Post Partum Depression Counselors Westbrook ME

Local resource for post partum depression counselors in Westbrook, ME. 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.

Janis C. Mallon
(207) 780-4050
Univ of Southern Maine, Couns. Ctr
Portland, ME
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University at Buffalo/SUNY
Credentialed Since: 1993-06-28

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Mrs. Marisol Needle
Therapy Services, Marisol Needle, LCSW
(207) 415-1934
293 State Street
Portland, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Tra
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Cheryl Berg
(207) 642-5525
5 Orchard Road
Standish, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Diane Harris
(207) 653-7885
Living Well836 Main Street
Westbrook, ME
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Addiction
Qualification
School: Boston University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

Troi Boulanger
(207) 761-1160
Troi Boulanger, LCSW836 Main Street
Westbrook, ME
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: New Mexico State University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Joan Marks
(207) 266-9573
345 Cottage Rd
South Portland, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Se
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Raymond Zito
Zito Consulting Services
(207) 773-6777
Ste.202 225 Commercial St.
Portland, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in Maine
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Life Transitions, Psychosomatic, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Rick Woodcock
Fresh Start Counseling
(888) 342-8764
333 Lincoln Street Room 102
Saco, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Sexu
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ben J Nappi
(207) 358-6152
825 Main Street
Westbrook, ME
Specialties
Behavioral Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: University of Maine
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Trisha Brink Ellis
(207) 358-3493
222 St. John Street
Portland, ME
Specialties
Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Southern Maine
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
up to $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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