We found 10 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Aetna near Highland Park, NJ.

Specializes in Counseling
15 Calvin Place
Metuchen, NJ
 

Ms. Sharon Evancio practices counseling. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and behavior therapy. Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Evancio honors. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Evancio's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Psychotherapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Dess Laney, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
296 Amboy Avenue
Metuchen, NJ
 

Dr. Mary Laney works as a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Laney welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dissociative Disorders, Men's Health Issues, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
671 Hoes Lane W
Piscataway, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Lehrer works as a psychologist in Piscataway, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lehrer include behavioral medicine, systematic desensitization, and stress management. MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lehrer honors.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, dysthymia (mild depression)

All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Pain, Systematic Desensitization, Adjustment Disorders, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine
74 Brunswick Woods Drive
East Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Tamer Wassef is a specialist in addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. Dr. Wassef's areas of expertise include gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Cigna. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. Dr. Wassef is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work
2186 Route 27; Suite 2a
North Brunswick, NJ
 

Ms. Carol Jones works as a social worker in North Brunswick, NJ. Clinical interests for Ms. Jones include imago relationship therapy, depression, and cross-cultural issues. She takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Cross-Cultural Issues, Imago Relationship Therapy, Stress Management, Parenting ... (Read more)

Judith Cohen Oshinsky, MS
Specializes in Social Work
320 Raritan Avenue; Suite 303b
Highland Park, NJ
 

Ms. Judith Oshinsky is a social worker in Highland Park, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: body dysmorphic disorder, phobias, and dissociative disorders. She is an in-network provider for Aetna and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Depression, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Grief, Psychodynamic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Child Psychology
171 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ
 

Dr. Joel Kleinman's area of specialization is child psychology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kleinman's clinical interests include depression, individual therapy, and psychological evaluation. He is affiliated with Private Practice. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychological Evaluation, Individual Therapy

Specializes in Social Work
324 Raritan Avenue; Suite 110
Highland Park, NJ
 

Mr. Alejandro Flores' specialty is social work. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, domestic abuse, and phobias. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Health Net, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Flores speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Neglect, Education, Personality Disorders, Individual ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work
24 N 3rd Avenue; Suite 200
Highland Park, NJ
 

Ms. Tracy Galluppi is a social worker. Her clinical interests include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and life transitions. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychodynamic Therapy, Life Transitions, Stress Management, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work
317 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 203
Highland Park, NJ
 

Ms. Candice Covington-Thomas' area of specialization is social work. She is especially interested in depression, stress management, and individual therapy. She takes Magellan Health Services, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Stress Management, Individual Therapy, Interpersonal Relationship Issues

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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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