Depression Counseling Billings MT

Local resource for depression counseling in Billings. 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.

John C. Andre
(406) 255-8550
Deaconess Beh Hlth Clinic
Billings, MT
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Montana
Credentialed Since: 1994-12-28

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Dr. Mary E Fitzpatrick
(406) 219-4054
Billings, MT631 Clark Ave
Billings, MT
Specialties
Addiction, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: U of Pittsburgh
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: I accept all.

Mrs. Gwen Felten
(406) 578-0514
1597 Avenue D, Suite 7
Billings, MT
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Behavioral Health Associates
(406) 237-3585
1101 N 27th St
Billings, MT
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Gumper Lindell L Jd Phd
(406) 446-4422
303 N 28th St
Billings, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Robert E. Tompkins
(406) 255-8550
1020 N 27th St, Ste 410
Billings, MT
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Psychological Assessment, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U So Dakota
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-25

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Dr. Phil House
(406) 356-5386
1629 Ave. D, Bldg B
Billings, MT
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Testing and Evaluation
Qualification
School: George Fox University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Murray Max Np
(406) 238-6115
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
Industry
Midwife, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Burford Duncan D
(406) 252-6082
902 Wyoming Ave
Billings, MT
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Wosnick Sharon PH D Lcpc Lac
(406) 252-1414
3300 2nd Ave N Ste 8
Billings, MT
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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