Depression Counseling Mobile AL

Local resource for depression counseling in Mobile. 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.

M. Hope Jackson
(251) 470-7607
2864 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Georgia
Credentialed Since: 2006-02-14

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Mr. Don Dockery
(251) 599-7339
Dockery & Associates1340 Sledge Drive
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Communicating Sills
Qualification
School: University of South Alabama
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Laranch Henry Eddings
(251) 263-6302
Laranch H. Eddings, PsyD, MFCC, MRE, MA1119 Chalet Drive West
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Depression, Spirituality, Testing and Evaluation, Impulse Control Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$40 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Hiram Keith Johnson
(251) 216-1351
Professional Counseling Associates29000 U.S. Highway 98
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Christian Counseling, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Kentucky, Asbury TheologicalSeminary
Year of Graduation: 1993
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: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Rev. Cheryl Bray Martin
(251) 214-0499
The Centre1290 Main Street
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Mississippi College
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $240
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Harvey N. Switzky
(815) 758-8478
409 Santa Rosa Ave
Daphne, AL
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder)
Ages Served
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Brown U
Credentialed Since: 1999-11-29

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Mrs. Natasha Houston Harris
(800) 401-2877
Roadmaps to Recovery Counseling Services, LLC572 Azalea Road
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Depression, Personality Disorders, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Alabama
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Kathy L Sowder
(251) 219-0748
Psychotherapy & Addiction Services, INC9350 Box Rd.
Semmes, AL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Addiction, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Wright State University
Year of Graduation: 1971
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$60+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Robyn Koser
(251) 259-4052
The Centre1290 Main Street
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Chronic Pain or Illness, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Auburn University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 9 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
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Donald Jay Mulkerne
(251) 447-5803
Springhill Behavioral Health7071 Stone Dr
Daphne, AL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Florida
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 30+ 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
$130 - $150
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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