Depression Counseling Mount Pleasant SC

Local resource for depression counseling in Mount Pleasant. 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.

Ms. Barbara Bettini
Barbara Bettini, MA, LPC, NCC
(843) 568-6933
1060-B Cliffwood Street
Mount Pleasant, SC
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPC
Licensed in South Carolina
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Barbara Fox
Body & Soul Therapy
(843) 795-1100
2045 Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Str
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Sandy Davidson
New Directions Behavioral Health
(843) 737-6350
119 North Goose Creek Blvd. Suite B
Goose Creek, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Margaret Newman-Crowson
(843) 473-8606
Margaret Newman Therapy222 West Coleman Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Susan Staub
(843) 375-8485
886 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Sex Therapy, Relationship Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Louisa Storen
Louisa Storen, L.I.S.W.
(843) 416-1103
886 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite 201
Mount Pleasant, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW, MSW, LMFT
Licensed in South Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Judith Hoffman
(843) 209-0961
9263 Medical Plaza Drive Suite A
North Charleston, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Diana O'Donnell
(843) 491-6380
2938 Highway 17N
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Maryland
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Delores Gregory Hollen
(843) 633-1951
1060A Cliffwood Dr
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Depression, ADHD, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Webster
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Barbara Bettini
(843) 972-5031
Quiet Mind Counseling1060 Cliffwood Street
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Appalachian State University
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

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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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