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Alternative Treatments for Depression Visalia 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.

Mr. Mike Mayo
(559) 358-4342
1212 W. Main Street
Visalia, CA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Domestic Abuse, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: California State University
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Michael Wayne Regier
(559) 399-0164
1019 N. Demaree, Suite A
Visalia, CA
Specialties
Marital Therapy, Depression, Life Coaching
Qualification
School: California School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1985
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Carol Gray
(559) 529-5785
4150 South Demaree
Visalia, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: California State University, Fresno
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Paul Andrew Stebbins
818-986-4362, ext .10
15409 Dickens Street
Sherman Oaks, CA
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Psychoeducational Evaluation, Psychological Assessment, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U No Dakota
Credentialed Since: 2010-03-24

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Lois N. D'Asaro
(310) 394-9876
1421 Santa Monica Blvd, #105
Santa Monica, CA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 1977-05-09

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Kathy Rose MFT
(559) 358-4721
Kathy Rose MFT4150 S Demaree Ste C
Visalia, CA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Charles Douglass
(559) 399-0066
4126 South Demaree
Visalia, CA
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Mark D. Hassan
(626) 458-5444
1961 Huntington Dr.
Alhambra, CA
Services
Psychoanalysis, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - Los Angeles
Credentialed Since: 1980-11-02

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Keith E. Valone
(626) 405-9066
One West California Blvd
Pasadena, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Psychoanalysis
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Credentialed Since: 1983-08-12

Data Provided by:
Mr. Rob Kaufman
Rob Kaufman, LCSW
(818) 788-9567
16161 Ventura Blvd. Suite 224
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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