We found 5 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Medicaid near Saint Paul, MN.

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Dr. Brian J Stoessel, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2469 University Avenue W; Suite 240w
Saint Paul, MN

Dr. Brian Stoessel's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stoessel include depression, eclectic therapy, and phobias. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Stoessel welcomes new patients.

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Heather Marie Vargo, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
1360 Energy Park Drive; Suite 340
Saint Paul, MN

Ms. Heather Holt specializes in social work, counseling, and psychotherapy and practices in Saint Paul, MN and Faribault, MN. Clinical interests for Ms. Holt include acceptance and commitment therapy, celiac disease, and infidelity issues. Ms. Holt honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. G Zaehariah Zachariah White, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
2375 University Avenue W; Suite 160
Saint Paul, MN

Dr. G. White practices psychology in Saint Paul, MN. Dr. White's clinical interests include depression, narrative therapy, and diagnostic evaluation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthPartners, Medicaid, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Kimberly Allen Finch, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
2233 Hamline Avenue N; Suite 217
Saint Paul, MN

Dr. Kimberly Finch is a psychologist in Saint Paul, MN. Clinical interests for Dr. Finch include behavioral medicine, depression, and domestic abuse. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthPartners, Medicaid, and more. She has an open panel.

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Nadine Joanne Peterson
Specializes in Psychology
2440 N Charles Street; #228
North Saint Paul, MN

Ms. Nadine Peterson works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Ms. Peterson include behavior therapy, adoption issues, and depression. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Ms. Peterson welcomes new patients.

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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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