Depression Counseling Miami FL

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.

Ellen C. Hinke
(305) 441-8964
701 Minorca Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
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), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 1995-12-04

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Dr. Susan Becker
Susan K. Becker, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
(305) 667-7890
1514 San Ignacio Avenue Suite 100
Coral Gables, FL
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Florida
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trau
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Edward Rappaport
(305) 284-5511
5600 Merrick Drive
Coral Gables, FL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), 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.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Florida State University
Credentialed Since: 1976-05-03

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Lori P. Blum
(305) 661-6046
5900 SW 73rd St, #207
South Miami, FL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Miami
Credentialed Since: 1987-07-28

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Joanne Bauling Ciminero
(305) 666-8000
7685 SW 104th St. Suite 100
Miami, FL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), 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.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Miami
Credentialed Since: 2005-05-31

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Janice Lindsay-Hartz
(305) 662-4127
1801 Micanopy Ave.
Miami, FL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Couples Psychotherapy, 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.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Clark University
Credentialed Since: 1982-04-15

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Kaia Beth Calbeck
(305) 669-4455
7600 Red Road
Miami, FL
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Miami
Credentialed Since: 2006-09-05

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Ms. Susan Hayden
Susan Hayden
(305) 461-9726
7800m Red Road, Suite 231
South Miamii, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Terry D. Richards
(305) 577-1013
1717 N. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL
Services
Couples Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: New York University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-24

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Victoria Bustamante Avellaneda
(305) 439-6014
7400 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, 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: Carlos Albizu University - Miami
Credentialed Since: 2009-06-17

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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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