Depression Treatment South Portland ME

Depression Treatment in South Portland, ME is available at a variety of facilities. Depression counseling offers assistance to those that are undergoing difficult times in their lives or would benefit from speaking with a third party about their concerns. If you think you would benefit from depression counseling, please read below to find local depression counseling facilities and licensed depression counselors in your area.

Janis C. Mallon
(207) 780-4050
Univ of Southern Maine, Couns. Ctr
Portland, ME
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University at Buffalo/SUNY
Credentialed Since: 1993-06-28

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Mrs. Marisol Needle
Therapy Services, Marisol Needle, LCSW
(207) 415-1934
293 State Street
Portland, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Tra
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Cheryl Berg
(207) 642-5525
5 Orchard Road
Standish, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Carol Kerr
(207) 358-4482
38 Pleasant St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Andover Newton Theological School
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Joel Guarna
(207) 358-6188
White Pine Behavioral Health25 Middle Street
Portland, ME
Specialties
Addiction, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Bowling Green State University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Raymond Zito
Zito Consulting Services
(207) 773-6777
Ste.202 225 Commercial St.
Portland, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Maine
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Joan Marks
(207) 266-9573
345 Cottage Rd
South Portland, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Se
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Rick Woodcock
Fresh Start Counseling
(888) 342-8764
333 Lincoln Street Room 102
Saco, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Sexu
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Beth Elyse Eilers
(207) 358-3572
Healthful Counseling609 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME
Specialties
Chronic Pain or Illness, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem

Dr. Kim Drouin
(207) 358-4283 x1
609 Main Street (Route 1)
South Portland, ME
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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Seeking Depression Treatment

A number of people believe that there are less and less people coming to the doctor's office for depression treatment. Probably, it is because they lack the feeling of acceptance necessary for them to acknowledge their illness. Financial problems and lack of family support may also be factors in why there are fewer people visiting clinics for depression treatment. However tight the situation may be, patients suffering from this disorder should bear in mind that therapy is needed in order to lessen the severity of their illness.

Depression treatment is reliant on many factors including: the severity of the problem, the degree of the symptoms and the person's individual history with the illness. The treatment is divided into three forms which we will tackle below.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is otherwise known as the talking therapy. This involves the patient and the specialist together in one area. The specialist serves as the client's exhaust vent for his feelings. Together, they aid each other in learning what the problems are and what could have triggered the depression. Also, they decide the kind of depression treatment needed and preferred by the client. In this way, the patient is guided accordingly and is given enough room for independence and self-guidance.

Medication Therapy

Together with psychotherapy, medication is needed to control the hormones responsible for depression. The medications given are considered to be a successful depression treatment. The medication therapy is used in combination with other therapies that will help the patient see his inner strengths and use that enthusiasm to cope with the illness. However, compliance with the treatment regimen is a must for this kind of therapy.

Hospitalization and Electroconvulsive Therapy

In severe types of clinical depression, hospitalization should be required. The length of stay at the hospital depends on the recuperating process of the patient. Hospitalization and electroconvulsive therapy are opted as a depression treatment if the patient no longer responds to the medication given to him. The exact mechanism as to how the ECT works was and is never understood; but it is believed to be affecting the level of neurotransmitters in the human body.

The most successful evaluation for a client with clinical depression is seeing him cope with the illness. Once you are able to see a person muddle through both the internal and external struggles, then you can say that the chances of reoccurrence would unquestionably be low.