Depression Counseling in Vernonia, OR.

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


Miles Salisbury, LPC
Depression Counselor

Miles Salisbury, 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.

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.

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.

Melody Jackman, MA, CMHC
Depression Counselor

Melody Jackman, MA, CMHC

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 97223 - 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.

Refresh Therapy, LMFT, LMHC, LMHCA
Depression Counselor

Refresh Therapy, LMFT, 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.

Caroline Resari, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Caroline Resari, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 97232 - Nearby to Vernonia.

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.

Stacy Henne, MS NCC QMHP
Depression Counselor

Stacy Henne, MS NCC QMHP

Youth, Individual, Couples and Family Therapist

In 97035 - Nearby to Vernonia.

Depression can be completely debilitating. If you are suffering from depression, you've probably heard "what do you have to be depressed about?" from well-intentioned loved ones. The negative stigma that society places on those suffering from depression may have prevented you from seeking out help in the past. I recognize that depression is very real, and is NOT a character flaw. Together, we will explore your past as well as the dynamics of your present life to identify experiences or underlying unmet needs that may be contributing to your depression, and work together to determine the most effective way to alleviate your emotional and physical pain.

Benjamin Neeley, Ph.D., LMHC
Depression Counselor

Benjamin Neeley, Ph.D., LMHC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 98665 - Nearby to Vernonia.

I approach depression treatment from an evidence-based perspective, utilizing proven cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions. Together, we will explore the origins of your depression and uncover factors that perpetuate or intensify your symptoms. I will provide you with many resources and interventions to feel better fast! proven cognitive-behavioral and other efficacious interventions.

Katrina Barnes, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Katrina Barnes, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98661 - Nearby to Vernonia.

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.

Joseph Schutte, LMFT, QMHP
Depression Counselor

Joseph Schutte, LMFT, QMHP

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 97035 - Nearby to Vernonia.

Feelings of depression can cause significant impact on life. Work, relationships, motivation, and enjoyable activities all struggle. Depression is frequently described as "feeling down" or "in a rut". Counseling can assist you identify the triggers of depression symptoms, challenge thoughts and emotions that continue to cause you pain, and create new tools to move forward in life. As the grip of depression begins to lessen, you will begin to reconnect with the joy you once felt in your life. You can continue to heal relationships and thrive.

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!

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.



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. .


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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.