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

Stephen M. Huggins
(503) 661-7733
1326 NW Civic Dr.
Gresham, OR
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), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: West Cons Bapt Sem
Credentialed Since: 1991-02-22

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Paula J. Rohrbaugh
(503) 399-7844
PMB #244
Salem, OR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wisc, Madison
Credentialed Since: 1976-09-09

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Ms. Sibelia Chaiyahat
Life Enrichment Services
(503) 774-2572
4411 SE Hawthorne Blvd Suite 215
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Developmental Disability, Grief/Loss, Learning Disabilities, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Asperger's Syndrome
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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J. James Lundy
(971) 678-3941
10000 SE Main
Portland, OR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Couples Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: West Cons Bapt Sem
Credentialed Since: 1987-06-29

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Ms. Kayla Leopold
Private Practice
(503) 860-0656
1306 SW Bertha Boulevard
Portland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Meghan Colleen Kelley
(503) 729-4205
3310 SE Division Street
Portland, OR
Services
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Phoenix
Credentialed Since: 2010-10-18

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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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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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