Depression Counseling Buckeye AZ

Local resource for depression counseling in Buckeye. 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.

Mindy Beth Lipson
(623) 428-1523
501 E. Plaza Circle
Litchfield Park, AZ
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: The Wright Institute
Credentialed Since: 2010-03-31

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Dr. Mindy Beth Lipson
(623) 432-0677
Litchfield Park, AZ
Specialties
Chronic Pain or Illness, Trauma and PTSD, Depression
Qualification
School: The Wright Institute at Berkeley
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Prehab of Arizona
(623) 932-5758
501 W Van Buren St
Avondale, AZ
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Desert Sky Counseling
(623) 932-0637
503 E Plaza Cir
Litchfield Park, AZ
Industry
Psychologist

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Sharing Health - Shaklee
(623) 463-6252
Po Box 714
Litchfield Park, AZ
 
Dr. James McClernan
(520) 549-6225
Palm Valley Behavioral Health14539 W Indian School Rd
Goodyear, AZ
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Ed.D. University of Southern Mississippi
Year of Graduation: 1972
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AHCCCS Provider

West Valley Psychological Services
(623) 536-7956
501 E Plaza Cir Ste A
Litchfield Park, AZ
Industry
Psychologist

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Cambiando Mentes/ Changing Minds
(623) 932-2690
811 E Riley Dr
Avondale, AZ
Industry
Psychologist

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Kemper, Valerie, Phd - West Valley Psychological Service
(623) 536-7956
501 E Plz Cir Ste A
Litchfield Park, AZ

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Ellen W. Williams
(480) 345-7031
7734 S Alder Dr
Tempe, AZ
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), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Sports Psychology
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Florida
Credentialed Since: 1978-05-01

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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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