We found 44 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's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cohen's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Stephen Halpert's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Halpert's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Randall Craig Wyatt, PhD
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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, existential psychotherapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Wyatt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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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. Clinical interests for Ms. Dillon include depression, lesbian issues, and stress management. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She has received the following distinction: Board Member and 1994 Member of the Year, National Speakers Association/Northern California.

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Dr. Gregory Seth Alter, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy, Child Psychology
1061 Eastshore Highway; Suite 203
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Alter specializes in family therapy, neuropsychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy and practices in Albany, CA and Oakland, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Alter welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling
2820a Adeline Street; #1
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Sara Fisher's specialties are family therapy, psychology, and counseling. She practices in Berkeley, CA and Lafayette, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and couples therapy. Dr. Fisher is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Patricia G Ditton, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2428 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Ditton practices psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: imago relationship therapy, depression, and life transitions. Dr. Ditton 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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Jean Elizabeth Lavane
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2001 Blake Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Ms. Jean Lavane is a family therapist and counselor. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross. Ms. Lavane welcomes new patients.

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

Ms. Nancy Friedman is a family therapist in Oakland, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. Ms. Friedman accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Wendy Stock works as a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Stock honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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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. Her areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bourne's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Paul Berg practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berg include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Berg takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Perl's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Perl include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ann Gildersleeve practices psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Gildersleeve has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
2340 Ward Street; 102
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Yabroff practices psychology. His areas of expertise include depression, biofeedback, and life transitions. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Yabroff is accepting new patients.

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Joanne Hope Davis Therapist, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1350 Solano Avenue; Suite 4
Albany, CA
 

Ms. Joanne Davis specializes in family therapy and counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Davis include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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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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