Seasonal Anxiety Counseling Ironton OH

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.

Steven T Tackett
(606) 263-1490
Tri-State Counseling & Psychotherapy, LLC1544 Winchester Avenue
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Lindsey Wilson College
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $160
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Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Susan K. Toole
(937) 439-5040
77 W Elmwood Drive
Dayton, OH
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1989-08-17

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Lori E. Crosby
(513) 636-4336
Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Services
Cultural Diversity Issues, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Wright St U
Credentialed Since: 2001-04-12

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Leigh S. Finkel
(513) 891-8883
10979 Reed Hartman Hwy.
Cincinnati, OH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Cincinnati
Credentialed Since: 1991-12-23

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Theodore G. Borkan
(614) 231-9495
Playful Therapies Center
Columbus, OH
Services
Play Therapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio St U
Credentialed Since: 1994-01-12

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Helene Cynthia Terezis
(440) 951-9669
35104 Euclid Ave
Willoughby, OH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Cultural Diversity Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Cincinnati
Credentialed Since: 1996-04-12

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Ms. Penny Knight
Knight Counseling Clinic, Inc.
(440) 429-3027
3645 Warrensville Center Road, #116
Shaker Heights, OH
Credentials
Credentials: MSSA, ACSW, LISW-S
Licensed in Ohio
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Stress, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Cynthia Rudick
Cynthia D. Rudick, Ph.D.
(330) 492-2006
3722 Whipple Avenue N.W.
Canton, OH
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LPCC
Licensed in Ohio
27 Years of Experience
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Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsess
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Paula E. Hartman-Stein
(330) 678-9210
265 W. Main Street
Kent, OH
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Group Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Kent State University
Credentialed Since: 1983-08-30

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Francis J. Matese
(440) 331-3832
20525 Center Ridge Road
Rocky River, OH
Services
Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: DePaul University
Credentialed Since: 1995-08-09

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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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