Depression Counseling Valparaiso IN

Local resource for depression counseling in Valparaiso. 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.

Terence N. Anderson
(219) 324-6263, x16
4301 Kingsdale Drive
Valparaiso, IN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Family Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Credentialed Since: 1983-05-31

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Ms. Carolyn Lohse
Center for Lifestyle Change
(219) 395-6637
684 Valley Drive
Valparaiso, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mary K. Summers
(219) 736-6220
Mary K Summers, Psy.D., H.S.P.P.
Crown Point, IN
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 1989-06-12

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Janice E. Katz
(219) 406-0723
831 Washington St
Michigan City, IN
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Family Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Washington University
Credentialed Since: 1988-10-31

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Kortney Eckley
(219) 440-4735
Korey Eckley, LCSW, LLC5 Washington Street
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of South Carolina
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Deborah Thompson
Deborah A. Thompson, LCSW
(219) 331-3192
Valparaiso, IN
Valparaiso, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Gifted, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Lauren Pellegrini-Hubster
Lauren M. Pellegrini-Hubster, LCSW, Inc.
(219) 308-8558
416 East 86th Avenue
Merrillville, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Michelle Batacan Alexander
Michelle Batacan, LCSW
(219) 877-8921
450 St. John Rd. Suite 301-128
Michigan City, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Kortney (korey) Eckley
(219) 440-4735
Korey Eckley, LCSW, LLC5 Washington Street
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of South Carolina
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Linda Hill
(219) 940-5679
Hill Psychological Services1605 Adler Circle
Portage, IN
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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