Depression Counseling in Columbia Heights, MN.

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


Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP
Depression Counselor

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55305 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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 therapeutic relationship, we can begin to piece together the areas of your life contributing to your depression. In my practice I offer treatment for your depression and learn other ways to care for yourself which are life giving verses life draining. Depression is a lonely illness. I hope you chose to seek help!

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT

LIFE Counseling LLC

In 55337 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

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.

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.

William Schultz, MA
Depression Counselor

William Schultz, MA

Mental Health Practitioner

In 55109 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

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.

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.

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.

Augustin Kendall, MA
Depression Counselor

Augustin Kendall, MA

Mental Health Counselor

In 55407 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Depression is a painful and isolating experience. For some, having a therapist to connect to regularly can help anchor them in this distress. I will work with you to explore what your depression is like and to understand it better, which can often help shift things in small ways to make depression feel less difficult. We will focus on your present life and work on building skills to help you tolerate your current state as well as exploring reasons you may be experiencing depression and envisioning changes you'd like to have in the future.

Jason Walter, MA, LPCC, LADC
Depression Counselor

Jason Walter, MA, LPCC, LADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55042 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Depression, the common cold of mental illness. This phrase does not give due weight to the seriousness of this condition. Millions of people suffer from this and find that it hinders them from getting what they want from their everyday lives. In order to gain knowledge about your condition, you need a professional, I can help. The feelings of misery do not have to be everlasting. I can help you uncover the core reason for your feelings. My approach to depression therapy will allow you to manage the situation as you work towards a permanent solution. Depression does not have to stop you from living your life.

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.

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT
Depression Counselor

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55337 - Nearby to 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.

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.

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.

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.

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55403 - 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.

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.

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

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.

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55316 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Those who have never been depressed likely do not have much understanding of what you are going through. Getting up in the morning is likely hard for you and those things that used to be easy are suddenly hard. You're depressed and you want hope more than anything. I will help you understand not only why you are depressed but provide you a path to that place where life is once again enjoyable. I will assist you in understanding the neurophysiological underpinnings of your depression and how tightly that is connected with your thinking, your behaviors, and certainly your relationships to other people. I will give you a step-by-step approach in removing the pain and returning to joy.

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.

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!

Shoreview Mental Health Center,
Depression Counselor

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

In 55421 - Nearby to 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.

Anna Grimm, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Anna Grimm, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55126 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Depression can occur because of a number of different reasons, including but not limited to: loss of a loved one, a move or new job, a growing family, or conflict within the important relationships in your life. I will help you understand the roots of what might be going on for you, and design a treatment plan specifically suited to meet your needs. You don't have to suffer from depression, it is very treatable! I offer home-based therapy, or the more traditional office setting.

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST
Depression Counselor

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AASECT 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.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55107 - Nearby to Columbia Heights.

Does depression or trauma hold you back? Do you want to live a more fulfilling life? Are you a person who struggles with hopelessness, anxiety, stress and sadness? Do you feel like there is no hope for you? Do you struggle with depression or past trauma? Your life can be more fulfilling and hopeful. You can get rid of your emotional pain and lead a happy and pain-free life from past trauma and abuse. Depression and anxiety do not have to be a part of your life anymore. I can offer you hope by treating your depression and counseling you on your trauma issues. It will change the way you feel about life, your relationships, and yourself.



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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. 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.