Depression Therapists in Gig Harbor, WA

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Eunice Setiawan
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My expertise includes anxiety, depression , trauma/complex-trauma/PTSD, military/aviation families, families, parenting, multicultural/identity issues, family of origin issues, and foster care/adoption.
Not accepting new clients as of May 2023. Please contact me to join my waitlist (approximately 3-6 months). I enjoy working with adults, children/adolescents, and families. I believe that counseling needs to be a safe and brave space to process hard topics. I value trust, respect, culture, education, and fun in my work which inclines towards empathic, trauma-informed, attachment, and strength-based approaches. I am trained in EMDR- an evidenced-based trauma therapy.
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Ann Darin-Amos
Licensed Mental Health Counselor , LMHC
Verified
Verified
Ann has significant experience working with clients experiencing adjustment problems, trauma effects, mood disorders, depression , anxiety, relationship struggles, gender dysphoria and issues related to those who identify as LGBTQ+.
Ann completed her Master's in Counseling Psychology Degree at St. Martin's University in 2004. She has worked in a variety of social services and behavioral health settings to include: Community Mental Health Care, Early Childhood Education, as a Military Family Life Counselor serving active duty military members and their families and in private practice. Ann utilizes as multi modality treatment approach to treat a variety of symptoms and situations.
(253) 338-5244
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Summit Health Management, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
Verified
We offer individual and group therapy for a variety of concerns, including issues related to anxiety, depression , trauma, grief/loss, pandemic issues, adjustment, attachment, behavior, school problems, identity, and substance abuse.
I am a partner in Summit Health Management, a group founded by an eclectic partnership of four established, experienced providers with the vision of offering a variety of therapeutic services to meet the needs of children, adolescents, adults, elders, couples, and families in our community. Our group’s mission is to provide the region with experienced, compassionate, professional, and proficient mental and behavioral health care. We offer a therapy and psychiatric care for all ages, presentations, relationships and disorders, including individual, couples, family and group therapy, as well as substance abuse recovery for all ages.
(253) 215-8451
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Sheryl Eva Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I utilize a strengths approach in helping patients develop/monitor health goals, reduce risk of postpartum depression and reduce/cope with depression , sadness, and anxiety.
My goal in counseling is to help my patients go from where they are to where they want to be. I provide a nurturing, emotionally safe environment for people experiencing life transitions, grief and loss. My patients learn to: 1) understand and better manage anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationships, sleep problems, and disturbing thoughts; 2) identify innate gifts, talents, strengths; 3) develop and work toward achievable goals.
(253) 292-5017
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Diana Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with adults who live with depression , anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, perfectionism, stress and more.
Accepting NEW Clients - - - Are you living your best life? Are you feeling stuck? I provide evidence based treatments to help you experience a life with meaning and purpose and to feel better quickly. During our sessions, my goal is for you to feel unconditional acceptance and compassion in our relationship. My style is friendly, light-hearted and I use humor quite a bit. I will work with your strengths and unique needs to cultivate an environment where you can learn the skills to boost the quality of your life.
(385) 336-4511
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Ian Chittle
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I help people that are feeling anxious and depressed , feel less anxious and depressed . Your mind replays the past and dwells on the future, sending you into panic or making it hard to get out of bed. Your stomach is queasy, your neck is tight, and you feel like you can never quite relax. It feels like others don't see or trust the challenges you face and the effort you actually put in to just get by. You feel uncomfortable in your own skin and unaccepted wherever you go and crave a place that you can truly be yourself, un-judged and appreciated for your unique ideas and qualities. We are going to figure this out together.
(360) 869-0329
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Catherine Mcnaughton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I have a passion and specialize in couple and family distress including issues of trust, power and emotion in relationships, alcohol and substance abuse and best outcomes for families and individuals. I have worked with teenagers at home and at schools with their depression , anxiety and eating disorders. I am trained in various of therapy modulates including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution focus therapy, and Interpersonal psychotherapy.
(253) 352-3012
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Juanita C Beard
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CCTP, CCM
Verified
20 Endorsed
Verified
20 Endorsed
Help is here. You've made it to the right place! I work with clients struggling with depression & anxiety. My niche is women of color processing racial trauma, workplace micro aggressions, and struggles navigating being a person of color living in a predominantly homogenous community. The weight that BIPOC folks feel is often too heavy to lift alone. Having a therapist who looks like you, and understands your cultural lens, is paramount to partnering with you to achieve wellness and recovery. Racial trauma looks like subtle slights + stress from internalized pain of tolerating intolerable systemic stressors based in a toxic culture.
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Jennifer Davies
Mental Health Counselor, LMHCA, EMDR, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Healing often begins in the presence of another who can bear witness to the hurt and heartache endured. No one should have to walk the road of depression , anxiety, and trauma alone. I work collaboratively with clients to provide therapeutic services that best meet client's goals. I work primarily with adults dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression , and relationship challenges.​ As a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA), I provide a safe and confidential environment of unconditional acceptance for every client.
(253) 352-3022
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Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Mattie Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
She works with individuals ages 13 and older dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression , grief and other adjustment disorders, as well as families and couples managing conflict and relationship problems.
