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We found 48 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Thousand Oaks, CA.

Dr. Diane J Cohen Carlson, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5835 College Avenue; #d
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Diane Cohen practices psychology in Oakland, CA. Dr. Cohen's clinical interests include depression, sexuality, and behavior therapy. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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; she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Bischoff include crisis intervention, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Bischoff is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
2500 Milvia Street; Suite 222
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Ilene Dillon's specialties are family therapy and social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, lesbian issues, and stress management. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Ms. Dillon has received professional recognition including the following: Board Member and 1994 Member of the Year, National Speakers Association/Northern California.

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

Dr. Stephen Halpert's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Halpert include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Halpert is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Randall Craig Wyatt, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
4283 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Randall Wyatt is a family therapist, psychologist, and counselor in Oakland, CA and Pleasanton, CA. Dr. Wyatt's areas of expertise include depression, existential psychotherapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
3036 Regent Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Bourne is a family therapist and psychologist in Berkeley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bourne include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bourne has an open panel.

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Nancy M Friedman, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
631 Vernon Street
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Nancy Friedman practices family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Friedman include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Wendy Ellen Stock, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
376 Colusa Avenue
Kensington, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Stock's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Stock's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stock accepts. She has an open panel.

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Norma Lee Myers, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy
2040 Vine Street; Office 1
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Norma Myers specializes in family therapy and practices in Berkeley, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, developmental disabilities, and grief. Ms. Myers takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Health Net.

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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 accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is conversant in French. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Jean Elizabeth Lavane
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2001 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Jean Lavane's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Lavane takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
2340 Ward Street; 102
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Yabroff specializes in psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, biofeedback, and life transitions. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Yabroff welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Paul Berg is a psychologist in Oakland, CA and San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Berg include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Dr. Berg honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Robert Perl, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1903 Berkeley Way; #1
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Perl practices psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Perl is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
1035 San Pablo Avenue; Suite 8
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Lynda Reed's specialties are psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Reed's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ann Gildersleeve, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1980 Mountain Boulevard; Suite 201
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ann Gildersleeve's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gildersleeve welcomes new patients.

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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.