Depression Counseling in Oakton, VA.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Oakton, Virginia.


Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 22314 - Nearby to Oakton.

Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT, LLC treats depression and all mood disorders in her practice. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Robyn provides a supportive environment, as well as a safe place in the clients' life to facilitate changes.

Beth Levine, LCSW-C
Depression Counselor

Beth Levine, LCSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 20852 - Nearby to Oakton.

Depression can feel like a dark cloud that hovers over you. Sometimes it can come with no warning and feel like the cloud will never go away and like you’ll never see the light of happiness. I provide a safe place for people to talk about their feelings and some tools to help people get some relief from depression. People’s strength to get through tough days and tough times is inspirational. I am reminded of this quote A.A. Milne writes for Christopher Robbin: “Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

John Raymond, DMin, MA, MS, LPC
Depression Counselor

John Raymond, DMin, MA, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 22180 - Nearby to Oakton.

Feeling isolated, listless, and just plain down? Can't figure out what is going on? Or know what is going on but don't know what to do about it? People telling you to "just cheer up, look at your life it ain't that bad" or "Christians don't get depressed"? Well, they do. I hope that I can help you with your process of healing. I may not have all the answers, but I have an ear. Contact me.

Cynthia Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC
Depression Counselor

Cynthia Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

Insight Into Action Therapy

In 20147 - Nearby to Oakton.

Depression can be an overwhelming hole of inertia. You know the things that you should be doing, you just can't find a way to summon up the energy. We use a combination of therapy, behavior modification, support, and sometimes medication to help you feel better. Therapy is more than talking. We will help you understand why you are feeling the way you are and develop a realistic plan to get your life back in balance.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 20016 - Nearby to Oakton.

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.

Jonathan Ladd, LCSW-C
Depression Counselor

Jonathan Ladd, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist for Individuals and Couples

In 20878 - Nearby to Oakton.

Having worked my way through my own depression/hell on earth, with the help of a professional to 'guide' me, I have learned the importance of 'working together' in a way that combines use of: a) what I bring in the way of safety, empathy, presence, patience, curiosity, and practical tools; with b) your own ability to risk venturing into some dark & difficult territories -- dealing with demons such as: apathy, emptiness, meaninglessness, disappointment, disillusionment, hopelessness, stuckness, loneliness, shame, guilt, self-disgust, unmet expectations, unfulfilled dreams, losses, ambiguity, confusion, fallibility, fears, doubts, imperfections, insecurities and whatever others may emerge.

Alison Huang, NCC, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Alison Huang, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 20910 - Nearby to Oakton.

A lot of people tend to blame themselves for having depression when they do not get better. They especially feel bad when they do not get enough support from their family members. When you have depression, you can’t just suck it up or ignore it. It’s not that simple. When you have clinical depression, you lose the ability to feel happy. But, through the therapy treatment, you will be able to regain your happiness back!

Alicia Munoz, MA, LPC
Depression Counselor

Alicia Munoz, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 22046 - Nearby to Oakton.

It is common to feel down or 'blue' at different points in our lives, when we are overwhelmed with stress, coping with a loss, or dealing with a difficult transition. When depression becomes chronic, it can be seen as a non-verbal way we communicate to ourselves and others around us a deeply personal message, which we may not be consciously aware of: I’m hurting, I feel helpless, I can’t accept something shameful. I work with you to understand what your depression means in the context of your history and how to use it to mobilize your self-awareness into greater alignment with your values, aspirations and goals. You benefit by becoming empowered to act and choose how you want to live.

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Carlos Durana, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor

In 20190 - Nearby to Oakton.

Depression is a signal that your life is not in balance; it is also an opportunity and call to action for a better life. I provide a holistic and educational approach to help you: • Examine triggers of depression; • Identify and transform thoughts, behaviors and feeling tendencies that lead to depression; • Promote physical wellness; • Learn skills to resolve conflicts and improve relationships; • Adapt mindfulness skills for calmness, acceptance and compassion; • Enhance the body-mind connection; • Define values, create a life-vision plan, and pursue a life that is worth living. My approach is based upon a belief in everyone's lovability and personal worth.

Elaine Klionsky, J.D., Ph.D., CGP
Depression Counselor

Elaine Klionsky, J.D., Ph.D., CGP

Psychologist

In 20814 - Nearby to Oakton.

