Depression Counseling in West St. Paul, MN.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in West St. Paul, Minnesota.


Susan Garfield, MSSW, ACSW
Depression Counselor

Susan Garfield, MSSW, ACSW

LICSW

In 55305 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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!

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jana Sczepanski Palkert, Sex Therapy, EMDR, LMFT

Minnesota Counseling and Couples Center

In 55369 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT
Depression Counselor

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55337 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Anna Grimm, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Anna Grimm, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55126 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Paul Dousi, Phd, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55316 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT

LIFE Counseling LLC

In 55337 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

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 West St. Paul.

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.

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Alexa Tennyson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Minnesota Online Counseling
Depression Counselor

Minnesota Online Counseling

In 55110 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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. 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. We work with you to find solutions towards recovery from depression. We offer online counseling, delivered to you wherever you are. You can self-schedule at mnonlinecounseling.com

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Renee Segal, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family and Individual Therapist

In 55305 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Augustin Kendall, MA
Depression Counselor

Augustin Kendall, MA

Mental Health Counselor

In 55407 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Monica Landolt White, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55403 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

In 55437 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Hanson Associates, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Hanson Associates, MA, LMFT

Gary D. Hanson, MA, LMFT and Joy A. Hanson, MA, LMFT

In 55369 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Charlie Bulman, LPCC, LADC
Depression Counselor

Charlie Bulman, LPCC, LADC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor

In 55110 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.” –Stephen Fry All of us feel down from time to time or find ourselves reeling after a painful situation. We generally rely on our native resilience to get us through temporary pain. But when despair settles in, when we cannot readily spot the whys for feeling sadness or profound emptiness, then counseling can help. Charlie helps you develop skills using methods from cognitive behavioral therapy, from mindfulness, and from behavioral activation that will give you tools to manage depression.

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP
Depression Counselor

Mary Hendrickson, Psy.D., LP

Licensed Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55305 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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!

CenterLife Counseling
Depression Counselor

CenterLife Counseling

In 55109 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

Depression is a real thing. Those that have not suffered from depression may not understand that. They may say "just get over it", or you may even be saying that to yourself. Working with one of our trained professionals can give you a fresh perspective and give you the tools to help you overcome the effects of depression. We offer several clinicians and several different approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, Christian counseling, Somatic Experiencing®, family systems therapy, narrative therapy, strategic therapy, and others. Visit our website at http://www.centerlifecounseling.com for more information or to contact us for scheduling.

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP
Depression Counselor

Meridee Rilen, Psy.D., LP

Doctoral Level Clinical Psychologist

In 55410 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT
Depression Counselor

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Lisa Wilke, PsyD, LP
Depression Counselor

Lisa Wilke, PsyD, LP

Psychologist

In 55434 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55118 - Nearby to West St. Paul.

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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West St. Paul is located in Dakota County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 4.90 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of West St. Paul is 19,727 people with 8,261 households and a median annual income of $47,710. .


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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in West St. Paul, 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 West St. Paul 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 West St. Paul public health department.