Depression Counseling Storrs Mansfield CT

Local resource for depression counseling in Storrs Mansfield. 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.

George J. Allen
(860) 486-0563
Dept of Psychology, U-1020
Storrs, CT
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Credentialed Since: 1978-05-17

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Ms. Ellen Weinick
Ellen Weinick LCSW
(860) 537-6232
11 Hyward Ave.
Colchester, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Philip Brown
Northeast Psychotherapy Associates
(860) 230-0771
50 Academy Hill Road Unit D P.O. Box 44
Plainfield, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Licensed in Connecticut
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Twins, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Hea
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Margaret Dillon
(860) 952-9116
Margaret (Peggy) Dillon - Holistic Psychotherapy1066 Storrs Road, Rt. 195
Storrs Mansfield, CT
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Depression
Qualification
School: University of Connecticut, MSW
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Igor Espittia
(860) 398-6426
Igor Espittia, LCSW134 A Conantville Rd
Mansfield Center, CT
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Mood Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Jamie Krall
Family Resource Services LLC
(860) 942-3709
33 Station Rd. PO Box 92
Hampton, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
34 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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Ms. Diane Adelson
(860) 338-3324
244 South Main Street
Colchester, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Pamela McGuire
Pamela McGuire, LCSW
(860) 983-1679
1227 Burnside Avenue Suite 1
East Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Fa
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Michael Allison
(860) 451-9910
211 Storrs Road (Route 195)
Mansfield Center, CT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Child or Adolescent, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Connecticut
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ 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
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Jerry Shaffer
(860) 578-8139
P.O.BOX 749, 1171 Main St
Coventry, CT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: University of Connecticut
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ANTHEM

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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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