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's area of specialization is health psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Skinta is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Quyen Tiet specializes in psychology and counseling. Dr. Tiet (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and Cantonese. Dr. Tiet's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and child abuse. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Tiet is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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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 an in-network provider for 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 is a health psychologist in San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. These areas are among Dr. Willis's clinical interests: depression, infertility, and humanistic psychotherapy. She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Geri Weitzman works as a psychologist and counselor. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weitzman include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a psychologist in Mountain View, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Larson include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. Dr. Larson accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Constance Burton's areas of specialization are psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. 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 accepts. She welcomes 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. Dr. Kline's areas of expertise include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dissociative disorders. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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)

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Specializes in Health Psychology
165 Arch Street
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Feinstein's specialty is health psychology. In his practice, Dr. Feinstein focuses on depression. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 is a family practitioner. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Schneider is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Schneider has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Nicole Hong practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hong's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Dr. Hong attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Redwood City, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Rao graduated from New York Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), sexual dysfunction, and pregnancy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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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). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Davidson obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Davidson (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Davidson has an open panel.

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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. In her practice, Dr. Picco focuses on women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Picco is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Picco completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Picco speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Dr. Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang, MS, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang is a psychiatrist in Palo Alto, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Quang-Dang is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Quang-Dang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Psychopharmacology, Preventive Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Anxiety Disorders

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's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lam's training includes a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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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.