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We found 18 providers with an interest in depression and who accept ValueOptions near Stony Brook, NY.

Elma G Pisano
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
26 Violet Road
Kings Park, 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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Specializes in Psychology
22 Lawrence Avenue; Suite 213
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Louis Gallagher's specialty is psychology. These areas are among Dr. Gallagher's clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He accepts ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
267 Middle Country Road; Building B
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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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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Dr. Ramin Vaziri Parsey, MD, PhD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc Level 10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Ramin Parsey practices psychiatry in Stony Brook, NY and Northport, NY. His clinical interests include depression, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Parsey honors Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Parsey has received professional recognition including the following: National Institutes of Mental Health Resident of the Year and A.E. Bennett Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry.

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Dr. Lucian Miron Cismarescu, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Lucian Manu is a psychiatrist in Stony Brook, NY and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Manu include bulimia, obesity, and depression. He honors Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Manu attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Constantine Ioannou, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Med. Center; T-10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Constantine Ioannou sees patients in East Meadow, NY and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialty is psychiatry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ioannou include substance abuse, depression, and schizophrenia. Dr. Ioannou takes Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

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Dr. Amy Gardner, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry Suny Medical Center; Hsc, T10-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Amy Gardner is a psychiatry specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gardner include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and postpartum issues. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Dr. Paul Anthony Mitrani, PhD, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Paul Mitrani is a psychiatrist. His areas of clinical interest consist of depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitrani takes. Dr. Mitrani studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Mitrani (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Dr. Brian Daniel Bronson, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
101 Nicolls Road; Hsc T-10, Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Brian Bronson is a specialist in psychiatry. He works in Stony Brook, NY. His areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and schizophrenia. Dr. Bronson takes several insurance carriers, including Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Marsha Tanenberg Karant, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook Medical Park; 2500 Nesconset Highway Building 2
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Marsha Karant is a specialist in psychiatry. She works in Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Karant include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and Fidelis. Dr. Karant obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Karant (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Dr. Abdulkader Alam, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stony Brook University Hospital; T-10 Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Abdulkader Alam specializes in psychiatry and practices in Stony Brook, NY and White Plains, NY. In his practice, he is particularly interested in depression and sleep apnea. Dr. Alam attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra.

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All Interests: Depression, Sleep Apnea, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder

Paula Pagan-Rosas
Specializes in Social Work
51 Rose Street
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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Dr. Zoya Popivker, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry; Putnam Hall, Suny at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Zoya Popivker's specialty is pediatric psychiatry. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. She honors Fidelis, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Popivker studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Academic Excellence Award in Pre-Clinical Education; New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Psi Sigma Alpha National Scholastic Osteopathic Honor Society.

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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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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.