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Dr. Jane Heesen Dietrich, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
2680 Bayshore Parkway; Suite 101
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jane Knapp specializes in psychology. Dr. Knapp's areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and depression. She honors several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Capital BlueCross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She 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 works as a health psychologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Skinta has an open panel.

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

Dr. Susan Bernadett specializes in child psychology. Dr. Bernadett's areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is in-network for Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyon include crisis intervention, depression, and narrative therapy. Dr. Lyon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross. She is accepting new patients.

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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. His areas of expertise include depression, person-centered therapy, and narrative therapy. He is open to new patients.

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

Mr. L. Sciutto's area of specialization is family therapy. Clinical interests for Mr. Sciutto include adoption issues, child abuse, and depression. Mr. Sciutto 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 is a group therapist, neuropsychologist, and cognitive therapist. In addition to English, Dr. Kuo speaks Taiwanese. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and behavior therapy. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Quyen Tiet is a psychologist and counselor. These areas are among Dr. Tiet's clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and child abuse. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Tiet (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Tiet 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's specialty is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. Dr. Kirsch takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. 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 is a family therapist in San Jose, CA and Mountain View, CA. Ms. Choi is conversant in Mandarin. Clinical interests for Ms. Choi include child abuse, depression, and phobias. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
401 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christine Gray's specialty is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Gray honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. He welcomes 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. Areas of expertise for Ms. Hedjasi include alcohol abuse, depression, and narrative therapy. 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' area of specialization is health psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Willis include 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 is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Thomas Gerard Plante, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
885 Oak Grove Avenue; Suite 203
Menlo Park, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Plante specializes in psychology and practices in Menlo Park, CA and Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Plante's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and life transitions. He is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
900 Welch Road; #205
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Virginia Humphrey works as a psychologist. Her clinical interests include depression, infertility, and education consultation. Dr. Humphrey honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. 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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