Depression Counseling Brattleboro VT

Local resource for depression counseling in Brattleboro. 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.

Ms. Helen Schepartz
(802) 257-0977
167 Main St. Suite 207
Brattleboro, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Jean Pollock
(802) 949-0024
229 Western Avenue
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Antioch University
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Karen Kamenetzky
(802) 277-3215
167 Main St
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Antioch / New England
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AIG

Ted Walls
(802) 891-4791
167 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Texas State University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Joyce Sullivan
(802) 347-3900 x3
Joyce Sullivan, MA, LADC167 Main Street, Suite 401
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Addiction
Qualification
School: Antioch University, Keene NH
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Forrest Seymour
Forrest Seymour LICSW, Psychotherapist
(603) 721-9979
103 Roxbury Street Suite 207
Keene, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Education/Personal Development, Attachment Disorders, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Mr. David F Levingston
(415) 717-0918
139 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: California Institute of Integral Studies - CIIS
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All

Ms. Diane Leardi
(802) 490-3101
54 Harris Pl
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Barry College
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Sarah W. Daoust
(802) 276-1599 x114
Otter Creek Associates80 Linden Street
Brattleboro, VT
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Virginia
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Janet Langdon
(802) 772-0404
River Road
Putney, VT
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Spirituality
Qualification
School: Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalys
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$30 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

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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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