Depression Counseling Harrisonburg VA

Local resource for depression counseling in Harrisonburg. 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.

Timothy Schulte
(540) 568-2622
601 University Blvd.
Harrisonburg, VA
Services
Psychological Assessment, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: James Madison University
Credentialed Since: 2001-08-10

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Ms. Joann H Henderson
(540) 491-4089
Joann H. Henderson, LPC1820 Country Club Rd.
Harrisonburg, VA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, women's issues, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Eastern Mennonite University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Wright Carroll J Phd
(540) 433-0280
22 E Market St Ste 212
Harrisonburg, VA
Industry
Psychologist

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No Sweat Fitness Express
(540) 432-1700
182 Neff Ave
Harrisonburg, VA
Industry
Personal Trainer, Psychologist

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Collins Center Casa
(540) 432-6430
165 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA
Industry
Psychologist

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Ms. Cecilia Van Zyl-Knab
(540) 709-7484
57 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $50
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Bridgewater Counseling Services, PC
(540) 425-3496
Bridgewater Counseling Services, PC100 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Essentials Natural Body Care
(540) 434-7698
31 Southgate CT
Harrisonburg, VA
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Psychologist

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Grey Cynthia
(540) 564-0444
356 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Webb Nadia & Associates
(540) 433-6886
312 S Main St
Harrisonburg, VA
Industry
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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