Whether caused by a specific event, a series of events, or no discernible reason, depression can cause enormous suffering and negatively impact lives. My focus begins with connecting with each client, understanding their particular story and offering guidance and encouragement while fashioning tools to fight the hopelessness, helplessness, and loss of joy that come with depression. These "tools" often involve expanded problem solving and learning new ways of thinking about problems . I also help clients gain control over depression by understanding its origins and determining what must change to feel better now and in the future.

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Linda Ritchie, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist

In 20190 - Nearby to Oakton.

We all experience ups and downs in life. This is normal and pat of living life. However, depression is characterized by feelings that are much more intense, let longer, and interfere more intensely with day-to-day functioning and interaction with other people. It is a serious condition that can impact every aspect of your life. It can affect your family relationships, work relationship, and impact negatively on your sense of self worth. Depression is very treatable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is our primary approach to treating depression and it has been proven to be effective for most forms of depression and even to prevent the occurrence of future depressive episodes.

Christina Schultz, MA, LPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Christina Schultz, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 22039 - Nearby to Oakton.

I view depression from existential, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, social learning, systems, and medical models. I view that shame, low self-concept, and deeper identity and existential issues often do underlie moderate and severe depression, and support SSRI or SNRI interventions for postpartum moms and clients with moderate to severe depression, with recurrence. I employ assessments and CBT homework assignments to help clients reduce their negative cognitive lens, and encourage client resilience through positive coping skills (e.g. exercise), meaning-making, and positive psychology exercises (e.g. gratitude and altruism).

Susan Gorman, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Susan Gorman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 22101 - Nearby to Oakton.

Depression frequently comes from feeling overwhelmed by the issues life presents to you--sometimes work, sometimes family, sometimes both. The stresses lead to negative thoughts which become hard to handle. In therapy we work to turn those negative thoughts into positive statements, and find the strategies to work through, or around, the problems which gave rise to the depression.

Dr. Beverly Wright, (D.Min.)
Depression Counselor

Dr. Beverly Wright, (D.Min.)

Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor

In 20006 - Nearby to Oakton.

Depression is a cloud over one's life. For those afflicted with depression, please understand you are not alone. You are not going out of your mind, and the black cloud can be lifted. As a depressed Christian, don't feel ashamed. A sad truth is that many Christians attach spiritual failure to depression. So, they suffer in silence, hoping, and praying for deliverance. For clients wishing to be treated without habit forming drugs, I can assist in finding a reprieve, through Bibliotherapeutic, and God's earthly grown methods. If it is determined that medication is required, I can provide a referral. With both methodologies in place, the mind, body, and soul can be successfully restored.

Gina Binder, LPC
Depression Counselor

Gina Binder, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 20110 - Nearby to Oakton.

When you experience a severely depressed mood and decreased activity level for an extended period of time, your life really changes. Hope disappears, joy drains from life, and you may feel isolated, alone, and stuck. Your efforts may fall behind in school or at work, and your relationships may feel strained. But change is possible! Although depression controls your current experience, it does not define who you most truly are. Counseling can help you break the chains of depression, and create a new experience which includes hope and a meaningful connection to life. To determine if we can work together, please contact me to schedule a FREE 15-minute phone consultation.

Rebecca Gradler, LCSW, LICSW
Depression Counselor

Rebecca Gradler, LCSW, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 22207 - Nearby to Oakton.

In a comfortable and supportive environment, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help them attain the personal growth they desire. I provide compassionate, active listening to help clients identify the root cause of their depression and then move toward a plan for healing and change. My faith combined with my clinical training and my desire to serve my clients, is what guides my practice.

C J Medearis, Th.D, Ph.D, D.D, Life Coach
Depression Counselor

C J Medearis, Th.D, Ph.D, D.D, Life Coach

An Innovative Theology Social-Psychologist

In 20066 - Nearby to Oakton.

Depression is a very general term and to define it without clarity is a not a good thing. Like everything, we have to find the trigger points; when and how it generates the "sliding down the hill", so to speak. As commonly noted, depression is believing a string of lies, mixed in with some reality and truth. These must be separated for us to resolve each experience. WOW, I see so many lives changed, as I just listen and see what is going on.

Earta Norwood, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Earta Norwood, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 22304 - Nearby to Oakton.

