Depression Counseling Fort Pierce FL

Local resource for depression counseling in Fort Pierce. 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.

Whitney Guidebeck Legler
(772) 231-5554
1701 A1A
Vero Beach, FL
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychoeducational Evaluation, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Chicago
Credentialed Since: 2001-06-27

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Ms. Marcy Pitkin
MARCY T. PITKIN, LCSW
(772) 485-4317
909 Central Bvd. Suite 100
Stuart, FL
Credentials
Credentials: MSS, LCSW
Licensed in Florida
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Frederick L Stevens, Jr
(772) 236-6499
8000 South US Highway 1
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Iowa State University
Year of Graduation: 1971
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. George Zaky
(772) 335-1527
George Zaky, Psy.D., LMHC, LLC1680 SW Bayshore Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Specialties
Forensic & Neuropsychological Asses, Testing and Evaluation, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Miami Institute of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Stacey Lipkin
(772) 231-3390
2926 Cardinal Drive
Vero Beach, FL
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Relationship Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Drexel University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Rebecca Stevens-Rustine
(855) 282-4333
5099 Highway A1A
Vero Beach, FL
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Nova Southeastern University
Credentialed Since: 2002-06-07

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Mr. Tom Unsworth
(561) 287-6007
451 South West Bethany Drive
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Nova University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Sandra Jaffe Colvett
(772) 202-2923
Namaste One Inc. Counseling560 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Addiction, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 1971
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Michaela L Stenger
(772) 245-6911
Awakening Memory Clinic950 Conn Way
Vero Beach, FL
Specialties
Elderly Persons Disorders, Memory Disorders, Depression
Qualification
School: Southern California Univ. for Prof Studies
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: MHN/Managed Health Network

Mrs. Sara Ines Alvarez
(772) 245-6990
PSL Counseling LLC600 sw darwin blvd suite 205
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Specialties
Addiction, Anger Management, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Carlos Albizu University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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