Depression Counseling in Federal Way, WA.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Federal Way, Washington.


Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC
Depression Counselor

Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98102 - Nearby to Federal Way.

In my work with clients experiencing depression, I bring with me many years of watching individuals learn to cope toward leading a life of meaning -- and even joy! Depression is a reality for many people, but it is also treatable. In counseling, you may feel less isolated with plenty of space to talk about the reality of depression that is not often shared in our daily relationships. I gather a variety of evidence based treatments from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with unconditional positive regard to work with clients, instilling hope.

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC
Depression Counselor

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98112 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Depression can leave you feeling sad, tired and even hopeless. It likes to put a negative spin on everything, even twisting what you believe about yourself and your life. It messes with your ability to feel connected and competent and can even leave you feeling unworthy or a burden. I’ve been there. We’ll start where you are, I’ll help you put language to your experience and identify achievable steps and tools you can use to begin to feel more alive and confident in your life. My style is compassionate and interactive. Let's find your path out.

Lynn Buell, MSSW, LICSW, FABP
Depression Counselor

Lynn Buell, MSSW, LICSW, FABP

Psychoanalyst and psychotherapist

In 98104 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Lois Ridgley, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Lois Ridgley, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Counselor

In 98446 - Nearby to Federal Way.

When one person in a relationship is depressed, its quite possible the other will experience some negative feelings as well. By helping both find ways to manage emotions, including depression, the individuals in a relationship can feel better and they can do better as a couple. Using cognitive-behavioral therapy as well as emotionally focused couples therapy, people can experience positive results fairly quickly.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC
Depression Counselor

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Federal Way.

We examine your depression symptoms through evaluation and assessment. Its a comprehensive approach that involves many questions and hopefully honest answers. We then develop a plan that entails supportive networks, encouragement for medication, and other wraparound resources to aid you in increasing a healthy emotional state of living. The process does take time, but is beneficial if you are looking to make positive changes.

Julie Wilson, M.A., L.M.H.C.
Depression Counselor

Julie Wilson, M.A., L.M.H.C.

Psychotherapist

In 98121 - Nearby to Federal Way.

I work with many clients who are depressed and am generally very good at assessing which clients are good candidates for medications as well as talk therapy and which clients will benefit from therapy alone. I am very good at relating to depressed clients and try to help them regain connection to self and others and to find meaning in their suffering.

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98027 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Depression hits all of us at some level at some time in our lives. At a low level, we may feel blah, or describe it as the blues. At a more extreme level, depression can be downright debilitating, causing us to lose our appetites or overeat, to gain weight or lose weight. If depression has taken a hold of you to the extent that you are sleeping all the time or conversely, losing sleep, you will want to see your physician and find out if anti-depressants are in order for you. Even if your depression is not to the point of your being unable to get out of bed in the morning, don't delay in getting help. Call me at 425 652-1413 for an appointment.

Karen Morton, LMHC
Depression Counselor

Karen Morton, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

When someone is depressed, they have little hope about life ever getting better. That is how I help clients- I have the hope for them when they cannot fathom it. We build on this hope together until the client can own it for themselves. Once you have even a sliver of hope that you will no longer be swallowed up by darkness, we will continue to build on that by healing old wounds and coming free from past shame. At this point, your depression no longer has the same power over you! Feeling depressed can be a long road to walk out of, but don't have to feel this way forever.

Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Suffering with depression can make life unbearable. I understand the difficulty involved in making changes in your life when depression finds a way to creep into each and every move you make. I work with individuals dealing with depression by exploring how depression interferes in your life and identifying unique strategies that will allow you to manage your depression and lift your mood. I will help you identify behavioral and biological strategies that will create much needed change. I offer a warm collaborative and empathic approach to treatment.

Folktown Counseling, LMHC
Depression Counselor

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

In 98126 - Nearby to Federal Way.

My approach to treating depression is to first create relational trust with you as a client. Then in the process of our weekly sessions we can interpret various environmental factors that add to your depression. We may also find earlier stories in your life that affect your current moods. Depending on the severity of your depression I may recommend that we coordinate with a naturopath or family doctor to check your thyroid, vitamin D levels and any other possible medical concerns. Depending on those results a nutritionist or psychiatrist may also help stabilize your mood. Once you feel more stable we can then delve into deeper places of your narrative for healing.

Merrie Day, M.A., Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Merrie Day, M.A., Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist WA

In 98005 - Nearby to Federal Way.

You are not alone. Depression is not who you are and can be treated with psychotherapy and sometimes medication. The longer you wait, the more set in depressed ways of thinking and behavior can become which makes it more difficult, not impossible, to remove. We are naturally inclined to feel happy so when your mood is depressed it is simply telling you that something has gone wrong. The tendency to become depressed may have genetic, social and personal factors. Merrie Day, PhD 425-747-0155 and Ken Drummy, MSW 425-895-7295, of Day-Drummy Life Coaches, understand how depression works and can help free you to become happier in your life. There is a solution and we can help.

