Depression Counseling Sequim WA

Local resource for depression counseling in Sequim. 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 Solomon
(360) 681-4456
Sequim, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Antioch
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ann Emineth
(360) 489-6923
Ann Emineth, LMHC1233 Lawrence Street, Suite 301
Port Townsend, WA
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Eastern Washington University
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Diane Johnson
(360) 209-2405
DISCOVERY CENTER for Behavioral Health219C W. Patison
Port Hadlock, WA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Child or Adolescent, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Michigan State University
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mcbride Michael G Phd
(360) 683-6513
9732 Old Olympic Hwy
Sequim, WA
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Nicholson Christine M Phd Psychologist
(360) 683-4845
534 N 5th Ave
Sequim, WA
Industry
Psychologist

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Mr. David P Eekhoff
(360) 389-2993
Presbyterian Counseling Center of Port Townsend1140 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, WA
Specialties
Divorce, Depression, Spirituality, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University, Fresno
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$30 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Lisa Madelle Bottomley
(360) 774-0790
Discovery Center /219 C West Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 2004
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
$70 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Andrea Avari Stevens
(360) 529-5214
219-B Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA
Qualification
School: University of Alaska, Anchorage
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Birch Glade Phd
(360) 681-8850
1563 Towne Rd
Sequim, WA
Industry
Psychologist

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Tender Touches Skin Care Spa
(360) 681-4363
565 Eureka Way
Sequim, WA
Industry
Massage Practitioner, 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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