Teenage Depression Counseling Martinsville IN

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.

Louise E. Miracle
(812) 339-4877
737 N. County Line Rd. E.
Gosport, IN
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Sports Psychology, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Indiana University - Bloomington
Credentialed Since: 2001-07-02

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Mrs. Cheryl Mansell
New Outlook Counseling Center
(812) 929-7956
2620 N Walnut Street Suite 225
Bloomington, IN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Caesar Pacifici
(812) 307-9943
205 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Jennifer Spencer
(812) 399-0841
635 N. College Ave
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Academic Underachievement, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Indiana University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mrs. Cheryl L Mansell
(812) 250-1935
New Outlook Counseling Center1136 W 17th Street
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Depression, Child or Adolescent, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Western Michigan University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ron A. Thompson
(812) 333-1160
2620 N. Walnut St., Suite 1250
Bloomington, IN
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of North Texas
Credentialed Since: 1985-11-21

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Nancy Rutkowski
(812) 720-4242
712 N Washington St
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Diane Menke Pence
(812) 316-2332
Diane Menke Pence, LMHC205 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Eastern Illinois University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Nicki Williamson, MSW, LCSW
(812) 827-8920
Nicki Williamson, MSW, LCSW101 W. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Indiana University
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

E.V. Lenard
(812) 316-2322
205 S Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 1957
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$30 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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