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We found 108 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Aetna near Somerville, MA.

Dr. Winifred H Hentschel, EdD
Specializes in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
12 Ash Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Winfred Hentschel is a psychologist, neuropsychologist, and cognitive therapist in Cambridge, MA. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and geriatric consultation. Dr. Hentschel takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Anne-Marie Wavezwa, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
10 Holden Street
Malden, MA
 

Ms. Anne-Marie Wamba's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; she sees patients in Roxbury, MA and Malden, MA. Clinical interests for Ms. Wamba include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Sidney H Mondell, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
73 High Street
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. Sidney Mondell works as a psychologist. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and narrative therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mondell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mondell's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. James Steven Leffert, EdD
Specializes in Psychology
49 Hancock Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Jim Leffert practices psychology. Dr. Leffert's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leffert takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Rebecca Sinclair Johnston, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
550 Belmont Street; Suite 36
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Rebecca Johnston's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), behavioral medicine, and depression. Dr. Johnston is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in French. Dr. Johnston is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Camille M Dibenedetto, PsyD, MS
Specializes in Psychology
49 Hancock Street; Suite 205
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Camille Dibenedetto's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dibenedetto takes.

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Janet M Wiseman, MSW
Specializes in Counseling
138 Lowell Street
Lexington, MA
 

Ms. Janet Wiseman specializes in counseling and practices in Lexington, MA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Wiseman include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Psychology
Massachusetts General Hospital; Parkman St./wang 812
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lee Baer works as a psychologist in Boston, MA. His clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baer honors. Dr. Baer is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Baer is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypnosis, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders

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Specializes in Psychology
227 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Raymond Levy specializes in psychology. His areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levy is accepting new patients.

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Manuela Paola McShane
Specializes in Counseling
73 Trapelo Road; Suite 3
Belmont, MA
 

Ms. Manuela McShane works as a counselor in Belmont, MA. Her areas of expertise include depression, body dysmorphic disorder, and person-centered therapy. Ms. McShane is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Shield, Neighborhood Health Plan, and more. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Rose Anne Negele, EdD
Specializes in Psychology
13 Bowdoin Street; Suite 1 A/b
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Rose Negele practices psychology in Boston, MA and Lexington, MA. Patient ratings for Dr. Negele average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Negele include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. Dr. Negele is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, Aetna, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
101 Merrimac Street; Suite 250
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Heather Kapson's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and depression. Dr. Kapson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kapson's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
15 Parkman Street; Wac 8 Psychiatry Outpatient Depart;ment
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Safren specializes in psychology and practices in Boston, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Safren takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, HIV/AIDS, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety Disorders

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

Dr. Robert Meier works as a social worker and psychologist. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder. Dr. Meier is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, PacifiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
1 Joslin Place
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Marilyn Ritholz's specialties are psychology and counseling. Dr. Ritholz's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. David Wayne Harder, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
84 High Street; Suite A8
Medford, MA
 

Dr. David Harder works as a psychologist in Lincoln, MA and Medford, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and grief. He honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Harder'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.