Depression Counseling in Norristown, PA.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Norristown, Pennsylvania.


Brigette Potgieter, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Brigette Potgieter, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 19422 - Nearby to Norristown.

Depression is more than feeling sad. Depression is a sustained period of feeling "down," accompanied by some or all of the following symptoms: decreased interest in activities that were previously enjoyable; decreased concentration; decreased energy; difficulty sleeping; hopelessness; thoughts and/or acts of self-harm; marked weight gain/loss; increased irritability; isolating from friends/family. Note: this list is not meant to diagnosis depression. If you feel that you may be struggling with depression, you do not need to struggle alone. Depression is treatable and you can recover. Not all depression needs to be treated with medication. Together we will chart your course to recovery.

Philip Friedman, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Philip Friedman, Ph.D

Director: Foundation for Well-Being; Psychologist

In 19462 - Nearby to Norristown.

I create a safe, warm, caring atmosphere so that you can share your painful, feelings of depression, sadness, helplessness and hopelessness. You may also be experiencing guilt, anger, fear, shame or grief that often accompany depression. I can help you shift from this state of emotional and mental darkness to the experience of emotional and mental light. I can help you let go of “shoulding” on yourself, unrealistic expectations, perfectionism, self attack thoughts, loss and the sense you are defective or deficient in some way. In the process you will learn to be more forgiving and compassionate to your self; more hopeful and optimistic; and to be more resourceful, resilient, self-aware a

Shireen Kapadia, PhD
Depression Counselor

Shireen Kapadia, PhD

Licensed psychologist, clinical

In 19317 - Nearby to Norristown.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Barbara Shaw, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Barbara Shaw, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 19468 - Nearby to Norristown.

If you are feeling intense sadness, numbness, irritability or just a bad case of the blahs, you may be suffering from depression. Together we will explore the underlying causes of your particular symptoms. Next, we will address these issues so that you can climb out of the black hole that you find yourself in. I have struggled with depression myself and I can tell you that with appropriate guidance from a supportive professional, you can work toward living a fuller, more satisfying life that is not defined by your symptoms. You can take back control of your life and replace self-loathing with self-love, self acceptance, and self-compassion. Enjoy your life, instead of enduring it!!

Qatana Samanen, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Qatana Samanen, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 19301 - Nearby to Norristown.

No matter how long you have been suffering from depression, you can free yourself mind, body and spirit. When you identify the negative self-talk that gets you down and consistently challenge that self-talk, ultimately replacing it with positive self-talk, you feel better about yourself and your life. When you get out and begin doing things that give you pleasure, your mood improves When you connect with the unconditional love and healing power of your own inner knowing, you transform old patterns and create a life of greater peace and contentment.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 19019 - Nearby to Norristown.

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

Christopher DiOrio, MS MLA
Depression Counselor

Christopher DiOrio, MS MLA

Individual and Couples Counselor MS, MLA

In 19032 - Nearby to Norristown.

Depression can be a lonely and isolating experience. It can also be managed successfully with coping skills and the proper supports. I focus on self esteem building and addressing the painful self talk that might be adding to the depression cycle. Depression is also different for every individual and coming to understand how and why your depression impacts your life will be a major step in learning how to manage it and live a fulfilled hopeful life.

Lee Bowers, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Lee Bowers, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 19085 - Nearby to Norristown.

There is a wide continuum that constitutes depression. We all have "bad days" or an occasional case of the "blues," but if you rarely experience any joy in life, if more often than not, it is shear drudgery to get up and face the day, or if your situation feels hopeless, then you may well be suffering from clinical depression. I'll help you identify the source of the depression, and we'll work together to resolve it. If medication seems appropriate (rarely my first choice), I can refer you for medication evaluation.

Janet Edgette, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Janet Edgette, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 19341 - Nearby to Norristown.

Over my thirty years of practice I’ve seen hundreds of depressed children, teenagers, and young adults. In some kids it shows up as sadness, in others as a chronic irritability or anger. Some kids just sleep a lot, or lose themselves in video games. We can blame technology, social media, the pressure kids feel to get into a “good” college, the disconnect they feel with their parents and other adults, but we can’t deny the fact that many children, teens, and young adults are unhappy. I have a long history of helping these kids work their way out of their depression—sometimes counseling them individually, sometime with their parents—and would welcome the opportunity to help yours.

Lori Kovell, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Lori Kovell, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 19103 - Nearby to Norristown.

