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We found 18 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield near Calabasas, CA.

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Gary Michael Larkin, MA, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
22231 Mulholland Highway; #298
Calabasas, CA
 

Mr. Gary Larkin's areas of specialization are family therapy and psychology; he sees patients in Calabasas, CA and Encino, CA. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and child abuse. Mr. Larkin accepts Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
6700 Fallbrook; Suite 224
West Hills, CA
 

Ms. Erin Mokhtar practices family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Mokhtar include life transitions, meditation, and stress management. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Ms. Mokhtar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling
20501 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 213
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Camille Ortanez's areas of specialization are social work and counseling; she sees patients in Woodland Hills, CA. Dr. Ortanez's areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and domestic abuse. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortanez honors. She speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Private Practice.

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Specializes in Psychology
19634 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 325
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Ackerman's specialty is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Ackerman is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lawrence Harvey Zaiden, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
21201 Victory Boulevard; Suite 218
Canoga Park, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Zaiden is a psychologist. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Zaiden is accepting new patients.

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Kathy L Lyons, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
19634 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 212, Office 1
Tarzana, CA
 

Ms. Kathy Lyons' specialties are family therapy and counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Lyons include crisis intervention, person-centered therapy, and suicide. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Mindfulness, Neglect, Object ... (Read more)

Merry A Lambert
Specializes in Family Therapy
24331 Aetna Street
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Ms. Merry Lambert practices family therapy in Woodland Hills, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Lambert include depression, domestic abuse, and infertility. Ms. Lambert takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Health Psychology, Child Psychology
21241 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 262
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Marlene Schoen specializes in health psychology and child psychology and practices in Woodland Hills, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schoen include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Schoen is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Behnam Keyvan, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
21243 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 203, Office 1
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Mr. Behnam Keyvan works as a family therapist and counselor in Reseda, CA and Woodland Hills, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Keyvan speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
4766 Park Granada; Suite 208
Calabasas, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Kibrick specializes in psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kibrick include behavioral medicine, depression, and biofeedback. Dr. Kibrick takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Grief, Chronic Illness, Biofeedback, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edna Jimenez, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
19634 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Edna Jimenez is a psychologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Jimenez average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, psychodynamic therapy, and stress management. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jimenez takes. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Jimenez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Psychology
20700 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 203
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Greenwald practices psychology in Santa Monica, CA and Woodland Hills, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenwald include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and life transitions. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
22231 Mulholland Highway; Suite 106
Calabasas, CA
 

Dr. James Schaefer practices psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schaefer include depression, education consultation, and phobias. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schaefer accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured.

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Specializes in Psychology
21241 Ventura Boulevard; #265
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Karen Berg's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berg include depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. Patients rated Dr. Berg highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Audrey Sue Johnson, MA, MS, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy
23632 Calabasas Road; Suite 103
Calabasas, CA
 

Dr. Audrey Johnson is a family therapist in Calabasas, CA. Dr. Johnson is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
5620 Wilbur Avenue; #302
Tarzana, CA
 

Ms. Minoo Saeedvafa is a counselor in Tarzana, CA. Ms. Saeedvafa has a special interest in depression, anxiety, and grief. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Grief

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What is Depression?

Everyone knows what it feels like to get the blues once in a while. But depression is a serious illness that is more severe than a bad day and lasts much longer. Symptoms of depression stop a person from being able to function and enjoy daily activities for weeks or months at a time. It can happen to anyone, and it isn’t something that people can control by force of will or “snap out of.”

Some common symptoms of depression include:
  • Feeling sad, guilty, empty or hopeless
  • Fatigue and a lack of energy and motivation
  • A loss of pleasure in activities that were previously enjoyed
  • Unusual sleep or eating habits
  • “Mental fog” -- trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Suicidal thoughts or a preoccupation with death

We don’t yet know what causes depression, but it’s thought that it is a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and social influences. Because of this, the most effective treatments for depression combine medication with psychotherapy. Therapy, especially cognitive-behavioral therapy, can be extremely helpful in resolving the negative thoughts and feelings that come with depression. It gives patients new tools that they can use themselves to cope when their depression is making them feel down.

Some of the common medications used to treat depression include antidepressants such as SSRI’s (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft) or atypical antidepressants (Cymbalta, Wellbutrin). It’s important to remember that these medications have different effects on everybody, and no one medication works right for everyone. You may have to try a couple before finding the one that works just right for you. If the first medication you try doesn’t work, don’t give up, and talk to your doctor about trying something else. In extreme cases where medication is not enough, electro-convulsive therapy and hospitalization may be the answer to keeping a severely depressed person safe.

Depression is a difficult illness to deal with, but it is more common than you’d think and there are many people who can help. With the right treatment, you can get back to fully enjoying your life again.