Depression Counseling Suffolk VA

Local resource for depression counseling in Suffolk. 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.

Michael S. Weissman
(757) 483-3404
Churchland Psychol Ctr
Chesapeake, VA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Credentialed Since: 1981-01-29

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Laura Giat Forman
(757) 622-9852
The Psychotherapy Ctr
Norfolk, VA
Services
Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Credentialed Since: 1982-11-03

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Dr. Angela R Jones
(757) 392-4341
Angela R. Jones, Psy.D., PLLC1037 Champions Way
Suffolk, VA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Infertility
Qualification
School: Old Dominion University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Suffolk Psychiatric Group
(757) 539-1503
2470 Pruden Blvd
Suffolk, VA
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Weissman Michael S
(757) 483-3404
3210 Churchland Blvd
Chesapeake, VA
Industry
Hypnotherapist, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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William J. Duane
(757) 484-0799
3013 Lord Bradford Ct
Chesapeake, VA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Washington University
Credentialed Since: 1980-03-06

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Diana Schofield
(757) 622-6794
229 W. Bute Street
Norfolk, VA
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Play Therapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Baylor University
Credentialed Since: 2011-08-02

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Dr. Nial P Quinlan
(757) 218-0305
Norfolk and Yorktown117 W. 21st. Street
Norfolk, VA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Old Dominion University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Jones Bernadette M Lcsw
(757) 686-9028
3326 Taylor Rd
Chesapeake, VA
Industry
Psychologist

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Churchland Psychological Center
(757) 483-3404
3210 Churchland Blvd Ste 4
Chesapeake, VA
Industry
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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