Depression Counseling in Vernonia, OR.

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


Depression Counselor

Katrina Barnes, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Ross Cohen, MA, LPC, LLC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Deborah Orandon, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Miles Salisbury, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Katje Wagner, PhD, LPC

Holistic Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Melody Jackman, MA, CMHC

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Jeffrey Post-Holmberg, MA

Individual, Couples, Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Stacy Henne, MS NCC QMHP

Youth, Individual, Couples and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.

Depression Counselor

Danette Buchanan, M.S. LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of 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!

Depression Counselor

Sarah Gregory, MA, LMHCA

MA Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Vernonia

Struggling with depression can be a lonely, isolating experience. I want you to know it does not have to be; I would be honored to sit with you, work with you, and create a space that moves you toward healing. When helping a client work through their his or her depression, I have found it most helpful to allow space for their story to be heard. By looking at our past and the experiences that have shaped us, often we can find threads or clues that point us towards the appropriate destination ahead- healthy living. I prefer to coordinate with my client's primary care physician to ensure that he or she is being treated as a whole person, mind, body, and spirit.

Depression Counselor

Kathie Ray-Annis, LICSW, CRT, CMHP

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Vernonia

The first step is to understand the underlying cause of the depression. Most depressive issues can be treated with the whole-body treatment viewpoint: Sleep strategies because sleep is the body's natural healer Appropriate nutrition as there is a direct link from gut to brain Exercise to release "feel good" endorphins PCP care coordination: Herbal supplements have been effective for many clients In severe cases, medication

Depression Counselor

Jacqueline Ilana Bradford, MA LMFT (intern) NCC

Marriage Couples and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of 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.



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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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