Depression Counseling King George VA

Local resource for depression counseling in King George. 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.

Heidi C. Donovan
(540) 373-1200
Riverside Counseling
Fredericksburg, VA
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Florida State University
Credentialed Since: 2005-08-15

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Sondra Harry
(540) 898-8812
10340 Spotsylvania Ave., Ste. 205
Fredericksburg, VA
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Family Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Washington, DC
Credentialed Since: 2009-03-05

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Dr. Athena Staik
(540) 751-8965
Mental Health Resources412 Chatham Square Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: Ph.D., Florida State University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Michelle Wade
(240) 776-2120
Ultreya Therapy34 Shining Willow Way #136
La Plata, MD
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Louisiana at Monroe
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mrs. Gabriele Neumaier-Farnsworth
(540) 371-3637
1316 Brent Street
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Delaware State Univ.
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Michael P. Kelley
(301) 934-3842
6286 Sleepy Hollow Rd
LaPlata, MD
Services
Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Maryland - College Park
Credentialed Since: 1997-08-19

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William Edward Lynch
(540) 898-7995
4607 Harrison Rd
Fredericksburg, VA
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Play Therapy, Psychoeducational Evaluation
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Washington, DC
Credentialed Since: 2007-06-26

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Ms. Michelle Evans
(301) 710-0269
109 La Grange Ave.
La Plata, MD
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 8 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
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Marianne Redmond Lopez
(703) 862-5679
Intuitive Journeys, PLC2217 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Addiction, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$50 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Laurie Barton
(540) 986-4234
Laurie Barton, LPC29 Sassafras Lane
Stafford, VA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Marymount University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: TRICARE

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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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