Finding Providers

We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Rancho Mirage, CA.

Dr. Dennis H Sapire PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
41750 Rancho Las Palmas Drive; Suite L-3
Rancho Mirage, CA
(760) 318-5043

Dr. Dennis Sapire practices health psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, migraine, and behavior therapy. He takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sapire speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Sapire is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. William N Rose PhD
Specializes in Psychology
71687 Highway; 111 Ste 202
Rancho Mirage, CA
(760) 219-8550; (760) 834-8770

Dr. William Rose specializes in psychology and practices in Rancho Mirage, CA. His clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and sexuality. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rose is accepting new patients.

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Allison Mupas MA, MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
71-650 Sahara Road; Suite 4
Rancho Mirage, CA
(760) 223-5311

Ms. Allison Mupas works as a family therapist and counselor. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Mupas is open to new patients.

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Gina Susan Leiserowitz MED, LMFT, LPCC, NCC
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
69844 CA-111; Suite H
Rancho Mirage, CA
(760) 347-2398

Ms. Gina Leiserowitz practices family therapy and counseling in Indio, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: imago relationship therapy, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
73-255 El Paseo; Suite 7
Palm Desert, CA
(760) 340-9725

Dr. Mechthild Dunofsky's area of specialization is family therapy. Her areas of expertise consist of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunofsky accepts.

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All Interests: Family/Couples/Individual, Teenagers/Treatment of PTSD, Depression/Anxiety




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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.