Finding Providers
loading

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

Showing 1-9 of 9
Traci Lee Johnson, MA
Specializes in Counseling
6655 W. Jewell Avenue; #113
Lakewood, CO
 

Ms. Traci Johnson practices counseling in Lakewood, CO. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Johnson is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Domestic Abuse, Adjustment Disorders, Existential Psychotherapy, Humanistic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Edwards specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Edwards include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Mindfulness, Psychotherapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dana Max specializes in psychology. These areas are among Dr. Max's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Max honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Psychology
8341 Sangre De Cristo Road; #104
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Leonard Tamura practices psychology in Littleton, CO. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, behavior therapy, and depression. Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tamura honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Isaac Florez works as a psychologist, neuropsychologist, and counselor in Denver, CO. These areas are among Dr. Florez's clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavior therapy, and depression. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Psychology
3190 S Wadsworth Boulevard; Suite 370
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Anne Salazar's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salazar include depression, geriatric consultation, and life transitions. Dr. Salazar is in-network for GEHA, ValueOptions, Anthem, and more. She welcomes new patients. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Immigration Issues, Grief, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cross-Cultural Issues, Geriatric ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Laura Thor's specialty is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Thor include pastoral therapy, depression, and gender identity. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Magellan Health Services, Great-West Healthcare, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Mindfulness, Pastoral Therapy, Life Transitions, Gender Identity, Meditation, Women's ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Social Work
1355 S Colorado Boulevard; Suite 322
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Judith Dewit is a social worker in Denver, CO. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. Ms. Dewit is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Social Work
5860 S Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
 

Ms. Michelle Rudnicki's area of specialization is social work. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Ms. Rudnicki is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Holistic Approaches, Individual Therapy, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Certifications

Credentials

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.