We found 9 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Cigna near Bloomington, MN.

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Dr. Lisa Sharon Squire Phd Lp, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
7800 Metro Parkway; Suite 300
Bloomington, MN
 

Dr. Lisa Squire's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Squire's areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Deborah K Nagurski
Specializes in Psychology
1601 Highway 13 E; Suite 101
Burnsville, MN
 

Ms. Deborah Nagurski works as a psychologist in Burnsville, MN and Minneapolis, MN. Areas of expertise for Ms. Nagurski include depression, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. Ms. Nagurski accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Timothy James McCarthy, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
8400 Normandale Lake Boulevard; Suite 920
Bloomington, MN
 

Dr. Timothy McCarthy practices family therapy and psychology in Bloomington, MN and Eden Prairie, MN. Dr. McCarthy's clinical interests include crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. He is in-network for Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Stacia R Hanson, MA
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
7101 York Avenue S; Suite 306
Edina, MN
 

Ms. Stacia Hanson's areas of specialization are psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy; she sees patients in Oakdale, MN, Edina, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, phobias, and dialectical behavior therapy. Ms. Hanson is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Jean Naymark
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
5200 Willson Road; Suite 210
Edina, MN
 

Ms. Jean Naymark is a family therapist and social worker in Edina, MN and Minneapolis, MN. Her areas of expertise include depression, child abuse, and infertility. She takes Blue Shield, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. Ms. Naymark is accepting new patients.

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Carol Jean Woodbury, MEd
Specializes in Family Therapy
5200 Willson Road; Suite 309
Edina, MN
 

Ms. Carol Woodbury works as a family therapist in Edina, MN. Clinical interests for Ms. Woodbury include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Psychology
9001 E Bloomington Freeway; Suite 139
Bloomington, MN
 

Dr. Charles Blons' area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Blons's areas of expertise include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors Cigna, Aetna, and Humana, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Joanna Smith, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
4660 Slater Road; Suite 210
Eagan, MN
 

Ms. Joanna Smith specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Eagan, MN. Her areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, crisis intervention, and infidelity issues. Ms. Smith honors Cigna and HealthPartners insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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Frederick H Stechmann, MS
Specializes in Psychology
3400 W 66th Street
Edina, MN
 

Mr. Frederick Stechmann works as a psychologist. His clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more.

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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.
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