Depression Counseling Charleston WV

Local resource for depression counseling in Charleston. 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.

Susan G. Walker-Matthews
(304) 388-2545
Family Resource Center
Charleston, WV
Services
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), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U NC, Greensboro
Credentialed Since: 2000-04-21

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Scott Alan Fields
(304) 388-4649
Dept of Family Med, 5th Fl
Charleston, WV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 2004-09-23

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Charleston Professional Group
(304) 344-0349
1215 Quarrier St
Charleston, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Prestera Center For Mental Health Services Inc
(304) 341-0511
511 Morris St
Charleston, WV
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist, Registered Nurse

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Cloonan Holly Phd
(304) 341-1500
501 Morris St
Charleston, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Laura Rochelle Wilhelm
(304) 388-1025
WVU Dept. of Behavioral Med & Psychiatry
Charleston, WV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 2005-07-27

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Ms. Diana Masso
(304) 554-9910
Counseling Advantage3102 Chesterfield Avenue
Charleston, WV
Specialties
Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Lindenwood University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Haley John B Phd Dds
(304) 346-0541
331 Laidley St Ste 405
Charleston, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Sowell Sally F
(304) 720-2317
1207 Quarrier St
Charleston, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Pais Inc
(304) 346-9586
1021 Quarrier St
Charleston, WV
Industry
Mental Health Professional, 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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