Depression Counseling in Hackensack, NJ.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Hackensack, New Jersey.


Depression Counselor

Sheila Berard, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Hackensack

Depression can very easily become part of your everyday life whether you are experiencing clinical depression or life experiences have caused depression. With the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, play therapy (for children) and solution-focused techniques we will work together to reduce your symptoms so you can experience life without the weight of depression.

Depression Counselor

Karen Lewis, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Hackensack

Something in your past or in your current life has thrown you off kilter. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression which range from having a tough time getting out of bed in the morning to extreme weight loss or gain, and too many other symptoms to mention here, then it is time to take the first step and take care of yourself. Addressing these feelings in therapy will help reduce them and together we can uncover some of the issues and help you to get to a more positive place in your life.

Depression Counselor

Dan Sharir, Ph.D, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Within driving distance of Hackensack

I work with clients to identify triggers for their depression and to find ways for clients to cope with their symptoms. I help clients examine current problems in their lives that contribute to their depression. I use cognitive behavioral therapy that helps clients to understand the way their thoughts impact their behaviors. The important thing for clients to know is that they are not alone.

Depression Counselor

Gaetano Salvadore, CHLC, CSPC

Certified Life Coach, Certified Sports Psychology Coach & Certified Hypnotist

Within driving distance of Hackensack

What gets you out of bed in the morning? Are you feeling, indecisive, sad, maybe even trapped? Navigating certain periods in your life can be challenging. It can be even more challenging, even overwhelming, if you're going through it alone. Together will explore some of the thoughts, ideas and feelings that may be holding you back. As you gain clarification, I will share with you the coping techniques and tools that are meant to help you stay present and avoid those overwhelming feelings. I provide a safe, supportive environment, where your needs and goals are my sole focus.

Depression Counselor

Rev. Christopher Smith, LCAC, LMHC, LMFT

Helping you find wholeness...

Within driving distance of Hackensack

There is hope if you are unable to enjoy the things that used to give you pleasure or if you have a sense of sadnesss or hopelessness that just won't go away. We all feel sad from time to time, but depression is when this goes on over time and can affect all areas of your life and even lead to you feeling like giving up on life. Together, we can look at what is going on and explore ways (through discussion, actions and possibly involving a physician) to help you back to where you would want to be - where you can experience a sense of wholeness and peace. Christopher can help you on that journey.

Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Hackensack

Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.

Depression Counselor

Lauren Muriello, LPC

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Hackensack

We welcome adult clients into our practice at any time. We also specialize in teens. Many parents call us to find effective alternatives to more intensive therapy such as Intensive Outpatient (IOP) or Partial Care Programs (PCP). In our setting, we can provide individual and family therapy 1-2 times per week in addition to providing teen group therapy. This may be the just the right amount of therapy for your teen. We will then recommend when the time is right to reduce the number of sessions to once per week.

Depression Counselor

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Hackensack

Almost everybody has depression of some type or another. Sometimes depression is linked to a childhood trauma and sometimes it comes from a recent traumatic event. No matter where it comes from, it can affect your mood, your thinking and your behavior. Because I have learned to deal with my own depression, I can help you deal with yours. I use a variety of modalities to work with you and get you out of your depression so that you can function better in your personal life and your career.

Depression Counselor

Marc Shulman, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Hackensack

My approach emphasizes teaching people to challenge negative thoughts and maladaptive thinking. It enables clients to recognize distorted thoughts that promote negative perspectives which contribute to symptoms of depression. By learning how to accentuate strengths and utilizing one's own unique skills, clients struggling with depression learn how to achieve a more positive outlook on life.

Depression Counselor

Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. LLC

Dr. Fabiana Franco

Within driving distance of Hackensack

Seeking therapy for depression is not an easy decision. It's hard to find the line between normal feelings of unhappiness and clinical depression. This is especially true since depressions makes it harder to make decisions and leaves you feeling like it's pointless to try new things. If you have been feeling low for more than two weeks and you have noticed other symptoms such changes in your sleeping or eating habits, then contact me to find out if therapy is the right choice. We will start therapy with a comprehensive evaluation to work out whether you have clinical depression and what is causing it. Then we'll use the most effective methods to alleviate your symptoms as soon as possible.

Depression Counselor

Adam Lukeman, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Hackensack

Sometimes my clients think they know why they are depressed. Sometimes they are right but, at other times, understanding the true root of depression requires looking at places which do not meet the eye at first. As a therapist, I assist my clients in observing, exploring and gaining an accurate understanding of their depression. New doors and possibilities in life then open and are built upon the foundation of self awareness.

Depression Counselor

Judy Strauss, PhD, LCSW

Psychotherapist /Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Hackensack

Depression is a big umbrella word today to describe a large tree of disorders that fall under the general rubric of a low mood. For some people depression is something that follows them around and never disappears completely. For others depression is accompanied by the change in weather and is particularly disabling in the winter months when there is less sun. Working in talk therapy together with a psychiatric consultation and possible medication is the gold standard to treat depression. I work together with psychiatrists when needed to alleviate my patients depression and allow for the talk therapy to be more effective.

Depression Counselor

Susan Bady, LCSW, BCD

Registered Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Hackensack

I have a multifacted approach to depression. If need be, I help you understand why you are depressed and how to change. I offer hypnosis and EMDR and meditation which all can transform the brain so that centers for depression become smaller and areas of well-being increase. I use behavioral approaches, encouraging physical activity, contact with nature, re-thinking negative thought processes. If you wish, I can help you connect with a spiritual side of yourself to put depression in perspective. And, if needed, I will recommend medication.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Hackensack, NJ.

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

Hackensack is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 4.18 square miles and a water area of 0.15 square miles.  The population of Hackensack is 44,834 people with 18,169 households and a median annual income of $55,289. .


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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Hackensack 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 Hackensack therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility