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Depression Treatment Washington DC

Depression Treatment in Washington, DC 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.

Loren T. Wilkenfeld
(202) 461-7350
VA Central, Mental Health Serv
Washington, DC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: New York University
Credentialed Since: 1990-04-16

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Ms. Karenna Armington
Armington Psychotherapy Practice
(202) 510-1141
1555 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Gender Identity, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Leila Bremer
(202) 887-0404
1330 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Credentialed Since: 2005-04-12

Data Provided By:
Dr. Mindy Jacobs
Mindy Jacobs, Ph.D, PC, ABPP
(202) 265-1103
1808 T NW
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LICSW
Licensed in DC
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Karen Osterle
(202) 744-2922
1234 19th Street, NW, Suite #901
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MSSA, LICSW
Licensed in DC
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Stress, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Juliet M. Francis
(202) 638-6942
601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Ste 900
Washington, DC
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Group Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wright St U
Credentialed Since: 1995-01-10

Data Provided By:
Mary H. Lanman
(202) 452-9059
1330 New Hampshire Ave, NW, #106
Washington, DC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: American University
Credentialed Since: 1989-10-23

Data Provided By:
James R. Striker
(202) 458-4456
The World Bank, MSN-MC2-203
Washington, DC
Services
Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Cultural Diversity Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Washington University
Credentialed Since: 1985-02-28

Data Provided By:
Sally Bloom-Feshbach
(202) 293-1036
1301 20th St, NW
Washington, DC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Yale University
Credentialed Since: 1983-09-27

Data Provided By:
Gregory A. Grinc
(202) 331-8484
1400 20th Street NW Suite 114
Washington, DC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: DePaul University
Credentialed Since: 1980-03-12

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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.