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We found 57 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Oakland, CA.

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

Dr. Diane Cohen's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, sexuality, and behavior therapy. Dr. Cohen accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Erika Frances Bischoff, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
154 Santa Clara Avenue; Suite 6
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Erika Bischoff works as a social worker, counselor, and psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Oakland, CA. These areas are among Ms. Bischoff's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Randall Wyatt specializes in family therapy, psychology, and counseling and practices in Oakland, CA and Pleasanton, CA. His areas of expertise include depression, existential psychotherapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Wyatt average 1.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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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 is a family therapist. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. Ms. Friedman takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sophie Soltani works as a psychologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, domestic abuse, and eclectic therapy. Dr. Soltani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Norma Lee Myers, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Norma Myers is a family therapist. Her clinical interests include depression, developmental disabilities, and grief. Ms. Myers accepts Blue Shield, ValueOptions, Health Net, and more.

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

Dr. Sara Fisher works as a family therapist, psychologist, and counselor. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include depression, life transitions, and couples therapy. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Fisher 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 areas of expertise include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Lavane honors. She 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. Ms. Broecker (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Clinical interests for Ms. Broecker include alcohol abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. She is in-network for Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Brian Scott Sedgeley, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
5297 College Avenue; Suite 103
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Brian Sedgeley's specialties are psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, adjustment disorders, and existential psychotherapy. Dr. Sedgeley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Paul Berg's area of specialization is psychology. His clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Dr. Berg is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kathleen Bourne practices family therapy and psychology. Dr. Bourne's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Robert Perl, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1903 Berkeley Way; #1
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Perl's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Perl is accepting new patients.

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

Ms. Jayn Rajandran practices family therapy. These areas are among Ms. Rajandran's clinical interests: infidelity issues, phobias, and separation. The average patient rating for Ms. Rajandran is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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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.