We found 58 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 practices psychology in Oakland, CA. Her clinical interests include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. She is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. Ms. Bischoff's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Stephen Halpert practices psychology. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halpert honors. He has an open panel.

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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. Her clinical interests include depression, lesbian issues, and stress management. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Dillon has received the distinction of 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 practices family therapy, psychology, and counseling. His clinical interests include depression, existential psychotherapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Wyatt's patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices family therapy, neuropsychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. These areas are among Dr. Alter's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Patricia Ditton is a psychologist. Dr. Ditton's areas of expertise include the following: imago relationship therapy, depression, and life transitions. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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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 practices family therapy in Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Friedman include depression, life transitions, and stress management. Ms. Friedman accepts 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 is a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include depression, domestic abuse, and eclectic therapy. Dr. Soltani takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients.

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

Ms. Norma Myers specializes in family therapy. Ms. Myers's clinical interests include depression, developmental disabilities, and grief. She takes Blue Shield, ValueOptions, Health Net, and more.

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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 areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bourne has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sara Fisher specializes in family therapy, psychology, and counseling. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and couples therapy. Dr. Fisher honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is accepting new patients.

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

Ms. Jean Lavane's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; she sees patients in Berkeley, CA. Ms. Lavane's areas of expertise include the following: depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to 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. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. She accepts Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Ms. Broecker (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, gender identity, and life transitions. Dr. Sedgeley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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

Dr. Paul Berg practices psychology in Oakland, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Berg's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He 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.