Post Partum Depression Counselors Blue Springs MO

Local resource for post partum depression counselors in Blue Springs, MO. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, postpartum stress handling, talk therapy, solution-focused therapy, and postpartum therapy, as well as advice and content on coping with baby blues.

Ms. Lennis Marvel
Counseling Services, LLC
(816) 224-6500
1924 NW Copper Oaks Circle
Blue Springs, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

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Mary K. Richardson
(816) 561-9494
3914 Washington
Kansas City, MO
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Psychological Assessment, Psychoeducational Evaluation
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Credentialed Since: 1992-05-26

Data Provided By:
Richard L. Abloff
(816) 444-7890
6306 Walnut
Kansas City, MO
Services
Psychoanalysis, Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Credentialed Since: 1984-03-16

Data Provided By:
Raphael Gary Smith
(816) 960-4525
4044 Central Street
Kansas City, MO
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 1996-08-19

Data Provided By:
Larry Eugene Long
(913) 588-6580
KUMC Student Counseling & Educational Su
Kansas City, KS
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Career Assessment and Counseling, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Credentialed Since: 2000-09-08

Data Provided By:
Linda M. Joslyn-Bishop
(816) 756-0684
4400 Broadway
Kansas City, MO
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Kansas
Credentialed Since: 1979-08-30

Data Provided By:
Kathryn B. Pieper
(816) 234-3674
Developmental Behavioral Sciences
Kansas City, MO
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Family Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Kansas
Credentialed Since: 1995-09-12

Data Provided By:
Ms. Elizabeth Hunter-Blank
Elizabeth Hunter-Blank, LLC
(816) 582-3877
4104 Central
Kansas City, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LSCSW
Licensed in Missouri
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Sally M. Pollock
(816) 822-1922
8080 Ward Pkwy Ste 230
Kansas City, MO
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Credentialed Since: 1995-11-20

Data Provided By:
Ms. Bonnie Benson
Bonnie E. Benson, LCSW
(816) 756-2773
9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 112
Kansas City, MO
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Missouri
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

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Women who Exercise Can Decrease Risk for Postpartum Depression

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A new study suggests that women who stay active and are more positive about their changing shapes might protect themselves from depression both during and after pregnancy.

 “Our study supports the psychological benefits of exercise to improve body image and lessen depressive symptoms,” said lead study author Danielle Symons Downs, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology and obstetrics and gynecology at Penn State University.

Downs and colleagues surveyed 230 Pennsylvania women throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period about their symptoms of depression , exercise habits and feelings about weight, appearance and other aspects of body image. Their findings appear in the August 2008 issue of the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

As expected and consistent with previous research, women who experienced depressive symptoms early in pregnancy tended to report later pregnancy and postpartum depression , the authors found.

What is new, though, are the findings about the role of body image and exercise behavior in relation to pregnancy and postpartum depressive symptoms. Women who experienced higher levels of depression symptoms also reported less satisfaction with their appearance throughout the trimesters of pregnancy.

“If someone is depressed and not very happy with how their body looks, especially with regard to the physical changes that occur during pregnancy, it can influence depression later on,” Downs said.

Women who reported more depressive symptoms during the first trimester tended to engage in less exercise behavior in early pregnancy. In addition, women who exercised more prior to their pregnancy had greater body satisfaction during the second and third trimesters and less depressive symptoms in the second trimester, which suggests that avid pre-pregnancy exercise might protect women from negative depressive symptoms and body dissatisfaction during mid-to-late pregnancy, Downs said.

“There is no question that pregnant women, in consultation with their health care providers, should try to maintain a regular and moderate exercise regimen,” said Michael O’Hara, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Iowa.

However, O’Hara said that the study design — especially the classification of exercise frequency and intensity and the arbitrary cut-offs used to classify women — “did not give a strong endorsement for the protective effects of exercise during pregnancy, at least with regard to depression.”

Beginners should take it easy when exercising, he advises: Women could keep up with what they were doing beforehand physically, but they should not go all-out during pregnancy if they were sedentary before.

“There is increasing evidence t...

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