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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 specializes in social work and psychotherapy. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and Anthem. Ms. Pisano is accepting new patients.

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

Ms. Laurel Levin practices social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Levin accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Mr. John Mannix practices social work and psychotherapy. Areas of expertise for Mr. Mannix include alcohol abuse, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. Ms. Rafferty is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Stephen Kaplan is a psychologist in Commack, NY. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise include the following: anger management, depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Jerrold Abramson's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abramson's practice is open to new patients.

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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 clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and meditation. He takes 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 practices social work, counseling, and addiction therapy. Her areas of expertise include depression, stress management, and anxiety. She accepts 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 works as a counselor. Clinical interests for Ms. Kofler include behavior therapy, depression, and life transitions. Ms. Kofler honors ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Social Work
6080 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Mr. John Careri's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Mr. Careri include depression, stress management, and existential psychotherapy. Mr. Careri honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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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 practices social work. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. Ms. Dilullo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including ValueOptions, Anthem, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP). She is open to new patients.

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

Ms. Paula Pagan-Rosas specializes in social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pagan-Rosas include body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and adjustment disorders. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Ms. Pagan-Rosas is open to new patients.

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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 is a social worker. Ms. Regan's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and person-centered therapy. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Social Work
22 Lowery Avenue
Lake Grove, NY
 

Ms. Mary Ann Scribner works as a social worker. These areas are among her clinical interests: suicide, phobias, and dissociative disorders. Ms. Scribner honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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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's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Schechtman include depression, sexuality, and life transitions. She takes Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 areas of expertise include learning disabilities, psychotic disorder, and psychodynamic therapy. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Klaffky takes.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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.