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Depression & Anxiety Help Decatur GA

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 Decatur, GA listed below.

Alexia Rothman
(404) 626-6057
1549 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of California - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 2006-03-02

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Ms. Barbara Skibell
Barbara Freer Skibell, LCSW, RD, LD
(404) 822-5551
2531 Briarcliff Rd. NE Suite 102
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, RD, LD
Licensed in Georgia
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Impairment, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Spiritua
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Bruce K. Pemberton
(404) 881-8232
1130 Piedmont Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA
Services
Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Georgia State University
Credentialed Since: 1981-08-25

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Karen Marcia Schwartz
(404) 874-3498
1708 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Emory University
Credentialed Since: 2005-12-05

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Clifford Guarnaccia
(404) 235-0114
1784 Century Boulevard, NE
Atlanta, GA
Services
Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Hofstra University
Credentialed Since: 2008-06-04

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Dr. Kamieka Gabriel
Gabriel Psychological Services, Inc.
(678) 904-0965
2791 Main St.
East Point, GA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Georgia
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting I
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mary C. Hebblewhite
(404) 325-0304
2200 Century Parkway
Atlanta, GA
Services
Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Georgia State University
Credentialed Since: 1987-03-02

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Ms. Elizabeth Larkin
Elizabeth Larkin, LCSW
(404) 822-8953
41-A Lenox Pointe
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Richard W. Rasche
(770) 493-8282
3548-B Habersham at Northlake
Tucker, GA
Services
Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Southern Illinois University
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-30

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Ms. Amy Morris
(404) 633-0071
1780-B Century Boulevard, NE
Atlanta, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Women's Issues, Infant Mental Health
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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