Depression Counseling Helena MT

Local resource for depression counseling in Helena. 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.

Mrs. Rebecca Oss
(406) 594-9926
7 W. 6th Ave., 2C
Helena, MT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Montana
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted, Diabetes
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Howe Barbara Lcsw
(406) 449-3210
304 E Broadway St
Helena, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Fitzgerald Joan M Psychologist
(406) 449-3880
48 Medical Park Dr
Helena, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Harsh Mary Phd
(406) 449-4800
516 Fuller Ave
Helena, MT
Industry
Psychologist

Data Provided By:
Wilson Leslie Fnp
(406) 442-3570
3300 Ptarmigan Ln
Helena, MT
Industry
Midwife, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist, Registered Nurse

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Ms. Teresa J Merkel
(406) 578-1751
4185 North Montana Ave.
Helena, MT
Specialties
Depression, Personality Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Montana State University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Native American
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

South Hills Psychotherapy
(406) 449-8825
535 Saddle Dr
Helena, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Murray R. Kerrick Certified Rolfer
(406) 431-4246
25 S Ewing St
Helena, MT
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Tollakson Terry Lcpc
(406) 449-4800
34 W 6th Ave
Helena, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Murfitt Annemarie
(406) 443-8855
25 S Ewing St
Helena, MT
 
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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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