Depression Counseling Las Cruces NM

Local resource for depression counseling in Las Cruces. 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.

Michael R. Pitts
(575) 522-5466
1395 Missouri Avenue
Las Cruces, NM
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Individual Psychotherapy, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Adler School of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 1996-04-12

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Ms. Amanda Trout
Mauna Therapy, LLC
(575) 635-8947
2507 N. Telshor Blvd, Suite A-2
Las Cruces, NM
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Mexico
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Domest
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured,
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Bill Middendorf MA LPCC
(575) 408-8990
Bill Middendorf MA LPCC1990 E. Lohman
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Depression, Substance Abuse, ADHD
Qualification
School: Denver Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: Male
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Cindy Stechmeyer
(575) 680-1212
1730 Tierra de Mesilla
Mesilla, NM
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of CA, Fullerton
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Joe B. Alexander
(505) 404-1889
Joe B. Alexander, Ph.D.1730 Tierra de Mesilla, Suite 5
Mesilla, NM
Specialties
Emotional problems asso with health, Elderly Persons Disorders, Depression
Qualification
School: Baylor
Year of Graduation: 1964
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Linda C. Daniels
(575) 528-6166
1990 E. Lohman
Las Cruces, NM
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas Tech U
Credentialed Since: 1982-03-18

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Donna J. Small
(575) 532-0843
1894 Sedona Hills Parkway
Las Cruces, NM
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Michigan State University
Credentialed Since: 1980-01-08

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Ms. Jeanne L Provencio
(575) 219-4238
Jeanne L. Provencio Family Therapy1100 S Main St
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: NMSU
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Alliance

Joe B. Alexander, Ph.D.
(505) 404-1889
Joe B. Alexander, Ph.D.1730 Tierra de Mesilla, Suite 5
Mesilla, NM
Specialties
Emotional problems asso with health, Elderly Persons Disorders, Depression
Qualification
School: Baylor
Year of Graduation: 1964
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Burks Carol Phd
(575) 522-5466
1395 Missouri Ave
Las Cruces, NM
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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