Depression Counseling Leavenworth KS

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.

Deborah Shaddy
(913) 667-4675 x2
Sophia Center, LLC102 E. Olive St.
Lansing, KS
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Spirituality, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Creighton Univ.
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Metis Counseling
(816) 463-4656
Metis Counseling7211 NW 83rd Street Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Play Therapy, Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMHA/FEDMED

Kansas City Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, LLC
(816) 237-5257
Kansas City Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, LLC
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University Los Angeles
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$20 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. David Hurtado
(816) 542-0975
Counseling Services101 N.E. 72nd Street
Gladstone, MO
Specialties
Depression, Behavioral Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2011
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $50
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Diane Bigler
(816) 420-8419
Diane Bigler Therapy Services, Inc.119 NE 72nd St
Gladstone, MO
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Self Esteem, Depression
Qualification
School: University of Kansas
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Melissa Wright
(816) 463-4656
Metis Counseling7211 NW 83rd Street Suite 200
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Play Therapy, Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Nicole Rich
(816) 237-5218
Metis Counseling7211 NW 83rd Street
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Play Therapy
Qualification
School: University of Saint Mary
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jennifer L DaSilva
(816) 701-9229
101 NE 72nd Street
Gladstone, MO
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dipoto Counseling Group
(816) 877-9040
Dipoto Counseling Group200 NE 54th Street
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Depression, Anger Management, Autism, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$150 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Regina M Martin
(816) 463-9679 x100
KCIOP & journeys: Northland5500 North Oak Trafficway
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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