Depression Counseling Lafayette LA

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Larry J. Benoit
(337) 234-4912
119 Caillouet Pl
Lafayette, LA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
French
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of North Texas
Credentialed Since: 1988-05-05

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Mrs. Jeannine Morris
Jeannine F. Morris, LCSW, ACSW
(337) 339-0051
203 West Main Street, Suite 201
New Iberia, LA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW, C-SSWS
Licensed in Louisiana
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management
Populations Served
Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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The Kitchen Table Counseling & Life Coaching
(337) 426-0949
The Kitchen Table Counseling & Life Coaching110 Travis Street
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: University of New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Terry T Judice, LCSW
(337) 214-0699
Terry T Judice, LCSW141 Ridgeway Drive
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Gay Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: LSU
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Terry T Judice
(337) 232-9113
Neuropsychiatric Clinic1105 S College Rd
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Gay Lesbian Issues, Depression, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: LSU
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Lyle L. LeCorgne
(318) 232-0060
401 Audubon Blvd, Ste 206-B
Lafayette, LA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: American University
Credentialed Since: 1980-07-21

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Walter Camos
(337) 935-0062
Lafayette Psychology Center119 Caillouet Place
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

J. Patrick Wilson
(337) 232-9113
Neuropsychiatric Clinic1105 South College Road
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Goddard College
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. M Douglas de Mahy
(337) 393-0907
401 Audubon Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Panic Disorder, Relationship Issues, Depression
Qualification
School: Kansas State University
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Drs. James and Kathryn Elliott
(337) 502-8924
Anthetic Psychology Center3110 W. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Union Institute Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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