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We found 93 providers with an interest in depression near Ventura, CA.

Dr. Susan Trese Bernadett-Shapiro, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
4546 El Camino Real; Suite 242
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Susan Bernadett is a pediatric psychologist. Dr. Bernadett's areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She takes Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Emily Lyon Lyon, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
550 Hamilton Avenue; Suite 140
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Emily Lyon is a psychologist and psychotherapist in Palo Alto, CA and Albany, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and narrative therapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross. Dr. Lyon has an open panel.

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Dr. Anders C Greenwood, PhD, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
550 Hamilton Avenue; Suite 306, Office 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Anders Greenwood practices psychology and psychotherapy. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenwood include depression, person-centered therapy, and narrative therapy. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Matthew Damon Skinta, PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology
5150 El Camino Real; Suite C-15
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Skinta's area of specialization is health psychology. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skinta takes. Dr. Skinta welcomes new patients.

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Lawrence Allen Sciutto
Specializes in Family Therapy
164 Main Street; Suite 200
Los Altos, CA
 

Mr. L. Sciutto specializes in family therapy and practices in Los Altos, CA. Mr. Sciutto's clinical interests include adoption issues, child abuse, and depression. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Tracy F Kuo, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology
1101 Welch Road; Suite A2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tracy Kuo practices group therapy, neuropsychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy in Irvine, CA and Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuo include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and behavior therapy. Dr. Kuo is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Quyen Tiet, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
949 Sherwood Avenue
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Quyen Tiet specializes in psychology and counseling. Clinical interests for Dr. Tiet include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and child abuse. Dr. Tiet accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Tiet (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and Cantonese. Dr. Tiet is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Barbara E Kirsch, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
919 Fremont Avenue; Suite 202
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Kirsch practices psychology in Los Altos, CA. Dr. Kirsch's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
401 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christine Gray's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gray include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Gray is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. E Ann Langley, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy
171 Oakfield Avenue
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. E. Langley's area of specialization is family therapy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Langley include alcohol abuse, depression, and eclectic therapy. Dr. Langley's practice is open to new patients.

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Kathryn Hedjasi, MA, MBA
Specializes in Family Therapy
117 S California Avenue; Suite D201
Palo Alto, CA
 

Ms. Kathryn Hedjasi is a family therapist. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. She speaks German. Ms. Hedjasi welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Susan E Willis, PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology
555 Middlefield Road; Suite 209
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Susan Willis specializes in health psychology. Dr. Willis's areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and humanistic psychotherapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Tania Choi, MEd
Specializes in Family Therapy
100 W. El Camino Real; #74b
Mountain View, CA
 

Ms. Tania Choi specializes in family therapy and practices in San Jose, CA and Mountain View, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Choi include child abuse, depression, and phobias. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Steven James Curley, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
2672 Bayshore Parkway; Suite 1045
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Steven Curley works as a psychologist and counselor in San Jose, CA and Mountain View, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Curley include depression, life transitions, and stress management. Dr. Curley has an open panel.

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Dr. Virginia Potter Humphrey, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
900 Welch Road; #205
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Virginia Humphrey's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and education consultation. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Humphrey has an open panel.

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Barbara Cohen, MA
Specializes in Counseling
555 Middlefield Road; Suite 102
Palo Alto, CA
 

Ms. Barbara Cohen works as a counselor in Palo Alto, CA. Clinical interests for Ms. Cohen include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias.

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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.