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

Dr. Samuel A Alibrando, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
301 E Colorado Boulevard; Suite #527
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Sam Alibrando's areas of specialization are family therapy and psychology; he sees patients in Pasadena, CA. These areas are among Dr. Alibrando's clinical interests: depression, narrative therapy, and eclectic therapy. He is in-network for Health Net, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Alibrando (or staff) speaks Romanian, Macedonian, and Italian. Dr. Alibrando has an open panel.

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

Dr. Manny Burgess' area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Burgess's patients gave Dr. Burgess an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Burgess's clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Burgess honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Burgess 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 practices psychology and counseling in Pasadena, CA. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and depression. Dr. Gutierrez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is conversant in Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. D. Stoltzfus practices psychology in Montrose, CA and Glendale, CA. These areas are among Dr. Stoltzfus's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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 works as a psychologist. These areas are among Dr. Hayden's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and domestic abuse. She accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. She welcomes new patients.

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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. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Baker practices psychology in Pasadena, CA and Santa Monica, CA. His clinical interests include child abuse, christian counseling, and caregiver issues. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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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. Her clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and domestic abuse. Dr. Rhodes is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Cecil Hoffman specializes in psychology and practices in Ventura, CA and Pasadena, CA. His clinical interests include depression, sexuality, and meditation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoffman takes.

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

Dr. Morris Powazek's specialty is psychology. Dr. Powazek's areas of expertise include learning disabilities, depression, and neuropsychological testing. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Beatriz Coca is a psychologist in Pasadena, CA. These areas are among Dr. Coca's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, behavior therapy, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Alexanian (or staff) speaks Armenian, Russian, and Persian. He is especially interested in depression, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Alexanian is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He graduated from Yerevan State Medical University and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Alexanian is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexanian takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders

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

Dr. Ioan Campeanu practices psychiatry in Glendale, CA and Burbank, CA. He has a special interest in substance abuse, depression, and eating disorders. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Campeanu attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Campeanu is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Psychiatry
1935 Glen Allen Lane
Altadena, CA
 

Dr. David Baron practices psychiatry in Los Angeles, CA, Altadena, CA, and Glendale, CA. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baron include concussion, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and sports health. Dr. Baron takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Baron 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. He is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC.

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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 specializes in social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Fred include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and aging. She is an in-network provider for 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.