Post Partum Depression Counselors Washington DC

Local resource for post partum depression counselors in Washington, DC. 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.

Juliet M. Francis
(202) 638-6942
601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Ste 900
Washington, DC
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Group Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wright St U
Credentialed Since: 1995-01-10

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Dr. Mindy Jacobs
Mindy Jacobs, Ph.D, PC, ABPP
(202) 265-1103
1808 T NW
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LICSW
Licensed in DC
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
John C. Parkhurst
(202) 234-7738
1755 S Street, N.W.
Washington, DC
Services
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, 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.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1999-09-27

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Ernest Hargreaves Latham
(202) 285-4606
1120 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Services
Couples Psychotherapy, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
German
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Washington University
Credentialed Since: 2010-11-09

Data Provided By:
Peter M. Gibson
(202) 775-1556
1350 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 603
Washington, DC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Teachers College, Columbia University
Credentialed Since: 1989-07-19

Data Provided By:
Loren T. Wilkenfeld
(202) 461-7350
VA Central, Mental Health Serv
Washington, DC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples 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.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: New York University
Credentialed Since: 1990-04-16

Data Provided By:
Ms. Karenna Armington
Armington Psychotherapy Practice
(202) 510-1141
1555 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Gender Identity, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, 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:
Ms. Karen Osterle
(202) 744-2922
1234 19th Street, NW, Suite #901
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MSSA, LICSW
Licensed in DC
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Stress, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Suzanne Southworth
(202) 785-2400
1327 18th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Languages Spoken
French
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Connecticut
Credentialed Since: 2003-11-20

Data Provided By:
Mr. Edmond Degaiffier
(202) 297-1700
530 Seventh St. SE
Washington, DC
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in DC
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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