We found 16 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Smithtown, NY.

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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; she sees patients in Port Jefferson Station, NY, Kings Park, NY, and Smithtown, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Pisano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and Anthem. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Mr. John Mannix's specialties are social work and psychotherapy. He practices in Commack, NY. Clinical interests for Mr. Mannix include alcohol abuse, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. He is an in-network provider 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's specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Rafferty include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. Ms. Rafferty 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 practices psychology. His clinical interests include anger management, depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan honors. He 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 practices social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. Ms. Levin's clinical interests include behavior therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jerrold Abramson works as a psychologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abramson takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
2535 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY
 

Dr. Les Weinberg specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinberg include depression, behavior therapy, and meditation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinberg takes. He is accepting new patients.

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

Ms. Karen Morgenstern's specialties are social work, counseling, and addiction therapy. Areas of expertise for Ms. Morgenstern include depression, stress management, and anxiety. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Jill Kofler
Specializes in Counseling
2171 Jericho Turnpike; Suite 335
Commack, NY
 

Ms. Jill Kofler is a counselor in Commack, NY. Her areas of expertise include behavior therapy, depression, and life transitions. She honors ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Kofler is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Social Work
6080 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Mr. John Careri is a social worker in Commack, NY. His clinical interests include depression, stress management, and existential psychotherapy. Mr. Careri accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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

Ms. Paula Pagan-Rosas is a social worker in Smithtown, NY. These areas are among Ms. Pagan-Rosas's clinical interests: body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and adjustment disorders. She accepts Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), 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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Suzanne M Dilullo
Specializes in Social Work
363 Route 111; Suite 103
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Suzanne Dilullo works as a social worker in Smithtown, NY and Hauppauge, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. Ms. Dilullo is in-network for ValueOptions, Anthem, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Scribner include suicide, phobias, and dissociative disorders. Ms. Scribner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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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 specializes in social work and practices in Commack, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, sexuality, and life transitions. Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Schechtman accepts.

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Specializes in Social Work
1841 Brentwood Road
Brentwood, NY
 

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

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Specializes in Social Work
253 Feller Drive
Central Islip, NY
 

Mr. Roberto Toledo's specialty is social work. These areas are among Mr. Toledo's clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, infertility, and education consultation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Child Health Plus, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum 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.
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