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Alternative Treatments for Depression Chico CA

The brain's chemical composition can be disturbed and badly damaged by traumatic events, low self esteem, a long illness or even hormonal changes. It is interesting to look at Chinese medicine in this regard because they actually do not have a word for depression. Chinese herbs will be aimed at restoring balance in the mind and consequently in the body.

Ms. Helene Ginsberg
HELENE GINSBERG LCSW
(530) 341-1523
341 Broadway #400B
Chico, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
11 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Twins, Disabled, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Sally Pearson
(530) 322-0167
48 Hanover Lane, Suite 2
Chico, CA
Specialties
Hypnotherapy, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: CSU Chico
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mr. Dale Rudesill
(530) 645-3925
1962 Wild Oak Lane
Chico, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University Chico
Year of Graduation: 1984
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Nori Monroe
(530) 419-5611
22 Williamsburg Lane
Chico, CA
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: California State University, Chico
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$50 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Jef D Inslee
(530) 723-1408
Chico, CA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Gay Issues, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: John F Kennedy University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Florence Soares-Dabalos
(530) 603-1675
Florence A. Soares-Dabalos, LMFTPO Box 1572
Chico, CA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent, Depression
Qualification
School: CSU, Sacramento
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Ceridian

Ms. Mary V Allport
(530) 419-4767
5 Governors Ln
Chico, CA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, mid-life challenges, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University, Chico
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Ms. Rebecca Lenahan
(530) 419-4991
344 Flume Street
Chico, CA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Complicated Grief (loss of a child), Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: John F. Kennedy University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Nancy Ellner
(530) 645-9474
Counseling & Psychotherapy Services341 Broadway
Chico, CA
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: New York University
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jennifer Onstot
(530) 303-2925
22 Williamsburg Ln
Chico, CA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of San Francisco
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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Alternative Treatments for Depression

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Alternative Treatments For Depression - The Latest Trends In Treatment

Author: Robert William Locke

The conventional depression medicines such as Elavin and Tofranil come with a whole host of warnings and long term health risks. We now know that depression is caused by a malfunctioning of certain chemicals in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine. These have a decisive effect on our thoughts, moods and desire for action and will affect our sleep patterns too if everything is not working like clockwork. It is high time that alternative treatments for depression were taken more seriously by the medical profession and caregivers in general.

The brain's chemical composition can be disturbed and badly damaged by traumatic events, low self esteem, a long illness or even hormonal changes. It is interesting to look at Chinese medicine in this regard because they actually do not have a word for depression. Chinese herbs will be aimed at restoring balance in the mind and consequently in the body. Many people who have gone to Chinese herbal practitioners have had good results.

Diet is often neglected in looking at alternative treatments for depression and it is difficult to see why. Anything we eat or drink will have a profound effect on our brains. Food feeds the brain too, not just the body! A study carried out a few years ago found that fish oils or omega 3 fatty acids (also know as EFAs) when given to people suffering from anxiety and depression had a 50% improvement rate in depression symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and low libido. These Omega 3 acids are found in fish such as tuna and salmon and also in walnuts and flax seeds.

Any food which contains the Vitamins B group (especially Vitamins B6 and B1) can stop the mood swings which often occur after intake of sugar. The best source of Vitamin B is whole grain oats. Protein can also help in balancing your sugar act. The protein you need is found in white lean meat such as chicken and turkey. Carbohydrate and protein taken together can also help in stabilizing your mood. Certainly diet and Chines herbs cannot be complete depression alternatives but they can go a long way in restoring good mood.

Herbal remedies are now regarded with great respect as one of the best alternative treatments for depression. Kava is not only a sort of natural painkiller (great for rheumatism and arthritis) but has had great results in treating depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.

Why not take some of the guesswork out of depression alternatives by having a long hard look at a herbal remedy as one of the alternative treatments for depression. This, coupled with a few dietary suggestions as mentioned above could change your life and restore your mind to a balanced state which will help you to overcome the feelings of helplessness and lethargy and give you renewed energy to overcome depression.

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Want to try a natural remedy for depression ? Robert Locke has written extensively on Mental Health for many years

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