Depression Counseling Boise ID

Local resource for depression counseling in Boise. 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.

Deborah K. Every
(208) 938-4452
The Vet Center
Boise, ID
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Biola University
Credentialed Since: 1993-06-18

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Ms. Andrea Leeds
Mountain View Behavioral Health
(208) 322-5354
5593 Glenwood St.
Boise, ID
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Idaho
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Traum
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Patricia Alexander
(208) 298-9533
Centerpoint Behavioral Healthcare2399 S. Orchard, Ste, 213
Boise, ID
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: College of Idaho
Year of Graduation: 1977
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Shirley A O'Neil
(208) 904-2480 x104
Jefferson St. Counseling and Consulting1517 W. Jefferson
Boise, ID
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Albertson College of Idaho
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Wendy Barth
(208) 856-0902
Life Solutions Counseling6003 W Overland Rd.
Boise, ID
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Boise State University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Advantage Care Network

Carrie Eichberg
(208) 343-0570
1414 West Franklin St
Boise, ID
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Stress Management or Pain Management, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - San Francisco Bay
Credentialed Since: 2010-05-21

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Mr. Kevin Rhinehart
Center for Hope and Healing
(208) 343-0441
660 E. Franklin Rd. Suite 260
Meridian, ID
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW, LMFT, CSAT
Licensed in Idaho
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Depression, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Nichole Jordan
(208) 994-4320
Synchronicity Counseling3350 Americana Terrace
Boise, ID
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Idaho State University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Sam Luque
(208) 856-0977
Creswell Counseling Center4172 Creswell way
Boise, ID
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Idaho State University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$50+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Tammy Morehouse
(208) 991-2968
6003 W Overland Road
Boise, ID
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Walla Walla College
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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