We found 51 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Thousand Oaks, CA.

Specializes in Psychology
5835 College Avenue; #d
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Diane Cohen practices psychology. Her clinical interests include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Stephen Halpert specializes in psychology. Dr. Halpert's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
4283 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Randall Wyatt specializes in family therapy, psychology, and counseling and practices in Oakland, CA and Pleasanton, CA. Dr. Wyatt's areas of expertise include depression, existential psychotherapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Wyatt is 1.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
154 Santa Clara Avenue; Suite 6
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Erika Bischoff practices social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. Ms. Bischoff's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Ms. Ilene Dillon works as a family therapist and social worker in Kentfield, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her clinical interests include depression, lesbian issues, and stress management. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Ms. Dillon has received the following distinction: Board Member and 1994 Member of the Year, National Speakers Association/Northern California.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
2040 Vine Street; Office 1
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Norma Myers' specialty is family therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Myers include depression, developmental disabilities, and grief. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, ValueOptions, Health Net, and more.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology
1061 Eastshore Highway; Suite 203
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Alter is a family therapist, neuropsychologist, and cognitive therapist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
2428 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Ditton's specialty is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Ditton's clinical interests: imago relationship therapy, depression, and life transitions. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2001 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Jean Lavane is a family therapist and counselor in Berkeley, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Lavane honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
631 Vernon Street
Oakland, CA
 

Ms. Nancy Friedman practices family therapy in Oakland, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Friedman's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
376 Colusa Avenue
Kensington, CA
 

Dr. Wendy Stock works as a psychologist. Dr. Stock's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kathleen Bourne's specialties are family therapy and psychology. She practices in Berkeley, CA. These areas are among Dr. Bourne's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is open to new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include depression, life transitions, and couples therapy. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Fisher is accepting new patients. She speaks French.

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

Dr. Paul Berg's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Berg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
1903 Berkeley Way; #1
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Perl specializes in psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perl include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Lynda Reed works as a psychologist and neuropsychologist in Albany, CA. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. Dr. Reed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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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