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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 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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Specializes in Psychology
22 Lawrence Avenue; Suite 213
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Louis Gallagher specializes in psychology. His clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Gallagher takes 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. 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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Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
267 Middle Country Road; Building B
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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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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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 sees patients in Stony Brook, NY and Northport, NY. His medical specialty is psychiatry. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Parsey include depression, psychotherapy treatment, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Parsey is an in-network provider for Fidelis, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Lucian Manu's specialty is psychiatry. Dr. Manu's areas of expertise include bulimia, obesity, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is psychiatry. Dr. Ioannou has a special interest in substance abuse, depression, and schizophrenia. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Fidelis, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 psychiatrist in Stony Brook, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and postpartum issues. Amerigroup, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gardner takes. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Gardner completed her residency training 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mitrani accepts. He attended medical school 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 physician who specializes in psychiatry. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Bronson's areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and schizophrenia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Fidelis, Viant, and Healthfirst. In addition to English, he speaks 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 psychiatry specialist in Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karant include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and Fidelis. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Karant (or staff) is conversant in 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 practices psychiatry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alam include depression and sleep apnea. Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alam takes. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center.

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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 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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Dr. Zoya Popivker, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry; Putnam Hall, Suny at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Zoya Popivker is a pediatric psychiatry specialist. Her areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and adjustment disorders. Dr. Popivker is an in-network provider for Fidelis, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Popivker has received distinctions including 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 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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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.