Mattie obtained her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in 2016. Mattie's graduate studies focused on couple and individual therapy with internships at the Chaplain Family Life Center on JBLM and the PLU Couples and Family Therapy Clinic. Her clinical experience began with teens experiencing grief and most recently has been focused on clients age 60+ in Older Adult Services at MultiCare Behavioral Health in Puyallup.
(253) 338-5293
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Anne Douglass
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I work with clients who struggle with relationship and family issues, dysfunctional families, family alcoholism/addiction, adult children of alcoholics (ACOA), stress, anxiety, depression , and codependency. I also work with perinatal mood disorders which includes traumatic birth, new mothers and working moms. My experience includes over a decade of working in community mental health, psychological research at University of Washington and Fred Hutch CRC, outpatient drug & alcohol treatment centers, and my private practice. I provide therapy to facilitate the pursuit of a healthy, peaceful and insight-oriented lifestyle.
(253) 785-3089
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Kathy A. Pregnall
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CMHS, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Seeking counseling can be one of the most difficult decisions a person can make. It is also one of the bravest decisions. Day to day life is stressful, and at times, life tosses us a curveball. My goal is to help you identify your strengths, and help you navigate through the stresses and transitions that many people struggle with. You are not alone, and I am so glad that you are here. Some of my areas of focus are on addressing anxiety, depression , trauma, relationship issues, as well as family dynamics.
(360) 900-1018
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Alicia Elliott
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT
I can help with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression , grief, trauma, and relationship distress.
What’s your story? Is it a tragic tale of grief and loss? Or is your story a fast paced, anxiety ridden adventure repeatedly landing you in a pit of despair? I understand how difficult it can be to get control of the story of your life.
(253) 215-8026
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Annaliese Jacobsson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
If you’re frequently anxious or overwhelmed, if there are difficult events from your life continuing to invade your life in memories or nightmares, if you’re experiencing chronic pain, if you’re feeling depressed , irritable, stuck, or alone, I can help. You may have tried everything you can think of to start feeling better and nothing seems to fully address your struggles. I’m so glad you’re here. There is hope. If you don’t believe that yet, that’s ok, I am holding it for you until you can.
(253) 243-0128
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Aimee Tesdahl
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMFTA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I love to work with adults of any age with various concerns including depression , anxiety, trauma, relational issues and grief.
Are you looking for someone that you connect with, provides compassion and support, and helps you process through your concerns? It can be hard to find the right therapist for you. My hope is that you would feel safe, understood and accepted in counseling. I work collaboratively with clients to help them manage concerns in their life. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, putting your needs first and providing you the tools you need to find healing.
(253) 528-8074
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Deborah A Williams
Counselor, MSCP, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Barriers I work with include depression , anxiety, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship issues and anger problems.
Oftentimes we seek out therapy because components in our lives are causing us significant distress and disrupt our ability to function effectively and feel happiness. I ask clients who come into therapy to bring with them an open attitude, a willingness to explore their life perspectives and their relationships with others, that they may experience true change and healing. This journey towards emotional maturity often involves a certain amount of discomfort and pain before the healing and change can occur. I provide a warm, trusting, safe space to assist people so that they may continue that journey.
(253) 262-0501
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Sandra A Milton
Counselor, LICSW, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with individuals and couples who are experiencing interpersonal difficulties, depression , grief/loss, anxiety, infidelity (either the faithful or the unfaithful partner), or confusion regarding their current or future life situation.
It is my hope that clients gain from counseling specific tools they can apply to their lives to feel better equipped in dealing effectively with their life circumstances. I tailor my counseling to the needs of the client, using various therapeutic techniques to provide clients skills such as communication, emotion management, coping, parenting, etc. I incorporate an educational component, presenting information to enhance knowledge regarding various issues that clients face. I often include homework to make use of the time between sessions. When desired by the client, I approach their circumstances from a biblical perspective.
(855) 835-6580 x305
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Lindsey Nickell
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT, YTT200
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a more in depth approach to counseling? One that surpasses the typical coping strategies and explanations of behavior? Are you feeling as if you need deeper conversations about the nature of what is happening with you, your family and friends and perhaps the world at large? Do you find yourself reading the same articles to help with anxiety and/or depression and feeling like there is more that you would like to uncover? If you are looking for a more layered and meaningful approach to therapy, I may be able to help.
(253) 243-8791
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Colleen Rustad
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My specialties include working with adults dealing with stress, anxiety, depression , self-esteem issues or relationship problems, academic /career/ or life transition, and health issues.
Note: I am not accepting new patients at this time, please email me to be placed on a waitlist. I will work collaboratively with you in therapy so you can work through any challenges you may be facing and achieve your goals. Whether you are experiencing a new problem, or have been struggling with something for a while, together we will work to find your inner strengths, overcome past or present challenges, and improve the quality of your life. I am a warm and compassionate therapist who provides a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment. My goal is for you to feel more hopeful and confident, and to live the life you desire.
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Colleen Bebich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My style of therapy is warm, accepting and compassionate. I am here to walk alongside you as you navigate life's challenges and pursue personal growth. Therapy is the beginning of new possibilities and scheduling an appointment is a brave first step. I provide a safe space to share your story where you can explore difficult emotions and struggles. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression , trauma, difficult relationships, parenting struggles, grief or issues with work/life balance. You are the expert in your own life and your experiences are uniquely your own. We will work together to gain new skills and achieve desired goals.
(253) 243-2486
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Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Depression Therapists

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.