Depression Counseling Burlington VT

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.

Dr. Janice Murakami
(802) 863-6114
92 Adams Street
Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Vermont
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Doris Tillotson
Doris E Tillotson LICSW, BCD
(802) 865-1191
85 South Street
Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, BCD
Licensed in Vermont
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Dianne Coffey
(802) 472-1255
Stillwater Counseling Center20 West Canal Street
Winooski, VT
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Maine
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Pamela Formica
(802) 277-3296
Maple Street Counseling231 Maple St.
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Antioch New England Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Kate Longmaid
(802) 222-0020
110 Main St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Creativity, Depression
Qualification
School: University of Virginia
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Rebecca Sherlock
(802) 865-7878
Whiteface St. [near Kennedy Dr. & Hinesburg Rd.]
So. Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Psych
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Patricia A. Pati
(802) 651-7737
6 Kurk Drive
Essex Junction, VT
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: United States International University
Credentialed Since: 1985-10-15

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Ms. Diane Montgomery-Logan
(802) 221-0178
EMDR, Hypnosis and Group Therapy, Burlington Area99 Hall Street
Winooski, VT
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Goddard College
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Rebecca Sherlock
(802) 490-3904
Whiteface Street
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Adelphi University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Scott D Simpson
(802) 324-1401
267 Pearl St
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Anger Work, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Smith College
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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Depression

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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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