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We found 17 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. Dr. Skinta's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices psychology and counseling. His areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and child abuse. Dr. Tiet takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Tiet (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Tiet welcomes 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. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Gray is open to 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 practices health psychology in San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and humanistic psychotherapy. Dr. Willis 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, 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 practices psychology and counseling in Palo Alto, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weitzman has an open panel.

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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. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. Dr. Larson accepts 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. Sunui Lee, PhD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling
4966 El Camino Real; #119
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Sunui Lee's specialties are cognitive-behavioral therapy and counseling. Her clinical interests include depression, immigration issues, and grief. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Lee has an open panel. Dr. Lee is conversant in Korean.

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

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

Dr. Constance Burton works as a psychologist, counselor, and psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA, Menlo Park, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Burton include depression, life transitions, and narrative therapy. Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burton honors. Dr. Burton 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 works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kline include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders. Dr. Kline is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Health Psychology
165 Arch Street
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Feinstein works as a health psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Feinstein include depression. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feinstein is an in-network provider for 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Schneider is 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Schneider is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Schneider completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Patients gave Dr. Hong an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hong accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Jessica Davidson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davidson honors. Dr. Davidson attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Davidson trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Davidson's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Anjali Rao works as a general OB/GYN. Her areas of expertise include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), sexual dysfunction, and pregnancy. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao accepts. Dr. Rao is a graduate of New York Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Rao trained at Stanford University Medical Center. 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. Christine Clara Picco, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Whipple Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Christine Picco specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Picco focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Picco is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Picco's office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lam is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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.