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We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Chico, CA.

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Specializes in Counseling, Psychology
630 Salem Street; Suite 130
Chico, CA
(530) 898-8446

Dr. Susan Tobin practices psychology and counseling in Chico, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and life transitions. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Tobin speaks Sign Language. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple/Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Mrs. Nancy Kathleen Rarick MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
702 Whispering Winds Lane
Chico, CA
(530) 894-5990

Ms. Nancy Rarick's specialty is family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Rarick include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: ADHD, Anxiety or Fears, Bipolar Disorder, Child or Adolescent Issues, Chronic Pain or Illness, ... (Read more)

Ms. An Bulkens MA, LMFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
344 Flume Street
Chico, CA
(530) 487-4245; (530) 321-2970

Ms. An Bulkens' area of specialization is family therapy. Her areas of expertise include adoption issues, phobias, and immigration issues. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Play Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Systems Therapy, Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Individual Counseling, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
1430 Esplanade; Suite 17
Chico, CA
(530) 898-0219

Ms. Pamela Stjohn specializes in family therapy and practices in Chico, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression and blended family (stepfamily) issues. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Blended Families, Parent-Child Conflict

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Specializes in Social Work
341 Broadway Street; Suite 400B
Chico, CA
(530) 354-8697; (530) 879-4720

Ms. Helene Ginsberg's area of specialization is social work. She speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include case management, crisis intervention, and adoption issues. Ms. Ginsberg accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.