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We found 9 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Homestead, FL.

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Specializes in Psychology
1304 S. Desoto Avenue; Suite 310
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sheila Katt-Beck's specialty is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Katt-Beck is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Feminist ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
1408 N Westshore Boulevard; Suite 502
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Samantha Tubbs-Crews' specialty is counseling. Her clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Depression, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Sports ... (Read more)

Millyan P Cabrera
Specializes in Counseling
3202 Henderson Boulevard; Suite 100a
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Millyan Cabrera specializes in counseling and practices in Tampa, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Cabrera accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Cabrera's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, ... (Read more)

Clarissa Crystal-Belle Clarissa Crystal-Belle
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
419 W. Platt Street; Office 2
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Clarissa Crystal-Belle practices family therapy and counseling. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Ms. Crystal-Belle include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and infidelity issues. Ms. Crystal-Belle takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Men's ... (Read more)

Dr. Diane Marie Straub, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diane Straub practices adolescent medicine. Dr. Straub's clinical interests include bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Straub takes. Dr. Straub's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Amenorrhea, Substance Abuse, Chronic Headache, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Frankie Anne Small, EdD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
4107 W Spruce Street; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frankie Small specializes in social work and practices in Tampa East, FL and Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Small is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Psychotherapy Treatment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirtikumar J Pandya, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
5106 N Armenia Avenue; #3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kirtikumar Pandya specializes in psychiatry and practices in Tampa, FL. He attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pandya include alcohol abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pandya is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pandya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Sleep Apnea, Attention Deficit Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Social Work
8902 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 214
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Delene Iacono's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Iacono include grief, attachment disorders, and holistic approaches. Ms. Iacono accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Ms. Iacono (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Holistic Approaches, Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Grief, Attachment Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
3839 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Ms. Julie Dumois-Sands practices social work in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Dumois-Sands include depression, sexuality, and life transitions. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Mindfulness, Neglect, Education, Group Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

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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.