We found 15 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Medicare near Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Manny Burgess, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1910 Huntington Drive
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Manny Burgess works as a psychologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Burgess at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burgess's areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Burgess takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Burgess's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Fernando Jose Gutierrez, EdD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
2810 E. Del Mar Boulevard; 11a
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Fernando Gutierrez's specialties are psychology and counseling. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and depression. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Gutierrez is conversant in Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Donald Lee Stoltzfus, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3429 Ocean View Boulevard; Suite K
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. D. Stoltzfus is a psychologist in Montrose, CA and Glendale, CA. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Stoltzfus takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mary Jean Hayden, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
16 S Oakland Avenue; Suite 212
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Mary Hayden's specialty is psychology. Dr. Hayden's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and domestic abuse. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Mark Baker, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
650 Sierra Madre Villa; Suite 110
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Mark Baker is a psychologist. Dr. Baker's clinical interests include child abuse, christian counseling, and caregiver issues. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
1605 Hope Street; Suite 305
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Smith specializes in psychology and practices in South Pasadena, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include depression, sexuality, and life transitions. Dr. Smith is in-network for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Nancy Ravesloot Rhodes, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
141 E. Walnut Street; Suite 200
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Rhodes specializes in psychology and practices in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Rhodes's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and domestic abuse. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
595 E Colorado Boulevard; #405
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Cecil Hoffman practices psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, sexuality, and meditation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured.

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Specializes in Psychology
665 W Naomi Avenue; Suite 201
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Morris Powazek is a psychologist in Arcadia, CA. His clinical interests include learning disabilities, depression, and neuropsychological testing. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Powazek takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
350 S Lake Avenue; Suite 284c
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Beatriz Coca specializes in psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavioral medicine, behavior therapy, and depression. Dr. Coca is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Coca is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Dirk De Brito, MPH, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
751 N Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 300
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Debrito specializes in psychiatry. His areas of clinical interest consist of depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and anxiety. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Debrito takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Debrito attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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All Interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Couples Therapy, Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Ioan Marius Campeanu, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1560 E. Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 130
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Ioan Campeanu's area of specialization is psychiatry. He has a special interest in substance abuse, depression, and eating disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Campeanu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Campeanu attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Lukas Alexanian, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1560 E. Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 130
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Lukas Alexanian, who practices in Glendale, CA and Burbank, CA, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass depression, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Alexanian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Alexanian attended medical school at Yerevan State Medical University. Dr. Alexanian (or staff) is conversant in Armenian, Russian, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexanian is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
1935 Glen Allen Lane
Altadena, CA
 

Dr. David Baron specializes in psychiatry and practices in Los Angeles, CA, Altadena, CA, and Glendale, CA. His areas of expertise include concussion, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and sports health. Dr. Baron's professional affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Baron has received include "Top Doc" in America, Sports Psychiatry; Keynote Speaker, World Mental Health Day, Istanbul, Turkey (ADHD); and Winner, Kennedy Humanitarian Award, HSS Distinguished Service Award.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Concussion, Attention Deficit Disorder

Carol Ann Fred, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
95 N Marengo Avenue; Suite 200
Pasadena, CA
 

Ms. Carol Fred's area of specialization is social work. Ms. Fred's clinical interests include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and aging. She takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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