Depression Counseling Sturgis MI

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.

Joel R. Harms
(248) 258-5593
31815 Southfield Rd #31
Birmingham, MI
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, 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: University of Detroit Mercy
Credentialed Since: 1985-05-29

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Ms. Maggie McMullen-Faff
Positive Perceptions Integrative Center
(248) 563-9791
23023 Orchard Lake Road, Bldg C
Farmington, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ICAADC, CTS, CMHt, ADS
Licensed in Michigan
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Robert Sprague
New Passages Behavioral Health & Rehabilitation Services
(248) 338-7458
70 Lafayette
Pontiac, MI
Credentials
Credentials: Re.D., LMSW, DCSW, QCSW, LFMT,
Licensed in Michigan
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Personality Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Deborah Warsh
Deborah Urbach Warsh, LMSW, LMFT, ACSW
(248) 626-0636
7457 Franklin Road, Suite 303
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, LMFT, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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David R. MacRae
(616) 785-8900
640 Three Mile Road, NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, 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
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Biola University
Credentialed Since: 1980-10-15

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Dennis Hunyadi
(269) 488-7927
Family & Children Services
Kalamazoo, MI
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Western Michigan University
Credentialed Since: 2010-09-13

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Ms. Susan Browne
Susan M. Browne MSW, ACSW, BCD
(313) 882-1430
119 Kercheval Ste 1a
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personalit
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Elizabeth Moberg
Catholic Social Services of the Upper Pennisula
(906) 786-7212
1100 Ludington St., Suite 401
Escanaba, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, QCSW, CAAC
Licensed in Michigan
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Parenting Issues, Stress
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Rhonna Nelson
Rhonna Nelson, LMSW, DCSW, CAADC, PC
(248) 723-4114
31000 Telegraph Road, Suite 150
Bingham Farms, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, DCSW, CAADC, PC
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Women's Is
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Gale A. Swan
(248) 681-0189
5119 Willow Pond Dr
West Bloomfield, MI
Services
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), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wayne State University
Credentialed Since: 1977-10-07

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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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