Depression Support Groups Washington DC

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Juliet M. Francis
(202) 638-6942
601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Ste 900
Washington, DC
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Group Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wright St U
Credentialed Since: 1995-01-10

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John C. Parkhurst
(202) 234-7738
1755 S Street, N.W.
Washington, DC
Services
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, 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.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1999-09-27

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Mr. Edmond Degaiffier
(202) 297-1700
530 Seventh St. SE
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in DC
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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James R. Striker
(202) 458-4456
The World Bank, MSN-MC2-203
Washington, DC
Services
Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Cultural Diversity Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Washington University
Credentialed Since: 1985-02-28

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Dr. Patricia DeLorme
Patricia M. DeLorme, PhD. LICSW, LCSW-C
(202) 496-1818
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N. W. 10th Floor
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LICSW, LCSW-C
Licensed in DC
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, St
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Loren T. Wilkenfeld
(202) 461-7350
VA Central, Mental Health Serv
Washington, DC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, 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.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: New York University
Credentialed Since: 1990-04-16

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Sally Bloom-Feshbach
(202) 293-1036
1301 20th St, NW
Washington, DC
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.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Yale University
Credentialed Since: 1983-09-27

Data Provided By:
Mr. Michael Giordano
(202) 460-6384
1633 Q Street NW Suite 219
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in DC
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orient
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Lorraine A.S. Brown
(202) 223-2569
1400 - 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples 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.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Washington University
Credentialed Since: 1979-02-09

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Alicia Clark
(202) 969-2277
1350 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Pepperdine University
Credentialed Since: 2008-11-04

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How Support Groups Can Help You With Depression

Disorders - Depression
Written by Gabriel Adams   

As the holidays approach, you may be feeling a wide array of emotions. The holidays are often marketed as a "happy," "fun,"time. Of course, they can be, but there is also an increased risk of depression around the holidays.

Is depression an issue that you are dealing with this holiday season? Whether your depression comes from financial difficulties, too many tasks to be completed in too little time, or family complications, you do not have to suffer in silence any longer. It is important to know that there is help out there, even in the middle of the holiday season.

One of the best ways to seek assistance for depression during the holidays is through a support group. As more individuals come to terms with their problems, including depression , support groups continue to increase in popularity. What does this mean for you? What it means is that you should be able to find a local support group that operates in or around your immediate area. This is important for many looking to seek help, as it makes attending local meetings easy and convenient. In fact, did you know that there are also depression support groups that are web based as well?

As important as it is to know that you can seek help for depression during the holidays from a support group, you may be curious as to why you should do so. For starters, it is important to examine the closeness of most support groups. They are designed in a way so that members and instructors give uplifting support to each other. This support also often extends beyond scheduled meetings. This uplifting support and compassion is particularly important during the holidays, as the holidays are when you should feel loved and supported the most. If you do not have any close friends or family members who you can turn to, a support group is a nice, healthy alternative.

As previously stated, the holidays are often marketed as a happy time. That is why it is advised that you seek help for depression through the holidays. Through numerous techniques, you may find your depression significantly reduced or completely eliminated with the assistance of a support group.

Speaking of techniques, the techniques used will vary depending on the support group in question, but most are encouraged to talk about and discuss their issues with depression , such as causes or specific trigger factors. In addition to listening,other support group members should offer you encouragement, as
well as tips on how to survive the holiday season.

The first step in dealing with your depression this holiday season is reaching out for help and support. Since support groups do vary, although they all have common goals, you may want to see what you have available. It is relatively easy to research and examine support groups online. There is a good chance that you will find a loving, kind, and compassionate group of individuals who have t...

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