Depression Counseling Covington GA

Local resource for depression counseling in Covington. 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.

Mrs. Stacey O'Neil Kitchens
(404) 566-9417
Counseling Services3113 Emory Street
Covington, GA
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Georgia Southern University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Monica Pope
(404) 369-5358
Hope Therapeutic Services
Conyers, GA
Specialties
Anger Management, Depression, Special Education Advocacy/Issues
Qualification
School: The University of Georgia
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Dr. Robert Jones
(770) 744-2551
1397 Manchester Dr., NE
Conyers, GA
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Georgia School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $170
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Ms. Tamora Young
(404) 566-7280
4396 Lawrenceville Rd.
Loganville, GA
Specialties
Depression, Addiction, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Georgia State University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Joyce M Russell
(404) 345-5667
Introspective Solutions Counseling Services1420 Pennsylvania Ave.
Mcdonough, GA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Ms. Cathy Garey
(770) 450-5838
3320 Old Salem Rd., SE
Conyers, GA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Addiction, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Georgia
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Dr. James Sendelbach
(404) 369-8413
Anchor Point3320 Old Salem Rd.
Conyers, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Addiction, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Carroll S Kerr
(678) 369-3059
4396 Lawrenceville Rd.
Loganville, GA
Specialties
Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Georgia State University
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

MINTFOUR Change, LLC Counseling and Wellness
(678) 509-2231
MINTFOUR Change, LLC Counseling and Wellness6886 Main St
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Depression, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Ms. Omi Dobbins
(678) 701-1996
Georgia Water Well, LLC159 Burke St.
Stockbridge, GA
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Family Conflict, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Georgia School of Professional Psychology/Argosy
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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