Depression Counseling in Tonka Bay, MN.

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


Depression Counselor

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

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!

Depression Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

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.

Depression Counselor

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

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.

Depression Counselor

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Communication Expert for over 30 years

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

“Stinkin’ thinkin’” isn’t what causes depression. It’s just one manifistation of this bewildering, joy-sucking, often recurring illness. The good news is that depressive illness does not last forever, even though it can feel like it. The not-so-good news is that for many people, depression is a recurrent illness that hides in the shadows and may strike without cause or warning. MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) is an 8-week program that’s been scientifically-shown to prevent—or at least, decrease the likelihood of— recurrence in people who have suffered from 3 or more episodes of depression. It is a skill-based program that reduces the body’s vulnerability to depressive illness.

Depression Counselor

Kerin Logstrom, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

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.

Depression Counselor

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

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.

Depression Counselor

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

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.

Depression Counselor

Kippie Palesch, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

Life can be difficult. When we feel alone, lonely, rejected, unfulfilled, abused, or powerless, we can become depressed. I believe that if we try to resist depression and "just think positive," we can be left feeling worse about ourselves or our situations. However, if we "lean in" and listen, we can discover unmet emotional needs and a renewed sense of meaning. I believe that depression serves a purpose, it clues us in that we need to slow down and be more attentive to our needs. In a safe, supportive environment, my goal is to help you listen to and embrace the part of yourself that is in pain and, together, we'll make sense of the sadness and rediscover joy and happiness.

Depression Counselor

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

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!

Depression Counselor

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

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.

Depression Counselor

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT

Minnesota Counseling and Couples Center

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

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.

Depression Counselor

Cleo Boll, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

If you have tried every antidepressant available or would like to find another way to overcome depression, I can offer you hope. Sometimes by finding underlying issues we can discover situations (situational depression) which is the root cause and other times there may be a chemical imbalance where a medication might be the route to choose. Whichever method you choose, there are alternatives to discover and which I can offer.

Depression Counselor

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tonka Bay

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.



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

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

Tonka Bay is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 0.91 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Tonka Bay is 1,537 people with 573 households and a median annual income of $108,250. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Tonka Bay, MN

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Tonka Bay is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees