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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's specialty is counseling. These areas are among Ms. Evancio's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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 specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laney include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Monmouth Junction, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Somerset, NJ. These areas are among Ms. Saini's clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, critical incident stress management (CISM), and depression. ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Saini honors. Ms. Saini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi-Urdu and Punjabi.

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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's specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lehrer include behavioral medicine, systematic desensitization, and stress management. He takes MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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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's specialties are addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wassef include gender identity, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and domestic abuse. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wassef is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, Cigna, and more. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College.

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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' specialty is social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: imago relationship therapy, depression, and cross-cultural issues. She honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. In addition to English, Ms. Jones 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. Her areas of expertise include body dysmorphic disorder, phobias, and dissociative disorders. She accepts 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)

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Specializes in Child Psychology
171 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ
 

Dr. Joel Kleinman's specialty is child psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kleinman include depression, individual therapy, and psychological evaluation. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kleinman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He is professionally 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' specialty is social work. His clinical interests include depression, domestic abuse, and phobias. Magellan Health Services, Health Net, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Flores honors. Mr. Flores is conversant in 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's specialty is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Galluppi include psychodynamic therapy, depression, and life transitions. Ms. Galluppi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Ms. Candice Covington-Thomas' area of specialization is social work. Ms. Covington-Thomas has a special interest in depression, stress management, and individual therapy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.