Depression affects and is affected by your actions, thoughts, and emotions. We will stop this vicious cycle by starting to acknowledge the factors that contribute to your depression and develop strategies that will provide relief. As you gain ground against your depression, we will target more complicated problems and develop more comprehensive strategies. You will start with simple behavioral changes. You will follow with changes in how you think of yourself, others, and the problems you face. You will continue with changes in how you strategize and solve problems. Finally, you will develop methods to maintain these changes and continue to accomplish your goals with confidence and hope.

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Depression Counselor

Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 20910 - Nearby to Oakton.

Depression is a suffering that takes the joy out of life and seems endless and hopeless. It drains your self-esteem. It is a sign of a problem but it makes solving problems more difficult. Sometimes medication can help, but psychotherapy is more effective. There are several approaches to getting out of depression and I would use all of them. We can work to notice and challenge depressing thoughts. We can work with underlying trauma or loss where you may have begun to feel depressed. I can also support you to take the kind of actions that lift your mood. You will learn ways of being more nourished and fulfilled.

Kathryn Ziemer, PhD
Depression Counselor

Kathryn Ziemer, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 22314 - Nearby to Oakton.

Are you feeling bad about yourself, feeling isolated, or finding that you just don’t enjoy the things you used to? Sometimes when we feel stuck, the situation can seem hopeless. But no matter what you’re facing, you can feel better. Our time together will help you recognize your worth as an individual and appreciate the things that make you uniquely you. Together, we will use evidence-based techniques to help you cope with challenges, overcome negative thoughts about yourself, and start enjoying life again.

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW
Depression Counselor

Anita Gadhia-Smith, PsyD, LCSW-C, LICSW

Psychotherapist

In 20007 - Nearby to Oakton.

Through counseling for depression, you can learn to identify and change feelings that have become entrenched in thought patterns and behaviors. Even though depression may feel like a dead end street, there is always a way out and up. Through therapy, I will assist you in making optimal choices to treat your depression. You will learn how to live your life to the fullest.

Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Robert Castle, M.S., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 20850 - Nearby to Oakton.

I help my clients view depression as a mental, emotional, and physiological condition that can be treated with a full application of the tools, insights, and aids that are available from a variety of sources. These will include cognitive techniques to redirect unhelpful thought patterns, behavioral practices such as exercise, sleep hygiene, and life style adjustments, and social/relational interactions with significant others. We will also explore patterns of reactions to past and current life stressors that might perpetuate a cycle of depressive symptoms. If symptoms of depression are chronically severe, posing elevated risks to health or safety, I will help the client consult with a doctor to evaluate the potential use of a psychotropic medication to...(view profile to read more)

Mark Napack, MA, MS, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Mark Napack, MA, MS, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

In 20852 - Nearby to Oakton.

Depression is different from simple sadness. From it being like a low-grade fever to positively debilitating, depression can be helped by counseling and therapy. I am an experienced counselor and therapist in dealing with depression. I use evidence-based approaches to help resolve the life-draining experience of depression. In working together, you can move from depression to life. I look forward to hearing from you.

Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT
Depression Counselor

Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist

In 20910 - Nearby to Oakton.

Depression can be a difficult topic to admit to, much less come to therapy for, but the courage it takes to make that call is your first step out of the darkness. Depression would like you to believe that no one can help you and that you're all alone, but it's not true - feeling that way is actually a symptom of depression itself! That's one reason why depression can be particularly insidious - it can make you feel like something is wrong with you at your core, and so make it hard for you to reach out for help. The truth is that depression is a condition that responds to proper therapy treatment, not a character flaw. Believe that and reach out for the help you deserve.

Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC
Depression Counselor

Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 22307 - Nearby to Oakton.

There are many varieties of depression, from the nearly universal experience of “blues” to soul-crushing, “can’t lift my head out of bed” depression. We help sort out the source of depression, which can include being emotionally “underfed”, to un-grieved losses, trauma experiences, biological disorders, family emotional inheritance, and a lack of connection with your inner source of guidance. After exploring the experience of depression, and the context of a client’s life, we collaboratively shape a plan of treatment, and carefully monitor progress. We coordinate with other care providers, such as physicians.



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Oakton is located in Fairfax County, Virginia. It has a land area of 9.76 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Oakton is 36,860 people with 13,274 households and a median annual income of $120,762. .


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