Seasonal Anxiety Counseling New Castle PA

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.

Dr. William Diorio
Research and Recovery Services LLC
(330) 965-9898
8090 Market Street, Suite 7
Youngstown, OH
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LISW
29 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Personality Disorders
Populations Served
Disabled, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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New Wilmington Psychotherapy & Counseling
(724) 740-9917
New Wilmington Psychotherapy & Counseling211 West Neshannock Ave
New Wilmington, PA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Duquesne University MA, Univ. of Pittsburgh MSW
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Carla Arlien
(330) 953-1354
Apex Psychological Care and Memory Center1975 E Western Reserve Road
Poland, OH
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Dementia or Memory Problems, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Case Western Reserve University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Sue Burke, LCSW
(724) 602-4745
Sue Burke, LCSW107 Breckenridge Street
Grove City, PA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Pittsburgh
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
(724) 954-3692
Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA309 N Broad St.
Grove City, PA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Duquesne University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Anthony DeRosa
(330) 758-0101
997 Boardman-Canfield Rd
Youngstown, OH
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Duquesne University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-27

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Ms. Julie Anne Fitzgerald
(330) 333-6510
Preferred Care Counseling3300 Stones Throw Avenue
Poland, OH
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Weight Loss, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Youngstown State University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 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
$80 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna pending

Mr. Joseph A Humphries
(330) 757-3975
Preferred Care Counseling3300 Stones Throw Ave.
Youngstown, OH
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Chronic Pain or Illness, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Youngstown State University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Betsy DeChant
(330) 685-9140
4507 Logan Way
Hubbard, OH
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Pqh.
Year of Graduation: 1969
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Paula Albano
(724) 635-4174
Darlington Counseling
Darlington, PA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Duquesne University 1984
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$20 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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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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