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We found 9 providers with an interest in depression and who accept ValueOptions near Littleton, CO.

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Traci Lee Johnson, MA
Specializes in Counseling
6655 W. Jewell Avenue; #113
Lakewood, CO
 

Ms. Traci Johnson's area of specialization is counseling. Ms. Johnson's areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and adjustment disorders. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. William Edwards, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
3939 E Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO
 

Dr. William Edwards' specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Edwards include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Edwards's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Dana Allen Max, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
5860 S Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Dana Max works as a psychologist in Littleton, CO. These areas are among Dr. Max's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Isaac E Florez, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
1660 S Albion Street; Suite 309, Office 1
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Isaac Florez's specialties are psychology, neuropsychology, and counseling. Clinical interests for Dr. Florez include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and depression. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Florez accepts Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychology
8341 Sangre De Cristo Road; #104
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Leonard Tamura specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, behavior therapy, and depression. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tamura's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
3190 S Wadsworth Boulevard; Suite 370
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Anne Salazar is a psychologist in Lakewood, CO. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, geriatric consultation, and life transitions. Dr. Salazar takes GEHA, ValueOptions, Anthem, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Laura Ann Thor, MSW, DMin
Specializes in Social Work
1979 W Littleton Boulevard
Littleton, CO
 

Ms. Laura Thor is a social worker in Littleton, CO. Ms. Thor's areas of expertise include the following: pastoral therapy, depression, and gender identity. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Great-West Healthcare, and ValueOptions.

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Specializes in Social Work
1355 S Colorado Boulevard; Suite 322
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Judith Dewit's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Dewit include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Social Work
5860 S Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
 

Ms. Michelle Rudnicki is a social worker in Littleton, CO. These areas are among Ms. Rudnicki's clinical interests: crisis intervention, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, 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.