Depression Counseling Lewiston ME

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Mr. Stephen Hayes
Stephen Hayes LCSW
(207) 753-0323
1008 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CCS
Licensed in Maine
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Margaret Morrison
(207) 576-7221
PO Box 981
Brunswick, ME
Services
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Fielding Graduate University
Credentialed Since: 2003-09-03

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Tammie Fowles
(207) 358-4298
59 Webster Street
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: UCONN, Southwest University
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Stephen Hayes LCSW, CCS
(207) 420-8763
Stephen Hayes LCSW, CCS1008 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Boston University
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Anna M Agell
(207) 522-1831
124 Main Street
Topsham, ME
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Irene Firenze
Irene Firenze, LCSW
(207) 737-8509
158 S. Pleasant St.
Bowdoinham, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Ph
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Evelyn Lent
(207) 420-2157
443 Main Street
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Karen Burke Lane
(207) 358-3562
Life Ideals178 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Coping Skills, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Southern Maine
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jennifer Noel
(207) 358-4805
124 Main Street
Topsham, ME
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Postpartum Depression
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mrs. Keri J Chaput
(207) 358-4432
124 Main Street
Topsham, ME
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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