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.

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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.

Lisa Wilke, PsyD, LP
Depression Counselor

Lisa Wilke, PsyD, LP

Psychologist

In 55434 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Do you feel unmotivated, tired, and alone? Do you struggle most days to get up and go to work? Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button several times before you get out of bed? Do you struggle to find purpose and meaning in your life? What would it be like to wake up motivated, excited and ready to start your day? How would that impact your life? What would be different for you? Maybe you would be able to find the time to finally change career paths or take that much needed vacation? Maybe your relationships would improve. Whatever is stopping you, we will figure it out together. You can find motivation and purpose again.

Brenda Greig, MBA, MA, LADC
Depression Counselor

Brenda Greig, MBA, MA, LADC

Addictions Counselor

In 55317 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

People who struggle with addiction often also suffer from depression. In my work with people desiring freedom from substance abuse, I address emotional issues such as depression and work with you to find reprieve from this debilitating issue. I know the challenge depression presents personally and respect the work necessary to address it and find freedom.

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist

In 55305 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

If you are feeling depressed, counseling and therapy can help you. Depression has a lot of causes but mainly something in your life isn't working. Talking about what is depressing you can help relieve some of the loneliness caused by depression. Understand the behaviors, emotions, and ideas that contribute to his or her depression. Depression is sually born out of a life event such as a major illness, a death in the family, childhood abuse or trauma a loss of a job or a divorce. therapy can help understand where these events affected how a person thinks about themself which may be perpetuating the depression.

Joan Pechauer, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Joan Pechauer, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55369 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

If you struggle with depression, you kow how hard you can be on yourself and you worry about how difficult your mood is for others. I believe that our thoughts have the biggest impact on our emotions. So you and I will be examining your thoughts and how they are influencing you toward negativity and depression or toward possibility and hope. You deserve to feel better.

Hanson Associates
Depression Counselor

Hanson Associates

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

In 55369 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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.

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 Columbia Heights.

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.

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP
Depression Counselor

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55410 - Nearby to 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.

Kerin Logstrom, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Kerin Logstrom, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55391 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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.

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT
Depression Counselor

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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.

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT
Depression Counselor

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

I always think of depression and anxiety as close relations. Although they feel very different in the body, they often arise for the same reason; to protect us. For me, the key to working with depression is to use curiosity and compassion to figure out why it has such a hold, and to understand what purpose it serves. I believe that we develop depression because it was adaptive at some point in our lives, but then it stops working for us. If we understand the message/purpose/role this part plays within us, without judgement or shame, it's a lot easier to release depression's hold on us.

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT

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

In 55427 - Nearby to 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.

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST
Depression Counselor

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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.

David Halper, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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.

Stephanie Jensen, MSW, LICSW
Depression Counselor

Stephanie Jensen, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

In 55104 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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.

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to 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.

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

In 55437 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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.

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

Thomas King, MSW, M.Ed., LICSW

Licensed Indedpendent Therapist and Coach

In 55112 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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.

Susan Garfield, MSSW, ACSW
Depression Counselor

Susan Garfield, MSSW, ACSW

LICSW

In 55305 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Are you sad more days than not? Feeling lethargic hopeless with no energy or enthusiasm to enjoy life? Unfortunately, 89% of people suffering from depression do not seek help. Depression is a very treatable condition. Together we will determine if you are experiencing depression and the individual treatment plan necessary to restore you to living the full life you were born to live!

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55379 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Depression and anxiety many times go hand in hand. We will work together to identify and understand the behaviors, emotions, ides, life problems and events that may be contributing to your depression/anxiety about life. We will determine goals and strategies to help restructure ways of thinking and mistaken beliefs that may perpetuate depression/anxiety. You will learn coping techniques and problem solving skills to regain a sense of pleasure and control over your life. Together we can move forward toward the life you desire.

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

In my work with depression, I have found that it's often like a big, thick lens that distorts the worldview of the person I'm working with. Along with the distortion is a draining away of energy, motivation, and hope. I help the person see this lens, to understand its impacts, and to identify what he or she really wants in their life (which shows up in their values, hopes, and ideals). The source of the depression may be a specific life event or a pervasive sense of being "not good enough" (usually established in childhood). I often use hypnosis to correct mistaken beliefs behind the sense of unworthiness or to let the sadness go, which has proven to be very effective for powerful healing.

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55071 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

There is still a lot of stigma around mental health and depression. Thoughts such as "I don't want to be a burden" and "I don't know who to talk to" are common. Depression is just a part of who you are - it is not all of you. When you are ready, I will help you develop the necessary skills so that over time, depressive symptoms will become fewer and have a lesser hold on your life.



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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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Columbia Heights public health department.