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We found 17 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Laura A Payne, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2898 Rowena Avenue; Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Laura Payne specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Payne include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and depression. Dr. Payne is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Craig G Clark, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
1800 Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite A
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Craig Clark specializes in psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clark include alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and infidelity issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clark is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
1720 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joanne Steuer works as a psychologist and counselor. Dr. Steuer's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. In addition to English, Dr. Steuer speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Robert M Bilder, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
740 Westwood Plz Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bilder's specialties are psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Bilder's areas of expertise include neuropsychological testing and forensic evaluations. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Schizophrenia, Neuropsychological Testing, Forensic ... (Read more)

Beverly Hansen Weisblatt, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
2820 Glendale Avenue; #3
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Beverly Weisblatt's specialties are family therapy and psychology. She practices in Los Angeles, CA, Burbank, CA, and Griffith, CA. Her clinical interests include child abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Weisblatt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Ms. Weisblatt welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Un Chu Agnes Oh, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
1125 W 6th Street; Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Un Chu Oh's specialties are family therapy and psychology. She practices in Los Angeles, CA and Glendale, CA. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. Dr. Oh accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

Susannah Cobb
Specializes in Family Therapy
3171 Los Feliz Boulevard; Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA
 

Ms. Susannah Cobb works as a family therapist in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and narrative therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Cobb honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Psychotherapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
4221 Wilshire Boulevard; Ste 290-7a
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Berta Ortiz specializes in psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ortiz speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Robert Leo Connolly, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
633 West Fifth Street; Suite 2613, Office 2
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Connolly is a psychologist in South Pasadena, CA, Claremont, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include depression, person-centered therapy, and conduct disorder. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Clinical Supervision, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
2487 Glendower Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Brumer specializes in psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Brumer has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Therapy, Pregnancy, Family Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Neustadter, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
714 W Olympic Boulevard; 703
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Neustadter works as a psychologist in Venice, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neustadter include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. She speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Stacey Lynn Osder
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
940 Avenue 64
Pasadena, CA
 

Ms. Stacey Osder's areas of specialization are social work and psychotherapy; she sees patients in Pasadena, CA and Encino, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, domestic abuse, and eclectic therapy. She honors Blue Shield, ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Mindfulness, Premarital Therapy, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Body-Mind ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
3315 Glendale Boulevard; Suite 4
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Milagros Saxon specializes in psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, lesbian issues, and stress management. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Gestalt Therapy, Grief, Substance Abuse, Jungian Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon E Orrange, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sharon Orrange works as a general internist in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orrange include diabetes, depression, and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Orrange trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Orrange is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her distinctions include: American Heart Association Laverna Titus Young Investigator Award and Forum Presentation and Dean's List, University of California, San Diego, 1989 - 1990.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Yu Liu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Charles Liu is a neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Liu include craniotomy, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and depression. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Liu has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; and Baxter Scholar, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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All Interests: Depression, Meningioma, Temporal Lobectomy, Pituitary Adenoma, Skull Base Tumors, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gabriel P Murillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics
2020 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Murillo attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Murillo's clinical interests include warts, depression, and headache. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Murillo's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Headache, Eczema, Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Tuberculosis, Circumcision, Spina ... (Read more)

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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.