Depression Counseling Hood River OR

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.

Mr. Jim Patterson
(541) 386-0008
415 Sherman, Suite C
Hood River, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CADC I
Licensed in Oregon
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Jane Leu Rekas
(971) 285-5679
Turtle Dove Counseling205 Oak Street
Hood River, OR
Specialties
Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Portland State Unviersity
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Susanna Wood
Susanna J. Wood, M.S.W., LCSW
(541) 690-5602
The Sharing Place 14 Cottage Street
Medford, OR
Credentials
Credentials: M.S.W., LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, S
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Joan E. Ausubel
(503) 294-2111
522 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Adelphi University
Credentialed Since: 1984-08-30

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Carol S. Jones
(503) 288-6066
4231 N. Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR
Services
Psychoanalysis, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, 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: Western Michigan University
Credentialed Since: 1993-08-06

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Richard P. Jessel
(509) 427-5001
120 NW Jordan Road
Stevenson, WA
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Portland
Credentialed Since: 1977-05-31

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Mr. Laurence Eckman
Laurence Eckman PMHNP-BC, LCSW
(503) 492-2200
2311 East Burnside Street Suite 100
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: PMHNP-BC, LCSW
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Helen D. Tuggy
(503) 520-0912
4905 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 201
Beaverton, OR
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, 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: University of Notre Dame
Credentialed Since: 1984-04-23

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Ms. Sandra Taylor
(503) 310-4583
1020 SW Taylor, #446
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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Vera Dujovne Anderson
(503) 497-8863
2340 NW Thurman
Portland, OR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Kansas
Credentialed Since: 1997-11-06

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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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