Depression Counseling Kalispell MT

Local resource for depression counseling in Kalispell. 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.

Karen R. Ladanye
(406) 755-1232
38 E Washington St, Ste 7
Kalispell, MT
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Utah State University
Credentialed Since: 1993-11-05

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Carol L Winters
(406) 285-1936
690 N Meridian Rd
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Arizona
Year of Graduation: 1971
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ACI Specialty Benefits

Phebe Titus Lime, PhD
(406) 471-6379
723 5TH AVE E SUITE 110C
Kalispell, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Trontel Edward H Phd
(406) 752-5784
1250 Burns Way
Kalispell, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Odell Mark Phd
(406) 755-5430
33 2nd St E
Kalispell, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Carrie Thiel
(406) 272-0213
17 Second Street East
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Depression, Mid-life concerns, Eating Disorders
Qualification
School: The University of Montana
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$30 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Lonsberry Lora Phd
(406) 752-6634
455 N Foys Lake Dr
Kalispell, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Heider Katherine Ma Ccc-Sp
(406) 752-6107
955 N Meridian Rd
Kalispell, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Glacier Psychological Services
(406) 257-9721
17 2nd St E
Kalispell, MT
Industry
Psychologist

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Gillespie Eve Md Phd
(406) 257-8992
350 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
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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