Teenage Depression Counseling Lebanon OR

Teenage depression can be a very serious matter and can lead to self-mutilation, drug or alcohol abuse, attempted suicide, or even suicide. As such, it needs to be addressed quickly. Read on to see if there is any solution for your kid.

Mr. Michael Boucher
K. Michael Boucher, LCSW
(541) 619-8121
425 SW Ellsworth St.
Albany, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Michael Boucher
(541) 897-7151
425 Ellsworth Street SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: San Diego State University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Christopher S. Elgin
(541) 246-9190
Christopher S. Elgin425 Ellsworth St
Albany, OR
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD, Depression
Qualification
School: University of Texas, San Antonio
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Margaret Hansen
(541) 238-2139
425 Ellsworth St SW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Personality Disorders, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Portland State University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100

Sherry Lynn Harden
(503) 533-9806
1791 NW 173rd Ave.
Beaverton, OR
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Psychological Assessment, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Fox University
Credentialed Since: 2011-03-15

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Ms. Leresa Jones
Leresa Jones, LCSW, CADC I
(541) 971-6868
213 Water Ave NW Suite 400
Albany, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CADC I
Licensed in Oregon
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Grief/Loss, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Teresa Graham
(541) 241-3735
213 Water Ave. NW
Albany, OR
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Portland State University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Traci M Wendell
(541) 639-3919
213 Water Avenue NW, Ste 400
Albany, OR
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Washington
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Sandra Hamilton
(541) 338-4939
975 Oak St, Ste 620
Eugene, OR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples 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)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Oregon
Credentialed Since: 1989-07-24

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Shahana Koslofsky
(502) 621-2313
15455 NW Greenbrier Pkwy
Beaverton, OR
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Cultural Diversity Issues, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Career Assessment and Counseling
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University at Albany/SUNY
Credentialed Since: 2006-12-19

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Battling Teenage Depression

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Battling Teenage Depression

By Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, LAc

My teenager suffers from bouts of depression that sometimes last more than a week. We’ve tried Paxil and Wellbutrin, which seemed to work for a while, but I’m concerned about long-term side effects. Can you offer any suggestions?

Teenage depression can be a very serious matter and can lead to self-mutilation, drug or alcohol abuse, attempted suicide, or even suicide. As such, it needs to be addressed quickly. The use of Western pharmaceutical medicine can help in a short amount of time, especially under the guidance of an experienced medical psychiatrist. In situations where a pattern of low self-esteem or a troubled family environment exists, psychotherapy can serve as a useful adjunct to Western medicine as well.

Often, however, the problem lies not just with the teenager’s environment or self-esteem but, instead, with neurotransmitter deficiencies aggravated by hormonal changes during puberty. In these cases, one should recognize Western prescription medicines as a reshuffling of neurotransmitters—they increase one by decreasing another, sort of a “robbing Peter to pay Paul” approach. Natural medicine offers a deeper method that aims to boost neurotransmitter levels. You can do this with nutritional medicines, including certain amino acids, vitamins, enzyme cofactors, and Western herbs. I would look for holistic practitioners who work with this approach. They can include medical doctors, psychotherapists, doctors of naturopathic medicine, chiropractors, or practitioners of Oriental medicine.

Within TCM, we work to boost neurotransmitters back to natural levels. Instead of using nutritional components directly, our approach relies on a mixture of different Chinese herbs to regulate underlying organs and functional systems.

The type of depression most prevalent in teenagers involves the liver. It occurs because of stagnant qi (energy) and blood in the liver. That stagnation inhibits the free movement of qi and blood in the body. Consequently, a sort of paralysis of intention, effort, and hope results, leaving the person feeling that things will never change. Liver stagnation can occur from the release of hormones during teen maturation and can be compounded by environmental chemicals, prescription drugs such as birth control, and over-stimulation of the nervous system. The Chinese herbal approach uses herbs that move and regulate liver qi and blood. Acupuncture can accomplish the same effect if done on a weekly basis, and practitioners often combine the two approaches.

Some teenagers have bipolar-2 syndrome, a mixed pattern exhibiting both anxiety and depression. In these cases, we regulate both the liver for depression and the heart/shen for anxiety. This approach can be quite effective for the long term but may require months of treatment to achieve relief of depressive symptoms.

Another type of depression within Chinese medicine—lung-type depression—results from grief or a shock due to loss and can...

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