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We found 11 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Aetna near Highland Park, NJ.

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Specializes in Counseling
15 Calvin Place
Metuchen, NJ
 

Ms. Sharon Evancio practices counseling. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Ms. Evancio's practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Laney honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. She has an open panel.

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

Suruchi Saini
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
51 Veronica Avenue; Somerset, Office 2
Somerset, NJ
 

Ms. Suruchi Saini's specialties are family therapy and counseling. Ms. Saini (or staff) speaks Hindi-Urdu and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Ms. Saini include acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management, Depression, Person-Centered ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
671 Hoes Lane W
Piscataway, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Lehrer works as a psychologist in Piscataway, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Lehrer's clinical interests: behavioral medicine, systematic desensitization, and stress management. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, dysthymia (mild depression)

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

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

Dr. Tamer Wassef practices addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. These areas are among Dr. Wassef's clinical interests: gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, Cigna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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

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

Ms. Carol Jones specializes in social work and practices in North Brunswick, NJ. Her clinical interests include imago relationship therapy, depression, and cross-cultural issues. Ms. Jones accepts Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. 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 specializes in social work. Her areas of expertise include body dysmorphic disorder, phobias, and dissociative disorders. Ms. Oshinsky accepts the following insurance: Aetna and Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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

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Specializes in Child Psychology
171 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ
 

Dr. Joel Kleinman is a child psychologist in Green Brook, NJ and Metuchen, NJ. In his practice, Dr. Kleinman focuses on depression, individual therapy, and psychological evaluation. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kleinman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He is affiliated with Private Practice.

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All Interests: Depression, Psychological Evaluation, Individual Therapy

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

Mr. Alejandro Flores practices social work. His areas of expertise include depression, domestic abuse, and phobias. He accepts Magellan Health Services, Health Net, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Mr. Flores speaks Spanish.

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

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

Ms. Tracy Galluppi is a social worker in Highland Park, NJ. These areas are among Ms. Galluppi's clinical interests: psychodynamic therapy, depression, and life transitions. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Ms. Candice Covington-Thomas is a social worker. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Covington-Thomas include depression, stress management, and individual therapy. She accepts 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.