Depression Counseling Bluffton SC

Local resource for depression counseling in Bluffton. 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. Dawn Freeman
Dawn H Freeman LISW-CP
(843) 441-0627
43 Sea Island Parkway
Beaufort, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Susan A Rivers
(843) 405-3320
Pathways55 Woods Bay Road
Bluffton, SC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Georgia School Of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Helene Stoller, PsyD, LP & Associates, LLC
(843) 419-7673
Helene Stoller, PsyD, LP & Associates, LLC23 Plantation Park Dr
Bluffton, SC
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University, Twin Cities, MN
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Marilyn M. Earle MSN APRN BC
(843) 375-8507
Marilyn M. Earle MSN APRN BC23 Plantation Park Drive
Bluffton, SC
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Dr. Martha A Schein
(843) 491-5546
930 10th St.
Port Royal, SC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: The Fielding Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$40 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Braswell Gamble
Braswell Gamble, LPC, LLC
(912) 231-8429
23 East 38th Street
Savannah, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, NCC
Licensed in Georgia
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Libby Hardy
(913) 254-3008
Libby & Associates, Inc.7 Plantation Park, Unit 2
Bluffton, SC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Friends University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Dorothy E Holmes
(843) 321-4286
D. E. H. Psychological Services10 Pinckney Colony Road
Bluffton, SC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Year of Graduation: 1968
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicare

Mr. Robert L Lolik
(843) 252-0954
2 Marshland Road
Hilton Head Island, SC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Syracuse University
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $140
Payment Methods
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Jana Clement Sanders
(843) 405-4521
Jana Sanders LPC25A Marshellen Dr
Beaufort, SC
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: The Citadel
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

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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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