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We found 92 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 child psychologist in Los Altos, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bernadett include depression, life transitions, and stress management. Dr. Bernadett accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem. 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and narrative therapy. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lyon's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in psychology and psychotherapy. His clinical interests include depression, person-centered therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Greenwood's practice 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 is a health psychologist in Los Altos, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Skinta's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Barbara Kirsch's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and stress management. Dr. Kirsch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Mr. L. Sciutto practices family therapy. His clinical interests include adoption issues, child abuse, and depression. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a group therapist, neuropsychologist, and cognitive therapist. These areas are among Dr. Kuo's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and behavior therapy. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her practice is open to new patients. She speaks Taiwanese.

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

Dr. Quyen Tiet practices psychology and counseling. His areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and child abuse. Dr. Tiet takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Tiet (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Tiet welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
401 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christine Gray is a psychologist in Palo Alto, CA and Menlo Park, CA. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Gray 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and eclectic therapy. She is accepting 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's area of specialization is family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Hedjasi include alcohol abuse, depression, and infidelity issues. Ms. Hedjasi is conversant in German. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Susan Willis practices health psychology in San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and humanistic psychotherapy. Dr. Willis is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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

Ms. Tania Choi's specialty is family therapy. In addition to English, Ms. Choi speaks Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include child abuse, depression, and phobias. 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 is a psychologist and counselor. His clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Virginia Humphrey works as a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and education consultation. Dr. Humphrey honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Elke Jahn, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
800 Menlo Avenue; Suite 120
Menlo Park, CA
 

Dr. Elke Jahn specializes in psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, depression, and stress management. Dr. Jahn takes Medicare insurance. She speaks German. She is open to 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.