Seasonal Anxiety Counseling Seymour IN

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.

Mr. Dan Boyer
Sandcrest Family Medicine
(812) 373-2725
3203 Middle Road
Columbus, IN
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Anger Management, Men's Issues, Women's Issues
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Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Janice E. Katz
(219) 406-0723
831 Washington St
Michigan City, IN
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Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Family Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
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Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
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Doctoral Program: Washington University
Credentialed Since: 1988-10-31

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Ms. Carolyn Lohse
Center for Lifestyle Change
(219) 395-6637
684 Valley Drive
Valparaiso, IN
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
25 Years of Experience
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Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management
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Offenders/Perpetrators, Obese or Overweight
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Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ann Lagges
(317) 944-8162
702 Barnhill Drive #4300
Indianapolis, IN
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Individual Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychological Assessment, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 2002-04-01

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Richard J. Casserly
(812) 443-0404
508 E National Ave
Brazil, IN
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Family Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Credentialed Since: 1999-05-10

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Ms. Debby Rogers
Debby Rogers-MSW-LCSW-ACSW
(888) 203-9499
500 Polk St. Bldg.#6 Suite P
Greenwood, IN
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Credentials: MSW-LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Rela
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Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Melody Stiles
(317) 430-7997
9465 Counselors Row Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN
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Credentials: MSW, LCSW,MAC, LCAC
Licensed in Indiana
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Di
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Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Patricia Savage
Midwest HealthStrategies
(765) 751-6208
3300 W. Community Drive
Muncie, IN
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Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Indiana
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
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Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Daniel J. Hauschild
(260) 471-8033
Papermill Office Park, #44
Fort Wayne, IN
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Individual Psychotherapy, 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), Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
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Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Chicago
Credentialed Since: 1995-06-23

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Mrs. Michelle Batacan Alexander
Michelle Batacan, LCSW
(219) 877-8921
450 St. John Rd. Suite 301-128
Michigan City, IN
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Women's Issues
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HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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