Depression Counseling in Hackensack, NJ.

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


Craig Springer, PhD
Depression Counselor

Craig Springer, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 07016 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Is sadness and despair overwhelming your experience of yourself and the world? Do you feel as if a dark cloud is hovering over you? Do even the simplest things seem too difficult to accomplish? Do you wish you could just leave, even though you don’t even know where to go? Are feelings of helplessness overwhelming you? If you can identify with these descriptions, then you may be struggling with clinical depression. Depression can be temporary striking because of overwhelming life events or it can be more persistent. Regardless of its source, there is effective treatment for these symptoms. Let's work together to help you bring hope and joy back into your life.

G&G Counseling Services, LCSW, LMHC
Depression Counselor

G&G Counseling Services, LCSW, LMHC

LCSW and LMHC

In 10607 - Nearby to Hackensack.

In order to treat depression effectively, a variety of treatment modalities may be used depending on each individual client. Some of the therapies we can provide include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. These techniques help clients to reframe negative thinking and employ behavioral skills to fight the depression. Therapy can also help you understand why you feel a certain way, what your triggers are, and how you can learn to manage your depression.

Joanna Buset, LPC
Depression Counselor

Joanna Buset, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Specializing in Children & Adolescents

In 07012 - Nearby to Hackensack.

I use a variety of approaches to help clients overcome depression. I work towards helping clients of all ages identify and express feelings, and then employ healthy coping skills to make life feel less overwhelming. By definition, depression is a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness. I aim to help clients feel more empowered, and take concrete steps to reach goals that improve self-esteem and promote well-being. I work with all ages, and have a great deal of experience helping children and adolescents as well as other mothers. My style is warm and accepting!

Judy Strauss, PhD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Judy Strauss, PhD, LCSW

Psychotherapist /Psychoanalyst

In 10463 - Nearby to 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.

So.i.Heard Music Therapy, MM, MT-BC, NMT
Depression Counselor

So.i.Heard Music Therapy, MM, MT-BC, NMT

Neurologic Music Therapist

In 07041 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Our credentialed music therapists tailor sessions to each individual, utilizing personalized music exercises and interventions to address each person's unique symptoms of depression. Our music therapists work with each client using musical elements like songwriting, processing, and guided imagery to help clients find their own voice and learn new coping skills to help manage depression of any severity.

The Imago Way, Psy.D. & L.C.S.W.
Depression Counselor

The Imago Way, Psy.D. & L.C.S.W.

Licensed Psychologist & Licensed Social Worker

In 10543 - Nearby to Hackensack.

I provide clients with a safe place to explore the root causes of their depression. Within the therapeutic relationship, we will also examine how the individual's thoughts, actions and feelings are connected to and feeding into their depression. We will work on breaking these negative cycles and start positive more adaptive ways of thinking, and acting to improve their mood.

Esther Goldstein, LCSW,MSW, Trauma Therapist
Depression Counselor

Esther Goldstein, LCSW,MSW, Trauma Therapist

Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist

In 11516 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Depression is a feeling that can feel incredibly heavy to hold. Sometimes we experience challenging life events that leave us feeling much sadness, grief, inner pain and lack of joy, which interfere with our daily functioning. That is called depression. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (challenging unhelpful thoughts) and psychodynamic modalities, I can help you work through that sadness, heaviness and pain, so that you may begin the journey of healing work. This is the first step towards holding the sadness, addressing yourself in a safe space so we can slowly help you process and shift to start feeling lighter and start seeing the sunshine and tasting the small joys in everyday life.

Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LP, ACS. ASE, EMDR, CBT
Depression Counselor

Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LP, ACS. ASE, EMDR, CBT

Psychoanalyst, Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07045 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Are you feeling depressed with sadness and a labile mood? Do you sleep most of the day? Does you depression affect you daily? does it interfere with your personal relationships? Do you feel you want to be alone, or not know what to say to others, or are just feeling wretched? Have others expressed to you, that you appear BiPolar? We can help you become more positive in your life.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 10011 - Nearby to 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.

Terri DiMatteo, MA, LPC
Depression Counselor

Terri DiMatteo, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07092 - Nearby to Hackensack.

I believe that depression is nature’s way of shutting us down when there is some element in our life or our past that overwhelms and burdens us. It is often something experienced that our usual ways of coping cannot remedy. A client experiencing depression is often ‘turning off’, ‘shutting down’ and going inward in response to something in their life or in their relationships that is just too much to bear. I help depressed clients discover what it is in their life that is overwhelming them and help them find the strength and power to directly face the matter that is causing the turn inward and the shutting down.

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 10011 - Nearby to Hackensack.

There is hope if you are experiencing intense feelings of hopelessness and despair. However, first you need to learn about the new advances in neuroscience that emphasize the role of the brain in how you feel. Let me help you to develop insight into what triggers unhealthy, self-critical thoughts and self-defeating patterns of behavior. Please visit my website at lhorowitz.com for more information about my practice.

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.

New York Behavioral Health

In 10168 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Depression is painful, it can disrupt many areas of your life-- from personal relationships, work, organization and cleanliness, your sleep, appetite, and sex life. It can even make someone not want to go on. It is one of the most common problems I treat. Despite how common and painful it can be, there is good news. There are a number of highly effective treatments for depression supported by science. I utilize Cognitive Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Behavioral Activation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and when appropriate some skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I also incorporate physical exercise and meditation when appropriate.

