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Depression & Anxiety Help Sioux Falls SD

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 Sioux Falls, SD listed below.

Tina Harp
(605) 223-1924
3610 S. Western Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: South Dakota State University
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Avera

Janel M Schmidt
(605) 413-1397
Psychological Solutions of South Dakota6810 S Lyncrest Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD, Emotional Disturbance, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: South Dakota State University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$140 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Stronghold Counseling Services
(605) 334-7713
625 S Minnesota Ave Ste 201
Sioux Falls, SD
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Michael V. Bloom
(605) 339-1783
Ctr for Fam Med
Sioux Falls, SD
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Education Info
Doctoral Program: The Wright Institute
Credentialed Since: 1984-08-10

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Lynn Paul
(605) 328-3006
1305 W 18th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Dr. Mary E Jones
(605) 609-1594
Integrative Wellness5000 S.Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Peer Relationships, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of South Dakota
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Amber Chan
(605) 956-3442 x228
Chan Counseling Services2121 W. 63rd Place
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: St. John Fisher College
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Nami South Dakota
(605) 271-1871
737 W 10th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Sioux Falls Area Counseling Center-Lutheran Social Services
(605) 357-0131
705 E 41st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Shashita Inamdar
(605) 328-4700
1621 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
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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