Depression Counseling in Shafer, MN.

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

Depression Counselor

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

Within driving distance of Shafer

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

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Shafer

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.

Depression Counselor

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Shafer

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

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

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

Shafer is located in Chisago County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 1.25 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Shafer is 1,036 people with 385 households and a median annual income of $53,125. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Shafer, MN

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Shafer is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Shafer therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility