Depression Counseling El Paso TX

Local resource for depression counseling in El Paso. 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.

Angela E. Ladogana
(915) 595-8866
1316 N Yarbrough Drive
El Paso, TX
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Texas - Austin
Credentialed Since: 2002-01-28

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Peter Fernandez
(915) 541-1100
Scenic Point Bldg
El Paso, TX
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of North Texas
Credentialed Since: 1990-09-24

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Mr. Michael J. Gately
(915) 996-1901
1733 Curie
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Texas @ Austin
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Maria Susana Acosta
(915) 209-3611
Maria Susana E. Acosta, M. A., LPC5758 N. Mesa St.
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Goodfellows Pizza Express
(915) 313-0190
613 S Raynor St
El Paso, TX
Industry
Psychologist

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Rita Clark Blesius
(915) 545-4800
2100 East Yandell
El Paso, TX
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: New Mexico State University
Credentialed Since: 1991-04-09

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Elizabeth Levato Richeson
(915) 584-3636
600 Sunland Park Dr, Ste 6-100
El Paso, TX
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Howard University
Credentialed Since: 1996-04-29

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Dr. Carlos Perlasca
(915) 209-3759
El Paso Stress Management7362 Remcon Cir.
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Texas at El Paso
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Deferred Payment Plans

Dr. Carlos Perlasca Phd
(915) 850-6019
El Paso Stress Management7362 Remcon Cir.
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Texas at El Paso
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Family Service of El Paso
(915) 781-9900
6040 Surety Dr
El Paso, TX
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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