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We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Chico, CA.

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
630 Salem Street; Suite 130
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Susan Tobin's areas of specialization are psychology and counseling. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tobin include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and life transitions. Dr. Tobin is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Sign Language. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, Feminist Therapy, Relational Therapy, Chronic Illness, ... (Read more)

Nancy Kathleen Rarick
Specializes in Family Therapy
702 Whispering Winds Lane
Chico, CA
 

Ms. Nancy Rarick works as a family therapist. Her clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. Ms. Rarick takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Eclectic Therapy, Divorce Issues, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Nicholas Malone, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
1530 Humboldt Road; Suite 4
Chico, CA
 

Mr. Nicholas Malone is a family therapist. Areas of expertise for Mr. Malone include depression, life transitions, and existential psychotherapy. He honors Blue Cross and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Existential Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

An Bulkens, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
344 Flume Street
Chico, CA
 

Ms. An Bulkens' area of specialization is family therapy. These areas are among her clinical interests: adoption issues, phobias, and immigration issues. She honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Child Abuse, Adoption Issues, Phobias, Immigration Issues, Intimacy Issues, Grief, Consultation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
1430 Esplanade; Suite 17
Chico, CA
 

Ms. Pamela Stjohn works as a family therapist in Chico, CA. Ms. Stjohn has indicated that her clinical interests include depression and blended family (stepfamily) issues. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Blended Family Issues

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Specializes in Social Work
341 Broadway Street; Suite 400b
Chico, CA
 

Ms. Helene Ginsberg practices social work. Ms. Ginsberg's areas of expertise include case management, crisis intervention, and adoption issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Adoption Issues, Attachment Disorders, Play Therapy, Family ... (Read more)

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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.