We found 8 providers with an interest in depression and who accept MyBlue near Aventura, FL.

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Dr. Peter A Gold, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
3600 Cleveland Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Peter Gold's specialty is psychology. Dr. Gold's clinical interests include substance abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gold honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Memorial Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Problems, Drug Rehab, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Coral Schlosberg Arvon, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
2630 Northeast 203rd Street
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Coral Arvon specializes in family therapy, social work, and counseling and practices in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Aventura, FL. Dr. Arvon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Arvon include acceptance and commitment therapy, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. Dr. Arvon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Jason Wasser, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
210 S Federal Highway; Suite 302
Hollywood, FL
 

Mr. Jason Wasser specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Hollywood, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, infidelity issues, and separation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Mr. Wasser speaks Hebrew.

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All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Developmental Disabilities, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
2100 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 302
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alison Grossman's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, existential psychotherapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grossman welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Education, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Forensic Evaluations, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gloria M Montes De Oca, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2999 Ne 191st Street; Suite 703
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Gloria Montes' area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Montes's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, infertility, and immigration issues. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Family ... (Read more)

Isaac N Sochaczewski
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Psychotherapy
17800 West Dixie Highway; Suite C
Miami, FL
 

Mr. Isaac Sochaczewski's areas of specialization are counseling, addiction therapy, and psychotherapy. His areas of expertise include abuse, adoption issues, and depression. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, Adoption Issues, Conduct Disorder, Grief, Sexual ... (Read more)

Deborah Ann Bruno
Specializes in Psychology
2627 Ne 203rd Street; Suite 211
Aventura, FL
 

Ms. Deborah Bruno is a psychologist in Aventura, FL. Her clinical interests include depression, sexuality, and gay and lesbian issues. Ms. Bruno takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MyBlue, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
3700 Washington Street; Suite 304
Hollywood, FL
 

Ms. Marsha Deakter's specialty is counseling. Ms. Deakter's areas of expertise consist of hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and anxiety. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypnosis, Anxiety

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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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