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We found 27 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Magellan Health Services near Brookline, MA.

Dr. Sidney H Mondell, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
294 Washington Street; Suite 434
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sidney Mondell specializes in psychology and practices in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mondell include crisis intervention, depression, and narrative therapy. Dr. Mondell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Robert M Meier, PhD
Specializes in Social Work, Psychology
26 Kensington Park
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Robert Meier's specialties are social work and psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Meier include alcohol abuse, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Ellen Jean Resnik, MA
Specializes in Counseling
233 Harvard Street; Suite 36
Brookline, MA
 

Ms. Ellen Resnik specializes in counseling. These areas are among Ms. Resnik's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and eclectic therapy. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Holly Barlow Sweet, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
1415 Beacon Street; Suite 303
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Holly Sweet is a psychologist and counselor in Brookline, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and gender identity. She takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweet's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1172 Beacon Street; Suite 101
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Tecce's specialty is psychology. His clinical interests include holistic approaches, depression, and meditation. Dr. Tecce is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychology
21 Spring Hill Terrace
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Laura De La Torre Bueno specializes in psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, meditation, and anxiety. Dr. De La Torre Bueno takes several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare. In addition to English, Dr. De La Torre Bueno (or staff) speaks Swedish and French.

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Israela Holtzman
Specializes in Counseling
1280 Centre Street; Suite 220
Newton, MA
 

Ms. Israela Holtzman works as a counselor in Weymouth, MA and Newton, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and person-centered therapy. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and more. In addition to English, Ms. Holtzman speaks Hebrew. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Sumru Erkut, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
11 Winslow Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Sumru Erkut works as a psychologist. Dr. Erkut is conversant in Turkish. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and immigration issues. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
59 Temple Place; Suite 400
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Edward McLaughlin's area of specialization is psychology. His clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. He is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. McLaughlin welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
4 Hartford Street
Newton Highlands, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Harrington's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Harrington's clinical interests: depression, diagnostic evaluation, and grief. Magellan Health Services, MultiPlan, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrington honors. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
45 Newbury Street; Suite 404
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Derbort's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Derbort include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Derbort is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, MultiPlan, and Aetna. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Kishahlal Chakrabarti specializes in psychiatry and preventive medicine and practices in Winthrop, MA, Brighton, MA, and Chelsea, MA. These areas are among Dr. Chakrabarti's clinical interests: depression, medication management, and psychopharmacology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Calcutta. In addition to English, Dr. Chakrabarti (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Medication Management, Individual Therapy

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Specializes in Psychiatry
204 Lancaster Terrace
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Joel Shield is a specialist in psychiatry. He works in Brookline, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, medication management, and psychopharmacology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare. Dr. Shield graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Shield is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
5 Watson Road; Suite 206
Belmont, MA
 

Ms. Fredda McDonnell's specialty is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. McDonnell include depression, diagnostic evaluation, and learning disabilities. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Kaylee Dodge Murphy, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
17 Poplar Street
Roslindale, MA
 

Ms. Kaylee Murphy's area of specialization is social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, phobias, and separation. Ms. Murphy takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Mimi Sohn Licht
Specializes in Social Work
344 Harvard Street; Suite 2
Brookline, MA
 

Ms. Mimi Licht works as a social worker in Wayland, MA and Brookline, MA. Her areas of expertise include behavior therapy, adoption issues, and depression. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Anthem. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Licht's office for an appointment.

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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.