Depression Counseling Bristol TN

Local resource for depression counseling in Bristol. 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.

Mr. Larry Rose
Appalachian Family Outreach
(423) 542-4245
2600 State Line Road
Elizabethton, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Joseph C Johnston
(423) 943-5550
TriCities Therapy1907 North Roan Street
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: East Tennessee State University
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Salamone Richard G Phd
(423) 968-3099
739 Bluff City Hwy
Bristol, TN
Industry
Psychologist

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Wishart Gary A Psyd Ofc
(423) 652-2212
601 Volunteer Pkwy
Bristol, TN
Industry
Psychologist

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Brill Ronald W Phd
(276) 591-1122
800 Euclid Ave
Bristol, VA
Industry
Psychologist

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Nancy L. Lanthorn
(423) 202-3211
P.O.Box 975
Johnson City, TN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wyoming
Credentialed Since: 1978-03-16

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Shipley Susan Lcsw Acsw
(423) 968-5050
523 Holston Ave
Bristol, TN
Industry
Psychologist

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Zaidi Sarfraz A Md Phd Frcpi
(423) 844-4975
1 Medical Park Blvd Ste 253W
Bristol, TN
Industry
Psychologist

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Bristol Evaluation Services
(423) 990-2315
1241 Volunteer Pkwy
Bristol, TN
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Ramsden Ralph Phd
(276) 676-1177
845 E Main St
Abingdon, VA
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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