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We found 7 providers with an interest in depression and who accept ValueOptions near Smyrna, GA.

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Dr. Rebecca Andrea Brogan, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
1640 Powers Ferry Road; Building 9 Suite 100
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Rebecca Beaton's specialties are psychology and counseling. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beaton include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Beaton is an in-network provider for ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Michael-Renee Godfrey Godfrey, PsyD
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
707 Whitlock Avenue Southwest
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Michael-Renee Godfrey works as a counselor and psychotherapist in Marietta, GA. These areas are among Dr. Godfrey's clinical interests: critical incident stress management (CISM), depression, and adoption issues. She accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sandra Lynn Adams, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
707 Whitlock Avenue; Building H Suite 9
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Sandra Adams' area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Dr. Adams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Michaelle Myrthil
Specializes in Counseling
4015 South Cobb Drive; Suite 101
Smyrna, GA
 

Ms. Michaelle Myrthil specializes in counseling and practices in Smyrna, GA and Mableton, GA. These areas are among Ms. Myrthil's clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and domestic abuse. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Haitian Creole. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Helen Oxman Kraus, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
2520 Windy Hill Road; Suite 303
Marietta, GA
 

Ms. Helen Kraus specializes in family therapy and social work. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. She honors ValueOptions, Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work
1260 Concord Road Se; Suite 101
Smyrna, GA
 

Ms. Merrilee Stewart's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Stewart include life transitions, meditation, and stress management. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Specializes in Social Work
1260 Concord Road Se; Suite 202
Smyrna, GA
 

Mr. Ken Cook works as a social worker. These areas are among his clinical interests: substance abuse, psychodynamic therapy, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and 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.