Seasonal Anxiety Counseling Boerne TX

There’s actually an explanation for seasonal anxiety. According to ayurveda, the changing weather affects your emotions as well as your body. When the weather turns cool, dry, and windy in late autumn and winter, it increases your vata dosha, which governs activity in the brain and nervous system.

Ms. Jo Ann Kilgore
Jo Ann Kilgore, LCSW, PC
(210) 490-0400
20079 Stone Oak Parkway Suite 1200
San Antonio, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness,
Populations Served
Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Amie Yanover
(210) 614-8400
4242 Medical Dr
San Antonio, TX
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Family Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 2010-10-18

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Craig Andrew Dike
(210) 699-2120
7400 Merton Minter
San Antonio, TX
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Indianapolis
Credentialed Since: 2010-07-02

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Desirae Ysasi
(210) 698-8818
Leon Springs Counseling and Life Coaching23535 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Texas-San Antonio
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Nancy Logan
(210) 255-2072
24123 Boerne Stage Road
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: The University of Texas at Austin
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

William M. Erwin
(210) 494-1991
14815 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Sports Psychology
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas Tech U
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-03

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Tracy Sloan
(210) 216-5818
8231 Fredericksburg Rd.
san antonio, TX
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Texas - Austin
Credentialed Since: 2007-04-16

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Dr. Janel Fletcher Whidbee
(210) 272-7138
1580 South Main Street
Boerne, TX
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Women's issues, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Randy Adkins
(210) 591-7422
Leon Springs Counseling and Life Coaching23535 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Life Coaching, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Texas at San Antonio
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Arturo -Art- Dominguez
(210) 526-0414
The Art of Balance
Helotes, TX
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Self Esteem, Peak Performance, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Our Lady of the Lake University
Year of Graduation: 2003
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 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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Relief from Seasonal Anxiety

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By Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

Every fall I start feeling anxious and crave sugar. Why does this happen in autumn?

There’s actually an explanation for seasonal anxiety. According to ayurveda, the changing weather affects your emotions as well as your body. When the weather turns cool, dry, and windy in late autumn and winter, it increases your vata dosha, which governs activity in the brain and nervous system. Too much vata can create excessive thoughts and anxiety. You may have felt some relief from anxiety during summer—when the hot, humid weather dampens vata—but once the cold weather returns, so does vata-based anxiety.

It makes sense that you would reach for the sweets, because pleasurable foods high in carbohydrates and fat are known to increase endorphins in the brain, which help maintain a calm, happy mood. Obviously, though, the downside of eating refined sugar (mood swings, obesity, and nutritional depletion) will only add to your anxiety in the long run.

Instead, take a clue from ayurveda, and choose wholesome sweet food instead of sugar to calm your worries, boost endorphin levels, and balance your vata. Rice, milk, fresh and dried fruits, as well as whole grains and other complex carbohydrates are all sweet by ayurvedic standards and will satisfy your craving without creating further imbalances.

Another solution: Reach for a soothing hot drink, which will calm your agitated vata by its warmth and hydrating effects. Rather than caffeine, which can add to anxiety, try steamed milk (latte, hold the café), chamomile tea, or a blend of chai-like spices. As I mentioned earlier, even plain hot spring water can do the trick and has the added bonus of reducing cravings and aiding digestion.

Some additional dietary tips to balance vata include favoring cooked foods over raw and moist foods over dry, crunchy ones. (Out with the crackers, in with the rice pudding!)

It’s also important to address your overall tendency toward anxiety. Practices that might help dampen your overactive sympathetic nervous system—your fight-or-flight response to stress and anxiety—such as meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises, as well as regular exercise and an early bedtime, can all help stress roll off your back both at work and at home.

Author: Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

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