Depression Counseling Holland MI

Local resource for depression counseling in Holland. 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.

Ms. Sandra Alger
Alger and Associates Psychiatric Social Work
(231) 747-3908
84 Seaway Drive
Muskegon, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Lynn Stubbs
(616) 678-3028
222 S River Ave
Holland, MI
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Amy Bade
(616) 528-0979
29 W 8th St
Holland, MI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Chronic Pain or Illness, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Western Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Stephen W Randolph
(616) 755-8960
Dr Stephen W Randolph, PhD
Holland, MI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Hofstra University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

John L Gibson
(616) 871-2083
12930 James Street
Holland, MI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Loyola University - Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ASR/Physicians Care

Kimberly S. Devlin
(517) 303-4926
2890 Cluster Drive
Traverse City, MI
Services
Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wisc Sch Prof Psych
Credentialed Since: 2001-05-24

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Lara M Helmus
(616) 920-0838
EnCourage Counseling607 Heritage Court
Holland, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Addiction
Qualification
School: Grand Valley State University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. James Hoeksema
(616) 439-0820
Hoeksema Psychological Services, P.C.720 E. 8th St.
Holland, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Rosemead School of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Diane Wiersma
(616) 796-6635
36 West 8th Street
Holland, MI
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Life Transitions
Qualification
School: Western Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Allen S Finkel
(804) 829-0972
201 Center Street
Douglas, MI
Specialties
Gay Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: New York University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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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