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Depression & Anxiety Help Alabaster AL

Depression and anxiety are real and can hit anyone at any time. It's normal to feel depressed and anxious after graduation. The best thing you can do to conquer these graduation blues is to take control of your emotions, allow yourself to feel blue, but then work your way out of it by focusing on the positive, such as what you've achieved, and then form some new goals and a plan to attain them. Understand that if you need help seeking it out means you are strong. Please scroll down for more information and access to the therapists in Alabaster, AL listed below.

Gayle S. Janzen
(205) 403-0955
Cahaba Psychol Ctr, Ste 115
Birmingham, AL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Credentialed Since: 1994-11-07

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Nancy W. Berland
(205) 871-6926
2200 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Washington University
Credentialed Since: 1978-10-19

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David E. Myers
(205) 939-0900
2112 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of South Florida
Credentialed Since: 1975-10-30

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Dr. Michael G Semon
(205) 683-8066
Relationships Incorporated2540 Valleydale Road
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Melissa V Clinger
(205) 683-8175
Grayson & Associates100 Concourse Parkway
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Florida Institute of Technology
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: American Behavioral

Dr. Gayle Janzen
Cahaba Psychology Center
(205) 403-0955
2 Riverchase Office Plaza Suite115
Birmingham, AL
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in Alabama
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mollie K. Thomas
(205) 874-7844
Grayson & Assoc.
Birmingham, AL
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Arkansas
Credentialed Since: 2005-07-13

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Dr. DAVID MYERS
DAVID E. MYERS, PHD
(205) 252-8808
2112 11TH AVE S, STE 340
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Credentials
Credentials: PHD
Licensed in Alabama
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD, 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. Wendy Nace
(205) 282-9153
Grayson and Associates100 Concourse Parkway
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Tivica Fortune
(205) 291-8936
500 Southland Drive
Hoover, AL
Specialties
Substance Abuse, Anxiety or Fears, Stress Management
Qualification
School: Jacksonville State University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: American Behavioral

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Recognizing Depression and Anxiety

By Karen Keller

It’s normal to feel depressed and anxious after graduation. Those first-job interviews have us buying a new stick of deodorant every week. Then, if you’re successful, you get to transition to the 9-to-5 routine as a reward. It’s the beginning of the rest of your life

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Pretty grim.

But what’s the difference between stuttering when you’re on the spot and real, clinically diagnosed anxiety? And what about the blues? Is it depression, or are
you just seriously bummed that you can’t get up at noon anymore? The NYU School of Medicine provides a good test for both Depression and Anxiety . For more information, check out the National Institute of Mental Health on Depression and Anxiety . Finally, Cigna has a quick and dirty guide to both the big D and the little A .

Obviously, if it’s a clear case of clinical craziness, you want to see a doctor. However, even if it’s just a case of minor brain wackiness, there are many things you can do to bolster your mental health that don’t have side effects of medication (e.g., erectile dysfunction, hair loss, or worse.

Self-Treatment

For Both Depression and Anxiety

Exercise

Relieves tension and increases the amount of serotonin—the happy neurotransmitter—in the brain. And a super-secret tip: exercise makes you look hotter. Check out what the American Psychological Association has to say about the positive link between exercise and depression .

Practice Relaxation and Deep Breathing

Who knows—it could be a foray into becoming a tantric sex master. For deep-breathing tips, see this Web MD blog or try yoga .

Get Enough Sleep

Good not only for staving off wrinkles, sleep makes you more alert at work and puts you in a better mood. For more information, see what the American Psychological Association has to say about sleep, or check out tips for battling sleeping problems from the American Insomnia Association.

Dispute Negative, Recurring Thoughts

“No one will ever love me once they really get to know me.” “I sound like a moron when I try to talk politics.” “Standard & Poor’s would never hire me.” Everybody’s got issues. Say something more realistic out loud and repeat as often as necessary until it starts sounding like the truth: “I’m a loveable person.” “I know quite a few things about politics.” “Standard & Poor’s would have to be smoking crack not to hire me.” Here’s what About.com says about defeatist thinking . The key is to pinpoint irrational thoughts, then beat the hell out of them.

Kick the Drug Habit

Stop drinking, smoking weed, or whatever you're doing to support the local drug dealer. Drugs can rouse psychological demons. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says there's an established link between smoking pot and both depression and anxiety.

Anxiety Specifically

Schedule “Worry Time”

From 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., every day, worry with abandon. That’s right. From the simple stuff like hav...

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