Depression Counseling Gilbert AZ

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Ms. Zona Pacheco
Zona Pacheco, LCSW
(480) 539-7022
3303 East Baseline Road Suit 114
Gilbert, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Barbara J. Antista
(480) 917-1777
1351 North Alma School Road
Chandler, AZ
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Arizona State University
Credentialed Since: 1983-02-17

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Alberto J. Texidor
2150 S. Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychoeducational Evaluation, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse)
Ages Served
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Arizona State University
Credentialed Since: 1986-04-15

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Paulette M. Selmi
(480) 844-0223
761 East University, Suite G
Mesa, AZ
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Illinois Institute of Technology
Credentialed Since: 1986-05-15

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Michael Eugene Johnson
(480) 268-9830
1001 East Warner Road
Tempe, AZ
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Cultural Diversity Issues, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Pennsylvania State University
Credentialed Since: 2005-06-13

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Janice Motoike
(480) 313-3080
1166 E Warner Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Cultural Diversity Issues, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Southern Illinois University
Credentialed Since: 2008-04-16

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Ronald C. Miller
(602) 622-3021
1745 S. Alma School Road
Mesa, AZ
Services
Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Play Therapy, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Pepperdine University
Credentialed Since: 2005-08-31

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Ms. Colleen Kumia
(480) 706-9559
1845 S. Dobson Road Suite 204
Mesa, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Sexuality Iss
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ellen W. Williams
(480) 345-7031
7734 S Alder Dr
Tempe, AZ
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Sports Psychology
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Florida
Credentialed Since: 1978-05-01

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Carol Anne McLean
(480) 659-5563
4801 S. Lakeshore Dr. #206
Tempe, AZ
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Play Therapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Indiana State University
Credentialed Since: 2004-10-15

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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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