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Depression & Anxiety Help Great Falls MT

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 Great Falls, MT listed below.

Betsy Rushworth
(406) 727-2143
811 Adobe Drive
Great Falls, MT
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Portland
Credentialed Since: 1976-05-06

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Ms. Trish McCoy
(406) 426-1948
Trish McCoy, Counseling1601 2nd Avenue North, Suite 228
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Montana State University-Bozeman
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Aware Inc
(406) 771-8182
600 6th St NW
Great Falls, MT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Remus Keli Msw Lcsw
(406) 727-3314
300 Central Ave
Great Falls, MT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Donna May Zook
(406) 453-5638
1601 2nd Ave North, Suite 620
Great Falls, MT
Services
Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Psychological Assessment, Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), 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: United States International University
Credentialed Since: 2006-04-25

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Mr. Joseph Boland
(406) 545-4372
320 1/2 Central
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Portland State University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Chinook Winds Counseling
(406) 727-3314
4700 12th St NE
Great Falls, MT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Boyle Doris Ma
(406) 727-5046
2 5th St N
Great Falls, MT
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Mary Ann Evans
(406) 791-9546
915 1st Ave S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Hieb Janine Lac Lcpc
(406) 761-4056
600 Central Ave
Great Falls, MT
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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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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