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Depression & Anxiety Help Prescott Valley AZ

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 Prescott Valley, AZ listed below.

Raymond W. Lemberg
(928) 776-7885
812 Valley Street
Prescott, AZ
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Family Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Maryland - College Park
Credentialed Since: 1981-01-19

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Dr. Rory B. Madden
(928) 458-5447
143 East Merritt Avenue
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Northern Arizona University
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AZ Foundation for Medical Care

Chandler Gilbert Arc
(928) 775-3958
7916 E Silver Way
Prescott Valley, AZ
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Raquel Balderas
(928) 445-5211
3345 N Windsong Dr
Prescott Valley, AZ
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Peggy Finston Finston
(928) 771-2190
101 E Gurley St
Prescott, AZ
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Dr. A Lynn Heitzman
(928) 224-1544
143 North McCormick Street
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Addiction, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Dr. Kenneth Kasner
(928) 237-3304
Positive Options1129 Iron Springs Road
Prescott, AZ
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Life Coaching, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Washington State University
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

John Marshall Kane
(928) 759-4032
6411 N. Robert Road
Prescott Valley, AZ
Services
Psychological Assessment, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Palo Alto University
Credentialed Since: 1991-01-07

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West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
(928) 759-7309
3347 N Windsong Dr
Prescott Valley, AZ
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
(928) 778-5292
1055 Ruth St
Prescott, AZ
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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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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