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We found 14 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Orland Park, IL.

Dr. Michael Hakimi, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Michael Hakimi practices psychology in Oak Park, IL, Maywood, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. His clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Hakimi (or staff) speaks Persian and Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Daniel Brian Nicholas, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
17732 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Nicholas' specialty is psychology. Dr. Nicholas is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and adoption issues. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Magellan Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Susan K Steffey, MEd
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
7480 W College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Ms. Susan Steffey's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; she sees patients in Palos Heights, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Ms. Steffey's areas of expertise include infidelity issues, dissociative disorders, and separation. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Specializes in Counseling
7300 W College Drive; Suite 203
Palos Heights, IL
 

Ms. Carrie Carr practices counseling in Palos Heights, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: phobias, intimacy issues, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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Specializes in Counseling
9721 165th Street; Suite 23
Orland Park, IL
 

Ms. Sheila Boender is a counselor in Orland Park, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Valerie Rosenberg, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Val Rosenberg's specialty is psychology. Dr. Rosenberg's areas of expertise include depression, stress management, and eating disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Karolina Hogueisson
Specializes in Other, Counseling
62 Orland Square Drive; Suite 007
Orland Park, IL
 

Ms. Karolina Hogueisson works as a counselor in Orland Park, IL. Clinical interests for Ms. Hogueisson include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), domestic abuse, and stress management. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Specializes in Psychology
12255 S 80th Avenue; Suite 202
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Mona Etchison's specialty is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, phobias, and grief. Dr. Etchison is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Etchison's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling
10432 Oxford; #183
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Mr. Henry Zwirkoski's area of specialization is counseling. These areas are among his clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and aging. Mr. Zwirkoski accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
15417 Hickory Lane
Oak Forest, IL
 

Ms. Juliann Steinbeigle-Butt's specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Steinbeigle-Butt include art therapy treatment, play therapy, and depression. Ms. Steinbeigle-Butt is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
17255 Oak Park Avenue; # Ue
Tinley Park, IL
 

Ms. Barbara Smurzynski's specialty is counseling. Ms. Smurzynski's areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Abdul-Hamid Mohammed Shahbain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12508 South Harlem Avenue
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Abdul-Hamid Shahbain's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Shahbain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shahbain's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at West Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Shahbain attended Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Social Work
15127 S 73rd Avenue; Suite G
Orland Park, IL
 

Ms. Elizabeth Elgersma practices social work in Orland Park, IL and South Holland, IL. Areas of expertise for Ms. Elgersma include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Mary A Ashcraft
Specializes in Social Work
15030 S. Ravinia Avenue; Suite 30
Orland Park, IL
 

Ms. Mary Finn's specialty is social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavioral disorders, domestic abuse, and intimacy issues. Ms. Finn is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Humana HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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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.