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We found 14 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Orlando, FL.

Dr. Karen Marie Mikolic, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology
32 West Gore Street; Fifth Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Karen Mikolic specializes in psychology and neuropsychology and practices in Orlando, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mikolic takes. Dr. Mikolic is affiliated with Orlando VA Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. John T Grbac, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1630 Hillcrest Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. John Grbac works as a psychologist in Orlando, FL. Dr. Grbac's clinical interests include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grbac welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Psychology
1362 Winter Park; Po Box
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Mary Lidkea's area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Lidkea is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
2431 Aloma Avenue; Suite 160
Winter Park, FL
 

Mr. Alton Childs is a counselor in Winter Park, FL and Orlando, FL. His clinical interests include depression, life transitions, 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 Mr. Childs takes.

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All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Grief, Dual Diagnosis, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Jesse Sparks III, MA
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
1345 Clay Street
Winter Park, FL
 

Mr. Jesse Sparks specializes in counseling and psychotherapy. His clinical interests include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. He 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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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1600 E Robinson Street; Suite 250
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Keene specializes in family therapy and counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and aging. She 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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Yolanda Brailey, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
6200 Metrowest Boulevard; Suite 201-h
Orlando, FL
 

Ms. Yolanda Brailey practices family therapy and counseling. Ms. Brailey's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and infidelity issues. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Mindfulness, Premarital Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
2802 Aloma Avenue; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Ms. Carmen Perez-Illade specializes in counseling. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. Ms. Perez-Illade honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Abuse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
2281 Lee Road; Suite 206
Winter Park, FL
 

Ms. Unju Chung-Canine specializes in counseling and practices in Winter Park, FL. Clinical interests for Ms. Chung-Canine include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency 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, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Mental Health Agency ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
2802 Aloma Avenue; Suite 200
Winter Park, FL
 

Mr. Charles Fiandaca's specialty is counseling. These areas are among Mr. Fiandaca's clinical interests: terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. He is an in-network provider 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

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Dr. Karen Ann Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
2150 N Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Karen Goldberg's area of specialization is pediatric psychiatry. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldberg include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. Dr. Goldberg is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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All Interests: Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Speech Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit ... (Read more)

Dr. Kohl Mitchell Mayberry, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
5323 Millenia Lakes Boulevard; Suite 121
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Kohl Mayberry practices pediatric psychiatry in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests include psychosis, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and major depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. Dr. Mayberry accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mayberry completed his residency training at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, major depression

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Separation Anxiety, Major Depression, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
2828 Casa Aloma Way; Suite 200
Winter Park, FL
 

Ms. Audrey Seed works as a social worker in Winter Park, FL. Ms. Seed's areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, and couples therapy. She is an in-network provider 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, Anxiety, Couples Therapy

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Specializes in Social Work
5728 Major Boulevard; Suite 175
Orlando, FL
 

Ms. Shelley Bowles specializes in social work and practices in Orlando, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, anxiety, and couples therapy. Ms. Bowles 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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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Couples Therapy

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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.