Depression Counseling Kailua Kona HI

Local resource for depression counseling in Kailua Kona. 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. Kelly Lynn Donovan Senft
(808) 938-4162
Kona75-5591 Palani suite 3006 and 206
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Depression
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aloha Care

Rosana Knudson
(808) 640-7377
Rosana Knudson74-381 Kealakehe Parkway
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University Hawaii
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: HMAA

Helena Mercy, Ph.D.
(808) 557-4221
75-5751 Kuakini Hwy Suite 101
Kailua Kona, HI
Industry
Psychologist

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Litsuko Carste Luci Md
(808) 329-7176
75-5751 Kuakini Hwy Ste 101
Kailua Kona, HI
Industry
Psychologist

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Nova Katie Phd
(808) 329-2700
75-240 Nani Kailua Dr Ste 10
Kailua Kona, HI
Industry
Psychologist

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Summer L Eggleston
(808) 327-1711
77-6400 Nalani Street
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Professional School of Psychological Studies
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Ceridian

Catherine Smith
(808) 896-4002
Malama i Ka ''Ola76-5914 B Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Tulane University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: HMSA

Marchner Robert Md
(808) 326-2873
75-5995 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Zalenski Michelle Dr
(808) 326-9181
75-5995 Kuakini Hwy Ste 605
Kailua Kona, HI
Industry
Psychologist

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Wang Sophia Phd
(808) 326-1279
77-6425 Kuakini Hwy Ste D102
Kailua Kona, 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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