Teenage Depression Counseling Lewiston ID

Teenage depression can be a very serious matter and can lead to self-mutilation, drug or alcohol abuse, attempted suicide, or even suicide. As such, it needs to be addressed quickly. Read on to see if there is any solution for your kid.

Kevin R. Kracke
(208) 743-4680
422 17th St
Lewiston, ID
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Child Custody Evaluation, Couples Psychotherapy, Biofeedback, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive 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: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1986-12-22

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W. Rand Walker
(208) 883-1144
2301 West A St.
Moscow, ID
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1995-07-06

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Mrs. Vickie Arriaga-Thorne
Vickie Arriaga-Thorne, MSW, LMFT
(208) 818-3581
1104 W. Ironwood Dr. Ste.A
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LMFT
Licensed in Idaho
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Kevin Rhinehart
Center for Hope and Healing
(208) 343-0441
660 E. Franklin Rd. Suite 260
Meridian, ID
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW, LMFT, CSAT
Licensed in Idaho
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Depression, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Timothy J. Wilcox
(208) 590-3540
976 NW Maggie Court
Mountain Home, ID
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Couples Psychotherapy
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 Nebraska - Lincoln
Credentialed Since: 1985-07-29

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Frank E Shull
(208) 746-6776
Bridgeway Counseling Center324 5th Street
Lewiston, ID
Specialties
Anger Management, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University Of Idaho
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Andrea Leeds
Mountain View Behavioral Health
(208) 322-5354
5593 Glenwood St.
Boise, ID
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Idaho
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Traum
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Disabled, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Carrie Eichberg
(208) 343-0570
1414 West Franklin St
Boise, ID
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Stress Management or Pain Management, 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: Alliant International University - San Francisco Bay
Credentialed Since: 2010-05-21

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Pamela J. Baglien
(208) 756-8520
P.O. Box 2294
Salmon, ID
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Purdue University
Credentialed Since: 1987-08-18

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William M. Green
(208) 765-1894
P.O. Box 1209
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Services
Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: California Institute of Integral Studies
Credentialed Since: 2000-01-03

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Battling Teenage Depression

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Battling Teenage Depression

By Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, LAc

My teenager suffers from bouts of depression that sometimes last more than a week. We’ve tried Paxil and Wellbutrin, which seemed to work for a while, but I’m concerned about long-term side effects. Can you offer any suggestions?

Teenage depression can be a very serious matter and can lead to self-mutilation, drug or alcohol abuse, attempted suicide, or even suicide. As such, it needs to be addressed quickly. The use of Western pharmaceutical medicine can help in a short amount of time, especially under the guidance of an experienced medical psychiatrist. In situations where a pattern of low self-esteem or a troubled family environment exists, psychotherapy can serve as a useful adjunct to Western medicine as well.

Often, however, the problem lies not just with the teenager’s environment or self-esteem but, instead, with neurotransmitter deficiencies aggravated by hormonal changes during puberty. In these cases, one should recognize Western prescription medicines as a reshuffling of neurotransmitters—they increase one by decreasing another, sort of a “robbing Peter to pay Paul” approach. Natural medicine offers a deeper method that aims to boost neurotransmitter levels. You can do this with nutritional medicines, including certain amino acids, vitamins, enzyme cofactors, and Western herbs. I would look for holistic practitioners who work with this approach. They can include medical doctors, psychotherapists, doctors of naturopathic medicine, chiropractors, or practitioners of Oriental medicine.

Within TCM, we work to boost neurotransmitters back to natural levels. Instead of using nutritional components directly, our approach relies on a mixture of different Chinese herbs to regulate underlying organs and functional systems.

The type of depression most prevalent in teenagers involves the liver. It occurs because of stagnant qi (energy) and blood in the liver. That stagnation inhibits the free movement of qi and blood in the body. Consequently, a sort of paralysis of intention, effort, and hope results, leaving the person feeling that things will never change. Liver stagnation can occur from the release of hormones during teen maturation and can be compounded by environmental chemicals, prescription drugs such as birth control, and over-stimulation of the nervous system. The Chinese herbal approach uses herbs that move and regulate liver qi and blood. Acupuncture can accomplish the same effect if done on a weekly basis, and practitioners often combine the two approaches.

Some teenagers have bipolar-2 syndrome, a mixed pattern exhibiting both anxiety and depression. In these cases, we regulate both the liver for depression and the heart/shen for anxiety. This approach can be quite effective for the long term but may require months of treatment to achieve relief of depressive symptoms.

Another type of depression within Chinese medicine—lung-type depression—results from grief or a shock due to loss and can...

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