Depression Counseling Hilo HI

Local resource for depression counseling in Hilo. 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.

Robert M. Lambe
(808) 969-3370
27 Ululani St
Hilo, HI
Services
Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Michigan
Credentialed Since: 1995-08-07

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Ms. Elizabeth Bush
(808) 885-5988
Hawaii Addictions Recovery and Psychiatric Service
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Substance Abuse, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Pennsylvania
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Sameshima Joanne MA Ncc
(808) 885-4933
65 Kaiwiki Rd # 12980
Hilo, HI
Industry
Psychologist

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Brittain Jacqueline Phd
(808) 935-6297
1923 Kalanianaole Ave
Hilo, HI
Industry
Psychologist

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Chan Ms Oi Hing Phd Psychlgst
(808) 934-7880
101 Aupuni St Ste 201
Hilo, HI
Industry
Psychologist

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Ms. Sara Witt
(808) 935-0602
Witt Counseling Service101 Aupuni Street
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: National University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background, Pacific Islander
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$150 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aloha Care

Penelope Rodriguez
(808) 969-3802
32 Kinoole Street
Hilo, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Hawaii at Hilo
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Austin Bea Psyd
(808) 961-9287
101 Aupuni St Ste 246
Hilo, HI
Industry
Psychologist

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Hashimoto Don Dr
(808) 935-9016
56 Waianuenue Ave Ste 201
Hilo, HI
Industry
Psychologist

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Effective Change Llc
(808) 934-7566
56 Waianuenue Ave Ste 207
Hilo, HI
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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