In depression, sometimes it's difficult to see the forest through the trees. Depression can be debilitating and impact every area of your life from relationships to sleep to concentration and functionality. If you feeling like nothing goes right for you or you have limited hope for your future, it's time to talk with a therapist. I'm here to help. I offer a gentle approach to working through your concerns. Through a collaborative approach, you will rediscover your self-worth. I will teach you how to identify your negative thinking, change your negative thoughts to more realistic ones and improve your outlook on life.

Cheryl Sparks, PhD, LPC
Depression Counselor

Cheryl Sparks, PhD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 19087 - Nearby to Norristown.

Depression can distort your view of yourself, your future and the world, leaving you feeling hopeless, guilty or worthless. If you are depressed, you know that it is impossible to "just snap out of it." Research shows that depression disrupts the optimal chemical balance in the brain and changing that is not easy, but therapy is an important part of effective treatment. It is important to recognize ways of thinking or relating to others that hold depression in place; then it is possible to grow in the freedom to think, feel and relate to others differently. These small changes lay the foundation for more growth and healing, and give you the courage to risk new ways of relating.

Marie Miller
Depression Counselor

Marie Miller

Licensed Therapist

In 19103 - Nearby to Norristown.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Eugene Kayser, M.A., M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Eugene Kayser, M.A., M.F.T.

PA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 18936 - Nearby to Norristown.

Depression is the single most diagnosed problem in mental health. I believe it can be divided into two categories: situational depression and clinical depression. We all can experience sadness and changes in mood due to negative circumstances in our lives. I work with clients to examine the current issues, look into the past for previously successful solutions, and work toward implementing solutions in the future. Clinical depression is suspected of being genetically linked and found in families. It is usually triggered by a traumatic event which causes neurological changes. This is best treated with a combination of talk therapy and medication.

Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 19406 - Nearby to Norristown.

Not feeling like yourself? Sad? Down? Irritable? Angry? Low self Esteem? Not feeling joy and happiness in life? You may be experiencing depression. It does not always manifest as depressed and sad feelings, but also may be irritability and anger as well. At REACH Counseling, we use a multifaceted approach to depression and explore the emotional, psychological and spiritual sources of it and how to help you. We use techniques that emphasis hope and positive changes in your life. We help you learn what depression is and how to help yourself deal with it in all aspects of your life. We use psychotherapy and spirituality and incorporate techniques such as mindfulness.

Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 18901 - Nearby to Norristown.

While the causes of depression remain unclear, we are fortunate to have many approaches which have helped countless people regain their lives. As there may be many factors involved in why an individual is depressed I always do a thorough assessment. While I am not adverse to psychiatric medications I have concluded that their use for depression is questionable, albeit an option when combined with therapies such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Behavioral Activation, and Logotherapy. I have found that taking a holistic approach, tailoring the therapy to the client and their world, is the best approach to treating depression.

Danielle Massi, LMFT, MS
Depression Counselor

Danielle Massi, LMFT, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 19110 - Nearby to Norristown.

One of my clients once explained her depression to me as falling down a well and being stuck at the bottom. People would tell her to get over it, feel better, etc., but she believed that being stuck at the bottom of the well was an impossible situation to get out of. It is that sort of dismissal that leaves people feeling isolated and alone with their depression. In therapy, I will help you find a way to climb out, without the pressure of someone telling you to simply "get over it." We will take our sessions at whatever pace you are comfortable with.

Jean Eljay, MS, PhD, CNLP, CH, CI, AdvHC
Depression Counselor

Jean Eljay, MS, PhD, CNLP, CH, CI, AdvHC

Certified Advanced Hypnotist and NeuraLinguistic Programmer

In 19380 - Nearby to Norristown.

We all do our best to have an abundance of hope in our lives. Sometimes circumstances, emotional wreckage and frustration prevent our reaching our goals and expectations. By identifying the emotional toll charged by an endless cycle of frustration, a personal plan of growth will be put in place. This approach short-circuits frustration and provides hope now and into tomorrow. Dr. Eljay has 20 years of counseling experience in lessening this burden.

Larry Cohen, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Larry Cohen, Ph.D.

For Individuals and Couples

In 08107 - Nearby to Norristown.

Clinical depression is likely the most unappreciated, disrespected illness in existence. For those who have never experienced it, they can't possibly understand what it feels like. As a fellow sufferer, I know how debilitating depression can be, and I even understand how destructive it can be. Depression, if untreated, can destroy your life. Having healthy relationships with others becomes impossible, and one day, you may not be able to drag yourself out of bed to get to work, even in the face of certain termination. Depression can be caused by chemical imbalances in the nervous system, or by runaway, skewed thoughts that dance around our head. It can be treated, but you must ask for help.

