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

Sharie L. McNamee
(440) 333-6994
20525 Center Ridge Road
Rocky River, OH
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Case West Res U
Credentialed Since: 1981-03-04

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William P. McFarren
(740) 522-2230
Psychol Consultants and Affiliates,Inc
Newark, OH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Northern Colorado
Credentialed Since: 1984-03-03

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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. Karen Weiman
Counseling Solutions
(614) 880-9800
8800 Commerce Loop Dr.
Columbus, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in Ohio
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicul
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
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Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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David Aronson
(330) 929-7067
3241 Oakwood Dr.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Kent State University
Credentialed Since: 1982-02-03

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Thomas S. Thompson
(513) 489-1171
7770 Cooper Road
Cincinnati, OH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - Columbia
Credentialed Since: 1993-08-02

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Dr. Susan Shorr
(513) 891-7878
9403 Kenwood Rd. Suite #C105
Cincinnati, OH
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LISW
Licensed in Ohio
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Barbara Chuko
Barb Chuko LISW, LLC
(614) 599-3261
2770 E. Main Street
Columbus, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-S
Licensed in Ohio
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Rae Speaker
Psychological and Behavioral Consultants
(216) 831-6611
25111 Country Club Blvd. Suite #290
No. Olmsted, OH
Credentials
Credentials: L.I.S.W.
Licensed in Ohio
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Stress
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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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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