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I have been having a lot of weird behaviors lately. I have

had depression for years, and...
I have been having a lot of weird behaviors lately. I have had depression for years, and at times I didn't leave my home.
In the past couple of years it has become much worse. I have been injuring myself by banging my arms, act. and bruising that has pain and bruising for quite a while. Recently I have starting making wounds on my legs and arms with a knife. I do this when I am frustrated with a family member. Recently I have trow and broken things around the house, including the bathroom sink. I am under the care of a psychiatrist but something is terribly wrong.
Six months ago, when I move the Dr had me on cymbalta, klonipin, and wanted to get me off 15 mg of remeron. Also, 60 mg of Lamotrigine.
This Dr has changed things around a little but not enough to make be totally depressed and angry 4-5 days a week????
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Dear friend,

I am so sorry that you are suffering so much from this depression and social phobia This could be a reaction to trauma or abuse, neglect, or abandonment you have suffered earlier in life.

Your approach has been purely medical, or mostly medical. You are talking to a doctor that has perhaps not had training in psychotherapy, particularly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, which I believe would help you a great deal.

Drugs suppress symptoms. They can just deaden your spirit but don't get down to the basic causes.

I strongly urge you to find an experienced psychotherapist whom you find empathetic and intelligenct and start some therapy sessions with this new clinician. You may still need some adjunctive medication, but this new approach might make a world of difference to you, and encourage the healing process.

I wish you great success.

Warm regards,

Eliott Sewell, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I have absolutely no idea how to find a therapist with those credentials! I am on medicare for mental disibility, and I have been told that I have mood disorder, maybe a certain bipolar, and most recent, PTSD. My Mom died when I was 17. Why would I be having such violent behavior, this late in life.
I Become very upset and angry if I can't reach my husband because I worry about what he is doing, due to his past.
My daughter who is an RN says I have 7 of 8 questions about having bipolar. I do not know what the question are, but maybe I do!
I often have suicidal thoughts, and tried a few years back when I was still drinking??? Thanks
Dear friend,

Tell me where you live, or your zip code and I will find you one or several therapists to choose from, in your area.

Warm regards,

Elliott Sewell, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I live in Rockledge Florida 32955
Boy, that would be nice! Thank you, Candie
Dear friend,

I have found the most qualified in your area who also accept Medicare. Here is my short list:

Dr. Nancy Mackay
Psychologist , PsyD , PA
1970 Michigan Avenue J-2
Cocoa, Florida 32922
Contact Information
phone:(###) ###-####br/>

Dr. Richard T. Elmore Jr
Psychologist , PhD
The Turner Group, P.A.
100 Rialto Place
Suite 754
Melbourne, Florida 32901
Additional Office
Florida Institute of Technology
School of Psychology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, Florida 32901
phone:(###) ###-####br/>phone:(###) ###-####

Dr. Wende J Anderson
Psychologist , PsyD
100 Rialto Place
Suite 749
Melbourne, Florida 32901
phone:(###) ###-####br/>

Finally, this one is a bit far away, may 39 miles, but is competent and takes Medicare as well.

Dr. Andrew J Dobo
Psychologist , PsyD
Collaborative Counseling Center
1515 US HWY 1
Suite 201
Sebastian, Florida 32958
phone:(###) ###-####

I hope this helps. If so, please leave me positive feedback. Thanks so much.

Warm regards,

Elliot Sewell, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC


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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
i am going to live in Gray Maine, 04039 in a week or so for the summer. I would like to start my therapy there, because these I have now Are not helping at all.
Would you have a few names you could give me. I am sorry to be such a pest, but you are the first person to try to sincerely ***** *****!
Dear friend,

There is one experienced therapist in Gray, Maine,and he takes Medicare as well. He is:

Cameron (Gus) Maxwell Ives
Clinical Social Work/Therapist , MSW , LCSW
Ever Green Tree Counseling Services
21 South Ridge
Gray, Maine 04039
phone:(###) ###-####br/>
and one in nearby Gloucester:

Dr. Rick Voit
Psychologist , PhD
98 Maine Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
Contact Information
phone: (207) 358-400

I am so glad to help you.

Please leave me positive feedback. Thank you so much.

Warm regards,

Elliott Sewell, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
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