We found 33 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near National City, CA.

Dr. Patricia A Mangini, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4036 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Mangini is a psychologist in San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mangini include imago relationship therapy, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Mangini takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She is accepting new patients.

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Thomas Joseph Suhr, MSW
Specializes in Counseling
4420 Hotel Circle Court; Suite 235
San Diego, CA
 

Mr. Thomas Suhr practices counseling in San Diego, CA and Encinitas, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, stress management, and anxiety. He honors Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Nina Patricia Akin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3636 4th Avenue; #302
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Nina Akin is a psychologist in San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Akin include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
3921 Goldfinch Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Green specializes in psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include depression, life transitions, and narrative therapy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Green is open to new patients.

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Dr. Louis J Nidorf, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3180 University Avenue; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Louis Nidorf is a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nidorf include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Kerreen Chau
Specializes in Counseling
4080 Centre Street; Suite 101
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Kerreen Chau works as a counselor. Clinical interests for Ms. Chau include depression, domestic abuse, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Chau is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Paul McColes Whitaker, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4420 Hotel Circle Court; Suite 235
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Paul Whitaker's area of specialization is psychology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Whitaker's areas of expertise include the following: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), alcohol abuse, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Whitaker (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Grief, Substance Abuse, Holistic Approaches, Codependency, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
815 3rd Avenue; Suite 107
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Penny Weiser works as a psychologist in Chula Vista, CA. She has a special interest in abuse, depression, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Abuse, Depression, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Self-Esteem Issues

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Specializes in Psychology
3554 Front Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Harpley's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Harpley include depression, life transitions, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Sylvia L Flanagan, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
2333 First Avenue; Suite 204
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Sylvia Flanagan's area of specialization is family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Flanagan include depression, gender identity, and life transitions. Ms. Flanagan accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Intimacy Issues, Grief, Substance Abuse, Codependency, Life Transitions, Gender ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
211 W. Robinson Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sven Schild is a psychologist in San Diego, CA and San Marcos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Schild include abuse, depression, and gender identity. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schild (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and German.

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Specializes in Psychology
180 Otay Lakes Road; Suite 107
Bonita, CA
 

Dr. Gary Pesavento works as a psychologist. His clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. Dr. Pesavento accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
815 3rd Avenue; Suite 317
Chula Vista, CA
 

Ms. Abigail Gonzalez's specialty is family therapy. Ms. Gonzalez's areas of expertise consist of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and sexual abuse. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente.

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All Interests: Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Abuse

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Specializes in Counseling
1545 Hotel Circle S; Suite 250
San Diego, CA
 

Ms. Alia Witt specializes in counseling and practices in San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Witt include depression, eating disorders, and anxiety. Ms. Witt accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders

Dr. Linhkieu Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3575 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linhkieu Nguyen is a family medicine physician in San Diego, CA. Her clinical interests include abuse, ulcers, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Blanca Ines Fresno, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 207
National City, CA
 

Dr. Blanca Fresno's medical specialty is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Fresno speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include warts, depression, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hurley Medical Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fresno honors. She is open to new patients.

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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.