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychoanalyst

In 10003 - Nearby to 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.

Tanvi Mathew, MS, LPC
Depression Counselor

Tanvi Mathew, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07450 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Depression is defined as a mood disorder that so many people experience nowadays. It can be induced for many reasons such as grief/loss or even be environmentally based. Depression is when you feel persistent bouts of sadness and hopelessness. You will often lose interest in activities that you once enjoyed, have a loss of appetite, feel fatigue and withdraw socially. Things that once seemed easy may feel difficult to do now. At Emerge, you will regain your emotional and physical strength by exploring and becoming knowledgeable about the triggers that cause your depression. Together, we refocus and define your goals to becoming emotionally and physically well again.

Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Depression Counselor

Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Clinical and Board Certified Family Psychologist

In 11030 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Depression is anger turned inward or against yourself. As anger builds within, an individual has three choices: To channel the anger energy assertively by expressing the feelings attached to the situations causing one to feel depressed; to express the anger through outbursts that can be very destructive to the self and others; to internalize the anger and become more depressed and less functional with time. My job is to enable you to learn how to identify and express feelings that are causing you to feel depressed. The next step is to change behaviors associated with your feelings freeing you from depressive thoughts and feelings.

Mitchell Milch, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Mitchell Milch, LCSW

Psychotherapist/Couples Counselor

In 07450 - Nearby to Hackensack.

When depressed we lack the energy and motivation to care for ourselves as if we are undeserving or incapable of loving ourselves. Often, depression signifies that we feel hopeless and helpless to be happy with ourselves and/or create a happier life for ourselves. The answer lay with mourning the loss of what we mistakenly believed was indispensable to looking ahead with hopeful optimism. Our relationship will provide the support to help you let go of these self limiting beliefs, while encouraging you and guiding you to develop your inner resources, and take advantage of resources available to you.

Joan Warren,  LMFT
Depression Counselor

Joan Warren, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 10016 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Depression is a life challenge that is shared by many of us and treated in a variety of ways. Letting go of self blame and regret may be your need. Examining past history and increasing or altering perspective about how this affects your self worth may bring relief. Addressing present thought patterns and how they relate to mood and behavior is practical and beneficial. But, receiving consistent support by a trained, compassionate and dedicated professional who will remain by your side through attempts to change may be the most important and positive step toward relieving depression and that is what I bring to our sessions.

Lauren Levy, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Lauren Levy, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10128 - Nearby to Hackensack.

The number one priority I have when working with clients who are depressed is to help them see that they can learn how to cope with and manage paralyzing thoughts and feelings that hold them back in life. My clients and I work together to develop and implement several strategies to replace the negative, irrational and unrealistic thoughts they have with positive, rational and realistic ones. I also work with clients on exploring and understanding the underlying issues that may be contributing to their current feelings and problems. Through this process, clients stop repeating self defeating and self sabotaging behaviors to pursue and achieve their life goals.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 10065 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

Trisha Sanders, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Trisha Sanders, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07675 - Nearby to Hackensack.

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.

Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.
Depression Counselor

Marty Tashman, Ph.D.(psychology), ACSW, M.S.W.

Dr. Marty

In 07043 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Dr. Marty has developed his own approach to handling depression he calls Focused Short Term Therapy (FSTT)* It combines new cutting edge therapies in the field of energy psychology as well as short term focusing on the depression. When appropriate Dr. Marty uses hypnosis and self hypnosis as well. To learn more about this approach you can go to: http://drmartytashman.com/focused-short-term-therapy-fstt-2/

Nassau Wellness, Couples Therapy
Depression Counselor

Nassau Wellness, Couples Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapists

In 11530 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Living with depression can be challenging, particularly when you see no signs of this feeling going away. We can help you determine what aspects of your life and relationships are causing this sadness and begin working to alleviate these distressing symptoms. Individual therapy can be beneficial alone or in conjunction with medication to reduce depressive symptoms and enhance positive feelings. We are available for a free 15 minute phone consultation to determine whether therapy with us is right for you - to schedule, send an email to info@nassauwellness.com or call/text (516) 387-5143.

Susan Galperin, LCSW LCADC SAP
Depression Counselor

Susan Galperin, LCSW LCADC SAP

Psychotherapist

In 07020 - Nearby to Hackensack.

With more than 20 years of experience, I have been providing a safe environment where you can talk about your depression. As you know when you are depressed one feels like you are not good enough and not able. I believe in empowering people to reach their full potential by providing services that are strengths based, practical, holistic, and focused on promoting lasting change. I work using a style of trust and authenticity to create change

Steven Sussman, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Steven Sussman, Ph.D

Licensed NJ & NY Psychologist

In 07092 - Nearby to Hackensack.

Children and adolescents who act out due to symptoms of AD/HD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and School Underachievement constantly receive negative feedback from parents, teachers, and peers. This results in underlying feelings of helplessness and hopelessness leading to depression. I motivate such children to develop self-control which leads to improved academic and social skills. This leads to social acceptance and academic achievement and self-esteem rises. Helplessness and hopelessness dissipate and depression and anxiety lessen.

Marc Shulman, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Marc Shulman, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 11530 - Nearby to 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.



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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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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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Hackensack public health department.