Depression Counseling Bangor ME

Local resource for depression counseling in Bangor. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to analysis and treatment for depression, including psychoanalytic or psychodynamic approaches, anti depressants, behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy and more. Read on for more advice and content on mental health.

Mrs. Frances Dunning
Frances Dunning, ACSW, LCSW, LADC
(207) 941-8000
13B High Street
Bangor, ME
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW
Licensed in Maine
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Shelley O'Bar
(207) 944-1849
96 Harlow St. Suite 245
Bangor, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis,
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Fran Dunning
(207) 370-0910
130 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Addiction
Qualification
School: University of Maine School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Behavioral Health Center
(207) 358-4015
Behavioral Health Center77 Court Street
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Personality Disorders, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Connecticut
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ditullio William M Psycholgst
(207) 945-5850
246 Kenduskeag Ave
Bangor, ME
Industry
Psychologist

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Ms. Terri Lewis
Terri L. Lewis, LCSW
(207) 990-0091
123 Water St. Suite 205
Bangor, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Geoffrey L. Thorpe
(207) 581-2743
Univ of Maine, Psychol Dept
Orono, ME
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Credentialed Since: 1977-05-12

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Deborah Vallance
(207) 942-6996
Deborah Vallance, APRN, CNS30 Fourth Street
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Dirigo Counseling Clnic, LLC
(207) 973-0505
Dirigo Counseling Clnic, LLC658 Main Road North
Hampden, ME
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Southern Maine
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Greenberg Reesa Phd
(207) 945-6287
323 W Broadway
Bangor, ME
Industry
Psychologist

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Rain, Rain, Go Away – 5 Ways to Battle the Blues

May 6, 2011
Kristen Harding M.D.
Rain, Rain, Go Away – 5 Ways to Battle the Blues

I am feeling downright soggy these days. Like many parts of the nation, we have had more than our fair share of rain this past month. Along with the rain come dark, gloomy days that really start to dampen you soul after a while. My daughter told me the other morning that it wasn’t time to get up because it was still dark outside (she also uses the opposite theory at bedtime.) No, it wasn’t still night, it was just raining again.

Our moods can be impacted greatly by the weather. I chose the location of my residency training not only by where there was a strong program, but also by where I might experience 300+ days of sunshine a year. I figured that if I was working long hours it would be critical for me to be in a place that would also charge my solar batteries. I found that sun and weather were powerful motivators.

Do you find you just want to crawl back in bed on gloomy days? It may be due to the sleep-related hormone, melatonin. The body produces more melatonin when our eyes detect darkness. But when our eyes detect light, our body makes more serotonin. Many of us have heard about the importance of good serotonin levels to keep us feeling happy.

A 2002 study done in Germany looked at the impact of ultraviolet light on mood. The group that was exposed to UVA twice a week for three weeks reported feeling more balanced, less nervous, and more strengthened than the other group. They also showed an increase in their serum serotonin level and a decrease in their serum melatonin level compared to baseline. The control group showed no change.
So how do we battle these dreary days?

1. Find a creative outlet. Make a craft with your child, re-arrange a room, write a real handwritten letter (not email or text!), or visit with friends (set a ground rule that no one can complain about the weather.)

2. Listen to music. Pick something upbeat. Dance!

3. Exercise. Rainy days can be good days for using your Wii or find an exercise show on TV and imagine you are on that gorgeous beach exercising with the host.

4. Go outside, even when the weather isn’t great. Remember when you were a kid and you would put on boots and a raincoat and go puddle-jumping? We still need fresh air, even on rainy days.

5. Eat healthy food. Turkey, fish, chicken, nuts, eggs, and beans all contain good amounts of tryptophan which is a precursor to serotonin. Try to avoid the comfort foods that you crave on days like th...

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