Heath Foster, MA, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Heath Foster, MA, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98040 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Elizabeth Wurzel, the wrote of depression, "a human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key." My goal in treating depression is to help my clients find that key out of the cage she so aptly describes, using cognitive-behavioral and psychotherapy approaches. By understanding the impact life experience and genetics plays in its developing, and examining unhealthy core beliefs and replacing them with more accurate evaluations and healthy self-regard, people can feel the fog of depression lift.

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

There are many symptoms you may experience that may be related to depression. You may feel sad more often than not, unmotivated, sleep a lot, have a loss of appetite, or an increase in appetite. These are just some of the ways that depression can emerge. I can help you determine what is bringing your symptoms on and teach you coping skills to keep you from being trapped by the depression.

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC
Depression Counselor

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC

Relational Psychotherapist / Counselor

In 98109 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Depression keeps you away from others, all you want to do is stay in bed and bide your time before you absolutely have to be somewhere. It sucks you into this hole that begins to convince you that the life you truly want to live is not possible. Life is happening all around you and you can't quite seem to make the steps to jump in and participate. As we begin to look into this hole together, we can identify where you are at and find life.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 07739 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.

Anavadya Taylor, MSW
Depression Counselor

Anavadya Taylor, MSW

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98004 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Our work together will help uproot and eliminate the causes of depression in life and relationships. You learn to transform negative thought patterns to positive feelings. Discover the perspective to live a more meaningful and productive life. In so doing, you create a more positive environment for you and loved ones. You will feel lighter and happier. The process is available to anyone willing to invest time and energy.

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC
Depression Counselor

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98119 - Nearby to Federal Way.

When working with clients who are suffering from depression, I like to work on two parallel tracks at once. The first is a practical track designed to help the client start making changes in his/her external life. For example, if someone is socially isolated, I help him/her figure out how he/she can start to be around other people. The second track is an interior track through which we examine the root causes of the depression and begin to heal the inner wounds that have led to the person's suffering in the first place. I find that, through working on both these levels at once, depression is more quickly and effectively shifted.

Jason Soto, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jason Soto, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98371 - Nearby to Federal Way.

All of us go through difficult times, however some times some us go through more than our fair share of difficulties. It is during these times that we can benefit from someone who can lend a non judging ear, provide hope, support and gentle guidance. I take great care to see that your needs are being met. We always move at your pace and focus on your goals. I will hear your concerns and together we will tackle what is important to you.

Dan Reiff, Ph.D., LMHC
Depression Counselor

Dan Reiff, Ph.D., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98040 - Nearby to Federal Way.

I believe that depression is best treated with a combination of CBT, exercise, talk therapy, and, sometimes, medication. Resolving issues underlying the depression is as important as implementing effective coping strategies. A strong therapeutic relationship and strong support system are particularly helpful when addressing issues related to depression.

Will Marsh, LMHCA
Depression Counselor

Will Marsh, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98112 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR
Depression Counselor

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98042 - Nearby to Federal Way.

When depression hits, just getting though the day can feel like an enormous task. Depression is caused by many things and ranges widely in severity and length. Whether depression is mild or severe, there are proven ways to help get through it. I work with clients to help discover and treat the root issue that's causing the depression so they can be free to enjoy life once again.

Darchelle Worley, MA, LMHCA
Depression Counselor

Darchelle Worley, MA, LMHCA

Psychotherapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Do you feel tired? Numb? No motivation or anticipation for what you once enjoyed? Depression can be like a thick, gray blanket pressing you down. You want out from under it, but can't imagine how that might be possible. In fact, just thinking about what could help makes you tired...and more depressed. If this is your experience, it's crucial you bring it to someone who can understand you and your depression. Someone who can slowly, compassionately "take your hand" and find a way through the dismal fog with you. Someone who meets you where you are, yet holds onto the true experience of hope and joy on your behalf, helping you rediscover your life again.

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS
Depression Counselor

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98115 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Take charge of your depression. I can help you learn tools to lessen depression and start feeling better. Our thoughts, our current lifestyle, friends or lack of, all contribute to how we feel. Past failures tend to repeat themselves until they are understood. When getting motivated, completing tasks, or social relationships are a struggle the stress of this can lead to depression. Don't put up with feeling other people have more enjoyment in life than you do. Research is showing us that there are ways we can feel better without using medication.

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA
Depression Counselor

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98405 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Our personal goals can be squashed by depression. Our daily happiness and hours can be clouded even on the brightest of days by depression. Although there are similarities for many, depression can be unique to each individual and detrimental to our mental health. Through defining what we want and building small successes, larger success and happiness can be found amongst the fading clouds of depression.

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP
Depression Counselor

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98121 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Depression keeps millions from gaining a sense of self and identity in the world while keeping them in darkness. Do not suffer alone. Therapy will bring to light issues you are struggling with and help you gain control of your life and meet the goals you've set for yourself. There are many ways to tackle depression, I've found that psychotherapy, self-exploration, CBT and RET works wonders with clients going through depression.



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

Federal Way is located in King County, Washington. It has a land area of 22.27 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Federal Way is 95,171 people with 34,117 households and a median annual income of $55,673. .


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Therapy in Federal Way 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 Federal Way 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 Federal Way public health department.