Depression Counseling Muskegon MI

Local resource for depression counseling in Muskegon. 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.

Mrs. Bernadette Ryan
Harbor Psychological Associates
(231) 726-2299
1148 Fourth St
Muskegon, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MA,LLP,LPC
Licensed in Michigan
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Sandra Alger
Alger and Associates Psychiatric Social Work
(231) 747-3908
84 Seaway Drive
Muskegon, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Sacred Space Counseling
(616) 414-4748
Sacred Space Counseling120 South 5th St.
Grand Haven, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Mars Hill Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Integrated Health Care Solutions
(231) 722-7751
161 Muskegon Mall
Muskegon, MI
Industry
Psychologist

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Assessment Center Pc the
(231) 780-2900
2455 Norcrest Dr
Muskegon, MI
Industry
Psychologist

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Mr. Mark Rankin
Shoreline Consultation Services
(231) 733-5334
1435 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW, CAAC, CCS-M
Licensed in Michigan
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, E
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Chris Jansen-Yee, PsyD & Associates, PC
(231) 737-1213
Chris Jansen-Yee, PsyD & Associates, PC3370 Glade Street
Muskegon, MI
Specialties
ADHD, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: Central Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Asian, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ASR

Behavioral Health Associates of Western Michigan Llc
(231) 725-8143
316 Morris Ave
Muskegon, MI
Industry
Psychologist

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Integrated Health Care Solutions
(231) 722-7751
1735 Peck St
Muskegon, MI
Industry
Psychologist

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Hackley Behavioral Health
(231) 728-4950
1700 Clinton St
Muskegon, MI
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), 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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