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Depression & Anxiety Help Safford 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 Safford, AZ listed below.

Schildhauer Center Counseling
(928) 428-7999
612 S 5th Ave
Safford, AZ
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Dovetree Counseling Associates Inc
(928) 428-8714
1906 W Thatcher Blvd
Safford, AZ
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Kimberly Gregson
(480) 516-5899
414 S. Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Nova Southeastern University
Credentialed Since: 0001-01-01

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Dr. Cristy Lopez
Cristy Lopez, Ph.D.
(602) 323-7824
2942 N. 24th St. Suite 110
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Arizona
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Donna Hodax
Donna A Hodax PC
(602) 448-8832
5070 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arkansas
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Robert William Sommer
(928) 428-4550
1615 S 1st Ave
Safford, AZ
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Sue Rosenblum Lerner
(480) 348-6899
8300 North Hayden Rd
Scottsdale, AZ
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Texas - Austin
Credentialed Since: 1996-03-14

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Janice Motoike
(480) 313-3080
1166 E Warner Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Cultural Diversity Issues, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Southern Illinois University
Credentialed Since: 2008-04-16

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Ms. Colleen Kumia
(480) 706-9559
1845 S. Dobson Road Suite 204
Mesa, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Sexuality Iss
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mrs. Sue Middagh
Palo Verde Behavioral Health
(520) 324-3683
2569 N. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Pain Management, Life Transitions, Elder Abuse
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Seniors (60 +)

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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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