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Depression & Anxiety Help Chattanooga TN

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 Chattanooga, TN listed below.

Ms. Sidonna Bright
Private Psychiatric Outpatient
(423) 596-0365
427 E. Fifth St., Ste. 102 Chatt. Tn. 37403 1717 James Blvd. Signal Mtn.Tn.
Chattanooga, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,RPT, CGP, Dip-FC, CCDV
Licensed in Tennessee
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Ab
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Twins, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Biracial, Grandparents
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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Susan E. Hickman
(423) 508-8200 or (423) 752-5207
3097 S. Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, 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
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Twin Cities
Credentialed Since: 2009-04-27

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David J. McDowell
(423) 316-8695
1220 Cumberland Road
Chattanooga, TN
Services
Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Maine
Credentialed Since: 1982-02-02

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Holli Elizabeth Richey
(423) 243-3675
Center for Integrative Medicine1100 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Spirituality, Chronic Pain or Illness, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Univeristy of Georgia
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Lisa Harrison
(423) 536-9958
3069 S. Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Richmont University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

William E. McGee
(423) 756-2894
1815 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, School-based Consultation, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Tennessee
Credentialed Since: 1986-03-11

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Ms. Connie Robinson
Connie M. Robinson, L.C.S.W.
(423) 265-6670
201 Frazier Avenue, Suite J
Chattanooga, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Fred H. Wright
(423) 877-4345
One Northgate Park
Chattanooga, TN
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive 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: Ohio St U
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-19

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Melissa Wilson
(423) 291-8282
3085 South Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Depression, Addiction, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Audrey L Canaff
(423) 463-4286
1711 Williams Street
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Mississippi State Univ
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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