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We found 11 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Aetna near Laguna Hills, CA.

Dr. Suzanne Ruth Engelman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
30131 Town Center Drive; #292
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Engelman works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Engelman include behavioral medicine, depression, and existential psychotherapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engelman accepts. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Karen Ebersole Rippy, MA, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy
26441 Crown Valley Parkway; #101
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Karen Rippy is a family therapist in Mission Viejo, CA, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, and Ladera Ranch, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: suicide, infidelity issues, and substance abuse. Dr. Rippy honors MultiPlan, Cigna, and Aetna insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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Dr. David Steven Shapiro, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology, Addiction Therapy
7700 Irvine Center Drive; Suite 800, Office 1
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. David Shapiro specializes in group therapy, family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His clinical interests include infidelity issues, phobias, and separation. Dr. Shapiro has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapiro's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder

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Luz Patricia Bayer, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
24800 Chrisanta Drive; Suite 220
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Ms. Luz Bayer works as a family therapist. Areas of expertise for Ms. Bayer include depression, suicide, and conduct disorder. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. In addition to English, Ms. Bayer speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

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Darcy Robert Greene, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
24551 Raymond Way; Suite 286
Lake Forest, CA
 

Mr. Darcy Greene is a family therapist in Lake Forest, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: behavior therapy, depression, and christian counseling. Mr. Greene takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Christy Forrester, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
Aliso Viejo, CA
 

Ms. Christy Forrester is a family therapist in Laguna Hills, CA, Aliso Viejo, CA, and Redding, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Forrester include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Richard M Vogel, MA, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy
23547 Moulton Parkway; Suite 209
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Mr. Richard Vogel is a family therapist. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and immigration issues. Mr. Vogel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Stephen James Harris, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
26431 Crown Valley Parkway; Suite 160
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Harris specializes in family therapy and psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Harris accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Neglect, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela J Esau, PsyD
Specializes in Social Work
23461 South Pointe Drive; Suite 375
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Esau is a social worker. Clinical interests for Dr. Esau include depression, christian counseling, and person-centered therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Janis Marie Corbin
Specializes in Psychology
23832 Rockfield; Boulevard Suite 150
Lake Forest, CA
 

Ms. Janis Corbin's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Ms. Corbin include alcohol abuse, depression, and christian counseling. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Corbin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Kelly Ann McGuire-Wittrock, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
26882 Vista Terrace
Lake Forest, CA
 

Ms. Kelly McGuire-Wittrock practices family therapy in Lake Forest, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. McGuire-Wittrock include depression, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. Ms. McGuire-Wittrock accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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What are Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are mental illnesses that primarily impact a person’s feelings, or mood. A person with a mood disorder might have primarily negative or primarily positive feelings, or maybe very few feelings at all. They might cycle back and forth from feeling unusually down to feeling on top of the world. Mood disorders are challenging to live with and frequently misunderstood, but they are also treatable. The two main mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder.

In depression, people feel unusually sad, empty, hopeless, or unhappy. They may have low self-esteem, a lack of energy, and little interest in the world around them. They may have trouble sleeping and eating regularly. Everyone feels blue now and then, but depression is different. It is much more intense than a typical down day. It lasts much longer, and it interferes with people’s ability to do the things they normally do. At its worst, depression can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Bipolar disorder sometimes feels like depression. But a person with bipolar disorder cycles through periods of depressed mood and elevated mood, or mania. Mania is like the opposite of depression. Manic people might feel invincible and unusually happy. They might talk or move quickly and not need very much sleep. They might spend too much, eat too much, gamble, or engage in risky and impulsive behavior. In severe cases, they may even hear voices or hallucinate. There is a subset of bipolar disorder called bipolar II, with typical depression symptoms but a milder form of mania, called hypomania. Hypomania includes many of the feelings of full mania but fewer of the risky and dangerous behaviors. Approximately six million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder. It tends to run in families, but the exact cause is still not well known.

There are several effective treatments available for mood disorders, including medications and talk therapy. Not every treatment will work for every person, so it sometimes takes time to find the right fit. A good mental health professional can help.