Depression Counseling Baton Rouge LA

Local resource for depression counseling in Baton Rouge. 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.

Karen R. Speier
(225) 383-2100
Center for Psychological Resources
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Intervention, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Psychopharmacology
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Louisiana State University
Credentialed Since: 1987-07-01

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Christine E. Angelloz
(225) 767-5650
Family Psychol Ctr, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Stress Management or Pain Management, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), 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)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Louisiana State University
Credentialed Since: 1983-05-02

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Brandon P. Romano
(225) 769-2533
8235 YMCA Plaza Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Group Psychotherapy, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 2005-05-17

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Mrs. Daronda Parker Lathan
Generations Individual and Family Treatment Services, LLC
(225) 281-0968
4507 Fausse Drive
Baker, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Suzanne "Suzie" Perry
(225) 286-3863
Suzanne V Perry, LCSW, LLC7341 Jefferson Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Spirituality
Qualification
School: LSU
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

John A. Brun
(225) 766-2822
Dawson Psychol Assoc
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Louisiana State University
Credentialed Since: 1983-01-03

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Patricia Mary Aptaker
(225) 929-9030
3475 Brentwood Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Louisiana State University
Credentialed Since: 1982-01-04

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Ms. Kasey O'Neal
Kasey L. O'Neal, MSW, LCSW, Inc
(225) 769-7575
9229 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Louisiana
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Christopher D Garner
(225) 384-0940
Garner Psychological Services, Inc2333 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Growth:Personal/Relational/Insight, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Georgia School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Call or email for details.

Lynn Schlossberger
(225) 286-9927
Insight*2303 Government St.
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Louisiana State University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

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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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