Lori Lorraine, MA, LPC, NCC, NCP, BCCP
Depression Counselor

Lori Lorraine, MA, LPC, NCC, NCP, BCCP

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 19087 - Nearby to Norristown.

If you’re struggling with depressive symptoms, therapy is a critical part of relief. The first step is being heard & then assessed. Is this a new experience or a familiar one? Has it been triggered by a specific situation? The next, is identifying & replacing negative coping strategies & thoughts with positive alternatives. In addition to identify negative thought patterns, it’s vital to understand where these beliefs came from & work to reframe unhealthy views of the self & others. Know that I’m not someone who immediately suggests medication to everyone. A certain level of discomfort prompts us to change. However, when medication is needed, I'll work closely with your PCP or psychiatrist.

Walter Matweychuk, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Walter Matweychuk, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 19102 - Nearby to Norristown.

My approach attacks depression by quickly focusing in on the primary cause of depression. I show people how their current beliefs about their adversities, past and present, are the primary cause of depression. I teach people how it is well within their power to adopt, without delay, alternative beliefs that help them cope with and prevail over these adversities. I also show my patient how to feel worthwhile and adequate even if she is depressed and performing poorly in life. Often self-downing goes with feelings of depression and makes for depression over being depressed. REBT tackles the rut of depression by attacking both the original and the secondary feelings of depression.

Lisa Silk, MSW, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Lisa Silk, MSW, LCSW

Addiction Therapist, Family Therapist

In 19041 - Nearby to Norristown.

Depression can be so cunning because many of us don't even know we are struggling with it. The problem is Depression makes facing it seem like climbing a mountain without the will to do so. I provide understanding and motivation to clients struggling with Depression. I work with clients who may not want to use medication as part of the solution and others who may need talk therapy in addition to medication. There is hope, and you are not alone.

Jennifer McCarron, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jennifer McCarron, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist

In 18936 - Nearby to Norristown.

I help clients look at how past and current factors have led to their current depression. I have them change and/ or adapt their way of dealing with those issues in a way that allows them to feel better. I work with their primary physician and/or psychiatrist to determine if medication would be a helpful adjunctive therapy and if illnesses playing a role in the depression. I also teach clients ways to challenge their negative, distorted views of themselves and others to have a more positive and realistic approach to their lives.

Colleen Fitzpatrick, MSW, LCSW, CH, Counselor
Depression Counselor

Colleen Fitzpatrick, MSW, LCSW, CH, Counselor

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPIST

In 08057 - Nearby to Norristown.

Do you feel frustrated, irritable or hopeless? These are signs of depression. We will work together to identify and analyze specific aspects of your life that may be causing you to be depressed. Once these areas are identified, we work together to build coping skills to manage your symptoms. Most of the time, we have these skills with in ourselves, and we simply need a skilled therapist to point them out and help activate them.

Vivian Good, LPC, MA, MS, ACS
Depression Counselor

Vivian Good, LPC, MA, MS, ACS

Licensed Professional Counselor, Accredited Clinical Supervisor

In 19087 - Nearby to Norristown.

We are social beings. If our interactions with others are difficult or conflicted, depression can result. We may feel hopeless, isolated, sad, irritated, even worthless. In a safe, empathetic environment, I help clients to identify relationship patterns which fuel their depressive symptoms, and to change problematic ways of relating to others as well as to themselves. When our relationships are going well, we feel better about ourselves, we engage in activities, we increase our mood. We enjoy living!

Valerie Anne Davis, Mrs
Depression Counselor

Valerie Anne Davis, Mrs

AD Specialst Life Coach Behavior Modification Counselor LLC

In 19151 - Nearby to Norristown.

I provide Coaching or Behavior Modification Counseling for those who are suffering from Depression. Factors depend on the type of depression.and how the client is handling it on their own. I determine by analyzing the client by means of a Consultation to determine if i should use just my Coaching Skills or if I should use Behavior Modification. I can be reached at 267-970-7615. valerieannedavis@live.com



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Norristown is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It has a land area of 3.51 square miles and a water area of 0.08 square miles.  The population of Norristown is 34,412 people with 12,464 households and a median annual income of $41,856. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Norristown is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Norristown are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Norristown public health department.