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We found 29 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Chevy Chase, MD.

Dr. Robert Franc Scuka, PhD, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
4400 East - West Highway; Suite #24, Office 2
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Robert Scuka is a social worker and psychotherapist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scuka include depression, person-centered therapy, and infidelity issues. He takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and more. Dr. Scuka welcomes new patients.

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Dr. David P Fago, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
1308 Constitution Avenue Ne
Washington, DC
 

Dr. David Fago's areas of specialization are family therapy and child psychology. Dr. Fago's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. He is conversant in German. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Risa E Sanders, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1313 Vincent Place
Mc Lean, VA
 

Dr. Risa Sanders is a psychologist. Dr. Sanders's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Robert David Caldwell IV, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
1231 Potomac Street, Nw
Washington, DC
 

Mr. Robert Caldwell's areas of specialization are family therapy, social work, and counseling. Areas of expertise for Mr. Caldwell include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and eclectic therapy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1050 17th Street, Nw; Suite 520
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Shauna Moore Reynolds is a family therapist and counselor in Burtonsville, MD. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore Reynolds include terminal illness, depression, and aging. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moore Reynolds accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jennifer L McCartney, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1400 Spring Street; Suite 340
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Jennifer McCartney's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. McCartney's clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Out of Network, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
2115 Wisconsin Avenue Nw; Suite 200
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Michael Brendler specializes in psychology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in depression, psychotherapy treatment, and eating disorders. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brendler accepts. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Tamara Ince
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling
1050 17th Street Nw; Suite 1000, Office 1
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Tamra Ince specializes in social work and counseling. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and men's health issues. Ms. Ince takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Child Psychology
908 New Hampshire Avenue, Nw; Suite 603
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sandra Francis' specialty is child psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Francis include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Krystal L Stanley, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1761 S Street Nw; Suite Ll7
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Krystal Stanley is a psychologist in Washington, DC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stanley include imago relationship therapy, behavior therapy, and depression. Dr. Stanley honors Magellan Health Services, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Shawn Victoria Macdonald, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
4400 East - West Highway; Suite 1028
Bethesda, MD
 

Dr. Shawn Macdonald's specialties are psychology and counseling. Clinical interests for Dr. Macdonald include depression, narrative therapy, and infertility. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, APS Healthcare, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Sarah Kay Brandel, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4801 Wisconsin Avenue Nw; Suite 503
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Sarah Brandel works as a psychologist. Her clinical interests include depression, narrative therapy, and phobias. Dr. Brandel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work, Psychology
4100 Oliver Street
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Janice Krupnick's specialties are social work and psychology. Dr. Krupnick has a special interest in depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Washington DC VA Medical Center. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Krupnick speaks French.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Specializes in Psychology
3888 Porter Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Helen Epps practices psychology. Dr. Epps's areas of expertise include depression, sexuality, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Michael Scott Hammond, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1234 19th. Street, Nw; Suite 500
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Michael Hammond practices psychology. His areas of expertise include depression, immigration issues, and diagnostic evaluation. Dr. Hammond takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Constantine Tift Pelias
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
10435 Englishman Drive
Rockville, MD
 

Mr. Constantine Pelias is a counselor and psychotherapist. Areas of expertise for Mr. Pelias include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Pelias accepts. He has an open panel.

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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.