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Depression & Anxiety Help Hopewell VA

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 Hopewell, VA listed below.

Linda E. Scott
(804) 526-0220
Linda E. Scott, Ph.D., LLC
Colonial Heights, VA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Psychological Assessment, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Virginia Tech
Credentialed Since: 1983-04-07

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Leslie A. Kimball Franck
(804) 828-3106
Virginia Treatment Center for Children
Richmond, VA
Services
Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - St. Louis
Credentialed Since: 2001-05-03

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Dr. Jesse Aaron Rabinowitz
(804) 608-9938 x2117
Tucker Psychiatric1000 Boulders Pkwy.
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Virginia Commonwealth U.
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. John L Griffin
(804) 496-1993
3134 Windsorview Drive
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Elderly Persons Disorders, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: University of Alabama
Year of Graduation: 1970
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Kamala Agarwal
(804) 541-0918
207 N 4th Ave
Hopewell, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Ms. Elizabeth Novak
Elizabeth A. Novak, LCSW
(804) 751-8644
The Meridian Group of Chesterfield 10109 Krause Road, Suite 100
Chesterfield, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Pe
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Virginia Spector
Anne T. Spector, LCSW
(804) 320-8570
7329 Boulders View Lane
Richmond, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Dual Diagnosis,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Anne T Spector
(804) 991-0998
7329 Boulders View Lane
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

National Counseling Group
(804) 458-3214
222 N Main St
Hopewell, VA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Eleanor Law Gagon
(804) 734-9295
700 24th St
Fort Lee, VA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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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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