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We found 35 providers with an interest in depression near Newark, NJ.

Lewis C Pagano, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
33 Plymouth Street, Suite Ll1, Office 1; Academy Square Building
Montclair, NJ
 

Mr. Lewis Pagano is a family therapist and counselor in Fort Lee, NJ, Montclair, NJ, and Monclair, NJ. Areas of expertise for Mr. Pagano include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and suicide. He honors Out of Network insurance. Mr. Pagano is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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Dr. April D Bickoff, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
655 E Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. April Bickoff specializes in psychology. Her clinical interests include phototherapy (light therapy), stress management, and suicide. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Bickoff is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Adjustment Disorders, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Grief, Substance ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosemarie Kopacsi, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
460 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite 209
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Rosemarie Kopacsi works as a family therapist and social worker. Her areas of expertise include depression, gay and lesbian issues, and gender identity. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare. Dr. Kopacsi is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Grief, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Anger Management, Feminist Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clint Chester Stankiewicz, MA, MEd, PsyD, BA
Specializes in Psychology
385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Clint Stankiewicz specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Stankiewicz takes Out of Network, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Sports Health, Developmental Disabilities, Dialectical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
170 Washington Street; 5c
Bloomfield, NJ
 

Ms. Carol Jennett's specialties are social work, counseling, and addiction therapy. She practices in Bloomfield, NJ. Her clinical interests include depression, narrative therapy, and psychopharmacology. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kenneth L Silvestri, EdD
Specializes in Family Therapy
460 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Silvestri is a family therapist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in family therapy services. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Self-Harm, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Parenting Issues, Couples ... (Read more)

Jennifer Lee Todd, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
324 Belleville Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ
 

Ms. Jennifer Todd's areas of specialization are social work, counseling, and psychotherapy; she sees patients in Bloomfield, NJ. Ms. Todd's areas of expertise include the following: depression, eclectic therapy, and existential psychotherapy.

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All Interests: Depression, Holistic Approaches, Mindfulness, Body-Mind Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
185 Washington Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Justin Misurell's specialty is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: child abuse, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Misurell is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
33 Plymouth Street; Suite 208
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Rosemarie Ciccarello works as a psychologist in Montclair, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ciccarello include adoption issues, depression, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Adoption Issues, Grief, Psychodynamic Therapy, Life Transitions, Stress Management, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
100 Northfield Avenue; Suite 5
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Hall practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Carrie Spindel Bashoff, PsyD
Specializes in Child Psychology
473 Northfield Avenue; Suite 4
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Carrie Bashoff's specialty is child psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bashoff include depression, trichotillomania, and tourette syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicare and United Healthcare insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Trichotillomania, Tourette Syndrome, Stress Management, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
330 Glenwood Avenue; #204
Bloomfield, NJ
 

Mr. James Head specializes in counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Head include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Terminal Illness, Mental Health Agency ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
460 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. David Szmak is a psychologist in Montclair, NJ. Dr. Szmak's areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is an in-network provider for Aetna and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy
22 Mellon Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. George Lucey's areas of specialization are counseling and addiction therapy; he sees patients in West Orange, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Lucey's clinical interests: substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression.

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All Interests: Depression, Couples Therapy, Grief, Substance Abuse, Terminal Illness, Counselor Education, Family ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
221 Stevens Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
 

Mr. Tim Fredrik Edquilag's specialty is counseling. These areas are among his clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services.

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Specializes in Psychology
33 Plymouth Street; Suite 208
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Clair Goldberg practices psychology. She is especially interested in depression and anxiety.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety

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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.