Post Partum Depression Counselors Grandville MI

Local resource for post partum depression counselors in Grandville, MI. 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.

Kimberly S. Devlin
(517) 303-4926
2890 Cluster Drive
Traverse City, MI
Services
Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wisc Sch Prof Psych
Credentialed Since: 2001-05-24

Data Provided By:
Mr. William Padding
(616) 785-8900
640 Three Mile Rd, NW Suite 101
Grand Rapids, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Ra
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Eric Karl Willmarth
(616) 540-3682
4660 Bonnie S.E.
Kentwood, MI
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Biofeedback, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Fielding Graduate University
Credentialed Since: 2006-05-16

Data Provided By:
Dr. Beth Reimel, PhD
(616) 551-3884
2130 Wealthy St. SE
East Grand Rapids, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Family, Couples, and Individual Counseling
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Linda Schneider
Linda Schneider, LMSW
(616) 285-5778
2020 Raybrook S.E. Suite #306
Grand Rapids, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicu
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
David R. MacRae
(616) 785-8900
640 Three Mile Road, NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, 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)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Biola University
Credentialed Since: 1980-10-15

Data Provided By:
Ms. Gail Johnson
Gail G. Johnson, MSW, LMSW, ACSW
(616) 456-1178
534 Fountain Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LMSW, ACSW
Licensed in Michigan
21 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Phobias, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Disabled, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dane K. VerMerris
(616) 464-1164
Hope Network Rehabilitation Services
Grand Rapids, MI
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Clinical Neuropsychological Intervention, Psychological Assessment, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Western Michigan University
Credentialed Since: 1989-07-24

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Nola Galluch
Christian Counseling Center
(616) 956-1122
1870 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Credentials
Credentials: MDiv, LMSW
Licensed in Michigan
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Marlene Lathrop
Marlene L. Lathrop, LMSW, BCD Behavioral Health Offices
(616) 942-4002
2020 Raybrook, SE Suite 203
Grand Rapids, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, BCD
Licensed in Michigan
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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