Depression Counseling La Fayette GA

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.

Kenneth Edward Walker
(706) 529-6647
Dalton Counseling Service
Dalton, GA
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Psychological Assessment, Play Therapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Fuller Theological Seminary
Credentialed Since: 2001-06-25

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Mrs. Joylene Kara Green
(706) 963-1002
Family and Friends Counseling607 South Thornton Ave
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Gordon-Conwell
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

John W. Gamble
(478) 452-7500
190 Ato Road SE
Milledgeville, GA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Georgia State University
Credentialed Since: 1976-03-29

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John A. Petzelt
(770) 394-8845
1830 Independence Square
Dunwoody, GA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Stress Management or Pain Management, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), 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: Georgia State University
Credentialed Since: 1976-12-13

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Stephen P. Farr
(770) 535-1284
Affiliated Psychological & Medical Consultants
Gainesville, GA
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Intervention, Biofeedback, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, 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.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Louisville
Credentialed Since: 1981-10-06

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Dr. Dolcelyn Imperio Zackrison
(706) 403-0493
Ringgold Therapy Group7831 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Alliant International University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dennis Jarvis
(706) 622-4552
Northwest District Care & Counseling Service623 South Thornton Avenue
Dalton, GA
Specialties
Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Mr. John Dury
Mountain Park Counseling Center
(770) 921-2800
1180 Old Tucker Road
Stone Mountain, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, MFT, MAC, SAP
Licensed in Georgia
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Sexual Disorders, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Catherine B. Howell
(229) 228-5192
7363 Hall Road
Coolidge, GA
Services
Biofeedback, 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)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Florida State University
Credentialed Since: 1997-07-10

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Valjean McNeill Whitlow
(770) 843-3450
11755 Pointe Place
Roswell, GA
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Psychoeducational Evaluation, Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Southern Illinois University
Credentialed Since: 2004-12-15

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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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