Therapy for Depression in Seattle

Depression is not uncommon here in Seattle. Whether you’re struggling with chronic depression or S.A.D., our skilled therapists are ready to talk. We create a specialized treatment plan for each client than can combine several types of therapeutic treatments. All sessions are private and confidential. We provide therapy for depression at our office in Queen Anne or online. Our depression therapists, Laura Richer and Michelle Mooney, provide psychotherapy treatments to get to the root of your depression and help you pave a path forward. Schedule your free initial consultation today.

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What is Depression?

Depression is characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of desire to engage in life.

This may present as a depressed mood, the loss of interest in activities that were previously enjoyed, or suicidal thoughts both passive and active.

The causes of depression may be situational or biological. Types of depression that can be treated in therapy include:

  • Major Depression
  • Persistent Depression
  • Bi-Polar Depression
  • Prenatal Depression
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Seasonal Affect Disorder

Causes of Depression

There are several causes for depression which may include:

  • Past or Current physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can increase the susceptibility to
  • clinical depression
  • Side effects of Medication
  • Conflict in personal and professional relationships
  • Legal Issues
  • Death  Divorce, Break-up, Loss of relationship
  • Biological/Genetics.
  • World Events-Global Pandemic, Downturn in the Economy, Political and Social Unrest
  • Challenges with children/parenting
  • Serious illnesses or Chronic Health Issues
  • Loss of job or financial loss
  • Unresolved Childhood Trauma
  • Hormonal/Chemical Imbalance
  • Life transitions- entering the workforce, a new baby, children moving out/empty nester and retirement

Seattle Depression Therapists

Laura Richer

My approach is about building confidence; it’s about supporting people as they learn how to trust themselves, their own instincts and intuition. I’m here to tell you that I’ve seen many, many people learn to be very effective in creating the life that they dream of. My therapeutic method is designed to help you let go of what’s holding you back and create a more authentic version of who you are.

Michelle Mooney

I’ve spent the last four years inside community mental health settings with many different kinds of people from all walks of life, and what I know is that we can find an integrated and holistic approach that is just right for you. No matter what brings you to my practice, I meet you exactly where you are and adapt our time together to include art therapy, meditation instruction, EMDR, and any number of other modalities.

EMDR Therapy Seattle

Our Method for Treating for Depression

Many clients improve and heal from depressive symptoms with therapy alone. However, some clients suffering from significant depressive symptoms may need medication in conjunction with therapy to relieve the symptoms of depression.

If you are treated by a prescriber and taking medication for depression, we will work in conjunction with your provider to make sure you are receiving the highest level of care. We can also refer you to a prescribe if it is determined that a medication evaluation may benefit you and your treatment plan.

At Anchor Light Therapy Collective our therapists offer several therapeutic interventions to treat depression which include:

Together, you and your therapist will create a treatment plan that is specific to your needs, preferences, and therapeutic goals. Together, we will move you beyond depression. A more fulfilling and meaningful life is waiting for you!

Depression Therapy Pricing

Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. But of course, it’s also an investment of both time and finances. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.

Initial intake appointment
(85 minutes) $175

Standard individual session
(55 minutes) $150


We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. We have chosen to not panel with any insurance companies and instead focus on providing the best care to our clients. Bypassing insurance allows us to create treatment plans that are not influenced by criteria dictated by insurance companies and offer the utmost privacy to our clients.

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, I am happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.

The client will pay for their session at the time of service. We will then file an electronic claim on your behalf, as well as submit any additional documentation required by your insurance company.

If your plan offers out of network coverage, they will reimburse you directly by mailing you a check.

Out of network insurance coverage varies. Most insurance plans offer out of network coverage that reimburses at 40-70% once you have met the out of network deductible.

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