Post Partum Depression Counselors Huntington WV

Local resource for post partum depression counselors in Huntington, WV. 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.

Andrea Dawn Evans
(606) 329-9333
207 16th Street Ste 301
Ashland, KY
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Psychological Assessment, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Biofeedback
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 2008-01-09

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Ms. Virginia J Monti
(606) 324-8489
1401 Winchester Avenue
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Depression, Family Conflict, Substance Abuse, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Cal State University
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Latino
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$180 - $300
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Will discuss insurance

Laura Rochelle Wilhelm
(304) 388-1025
WVU Dept. of Behavioral Med & Psychiatry
Charleston, WV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 2005-07-27

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James E. Capage
(304) 599-2862
630 Vista Place
Morgantown, WV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples 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)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-04

Data Provided By:
Scott Alan Fields
(304) 388-4649
Dept of Family Med, 5th Fl
Charleston, WV
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Primary Care
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 2004-09-23

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Steven T Tackett
(606) 263-1490
Tri-State Counseling & Psychotherapy, LLC1544 Winchester Avenue
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Lindsey Wilson College
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Robin C. Halprin
(202) 486-8939
Route 1, Box 158
Keyser, WV
Services
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
French,Italian
Education Info
Doctoral Program: American University
Credentialed Since: 1987-12-18

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Susan G. Walker-Matthews
(304) 388-2545
Family Resource Center
Charleston, WV
Services
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), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U NC, Greensboro
Credentialed Since: 2000-04-21

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sheli Bernstein-Goff
(304) 336-8295
PO Box 295 CSC 134
West Liberty, WV
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in West Virginia
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Priscilla Leavitt
(304) 470-0951
936 Market St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Ohio University
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110

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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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