Depression Counseling in Happy Valley, OR.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Happy Valley, Oregon.


Melody Jackman, MA, CMHC
Depression Counselor

Melody Jackman, MA, CMHC

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 97005 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

The symptoms and causes of depression are unique to the individual who experiences them. It is important to consider the unique circumstances of the whole person. This means considering biological factors, social factors, emotional factors, spiritual factors, and thought patterns that may be leading to depression. I help clients explore the root of their symptoms and help them develop strategies for dealing with their symptoms and root causes. I address shame and help clients move towards greater self-compassion throughout the healing process.

David Anderson, MA, LPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

David Anderson, MA, LPC, NCC

LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)

In 97068 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

Depression can grip each and everyone of us. Depression is something that can debilitate us if left unseen. I use a variety of modalities to help overcome depression, whether you are on medication or not. EMDR is my primary method, along with other cognitive approaches. I will also help you identify your emotions to maximize a positive outcome in your life.

Katrina Barnes, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Katrina Barnes, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98661 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

Slowly sinking into depression happens to many without their awareness. It can start as grief or illness or strife that seems to take up residence in our very body and mind. Recovery includes individually sorting emotion, thinking and actions. Using standard Cognitive Behavioral, or more creative Narrative Therapy can bring us back to the surface again.

Diane Calder, Registered State of Oregon
Depression Counselor

Diane Calder, Registered State of Oregon

Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA

In 97045 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

The overwhelming reality of modern life combined with physical health concerns and/or past or current trauma leave many vulnerable to depression. Some do not even realize they are depressed, only knowing that they have lost interest in the things that used to bring them pleasure. Counseling can help a client who is depressed to process the emotions/trauma that may have led to a person's depression; moreover, counseling can also help a client recognize what he or she needs to do in order to address or manage physical health issues which may cause the depression all by themselves.

Miles Salisbury, PhD, LPC
Depression Counselor

Miles Salisbury, PhD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97005 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

If you find yourself in an everlasting state of feeling down, blue, lethargic, despairing, or stuck, welcome to the the realm of depression. The good news is that just like physical pain, depression is an emotional pain, it is a symptom and not a bad thing in and of itself. It is there to tell you that something is not quite right. Just like when we feel physical pain, and we check that part of the body to see what damage may have been done in order to help ourselves, the same is true with emotional pain. Since depression is one of the most common and wide encompassing emotions, it can be a murky one to work with. In the therapy setting I will help you get to know this dark place with you.

Carolyn Hoffmann, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Carolyn Hoffmann, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 97034 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

Depression is a chronic state of sadness and/or irritability that can undermine a person's well-being and steal away joy, self-esteem, productivity, and relational health. Although chemical changes in the body affect depression, relational experiences that are affirming, empathic, and supportive/encouraging can contribute to restoration of self-functioning that preceded the depression. I work with my clients to explore roots to the depression, build self-awareness, and take corrective actions in thought life, interpersonal relationships, and behavioral choices. Healing can and does take place, and depression can be a thing of the past!

Jacqueline Ilana Bradford, MA LMFT (intern) NCC
Depression Counselor

Jacqueline Ilana Bradford, MA LMFT (intern) NCC

Marriage Couples and Family Therapist

In 97035 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

My approach to to working with depression is based on Dr. Beck's, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I will work with collaboratively with you to help you identify and understand how cognitive distortions affect your life. Each session is concluded with a "Bridging Sessions" questionnaire to insure we are moving forward and identifying areas of concern and improvement. The goal is to help you to change, so that these issues will not rule your life.

Mary Krug, LPC
Depression Counselor

Mary Krug, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97232 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

Do you feel defeated by life? Do you have low energy and low self-esteem? I will work with you to heal the negativity that keeps you mired in a rut of self-criticism and a sense of failure. With compassion and complete acceptance, I will help you find the energy and motivation to tackle the obstacles in your way to achieving what you really want in life and experiencing peaceful contentment.

Katje Wagner, PhD, LPC
Depression Counselor

Katje Wagner, PhD, LPC

Holistic Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97209 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

Depression is hard – it can create lethargy, despair, an exhausting cycle of hopelessness, and even shame. Recognizing that you are struggling with depression and reaching out for support is a huge step in and of itself. I strive to create an atmosphere where you feel welcome, safe, understood, and supported. Together, we will uncover the sources of your depression, you will gain awareness and skills to address those areas in ways you may not have even realized were possible, and you will feel genuine physical and emotional relief as you liberate yourself from detrimental habits. Depression can be transformed into a doorway for healing, sustainable change, and new possibilities for life.

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 97205 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

Depression can manifest itself in different ways. It's most well-known manifestation is tearfulness, isolation, low self-esteem, hopelessness, and negative self-talk. Depression can also show up as irritability, patterns of avoidance, aggression, and anxiety. Because of 1) the more popular face of depression and 2) the stigma attached to it, people encounter difficulty in reaching out for and receiving help. It can be a really frustrating, hopeless place to feel stuck. I will help you to come to a place of understanding your depression and give you tools to understand and manage the symptoms.

Caroline Resari, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Caroline Resari, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 97232 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

If you are feeling depressed, you may not see a way out. Using a mindfulness approach, you will be able to move through what you are feeling vs feeling stuck. You leave with concrete skills that you can start using right away. Giving homework allows you to practice things in your life, to start to notice a difference, and then be able to make a change.

Danette Buchanan, M.S. LPC
Depression Counselor

Danette Buchanan, M.S. LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97008 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

I have been seriously depressed myself and I know how to help you find your way back to living in the light again. Depression can feel like you are not living! Let me help you eliminate the perception that your obstacles are too big for you! I use whatever works for you...art, music, journaling, mindfulness and meditation exercises/prayer, humor, stories and books, and more!

Gina Gamage, M.A., LMHC
Depression Counselor

Gina Gamage, M.A., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98606 - Nearby to Happy Valley.

Depression can be devastating. However, there are often underlying reasons for this condition. Dealing with the root issues, whether they are past or present, can greatly reduce symptoms of depression, while increasing the experience of inner peace and joy. In over 25 years as a Mental Health Counselor, I have worked with many people to overcome depression and live more healthy and fulfilling lives.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Happy Valley, OR.

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

Happy Valley is located in Clackamas County, Oregon. It has a land area of 8.86 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Happy Valley is 18,493 people with 5,253 households and a median annual income of $101,250. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Happy Valley, OR

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Happy Valley 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Happy Valley public health department.