Depression and Mood Disorders

Jodi B Streich, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist providing depression & mood disorders counseling services in the Hoboken and New York City area. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Jodi has experience in a variety of depression & mood disorders counseling.

Depression is a serious, but common, illness: One in 10 adults report experiencing depression, and the condition is the most common cause of disability in the United States. The lifetime risk of any individual person becoming depressed is around 17 percent, and most people have their first bout of depression in their late teens or early twenties. The condition is slightly more common among women, but some researchers speculate that this may be because men are less likely to seek help or because their symptoms are more likely to manifest as anger than sadness.

Both environmental and physiological factors can cause depression. Most mental health experts now agree that brain chemistry plays a major role. The level of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin in the brain can affect a person's risk of becoming depressed. However, life experiences affect brain chemistry, and some people become depressed after experiencing a trauma or stressful life change such as a separation or divorce, the death of a spouse, being laid off from a job, financial instability, relocation, or a decline in health. Everyday stressors, like social isolation, domestic violence, and the presence of other psychological conditions, can also contribute to depression. Sometimes depression arises as a defense mechanism in order to avoid experiencing painful emotions. Women who have recently given birth may struggle with postpartum depression in the days, weeks, or months following childbirth.

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Dr. Streich earned her M.A. degrees and Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. She completed her doctoral training in Clinical and Neuropsychology at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center in Manhattan. Subsequent to her clinical residency, Dr. Streich completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at a private practice in New York. Dr. Streich was most recently the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at a local university for seven years and also taught undergraduate classes in Psychology. Prior to that appointment, she managed the Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs for adults and adolescents at CarePoint Health in Hoboken. Dr. Streich has done extensive work providing management on employee performance and behavior and executive coaching through her work in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC). During her doctoral training, Dr. Streich was appointed the position of World Trade Center Coordinator in Northern New Jersey and worked in this role for five years. During that time, she managed the September 11th project, Project Phoenix, funded by SAMHSA & FEMA. Dr. Streich provided trainings in Crisis Management to emergency responders in Hudson County and outpatient services to the Northern Hudson County community. Prior to becoming a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Streich worked in the advertising business for ten years and her undergraduate degrees are in Advertising Communications (Associate of Applied Science) and Marketing Communications (Bachelor of Science). During that time, she worked for Mediavest, Media Planning & Buying Division of DMB&B, formerly known as Benton & Bowles. In that role, Dr. Streich directed the test marketing division for Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Burger King Corp. Dr. Streich has many years of experience in the corporate world. Dr Streich proudly serves our Veterans wtihin the tri-state area and administers compensation and pension evaluations for those who have suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder, psychiatric and mood disorders, and, traumatic brain injuries. Clinical interests include trauma, post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety and depression, affective disorders, substance related issues, learning disabilities, relationship and interpersonal issues, disease management and couples and family counseling. Dr. Streich is a board member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York. Dr. Streich is licensed in the states of New Jersey (#4852) and New York (#019068).

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