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Laura Giat Forman
(757) 622-9852
The Psychotherapy Ctr
Norfolk, VA
Services
Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Credentialed Since: 1982-11-03

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Lisa Zocco
(757) 466-7300
Smithfield Bldg
Norfolk, VA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
Credentialed Since: 1986-10-27

Data Provided By:
Dr. Eva Sloan
Center for Personal Growth & Change, PLLC
(757) 227-3072
6350 Center Drive, Ste. 110, Bldg 5
Norfolk, VA
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW, LCSW, RN, DD
Licensed in Virginia
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Joseph Lee
(757) 460-4477
Dove Landing Professional Building 700 Baker Road, Suite 108
Virginia Beach, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Wendy Gelfand Coffield
(757) 473-8533
700 Independence Circle, Ste 3D
Virginia Beach, VA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Group Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Florida State University
Credentialed Since: 1980-04-01

Data Provided By:
Diana Schofield
(757) 622-6794
229 W. Bute Street
Norfolk, VA
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Play Therapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Baylor University
Credentialed Since: 2011-08-02

Data Provided By:
Gregg A. Jensen
(757) 461-3313
6353 Center Drive
Norfolk, VA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Baylor University
Credentialed Since: 1982-05-20

Data Provided By:
Ms. Cynthia Hansen
Cynthia A Hansen LCSW
(757) 583-1878
1878 E OceanView Ave A
Norfolk, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Laura Seibert
Parker, Schlicther & Associates
(757) 473-3770
5029 Corporate Woods Drive Suite 250
Va Beach, VA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Virginia
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
William L. Mulligan
(757) 410-0700
637 Kingsborough Square
Chesapeake, VA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, 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.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Yale University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-25

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Rehabbing the Blues

April 17, 2008

Rehabbing the Blues

by Nicole Joseph

African Americans are at high risk for stroke—and post-stroke depression. How to beat both at once.

Slowed speech, memory loss, paralysis—these are some of the symptoms and side effects most commonly associated with a stroke. But another debilitating aftereffect is often overlooked: depression.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, up to 27 percent of stroke survivors will experience major depression in the two months following a stroke. This is a special concern for African Americans, who are already susceptible to higher rates of depression and, as the National Stroke Association (NSA) reports, more likely to have a stroke than any other racial group. The rate of first strokes in African Americans, for example, is almost twice that of white people.
 
Experts debate whether post-depression stroke springs from the brain injury itself or from its resulting social and psychological complications (e.g. feelings of stigma surrounding the stroke, or anxiety and self-consciousness over the physical effects). However, most researchers agree that post-stroke depression is a serious concern that should be acknowledged and treated.

The depression’s impact can range from mild to severe. While some people may experience general feelings of sadness related to the fear, anger, anxiety and frustration they feel following a stroke, others may find themselves changing their eating patterns or having suicidal thoughts. A recent Australian study found that post-stroke depression prevented almost as many people from returning to work as did physical complications.

Many African Americans who suffer from depression go undiagnosed and don’t get the help they need and deserve. Misconceptions that depression is not a “real” medical illness, along with stigma, often lead to people suffering in silence. Be aware of common signs of depression: crying for no apparent reason, difficulty sleeping, feelings of worthlessness and loss of interest in daily activities. Though some feelings of sadness are normal post-stroke, severe changes to your moods and lifestyle should be discussed with your doctor and may need to be treated with counseling, support from friends and family, or antidepressant medications.

What’s the best way to prevent post-depression stroke? Prevent the stroke in the first place.  That might sound like a difficult task; however, there are many ways to lower your risk. Check out these tips:
 
  • Lower your weight and blood pressure. High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for stroke, and according to the NSA, 1 in three African Americans has high blood pressure. Lifestyle changes, such as adopting a healthy diet and regular exercise, can help lower your risk of high blood pressure, as well as lower your risk of obesity and diabetes—both of which also up your stroke risk.
  • Stop smoking—NOW. The U.S. Surgeon General has been quoted as say...

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