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We found 14 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept L.A. Care Health Plan near Northridge, CA.

Dr. Burton A Liebross, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 320
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Burton Liebross is an adult nephrology specialist in Tarzana, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liebross include menopause, migraine, and kidney stones. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liebross include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Liebross is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Glomerulonephritis, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Nutrition ... (Read more)

Alice Jackie Castro, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
15650 Devonshire Street
Granada Hills, CA
 

Ms. A. Castro's area of specialization is family therapy. Her clinical interests include depression, domestic abuse, and eclectic therapy. Ms. Castro honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Psychotherapy ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
21243 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 205
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Ms. Elizabeth Suzuki works as a social worker. Ms. Suzuki's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling
20501 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 213
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Dr. Camille Ortanez works as a social worker and counselor. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and domestic abuse. Dr. Ortanez takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Ortanez is professionally affiliated with Private Practice.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Neglect, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Domestic Abuse, Attachment Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith H Harte, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Other
14472 Dickens Street
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Judith Harte is a family therapist in Sherman Oaks, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Studio City, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. Dr. Harte is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Person-Centered Therapy, Existential Psychotherapy, ... (Read more)

Elisa Willits-Spolin
Specializes in Family Therapy
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 415
Encino, CA
 

Ms. Elisa Willits-Spolin specializes in family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Willits-Spolin include behavior therapy, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder. Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Willits-Spolin honors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Behavior Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Adjustment Disorders, ... (Read more)

Sharon Alonso, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
Office 1; Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Ms. Sharon Alonso is a social worker, counselor, and psychotherapist. In addition to English, Ms. Alonso speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Ms. Alonso include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and child abuse. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Employee ... (Read more)

Kathy L Lyons, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
19634 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 212, Office 1
Tarzana, CA
 

Ms. Kathy Lyons is a family therapist and counselor. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, person-centered therapy, and suicide. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Mindfulness, Neglect, Object ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
8700 Reseda Ave Boulevard; Suite 209
Northridge, CA
 

Mr. Rafael Calderon's specialty is family therapy. Mr. Calderon speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include adoption issues, depression, and suicide. He accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
14724 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 1100
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Ms. Ingrid Oliansky's area of specialization is family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Oliansky include depression, life transitions, and lesbian issues. Ms. Oliansky honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Domestic Abuse, Existential Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, Substance ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
14156 Magnolia Boulevard; Suite 105
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Richard Lewis works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lewis include crisis intervention, depression, and existential psychotherapy. Dr. Lewis takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Existential Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Dissociative ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
15233 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 1200
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Ms. Irine Schweitzer's specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Ms. Schweitzer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adoption Issues, Grief, Art Therapy Treatment, Postpartum Issues, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
8350 Reseda Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Ms. Elise Kaplan is a family therapist in Granada Hills, CA and Northridge, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, adoption issues, and life transitions. Ms. Kaplan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adoption Issues, Infertility, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, Divorce Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
5620 Wilbur Avenue; #302
Tarzana, CA
 

Ms. Minoo Saeedvafa's area of specialization is counseling. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, and grief. Ms. Saeedvafa takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Grief

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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.