Depression Counseling Casper WY

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Professional Services Plus
(307) 234-2704
1032 E 1st St
Casper, WY
Industry
Psychologist

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Therapy Family Care
(307) 237-9583
1430 Wilkins Cir
Casper, WY
Industry
Psychologist

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Theresa Anne Faulkner
(307) 684-5828
P.O. Box 1222
Buffalo, WY
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas Tech U
Credentialed Since: 1996-07-02

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Dr. Holly Dorst
(307) 278-9914
1050 N 3rd Street Suite Suite B21050 North 3rd Street
Laramie, WY
Specialties
Depression, Life Coaching, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern California University Professional School
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 15+ 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: Aetna

Mrs. Carrie Strawn
(307) 222-3272
Brighter Horizons113 South Gillette Avenue
Gillette, WY
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Galluadet University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Leininger Bruce E Phd
(307) 473-7925
111 W 2nd St
Casper, WY
Industry
Psychologist

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Powell Shawn Phd
(307) 232-0155
152 N Durbin St
Casper, WY
Industry
Psychologist

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Anne Bunn
(307) 399-7499
507 South 4th St
Laramie, WY
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wyoming
Credentialed Since: 2008-12-02

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Mrs. Mary Louise M Breitenbach
(307) 200-9923
3625 Cheney Lane (mailing address only)
Wilson, WY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Harvard University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Changing Direction
(307) 352-9973
Changing Direction420 S Jackson Street
Jackson, WY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Remarriage and Stepfamilies, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Universtiy of Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

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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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