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We found 9 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near San Rafael, CA.

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David J Kest, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
1000 5th Avenue; 8
San Rafael, CA
 

Mr. David Kest's specialty is family therapy. His areas of expertise include the following: critical incident stress management (CISM), depression, and gestalt therapy. Mr. Kest takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Critical Incident Stress Management, Depression, Gestalt Therapy, Humanistic Psychotherapy, Grief, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ilene Ava Serlin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
244 Oakdale Avenue
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ilene Serlin specializes in psychology. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and narrative therapy. Dr. Serlin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Feminist Therapy, Eating Disorders, Education, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana Sanborn, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1030 S F Drake; #100-2
Kentfield, CA
 

Dr. Diana Sanborn practices psychology in Kentfield, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanborn include depression, person-centered therapy, and education consultation. Dr. Sanborn takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Frederick Gene Rozendal, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1330 Lincoln Avenue; Suite 104
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Rozendal's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rozendal include depression, phobias, and existential psychotherapy. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Personality ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
300 Tamal Plaza; Suite 140
Corte Madera, CA
 

Dr. Martin Block works as a psychologist in San Francisco, CA and Corte Madera, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, sexuality, and life transitions. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Block's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Attachment Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
21 Tamal Vista; Suite 180
Corte Madera, CA
 

Dr. Mary Sparks practices psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and life transitions. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sparks's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Andrea Shelley, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
1299 4th Street; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Shelley practices family therapy and psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, infidelity issues, and dialectical behavior therapy. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , mood disorders

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Infidelity Issues, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Nemerovski, PsyD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology, Addiction Therapy
1044 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 5, Office 2
Kentfield, CA
 

Dr. Robert Nemerovski works as a group therapist, family therapist, and cognitive therapist in San Francisco, CA and Kentfield, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemerovski include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and anxiety. Dr. Nemerovski accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Donald M Wallach, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
1010 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; #103
Kentfield, CA
 

Mr. Donald Wallach practices family therapy in Petaluma, CA and Kentfield, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and suicide. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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What are Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are mental illnesses that primarily impact a person’s feelings, or mood. A person with a mood disorder might have primarily negative or primarily positive feelings, or maybe very few feelings at all. They might cycle back and forth from feeling unusually down to feeling on top of the world. Mood disorders are challenging to live with and frequently misunderstood, but they are also treatable. The two main mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder.

In depression, people feel unusually sad, empty, hopeless, or unhappy. They may have low self-esteem, a lack of energy, and little interest in the world around them. They may have trouble sleeping and eating regularly. Everyone feels blue now and then, but depression is different. It is much more intense than a typical down day. It lasts much longer, and it interferes with people’s ability to do the things they normally do. At its worst, depression can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Bipolar disorder sometimes feels like depression. But a person with bipolar disorder cycles through periods of depressed mood and elevated mood, or mania. Mania is like the opposite of depression. Manic people might feel invincible and unusually happy. They might talk or move quickly and not need very much sleep. They might spend too much, eat too much, gamble, or engage in risky and impulsive behavior. In severe cases, they may even hear voices or hallucinate. There is a subset of bipolar disorder called bipolar II, with typical depression symptoms but a milder form of mania, called hypomania. Hypomania includes many of the feelings of full mania but fewer of the risky and dangerous behaviors. Approximately six million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder. It tends to run in families, but the exact cause is still not well known.

There are several effective treatments available for mood disorders, including medications and talk therapy. Not every treatment will work for every person, so it sometimes takes time to find the right fit. A good mental health professional can help.