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Depression & Anxiety Help Wilmington NC

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 Wilmington, NC listed below.

Richard C. Campbell
(910) 350-0004 ext 3
115 Hinton Ave, Ste 7
Wilmington, NC
Services
Psychological Assessment, Stress Management or Pain Management, Sports Psychology, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Manitoba
Credentialed Since: 1994-05-13

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Ms. Rita Katz
Cape Fear Counseling & Psychotherapy
(910) 794-8210
6303 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Patricia M Brown
(910) 663-1956
5010 Randall Parkway
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Family Conflict, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: East Carolina University
Year of Graduation: 1983
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Catherine A. Gneiting
(910) 506-3302
Porters Neck Counseling7741 Market St, Unit C
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Coping Skills, Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Webster University Counseling
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mrs. Marcia S Guimaraes
(910) 249-9983
Insightful Minds411 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Infertility, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: Cambridge College
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Reuben J. Silver
(910) 256-9007
8137 Blue Heron Dr East
Wilmington, NC
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: New York University
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-02

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Mrs. K. Nicole McLean
(910) 401-2283
Successful Parenting Institute4421 Junction Park Drive
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Addiction, Anxiety or Fears, Dual Diagnosis, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Webster University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Pacific Islander
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: MHN/Managed Health Network

Mrs. Marlisa Van Hout
(910) 225-5407
Integrated Therapy Associates3907 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Western Carolina University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ginger Taylor
(910) 853-0199
4608 Cedar Ave
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: East Carolina University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Dr. Phillip M Sharp
(910) 292-9965
219 Racine Dr., Ste. A3
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Sexual Addiction, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Tech. University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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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