Depression Counseling College Park MD

Local resource for depression counseling in College Park. 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.

John J. Zager
(301) 537-7284
9029 49th Pl
College Park, MD
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, 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), 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)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Maryland - College Park
Credentialed Since: 1994-11-23

Data Provided By:
Ms. Kristina Gilbertson
University Psychological Center
(301) 345-6644
6201 Greenbelt Road Suite U-18
College Park, MD
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Kimberly Yamas
Belle Point Wellness Center
(443) 690-7841
7935 Belle Point Drive
Greenbelt, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Lynn Bonde
(301) 802-3531
7900 Holstein St.
Takoma Park, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Orientation, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Eileen Katz-Schulman
Family Matters Therapy
(410) 340-7556
16th St. NW
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MS LMFT
Licensed in DC
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. E. Riley
Divorce Resource Center
(301) 441-1311
9106 48th Pl.
College Park, MD
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW-C
Licensed in Maryland
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Walter Teague
Walter Teague, LICSW, LCSW-C
(301) 439-6755
10008 Green Forest Drive
Adelphi, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, LCSW-C
Licensed in DC
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Disabled, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Jade W. Chen
(301) 441-1233
8955 Edmonston Road
Greenbelt, MD
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Cultural Diversity Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Michigan
Credentialed Since: 1983-02-10

Data Provided By:
Ms. Lauri Preston
LRP Resources
(240) 462-7347
7600 Flower Avenue, Suite 131
Takoma Park, MD
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-C, LICSW
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Sleep Disorders, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Judith M. Glasser
(301) 681-3223
PO Box 3552
Silver Spring, MD
Services
Psychological Assessment, School-based Consultation, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Catholic University of America
Credentialed Since: 1986-02-05

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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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