Depression Counseling Sheridan WY

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.

Theresa Anne Faulkner
(307) 684-5828
P.O. Box 1222
Buffalo, WY
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas Tech U
Credentialed Since: 1996-07-02

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Cheri Kreitzmann
(307) 460-5531
SOAR Counseling Services, Inc1285 Sheridan Ave.
Cody, WY
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Holly Dorst
(307) 278-9914
1050 N 3rd Street Suite Suite B21050 North 3rd Street
Laramie, WY
Specialties
Depression, Life Coaching, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern California University Professional School
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Carrie Strawn
(307) 222-3272
Brighter Horizons113 South Gillette Avenue
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Galluadet University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Askins Eric A Dr
(307) 672-2468
425 W Loucks St
Sheridan, WY
 
Anne Bunn
(307) 399-7499
507 South 4th St
Laramie, WY
Services
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), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wyoming
Credentialed Since: 2008-12-02

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Changing Direction
(307) 352-9973
Changing Direction420 S Jackson Street
Jackson, WY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Remarriage and Stepfamilies, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Universtiy of Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Mrs. Mary Louise M Breitenbach
(307) 200-9923
3625 Cheney Lane (mailing address only)
Wilson, WY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Harvard University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

West Dennis K
(307) 672-2799
40 S Main St
Sheridan, WY
 
Leugers Ray Psy D
(307) 672-2468
425 W Loucks St
Sheridan, WY
 
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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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