Depression Counseling in Farmington, MN.

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


Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP
Depression Counselor

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55439 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55044 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Farmington.

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 Farmington.

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.

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Chad Allen, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55402 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP
Depression Counselor

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55344 - Nearby to Farmington.

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!

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP
Depression Counselor

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 55122 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST
Depression Counselor

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55409 - Nearby to Farmington.

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!

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

In 55437 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW
Depression Counselor

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist

In 55104 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.



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

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

Farmington is located in Dakota County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 14.61 square miles and a water area of 0.25 square miles.  The population of Farmington is 22,731 people with 7,640 households and a median annual income of $87,925. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Farmington 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 Farmington public health department.