Depression Counseling La Follette TN

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.

Dale S. Foster
(901) 624-0100
Dale S. Foster, Ph.D.
Cordova, TN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Biofeedback, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Memphis
Credentialed Since: 1992-01-13

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Ms. Cynthia Johnson
(615) 371-6107
Two Brentwood Commons Suite 150 750 Old Hickory Blvd.
Brentwood, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, MSSW, BSSW, AS
Licensed in Tennessee
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Beth A. Lyons
(901) 674-1770
65 Germantown Court, Suite 417
Cordova, TN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Group Psychotherapy, 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: University of North Texas
Credentialed Since: 1989-08-10

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Kendra Gray
(615) 269-6496
4015 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Auburn University
Credentialed Since: 2007-04-26

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Ms. Linda Behel
Suburban Counseling Center
(865) 693-6333
Suite 102, 109 Suburban Road
Knoxville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: M.S., LMFT, LPC, MHSP
Licensed in Tennessee
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Barbara Johnson
(931) 528-4150
729 S. Jefferson Ave. P. O. Box 3623
Cookeville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Connie Sanders Cole
(865) 470-2546
Franklin Square
Knoxville, TN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Family Psychotherapy, 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.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Tennessee
Credentialed Since: 1992-08-31

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Susan E. Hickman
(423) 508-8200 or (423) 752-5207
3097 S. Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), 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), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Twin Cities
Credentialed Since: 2009-04-27

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Ronald L. Wigley
(423) 842-3663
6760 Big Ridge Road
Hixson, TN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Psychoeducational Evaluation, Family Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Twin Cities
Credentialed Since: 2005-07-19

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Ellen K. Slicker
(615) 895-6942
1810 Ward Drive
Murfreesboro, TN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, 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.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas A&M University
Credentialed Since: 1994-08-30

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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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