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Depression & Anxiety Help South Hadley MA

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 South Hadley, MA listed below.

Lynne Saxon Elliott
(413) 388-3318
50 Holy Family Road
Holyoke, MA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Denver
Credentialed Since: 1996-08-22

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Mr. Jim Caldwell
Springfield Technical Community College
(413) 306-0914
Armory Square Bldg 16, Rm 131-Veterans Services
Springfield, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in Massachusetts
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Daniel McLean
Private Practice
(413) 478-9526
48 N. Pleasant St., Suite 201
Amherst, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Jane Higgins
(413) 225-1920
27 College Street
South Hadley, MA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Year of Graduation: 1975
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Amy L Fowler
(413) 285-3190
241 King Street
Northampton, MA
Qualification
School: Rutgers University
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Fern Rudorfer
(413) 549-0308
3 Aloha Drive
Hadley, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Phobias
Populations Served
Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Samuel Schutz
A New Beginning Counseling Center
(978) 356-0544
2 North Main St.
Ipswich, MA
Credentials
Licensed in Massachusetts
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Anger
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gifted, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Kerry Tuttle
Just Breathe Connecticut, LLC
(860) 436-8079
137 Hazard Avenue Suite 5
Enfield, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Trans
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured, Obese or Overweight, College Students, Multiple Chemical Sen
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Shelly Johnson Gottsegen
(413) 337-1910
South Hadley, Massachusetts29 College Street
South Hadley, MA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Connecticut School of Social Wo
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Maria E Leblanc
(413) 314-3024
195 Russell Street, Suite B9
Hadley, MA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Smith College School for Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $120
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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