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We found 17 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Smithtown, NY.

Elma G Pisano
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
267 East Main Street; Suite 22b
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Elma Pisano's areas of specialization are social work and psychotherapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pisano include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Pisano is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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John W Mannix
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
71 Pawnee Drive
Commack, NY
 

Mr. John Mannix is a social worker and psychotherapist. Clinical interests for Mr. Mannix include alcohol abuse, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna.

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

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Specializes in Counseling
821 W Jericho Turnpike; Suite 7c
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Jean Rafferty practices counseling in Smithtown, NY and Hicksville, NY. Ms. Rafferty's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Psychology
35 Crooked Hill Road; Suite 102
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Kaplan is a psychologist in Commack, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: anger management, depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Kaplan has an open panel.

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Laurel Levin
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
363 Route 111; Suite 103
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Laurel Levin's areas of specialization are social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Levin include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
363 Route 111; Suite Ll3
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Jerrold Abramson specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abramson's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
2535 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY
 

Dr. Les Weinberg's area of specialization is psychology. Dr. Weinberg's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and meditation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
222 Middle Country Road; Suite 210
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Karen Morgenstern works as a social worker, counselor, and addiction therapist in Smithtown, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, stress management, and anxiety. Ms. Morgenstern is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Jill Kofler
Specializes in Counseling
15 Bellemeade Avenue
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Jill Kofler's area of specialization is counseling. Ms. Kofler's areas of expertise include behavior therapy, depression, and life transitions. She takes ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Social Work
6080 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Mr. John Careri is a social worker in Commack, NY. Mr. Careri's clinical interests include depression, stress management, and existential psychotherapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Careri accepts.

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Paula Pagan-Rosas
Specializes in Social Work
732 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Paula Pagan-Rosas' specialty is social work. Her areas of expertise include the following: body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Pagan-Rosas takes Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Suzanne M Dilullo
Specializes in Social Work
363 Route 111; Suite 103
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Suzanne Dilullo specializes in social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Dilullo include alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. Ms. Dilullo takes ValueOptions, Anthem, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Social Work
267 East Main Street; Building B
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Alanna Regan practices social work in Smithtown, NY and Sea Cliff, NY. Clinical interests for Ms. Regan include alcohol abuse, depression, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Regan is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
22 Lowery Avenue
Lake Grove, NY
 

Ms. Mary Ann Scribner specializes in social work and practices in Lake Grove, NY. Clinical interests for Ms. Scribner include suicide, phobias, and dissociative disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

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Specializes in Social Work
340 Veterans Memorial Highway; Suite 2
Commack, NY
 

Ms. Sheila Schechtman works as a social worker. These areas are among Ms. Schechtman's clinical interests: depression, sexuality, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Social Work
1841 Brentwood Road
Brentwood, NY
 

Ms. Ellen Klaffky's specialty is social work. Her clinical interests include learning disabilities, psychotic disorder, and psychodynamic therapy. She is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.