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Alternative Treatments for Depression Fresno 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.

Ronald L. Gandolfo
(559) 226-9488
5151 N Palm Ave, Ste 605
Fresno, CA
Services
Couples Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Child Custody Evaluation
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Louisiana State University
Credentialed Since: 1976-11-29

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Mr. Larry Cormier
Larry Cormier
(559) 453-1834
4991 E. McKinley #116
Fresno, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in California
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Lynette Eve Bassman
California Sch of Prof Psychol
Fresno, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: New York University
Credentialed Since: 1999-03-10

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Transitions Counseling Center
(559) 472-0863
Transitions Counseling Center171 N. Van Ness Ave
Fresno, CA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: California State University, Fresno
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Larry L. Langford
(559) 529-5792
Sequoia Psychotherapy Center, Inc.1065 North Fulton Street
Fresno, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Psychosis
Qualification
School: California State University--Fresno
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Thomas W. Shaffer
(559) 226-6997
5151 N Palm, #980
Fresno, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1979-09-10

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Russell H. Adelson
(559) 435-5546
1670 W Ellery Ave
Fresno, CA
Services
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, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1979-03-06

Data Provided by:
Gregory N. Cherney
(559) 449-2732
The Monterey Bldg
Fresno, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Stress Management or Pain Management, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), 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.)
Languages Spoken
French
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Fresno
Credentialed Since: 1988-08-12

Data Provided by:
Margot Tepperman
(559) 472-0863
Transitions Counseling Center171 N. Van Ness Ave
Fresno, CA
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: California State University, Fresno
Year of Graduation: 1976
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Meredith Fowler
(559) 475-8067
4747 N 1st Street
Fresno, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Domestic Abuse
Qualification
School: CSU Fresno
Year of Graduation: 1990
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Behavioral Health Systems

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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.

About the Author:

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

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