Depression Counseling Morgantown WV

Local resource for depression counseling in Morgantown. 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.

James E. Capage
(304) 599-2862
630 Vista Place
Morgantown, WV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-04

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Dr. Linda Sandel Pettit
(304) 564-8978
1445 Stewartstown Road
Morgantown, WV
Qualification
School: West Virginia University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: 4most

Kassar's Food & Gifts
(304) 599-7252
1137 Van Voorhis Rd
Morgantown, WV
Industry
Herbalist, Psychologist

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Gingold Monique Md Child Neurology
(304) 599-5500
816 Somerset St
Morgantown, WV
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Kathleen Kahn, Ph.D. PLLC, ... a healing place
(304) 284-8880
2567 University Ave Suite 3025
Morgantown, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Ms. Nicole O'Barto Trainer
(724) 473-5635
1277 Suncrest Towne Centre
Morgantown, WV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Chatham University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Wedgewood Family Practice and Psychiatry Associates
(304) 599-1975
613 Burroughs St
Morgantown, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Thomas Jan Cnm
(304) 599-6353
1224 Pineview Dr Ste B
Morgantown, WV
Industry
Midwife, Psychologist

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Kostka Marion Edd Psycholgst
(304) 296-4512
1459 N Willey St
Morgantown, WV
Industry
Psychologist

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Esposito Caroline Ma
(304) 599-1914
3606 Collins Ferry Rd
Morgantown, WV
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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