Depression Counseling Morgantown WV

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.

James E. Capage
(304) 599-2862
630 Vista Place
Morgantown, WV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-04

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Ms. Nicole O'Barto Trainer
(724) 473-5635
1277 Suncrest Towne Centre
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Chatham University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Sheli Bernstein-Goff
(304) 336-8295
PO Box 295 CSC 134
West Liberty, WV
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in West Virginia
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Robin C. Halprin
(202) 486-8939
Route 1, Box 158
Keyser, WV
Services
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
French,Italian
Education Info
Doctoral Program: American University
Credentialed Since: 1987-12-18

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Susan G. Walker-Matthews
(304) 388-2545
Family Resource Center
Charleston, WV
Services
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), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U NC, Greensboro
Credentialed Since: 2000-04-21

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Dr. Linda Sandel Pettit
(304) 564-8978
1445 Stewartstown Road
Morgantown, WV
Qualification
School: West Virginia University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: 4most

Scott Alan Fields
(304) 388-4649
Dept of Family Med, 5th Fl
Charleston, WV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 2004-09-23

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Laura Rochelle Wilhelm
(304) 388-1025
WVU Dept. of Behavioral Med & Psychiatry
Charleston, WV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), 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.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 2005-07-27

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James E. Capage
(304) 599-2862
630 Vista Place
Morgantown, WV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-04

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Dr. Jonathan M Hartiens
(304) 260-8808
Christian Psychological Services94 Old Mill Road
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Addiction, Depression, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

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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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