Depression Counseling in Independence, MO.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Independence, Missouri.


Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Kristal Krahl-Camp, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66102 - Nearby to Independence.

Most people who are seeking therapy for depression have been referred by their doctor or they are feeling like it is the last resort. They have been trying to do it all on their own and that is not working. Depression can be a short-term, situational issue or it can be something that you struggle with for life. The important thing is finding someone who understands what you are going through and how to help you come out on the other side. You don't have to do this all on your own. Let me help you discover what is causing your depression and things you can do to feel better and manage it. ** I also work with women who are experiencing post-partum depression.

Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Depression Counselor

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Independence.

People often think depression is something wrong with them, often though it has more to do with the wrong way people are relating to you. I work from a warm, empathic standpoint in which I try to enter your shoes and understand your experiences as you do, not as others do. Insight is not the main goal (although that certainly happens), rather formative moments of feeling tuned into, deeply understood and emotionally held are the goal. These offer new emotional experiences that really catalyze psychological growth and healing. Benefits include increased: feelings of vitality and realness, hope, self-esteem, emotion regulation, etc.

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC  LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP
Depression Counselor

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66210 - Nearby to Independence.

Depressive symptoms can make an individual feel like there is no hope for tomorrow and that things will never get better. My therapeutic process utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy that is eclectic and holistic. I offer hopeful alternatives and have many techniques that will assist in understanding root causes and move individuals towards emotional stability. There may be many factors the can lead to symptoms of depression. We collaborate together, explore the many possibilities and work towards a plan that is specifically specialized for each person.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
Depression Counselor

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

In 64133 - Nearby to Independence.

Depression is an intense sadness. Depression can take place as a normal reaction to certain life events. It can impact our thoughts, behavior, physical health, emotions, and view of the world. Therapy can include an examination of various areas of life (thoughts, conflicts, personal relationships) along with healthy vs. unhealthy habits to determine the best path to move you forward and enjoy life again.

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT
Depression Counselor

Afton Strate, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66204 - Nearby to Independence.

Depression can impact every aspect of your life and relationships. Taking the first step towards healing can often be uncomfortable, so I appreciate the courage that it takes to seek help in the midst of your struggle with depression. My goal is to provide you with a safe and inviting atmosphere while you work towards your goals. It would be an honor to take this journey with you, I look forward to speaking with you.

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC
Depression Counselor

Richelle Stillwell, LPC, CMHC, CFTP, PLPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Family Trauma Professional

In 64081 - Nearby to Independence.

Depression is often a life draining evil that can be present in every area of our lives, oftentimes making it very difficult to function normally, or it can be a subtle nagging voice we listen to on a daily basis. However it manifests itself, it can cause significant damage to self-worth, can cause low physical energy, nagging pain and discomfort throughout the body, and lack of motivation and energy to make changes. Often times, it kills hope. Life does not have to be about just making it through the day! Let me help you discover the way out to a life full of satisfaction and hope.

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCMHC
Depression Counselor

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCMHC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 64068 - Nearby to Independence.

We all have times we feel so down that it is hard to get up in the morning or to any motivation to accomplish anything. This is something that can deeply affect our lives and relationships. Therefore it is necessary to seek help in order for you to become the "old me," again. I will work with you on exploring your depression and empower you to lift yourself out of it.

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Independence.

Depression can feel so heavy and disorienting. In fact, I'm not even a big fan of the word because it stirs in us the thought that we're alone and almost unable to be helped. But don't we all struggle with varying degrees of sadness? You may be experiencing what you feel like is all you can handle. Take heart, I believe we can be comforted and given hope in these hard places. I would love to help you pull out of it and be reoriented to the love and hope that we can find in a relationship with God.

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Depression Counselor

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Independence.

Depression can leave you feeling hopeless. It's exhausting some days to even muster the energy to get out of bed and face yet another day. In our work together we can identify the reasons for your depression and find ways in which to cope with it. Through continued work I can help you gain control of your life and feel empowered to manage your depression. I draw on personal experience of loving someone with depression. You will benefit from my knowledge and understanding of depression but mostly from the care and compassion you will experience through our work together. You deserve to feel supported and understood while you work towards healing.

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Independence.

Depression is the elephant on your back, that makes life almost impossible to manage, and can be triggered biologically or environmental. If you are taking an antidepressant prescribed by your family practitioner or a psychiatrist, participating in individual therapy is essential for recovery from depressive symptoms. Individual therapy can make it possible to have energy throughout the day, smile and laugh, experience joy, and feel hopeful about your day and future. For those who are in the depths of their depression, suicide becomes a real option. However therapy, and collaboration with a psychiatrist, can help someone see there are other options, and life is important to live.

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D
Depression Counselor

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work/Dual Disorders

In 64131 - Nearby to Independence.

Many clients come to counseling experiencing feelings of depression and anxiety. Using an active cognitive approach, I utilize only interventions that have demonstrated their effectiveness via clinical research trials. These include CBT and DBT. I am also very comfortable in co-managing client cases with members of the medical profession.

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC
Depression Counselor

Debra Neal, LCPC, ICCGC

Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Independence.

Are your tired of feeling down, sad, hopeless, and empty? Do you have low energy and negative thoughts? Using small, sensible, and results oriented methods, we help individuals find new relief and hope in their personal, family and work life. Debra specializes in preparing individuals for making changes necessary for progress and improvement. Clients leave with useful take home ideas and good first steps. More importantly, clients work at their own pace. Its your turn. Whatever situation, we can help you. Call now (816) 805-0732

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW
Depression Counselor

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66210 - Nearby to Independence.

Depression can be distressful and often times misunderstood or downplayed by others. Understanding that depression is a valid experience can help in taking the first steps to getting help. While medications are certainly valuable in some cases, it's still very important to address the underlying issues that may be also contributing to the depression. With our busy lifestyles, depression is on the rise. It's roughly ten times higher today than it was just two generations ago. Together we will assess your present and past experiences and formulate a plan to help you better understand what you are experiencing, what you can do about it and how to feel better.


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

Independence is a city that is located in multiple counties- Jackson County and Clay County in Missouri. It has a land area of 77.83 square miles and a water area of 0.44 square miles.  The population of Independence is 117,255 people with 48,313 households and a median annual income of $43,472. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Independence is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Independence are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Independence public health department.