Depression Counseling in Vernonia, OR.

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


Jeffrey Post-Holmberg, MA
Depression Counselor

Jeffrey Post-Holmberg, MA

Individual, Couples, Family Therapist

In 97209 - Nearby to Vernonia.

Clients who come indue to patterns of depression, ask me how they can shrug off the heavy oppressive feeling that they live with on a regular basis. Many of them are tired of being tired. I remind them that the act of making and keeping an appointment is a big hurdle and congratulate them on reaching out for a collaborative professional hand. We co-discover their daily and seasonal patterns as an important first step. I work closely and compassionately with Clients to increase their awareness of how their thoughts and body are intimately connected.Through mindfulness meditation techniques and learning to be in the present moment, people begin to see the light at the end tunnel.

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 Vernonia.

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.

Melody Jackman, MA, CMHC
Depression Counselor

Melody Jackman, MA, CMHC

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 97005 - Nearby to Vernonia.

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.

Karen Nam, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Karen Nam, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L#5719)

In 97006 - Nearby to Vernonia.

Depression can be a debilitating experience in which there is a loss of hope and a darkness that covers the light. I've worked with many clients over the years suffering from depression and have been able to walk alongside in a way where there is a lifting of the symptoms and a renewed & freed spirit. Depression can accompany loss or be related to childhood trauma that needs to be worked through. I use an integrated approach in treating depression to include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), solutions-focused therapy, psychodynamic, and expressive arts therapy.

Miles Salisbury, PhD, LPC
Depression Counselor

Miles Salisbury, PhD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97005 - Nearby to Vernonia.

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.

Barry McVay, M.A. - LPC - State of Oregon
Depression Counselor

Barry McVay, M.A. - LPC - State of Oregon

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97239 - Nearby to Vernonia.

Your depression is unique to you. By holistic approach, I work with clients mental, physical, emotional, and relational dimensions to build deep understanding and bring depression relief. Symptom relief is first priority, so that together we can reach the deeper benefit of talk therapy. We will collaborate in developing a variety of strategies that may include strengthening your self-care, solving life’s difficulties, breaking negative patterns, resolving internal conflicts, strengthening secure relationships, and building emotional resilience.

Katje Wagner, PhD, LPC
Depression Counselor

Katje Wagner, PhD, LPC

Holistic Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97209 - Nearby to Vernonia.

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 Vernonia.

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.

Mary Krug, LPC
Depression Counselor

Mary Krug, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97232 - Nearby to Vernonia.

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.

Ross Cohen, MA, LPC, LLC
Depression Counselor

Ross Cohen, MA, LPC, LLC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97209 - Nearby to Vernonia.

Is depression negatively impacting your work, relationships, and quality of life? In my approach to treating depression, I draw on powerful counseling techniques to address the root cause of your emotional pain (e.g. feeling sad, anxious, unmotivated, and stuck). We also address the negative thinking (e.g. I’m a failure, I’m worthless) that continuously fuels your depressive symptoms. Another area of focus is developing practical skills (e.g. mindfulness, stress reduction, emotion processing) that help to prevent and reduce symptoms of depression and strengthen access to positive emotions. Why wait any longer? You can feel lighter, happier, and more fulfilled in all areas of your life.

Deborah Orandon, MS, LPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Deborah Orandon, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97219 - Nearby to Vernonia.

At the center of depression is buried life force, but the causes of depression can be complex and varied. So first we work to find the source of the pain and negative self-concept. The counseling can take place in conjunction with medication or without. Therapy centers around interrupting depressive thoughts and behavioral patterns, healing old wounds and often, for Highly Sensitive & Gifted/Creative clients, re-framing their challenges as gifts and augmenting social skills. Often in this population there is a long history of anxiety that has interrupted the meaningful social connections they yearn for, caused adrenal fatigue and created hopelessness. Re-establishing Self-Compassion is key.

Refresh Therapy, LMFT, LMFTA, LMHC, LMHCA
Depression Counselor

Refresh Therapy, LMFT, LMFTA, LMHC, LMHCA

Licensed Marriage/Family/Mental Health Counselors/Therapists

In 98685 - Nearby to Vernonia.

Part of what makes depression so, well, depressing, is the crushing weight of pessimism holding your head under water. Pessimism makes it easy to believe that nothing will work out, and everything is pointless. WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND WHO YOU ARE AND LEARN HOW TO COPE, LIFE GETS BETTER. These things start to happen: You enjoy life more. You feel more relaxed. You feel closer to your friends and loved ones. You feel happy, calm, and mindful more of the time. You’re able to focus on your goals. You know that you are good enough, capable and whole.

Danette Buchanan, M.S. LPC
Depression Counselor

Danette Buchanan, M.S. LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97008 - Nearby to Vernonia.

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!



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

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

Vernonia is located in Columbia County, Oregon. It has a land area of 1.64 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Vernonia is 2,143 people with 719 households and a median annual income of $50,268. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Vernonia, OR

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Vernonia 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 Vernonia 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 Vernonia public health department.