Depression Counseling in Cottage Grove, MN.

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


Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW
Depression Counselor

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist

In 55104 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55402 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT
Depression Counselor

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55118 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Kerry McIntyre-Lee, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Kerry McIntyre-Lee, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55114 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT
Depression Counselor

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP
Depression Counselor

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

I work with many clients that have reported depression as one of the reasons they used. Depression can also be something that people in early recovery may experience as the body and the brain adjust to not having the person’s chemical of choice and slowly returns back to the normal state of homeostasis. I work with clients on developing a variety of coping skills such as Mindfulness Techniques, and various skills from Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies. These techniques can reduce symptoms of depression for many clients in a short period of time. For other clients further work may be necessary to increase self-esteem and feelings of worthiness.

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55409 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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!

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied
Depression Counselor

Anna Grimm, LMFT, EAGALA Certfied

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55126 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.



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Cottage Grove is located in Washington County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 33.62 square miles and a water area of 3.88 square miles.  The population of Cottage Grove is 35,918 people with 11,890 households and a median annual income of $83,181. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Cottage Grove for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Cottage Grove public health department.