We found 21 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept MultiPlan near Newton Center, MA.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
1280 Centre Street; Suite 235
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Joel Pava is a psychiatrist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pava include depression, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and anxiety. Dr. Pava accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pava's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy

Dr. Jonathan A Lerner, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1280 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Lerner's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Lerner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lerner is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Trichotillomania, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Mindfulness, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Karen Sadler specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and adolescent medicine and practices in Framingham, MA and Newton, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: menstrual disorders, contraception (birth control), and mood disorders. Dr. Sadler honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sadler has received professional recognition including the following: Partners Locke Award for Excellence in Teaching. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Sadler is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mood disorders

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Contraception, Menstrual Disorders, Mood Disorders

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

Ms. Fredda McDonnell's specialty is social work. Her clinical interests include depression, diagnostic evaluation, and learning disabilities. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Ms. McDonnell takes.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
227 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Raymond Levy works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Levy include adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Levy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Meier, PhD
Specializes in Social Work, Psychology
26 Kensington Park; Office 1
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Robert Meier practices social work and psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Meier's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
14 Oxford Road
Newton Centre, MA
 

Dr. Heather Kapson practices psychology. Dr. Kapson's areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and depression. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Coping Skills, Anxiety, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brent Lewin Levinson, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
147 Cypress Street
Newton Center, MA
 

Dr. Brent Levinson specializes in psychology and practices in Newton Center, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Levinson include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Feminist Therapy, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Psychotherapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work
23 Pleasant Street; Suite 2
Newton, MA
 

Ms. Elaine Hatow's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Hatow include life transitions, stress management, and anxiety. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Attachment Disorders, Psychodynamic Therapy, Life ... (Read more)

Lisa A Bearak Shuman, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
53 Langley Road; Suite 280
Newton, MA
 

Ms. Lisa Shuman is a social worker. Ms. Shuman's areas of expertise include the following: body dysmorphic disorder, infertility, and suicide. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Suicide, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work
2557 Mass Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Mr. Peter Johnson practices social work in Somerville, MA and Cambridge, MA. These areas are among Mr. Johnson's clinical interests: depression, stress management, and anxiety. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Johnson takes.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Holistic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
109 W. Walnut Park
Roxbury, MA
 

Dr. Leona Franklin's specialty is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Franklin's clinical interests: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and meditation. She takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Grief, Cross-Cultural Issues, Dual Diagnosis, Hypnosis, ... (Read more)

Manja Krieks Miles, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
1863 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA
 

Ms. Manja Miles is a social worker in Brookline, MA. She is conversant in Dutch. Areas of expertise for Ms. Miles include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Issues, Life Transitions, Stress Management, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
53 Parker Hill Avenue
Roxbury Crossing, MA
 

Dr. Dikla Eckshtain practices psychology in Boston, MA and Roxbury Crossing, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mood disorders, and parenting issues. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Eckshtain honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , mood disorders

All Interests: Parenting Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders

Gail Marsh, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
115 Parker Street
Newton, MA
 

Ms. Gail Marsh's specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and sexuality. Ms. Marsh honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Mindfulness, Education, Family Therapy Services, Individual ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
21 Spring Hill Terrace
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Laura De La Torre Bueno practices psychology. Dr. De La Torre Bueno's areas of expertise include the following: depression, meditation, and anxiety. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. De La Torre Bueno (or staff) speaks Swedish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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What are Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are mental illnesses that primarily impact a person’s feelings, or mood. A person with a mood disorder might have primarily negative or primarily positive feelings, or maybe very few feelings at all. They might cycle back and forth from feeling unusually down to feeling on top of the world. Mood disorders are challenging to live with and frequently misunderstood, but they are also treatable. The two main mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder.

In depression, people feel unusually sad, empty, hopeless, or unhappy. They may have low self-esteem, a lack of energy, and little interest in the world around them. They may have trouble sleeping and eating regularly. Everyone feels blue now and then, but depression is different. It is much more intense than a typical down day. It lasts much longer, and it interferes with people’s ability to do the things they normally do. At its worst, depression can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Bipolar disorder sometimes feels like depression. But a person with bipolar disorder cycles through periods of depressed mood and elevated mood, or mania. Mania is like the opposite of depression. Manic people might feel invincible and unusually happy. They might talk or move quickly and not need very much sleep. They might spend too much, eat too much, gamble, or engage in risky and impulsive behavior. In severe cases, they may even hear voices or hallucinate. There is a subset of bipolar disorder called bipolar II, with typical depression symptoms but a milder form of mania, called hypomania. Hypomania includes many of the feelings of full mania but fewer of the risky and dangerous behaviors. Approximately six million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder. It tends to run in families, but the exact cause is still not well known.

There are several effective treatments available for mood disorders, including medications and talk therapy. Not every treatment will work for every person, so it sometimes takes time to find the right fit. A good mental health professional can help.
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