We found 50 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Oakland, CA.

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Dr. Diane J Cohen Carlson, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5625 College Avenue; #210 B
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Diane Cohen specializes in psychology and practices in Oakland, CA. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
2991 Shattuck Avenue; Suite 303
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Halpert works as a psychologist in Berkeley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Halpert include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Halpert welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Randall Craig Wyatt, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
4283 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Randall Wyatt practices family therapy, psychology, and counseling in Oakland, CA and Pleasanton, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Wyatt average 1.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, existential psychotherapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
2500 Milvia Street; #222
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Ilene Dillon's specialties are family therapy and social work. She practices in Kentfield, CA and Berkeley, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, lesbian issues, and stress management. Ms. Dillon honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Board Member and 1994 Member of the Year, National Speakers Association/Northern California.

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Dr. Gregory Seth Alter, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology
5666 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Alter's specialties are family therapy, neuropsychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. He practices in Albany, CA and Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter accepts. Dr. Alter is open to new patients.

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Dr. Patricia G Ditton, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2428 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Ditton works as a psychologist in Berkeley, CA and Pleasanton, CA. These areas are among Dr. Ditton's clinical interests: imago relationship therapy, depression, and life transitions. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She has an open panel.

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Jean Elizabeth Lavane
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2340 Ward Street; Suite 201, Office 1
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Jean Lavane is a family therapist and counselor. Her clinical interests include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross, and more. Ms. Lavane has an open panel.

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Nancy M Friedman, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
Vernon St. Between Monte Vista and Santa Rosa
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Nancy Friedman works as a family therapist. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Friedman is accepting new patients.

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Monika Silvia Broecker, MA, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy
2210 California Street; # B
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Monika Broecker practices family therapy in Berkeley, CA and Mountain View, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Ms. Broecker is accepting new patients. In addition to English, Ms. Broecker (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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Dr. Sophie Soltani, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
745 Buena Vista Avenue
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Sophie Soltani's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soltani include depression, domestic abuse, and eclectic therapy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Soltani welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
3036 Regent Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Bourne works as a family therapist and psychologist. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bourne's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
2820a Adeline Street; #1
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Sara Fisher practices family therapy, psychology, and counseling. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include depression, life transitions, and couples therapy. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Fisher is open to new patients. She is conversant in French.

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Specializes in Psychology
400 29th Street; Suite 315
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Paul Berg practices psychology. Dr. Berg's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Robert Perl, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1005 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Robert Perl works as a psychologist in Berkeley, CA and Alameda, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Perl include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Jaynthi Rajandran
Specializes in Family Therapy
2730 Adeline Street
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Jayn Rajandran's area of specialization is family therapy. These areas are among her clinical interests: infidelity issues, phobias, and separation. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Ms. Rajandran honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Dr. Ann Gildersleeve, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1980 Mountain Boulevard; Suite 201
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ann Gildersleeve specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gildersleeve include depression, life transitions, and stress management. Dr. Gildersleeve is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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.
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