Depression Counseling Falls Church VA

Local resource for depression counseling in Falls Church. 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.

Alicia M. Todd
(703) 307-4084
405 N. Washington Street
Falls Church, VA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1993-08-02

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Dr. Debra Nackman
(703) 645-8700
405 N. Washington St., Suite 104
Falls Church, VA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Virginia
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Asperger's Syndrome, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Carol Miller
The Center for Well Being
(703) 395-4980
124D East Broad Street
Falls Church, VA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Marcia M. Grenell
(703) 536-7554
6107-G Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Catholic University of America
Credentialed Since: 1985-02-19

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George H. Lawrence
(703) 866-6999
6107-G Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Credentialed Since: 1981-12-16

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Susan Perkins
(703) 534-1095
405 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Boston University
Credentialed Since: 1994-03-10

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Lisa L. Klewicki
(571) 277-4919
405 N. Washington Street
Falls Church, VA
Services
Psychological Assessment, Individual Psychotherapy, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Fuller Theological Seminary
Credentialed Since: 2000-10-16

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Ms. Sarah Eggleston
Sarah F. Eggleston, LCSW
(703) 532-4504
500 N. Washington St., Ste 101
Falls Church, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Gloria Mog
The Stone House
(703) 550-4164
6073 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
45 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Bonnie Sobel
Bonnie R Sobel RN LCSW
(703) 969-7871
7643 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA
Credentials
Credentials: RN LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic
Populations Served
Twins, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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