Depression Counseling Westerville OH

Local resource for depression counseling in Westerville. 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.

Mrs. Shelly (Michelle) Pinnell
(614) 985-4694
97 S. Liberty
Powell, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women'
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Suzanne C. Saul
(614) 844-6886
153 Collier Ridge Drive
Columbus, OH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Okla
Credentialed Since: 1983-07-26

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Ms. Kay Davies
Kay Davies LISW
(614) 285-4485
4701 Olentangy River Rd. Suite 200
Columbus, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Dana Zager
Dana Zager Therapy
(614) 530-5501
6981 E Main Street Suite 101-A
Bexley, OH
Credentials
Credentials: MA, ATR-BC, MSW, LISW, OSW-C
Licensed in Ohio
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions
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 +)

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Theodore G. Borkan
(614) 231-9495
Playful Therapies Center
Columbus, OH
Services
Play Therapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio St U
Credentialed Since: 1994-01-12

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Ms. Karen Weiman
Counseling Solutions
(614) 880-9800
8800 Commerce Loop Dr.
Columbus, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicul
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Sara Finn Kriger
(614) 263-8538
3806 N High St
Columbus, OH
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio St U
Credentialed Since: 1977-10-06

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Marianne N. Collins
(614) 761-2117
6465 Reflections Drive
Dublin, OH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio St U
Credentialed Since: 1984-02-08

Data Provided By:
Pamela G. Deuser
(614) 481-2101
1943 W 5th Ave
Columbus, OH
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Stress Management or Pain Management, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Louisville
Credentialed Since: 1996-05-16

Data Provided By:
Ms. Barbara Chuko
Barb Chuko LISW, LLC
(614) 599-3261
2770 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-S
Licensed in Ohio
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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