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We found 18 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield of California near Fair Oaks, CA.

Dr. Matthew Damon Skinta, PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology
5150 El Camino Real; Suite C-15
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Skinta is a health psychologist in Los Altos, CA and San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Skinta is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Pain, Cardiac Risk Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Quyen Tiet, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
949 Sherwood Avenue
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Quyen Tiet specializes in psychology and counseling and practices in Los Altos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and child abuse. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Tiet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and Cantonese. Dr. Tiet is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
845 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
 

Dr. Christine Gray is a psychologist in Palo Alto, CA and Menlo Park, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gray include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Behavior Therapy, Infertility, Grief, Pregnancy, Anxiety, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan E Willis, PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology
555 Middlefield Road; Suite 209
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Susan Willis works as a health psychologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, infertility, and humanistic psychotherapy. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Willis welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Education, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy Services, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Geri Dawn Weitzman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
941 E Charleston Road; Suite 103
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Geri Weitzman is a psychologist and counselor in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Weitzman's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
201 San Antonio Circle; Suite 200
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Rita Larson's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larson include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Behavior Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational ... (Read more)

Dr. Constance Dowd Burton, JD, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
1220 University Drive; Suite 101
Menlo Park, CA
 

Dr. Constance Burton specializes in psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy and practices in San Francisco, CA, Menlo Park, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and narrative therapy. Dr. Burton honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Feminist Therapy, Mindfulness, Clinical Supervision, Sandplay Therapy, Individual ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
825 Oak Grove Avenue; D-201
Menlo Park, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kline's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kline include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders. Dr. Kline takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Dissociative Disorders, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Anger ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunui Lee, PhD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling
4966 El Camino Real; #119
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Sunui Lee specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy and counseling and practices in Los Altos, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, immigration issues, and grief. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Lee is conversant in Korean. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, Personality Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Health Psychology
165 Arch Street
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Feinstein specializes in health psychology and practices in Redwood City, CA. Dr. Feinstein's clinical interests encompass depression. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders

Dr. Ellen M Schneider, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Schneider's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Schneider is especially interested in general care. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schneider is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Migraine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Jennifer Hong, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Hong is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Hong graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Hong focuses on women's health issues. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjali K Rao, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Rao is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), sexual dysfunction, and pregnancy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Davidson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jessica Davidson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Illness, Hospice

Dr. Christine Clara Picco, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Christine Picco sees patients in Redwood City, CA and San Carlos, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Picco is especially interested in women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Picco is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert H Lam, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Albert Lam is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Lam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Syncope, Parkinson's Disease, Rehabilitation

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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.