Depression Counseling Huntington WV

Local resource for depression counseling in Huntington. 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.

Andrea Dawn Evans
(606) 329-9333
207 16th Street Ste 301
Ashland, KY
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Psychological Assessment, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Biofeedback
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 2008-01-09

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Steven T Tackett
(606) 263-1490
Tri-State Counseling & Psychotherapy, LLC1544 Winchester Avenue
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Lindsey Wilson College
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Frederick David E Phd
(304) 525-9959
1218 5th Ave
Huntington, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Tri State Neuropsychological
(304) 302-0247
6007 US Route 60 E
Barboursville, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Borders Jack Md
(606) 326-0322
1000 Ashland Dr
Ashland, KY
Industry
Psychologist

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Ms. Virginia J Monti
(606) 324-8489
1401 Winchester Avenue
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Depression, Family Conflict, Substance Abuse, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Cal State University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$180 - $300
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Will discuss insurance

TriState Neuropsycho
(304) 525-3310
314 9th St
Huntington, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Prestera Center
(304) 525-7851
3375 US Route 60
Huntington, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Wilson Emily Licensed Physchologists
(304) 302-2467
6351 US Route 60 E Suite 2-A
Barboursville, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Phoenix Psychiatry At Bellefonte
(606) 329-1016
1544 Winchester Ave
Ashland, KY
Industry
Osteopath (DO), 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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