Depression Counseling Boulder CO

Although numerous trials attest to St. John’s wort's efficacy for mild depression, sometimes even prescription antidepressants lose their effectiveness and require a higher dose. Read on for more information.

John W. Steele
(303) 499-9591
1055 Miami Way
Boulder, CO
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Toronto
Credentialed Since: 1991-03-25

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Mr. Bill Semple
Bill Semple, LCSW
(303) 449-1669
2030 Floral Drive
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships
Populations Served
Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Michele Tipple
(303) 443-7081
954 North St, Suite 206
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Colorado
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagn
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Ann Norris
Ann M. Norris, MSW LCSW
(303) 543-7777
1634 Walnut, Suite 201
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, P
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples
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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Ms. Stephanie Helsel
(303) 402-9036
4141 Arapahoe Ave.,Suite 105
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: M.A., LPC
Licensed in Colorado
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. George Garry
(303) 444-5280
954 North Street, Suite 307
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting I
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Rita A. Yaroush
(303) 776-7511
785 Northstar Ct
Boulder, CO
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Cultural Diversity Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Denver
Credentialed Since: 1986-10-28

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Ms. Maxine Gower
Maxine Gower Psychotherapy Services
(303) 875-5046
2885 Aurora Avenue Suite #8
Boulder, CO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, PsyA
Licensed in Colorado
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obse
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Philip D. Sutton
(720) 406-0400
595 Canyon Blvd
Boulder, CO
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), 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.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Utah
Credentialed Since: 1995-09-19

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Joan C. Soper
(303) 443-1223
Psychol Svcs, P.C.
Boulder, CO
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Rhode Island
Credentialed Since: 1994-06-27

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by Dan Lukaczer, ND

Q I’ve taken St. John’s wort for the past few years, and it seemed to help. But recently I’ve experienced the same issues with depression I was having before. The St. John’s wort seems to have lost effectiveness. Any suggestions?

A There is a lot we don’t know about St. John’s wort (Hypericum perfolatum).
Although numerous trials attest to its efficacy for mild depression, I’m not aware of any studies that have followed patients long term—as in years. So we are left a bit on our own. I do have a few suggestions. To begin, sometimes even prescription antidepressants lose their effectiveness and require a higher dose. How much St. John’s wort have you been taking? I generally recommend 900 mg of a standardized extract.

Next, have you changed your medication routine? A number of other medications such as many oral contraceptives and some antibiotics, notably tetracycline, can both influence and be influenced by St. John’s wort. In addition, interactions undoubtedly exist between St. John’s wort and other medications that researchers don’t know about. Make a careful check of other prescription and nonprescription medications you’ve changed recently.

Last, have you changed the brand? Sticking to a brand you trust that uses a standardized extract is important. If you’re still using the same brand, check a new bottle against an old one and see if the formulation has changed (or, if you don’t have an old bottle, contact the company and ask if it changed anything).

With the warnings hitting the news about prescription antidepressants, you should take a careful look at these issues and see if you can uncover some clue as to what went wrong. St. John’s wort seemed to work well for you, and it’s possible it could do so again.

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