Depression Counseling Pierre SD

Local resource for depression counseling in Pierre. 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.

Professional Counseling Associates
(605) 224-7247
2520 E Franklin St
Pierre, SD
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Heuston Counseling Service
(605) 945-5130
(605) 945-5130
Pierre, SD
 
Care Center
(605) 224-0096
800 East Dakota Avenue
Pierre, SD
 
Mrs. Susanne Nelson
Knapp Counseling and Associates
(605) 373-9330
2121 W. 63rd Place, Suite 100
Sioux Falls, SD
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, ACSW, CSW-PIP
Licensed in South Dakota
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression
Populations Served
Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Michelle Hinseth
Sanford Vermillion
(605) 624-2611
20 S. Plum Street
Vermillion, SD
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, CSW-PIP
Licensed in South Dakota
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Professional Counseling Associates
(605) 224-7247
2520 E Franklin St
Pierre, SD
 
Capital Area Counseling Service
(605) 224-4916
115 S Huron Avenue
Pierre, SD
 
Capital Area Counseling Service - Bridgeway
(605) 224-8001
210 West Pleasant Drive
Pierre, SD
 
Carol B. Kuntz
(605) 322-5700
4400 west 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Central Michigan University
Credentialed Since: 1995-06-02

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Robert R. Perkinson
(605) 987-2872
Keystone Treatment Ctr
Canton, SD
Services
Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Utah State University
Credentialed Since: 1976-11-22

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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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