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We found 28 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Chevy Chase, MD.

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

Dr. Robert Scuka's areas of specialization are social work and psychotherapy; he sees patients in Kensington, MD and Bethesda, MD. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and infidelity issues. Dr. Scuka accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. David Fago works as a family therapist and child psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fago include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. Dr. Fago accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare. He speaks German. Dr. Fago welcomes new patients.

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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. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and aging. On average, patients gave Dr. Moore Reynolds a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Moore Reynolds's 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 works as a family therapist, social worker, and counselor. His clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and eclectic therapy. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Medicare.

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Erica Genell Burns
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling
4601 Connecticut Avenue; Suite 20, Office 2
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Erica Burns' specialties are family therapy, social work, and counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and person-centered therapy. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and more. Ms. Burns is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Risa Sanders works as a psychologist. Dr. Sanders's areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and person-centered therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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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. These areas are among Dr. McCartney's clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Out of Network, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sandra Francis' specialty is child psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Francis's 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 honors Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Krystal Stanley specializes in psychology and practices in Washington, DC. Her clinical interests include imago relationship therapy, behavior therapy, and depression. Dr. Stanley is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to 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 works as a psychologist and counselor in Bethesda, MD. Patient ratings for Dr. Macdonald average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Macdonald's clinical interests: depression, narrative therapy, and infertility. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, APS Healthcare, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Brandel include depression, narrative therapy, and phobias. Dr. Brandel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Hammond specializes in psychology and practices in Washington, DC. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, immigration issues, and diagnostic evaluation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Hammond is accepting 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 in Rockville, MD and North Bethesda, MD. His areas of expertise include depression, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. Mr. Pelias takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Janice Krupnick specializes in social work and psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Krupnick is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Washington DC VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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' specialty is psychology. Dr. Epps's areas of expertise include the following: depression, sexuality, and behavior therapy. She takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.