Depression Counseling in Hillcrest, NY.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Hillcrest, New York.


Depression Counselor

Helen Borel, RN,MFA,PhD

PsychoTherapist and PsychoAnalyst

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

It's my aim to decrease depressive suffering: PSYCHOTHERAPY is the first-line intervention for intransigent dark mood states and moderate levels of depression. I use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to redirect a depressed person's negative beliefs toward positive thoughts and attainable goals. CBT teaches and helps you maintain comfortable behaviors and interactions that restore normal moods and awaken your enthusiasm for life. I add PSYCHOANALYTIC APPROACHES since these techniques help depressed individuals heal from critical problems arising from childhood traumas. Particularly those that are dysregulating current relationships and that complicate overall life and love adjustments.

Depression Counselor

Nikki DiFranks, PhD, MA, MS, LCSW-R

Dr. Nikki Nelson DiFranks

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

In my biography on Theravive, I describe how I utilize an integrated combination of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic modalities. That is, I tailor each treatment plan to the needs of the individual. Some patients wish to make connections between past experiences and current depression, and in this case it is appropriate to revisit the past to recognize its psychodynamic influence on current maladaptive behaviors. Other patients take a purely cognitive behavioral position on their experienced depression, wanting to be grounded in the present and move forward with problem-solving techniques and strategies. I also work with two psychiatrists who may prescribe medication where needed.

Depression Counselor

Juliette Sussmann, LMHC,NCC

New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

Understanding depression as anger at past events can help clients to understand and gain incite as to why they no longer care about life in the present moment. Often anxiety accompanies depression as worry about the future makes thoughts overactive. By using acceptance and commitment along with day to day wellness methods, we can work together to transition you back into looking forward to living your life in the moment as best as we all can. It is not an easy task to manage our lives successfully but staying stuck will only bring more regret.

Depression Counselor

Adam Lukeman, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

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

Lewis Pagano, LPC

Licensed Professioal Counselor

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

Depression is very difficult to address on ones own. Often clients don't know its depression as their thoughts and feelings almost begin to feel normal. They forget about how life once was and need a help in climbing out of the dark hole that they feel there in. I will use few different approaches including referrals for medication when a client feels they are ready or request it.

Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

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

Rich Esposito, M.S. CAMS

Professor Rich Esposito, M.S., CAMS

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

Depression is common, and anyone with depression can make significant improvement. Treatment can be referred to anyone on our team at Hudson Valley family counseling. We will offer the best possible advise so you will be able to treat your depressive state of mind. You might feel angry, paranoid, trust, anxiety, even have serious relationship issues you are not able to handle. Lets talk

Depression Counselor

Ellen Carni, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

In any given year, seven percent of Americans will be diagnosed with depression -- feeling sad for weeks or months on end, often with a sense of hopelessness and taking little or no pleasure in life. I will work with you both interpersonally and cognitively. We will look at the psychosocial roots of your depression in your family of origin and also faulty thinking you are harboring that leads to negative beliefs about yourself. In this way, you become empowered to make more positive and adaptive choices for yourself and have a more positive outlook on yourself and your possibilities. If you need medication, I will refer you to a psychiatrist and we will work collaboratively to help you.

Depression Counselor

Laura OKeefe, LCSW

Psychotherapist / Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

Depression is generally considered a reaction to physical or psychological stress, and any number of stressors can lead to depressive symptoms. These can include personality, environmental, or biomedical factors, i.e. chemical imbalances in the brain, trauma, and/or situational factors. Sometimes illness or certain drugs (including alcohol, prescribed medications, etc.) as well as improper diet and nutrition contribute to depression. Treatment includes identifying and understanding the underpinnings and circumstances of your depression (insight), learning helpful coping skills, and getting extra support so you can feel better and recover.

Depression Counselor

Joanna Buset, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Specializing in Children & Adolescents

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

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!

Depression Counselor

Elizabeth Zimmerman, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

If you’re struggling with depression, you may feel overwhelmingly sad, lacking the energy to do the simplest things, and disconnected from others. But you don’t have to face depression alone. The process of therapy can provide the support and guidance you need to begin to heal. I help my clients access their innate strengths and learn to trust the wisdom of their emotions. As you develop coping strategies to navigate painful feelings, you will gain a new sense of your power and competency. Therapy provides the opportunity to learn to connect with those you love in healthier ways, to discover an enhanced sense of well-being, and to live more fully in the present moment.

Depression Counselor

Judy Strauss, PhD, LCSW

Psychotherapist /Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

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

John Gerson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Hillcrest

Depression is often a product of frustration and anger becoming jammed up within the self; as it continues, feelings of hopeless and helplessness can be generated and turn into a story that we can create when we're depressed in which we see ourselves as victims and without power. Depression may also reflect life style issues, notably sleep deprivation and lack of exercise. Medical issues also need to be evaluated with regard to their influence on mood. Depression can be usefully seen in behavioral terms as a "call for action." I will compassionately hold your depressed feelings with you, and explore behaviors to alleviate your frustration, particularly specific to effective self-expression.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Hillcrest, NY.

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

Hillcrest is located in Rockland County, New York. It has a land area of 1.30 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Hillcrest is 7,566 people with 1,909 households and a median annual income of $94,156. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Hillcrest, NY

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Hillcrest 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