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.

Mrs. Elizabeth Danowski
Play. Build. Grow. PLC
(517) 268-8052
913 West Holmes Road Suite 179
Lansing, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW, RPT-S
Licensed in Michigan
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adults (26-59)

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Elizabeth Garber Bruning
(231) 935-0790
10850 Traverse Hwy, Ste 4490
Traverse City, MI
Services
Individual 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: U Wisc, Madison
Credentialed Since: 1996-06-24

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Mrs. Denise Johnson
Vital Options LLC
(248) 358-6926
26677 W. 12 Mile
Southfield, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,CAC-1
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Lynn Lupini
(269) 979-3881
714 Main Street
Battle Creek, MI
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Psychological Assessment, Group Psychotherapy, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Western Michigan University
Credentialed Since: 2009-08-31

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Ms. Jackie Price
Jackie Price, MSW, ACSW, LMSW
(810) 220-0271
1086 Charles Orndorf Drive
Brighton, MI
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Judith Paskiewicz
Judith M. Paskiewicz, Ph.D, P.C.
(248) 642-3337
600 N. Old Woodward Suite 300
Birmingham, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW,ACSW,BCD, Ph.D.
Licensed in Michigan
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Life Transitions, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Katen Park
(313) 565-5937
2314 Monroe St.
Dearborn, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Sexuality Issues, Psychosomatic, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Deborah G. Harms
(248) 258-5102
625 Purdy
Birmingham, MI
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Psychoanalysis
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Detroit Mercy
Credentialed Since: 1987-12-11

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Michael Butkus
(248) 650-8383
Abaris Behavioral Health
Rochester, MI
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Group Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Detroit Mercy
Credentialed Since: 2007-10-29

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Ms. Dikke Hansen
Dikke Hansen
(517) 882-6159
913W. Holmes, Suite 179
Lansing, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Immigration/Newcomer, Life Transitions, Sexual
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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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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