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We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Homestead, FL.

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

Ms. Samantha Tubbs-Crews practices counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Tubbs-Crews include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Tubbs-Crews is in-network for 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: , depression

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's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Cabrera include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has an open panel.

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

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

Ms. Clarissa Crystal-Belle works as a family therapist and counselor in Bradenton, FL, Brandon, FL, and Tampa, FL. Ms. Crystal-Belle's clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and infidelity issues. She is rated highly by her patients. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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

Dr. Frankie Small's specialty is social work. Dr. Small's areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. Dr. Pandya (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pandya include alcohol abuse, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Pandya's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Pandya attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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 practices social work in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Iacono include grief, attachment disorders, and holistic approaches. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in social work. Her clinical interests include depression, sexuality, and life transitions. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Dumois-Sands honors.

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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.