We found 8 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Reading, PA.

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Beverly White Munsing
Specializes in Psychotherapy
4 Park Plaza
Wyomissing, PA
 

Ms. Beverly Munsing's areas of specialization are social work and psychotherapy; she sees patients in Wyomissing, PA. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Ms. Munsing is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Depression, Rape, Anxiety

Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
2489 W Shore Drive
Reading, PA
 

Dr. Eilene Bauer's specialties are psychology and counseling. She practices in Reading, PA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bauer's clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
1150 Berkshire Boulevard; Suite 250
Wyomissing, PA
 

Dr. Alison Hill is a psychologist in Wyomissing, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hill is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling
947 Penn Avenue
Wyomissing, PA
 

Ms. Carmen Royall specializes in counseling and practices in Wyomissing, PA. Clinical interests for Ms. Royall include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Counseling
2909 Windmill Road
Sinking Spring, PA
 

Mr. Donald Swartz's area of specialization is counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Swartz include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Couples Therapy, Grief, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Family Therapy Services

Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling
845 North Park Road; Suite 100
Wyomissing, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Shollenberger is a cognitive therapist and counselor in Wyomissing, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shollenberger include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
640 Walnut Street
Reading, PA
 

Ms. Marianne Baker's area of specialization is counseling. Ms. Baker's clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
640 Walnut Street; 303
Reading, PA
 

Ms. Jamie Hogan's area of specialization is counseling. She is especially interested in terminal illness, depression, and aging. Ms. Hogan accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Aging, Mental Health Agency Services

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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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