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Depression & Anxiety Help Winder GA

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 Winder, GA listed below.

Dr. Rachel Lacy
Rachel Lacy, Psy.D., P.C.
(770) 722-7827
1805 Herrington Road Building 2
Lawrenceville, GA
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in Georgia
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Developmental Disability, Dissociative Disorders, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Pain Management, Phobias,
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured, Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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James Kip Matthews
(706) 613-5290
1 Huntington Road
Athens, GA
Services
Career Assessment and Counseling, Sports Psychology, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Cultural Diversity Issues, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Tennessee
Credentialed Since: 2003-09-03

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Ms. Christine Burrell Townsend
Sunrise Counseling
(770) 985-2050
2386 Clower Street Bldg G-101
Snellville, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Georgia
19 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Firesetting, Anger Management, Women's
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Joel Hitt
(678) 250-8241
Affiliates in Counseling and Psychology175 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Georgia
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Carroll S Kerr
(678) 369-3059
4396 Lawrenceville Rd.
Loganville, GA
Specialties
Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Georgia State University
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AMERIGROUP

Ms. Christy Simpson
(404) 300-3691
5435 Sugarloaf Parkway Suite 1104
Lawrenceville, GA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Ori
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Margaret Garvin
Ascent Performance Consultants
(678) 252-2181
2330 Scenic Highway Suite 301
Snellville, GA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LPC
Licensed in Georgia
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pare
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Kristin Fuller
A Fuller Life Counseling
(678) 463-3905
4482 Commerce Drive Summit Offices, Suite 101
Buford, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Georgia
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Cathy Arrington
(678) 304-8533
Cathy Arrington750 Longleaf Blvd, Suite A
Lawrenceville, GA
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Argrosy University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Majonica L Askew
(678) 696-0910
Essence Family Counseling3300 Hamilton Mill RD, Suite 102-193
Buford, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Depression, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: GA School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

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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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