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Depression & Anxiety Help Lewiston ME

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 Lewiston, ME listed below.

Mr. Stephen Hayes
Stephen Hayes LCSW
(207) 753-0323
1008 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CCS
Licensed in Maine
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Karen Burke Lane
(207) 358-3562
Life Ideals178 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Coping Skills, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Southern Maine
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Sean Douglas
(207) 420-2255
1120 Center Street
Auburn, ME
Specialties
Chronic Pain or Illness, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Southern Maine
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicaid

Anna M Agell
(207) 522-1831
124 Main Street
Topsham, ME
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jennifer Noel
(207) 358-4805
124 Main Street
Topsham, ME
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Postpartum Depression
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Irene Firenze
Irene Firenze, LCSW
(207) 737-8509
158 S. Pleasant St.
Bowdoinham, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Ph
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Robert F Starratt
(207) 786-2707
Ocean Breezes
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Anger Management, Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: University of New England
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Latino, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Eileen Manglass
(207) 358-4334
Holistic Psychotherapy81 Main Street
Auburn, ME
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy
Qualification
School: University of New England
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Keri J Chaput
(207) 358-4432
124 Main Street
Topsham, ME
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Bob Fowler
(207) 358-4191
04089124 Main Street
Topsham, ME
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD, Anger Management, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: State University of New York at Albany
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

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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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