Depression Counseling Lewiston ID

Local resource for depression counseling in Lewiston. 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.

Kevin R. Kracke
(208) 743-4680
422 17th St
Lewiston, ID
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Child Custody Evaluation, Couples Psychotherapy, Biofeedback, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive 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: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1986-12-22

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Emery Michael P
(208) 743-8095
1448 G St
Lewiston, ID
Industry
Psychologist

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Phillips Agency Inc - James R Phillips
(208) 798-5168
532 Bryden Avenue
Lewiston, ID
 
Interventional Pain Consultant - Mark
(208) 743-9712
2841 Juniper Drive
Lewiston, ID
 
Bridgeway Counseling Center
(208) 746-6776
324 5th Street
Lewiston, ID
Prices and/or Promotions
Marriage and family counseling

Frank E Shull
(208) 746-6776
Bridgeway Counseling Center324 5th Street
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Anger Management, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University Of Idaho
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ 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 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

James R Phillips Phd
(208) 798-5168
532 Bryden Ave
Lewiston, ID
Industry
Psychologist

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St Joseph Mental Health Center
(208) 799-6500
534 4th Avenue
Lewiston, ID
 
Lori L. Holder, LCSW
(208) 553-1603
504 Main Street
Lewiston, ID
Prices and/or Promotions
Most ins. and EAP's accepted and billed.

Alexander Rebecca J Phd
(208) 798-5168
532 Bryden
Lewiston, ID
 
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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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