We found 9 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 is a social worker and psychotherapist in Port Jefferson Station, NY, Kings Park, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Clinical interests for Ms. Pisano include depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and more. She welcomes 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 behavior therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Levin is accepting new patients.

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

Mr. John Mannix works as a social worker and psychotherapist. 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Kaplan practices psychology in Commack, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include anger management, depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kaplan's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jerrold Abramson's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Abramson is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
2535 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY
 

Dr. Les Weinberg's area of specialization is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and meditation. Dr. Weinberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Ms. Jill Kofler practices counseling in Commack, NY. Clinical interests for Ms. Kofler include behavior therapy, depression, and life transitions. Ms. Kofler is in-network for ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to 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's area of specialization is social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. She is in-network for ValueOptions, Anthem, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Dilullo welcomes new patients.

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

Ms. Paula Pagan-Rosas' area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pagan-Rosas include body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and adjustment disorders. She honors Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Ms. Pagan-Rosas has an open panel.

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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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