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We found 14 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Gold Compass 0 near Scranton, PA.

Dr. Heather Vanart Van Artsdalen Hoover, PhD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Child Psychology
531 Mt Pleasant Drive
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Heather Hoover works as a cognitive therapist, pediatric neuropsychologist, and child psychologist in Danville, PA, Lock Haven, PA, and Lewisburg, PA. These areas are among Dr. Hoover's clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and autism. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Dyslexia, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Leslie Gerdes, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Sleep Medicine
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. John Gerdes specializes in psychology and sleep medicine. Dr. Gerdes is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Obesity, Brief Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. John Girard Kuna, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
327 North Washington Street; Suite 104
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. John Kuna works as a psychologist in Moosic, PA and Scranton, PA. Dr. Kuna's areas of expertise include the following: infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative ... (Read more)

Patricia Ann Arcaro-Krenitsky, MS
Specializes in Counseling
327 N. Washington Avenue; Suite 104
Scranton, PA
 

Ms. Patricia Krenitsky works as a counselor in Matamoras, PA and Scranton, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavior therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Krenitsky accepts.

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All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Relationships and Dating Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
841 Clay Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Mr. Ziv Ben-Dov is a counselor. Areas of expertise for Mr. Ben-Dov include terminal illness, substance abuse, and depression. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Substance Abuse, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Family Therapy ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
300 Mulberry Street; Suite 201
Scranton, PA
 

Ms. Lorena Decker practices counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Counseling
130 Main Street
Blakely, PA
 

Ms. Carlyn Carper works as a counselor in Blakely, PA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Carper include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Carper honors.

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Specializes in Counseling
299 Main Street Plaza; Suite 103
Olyphant, PA
 

Ms. Amy Florence practices counseling. Her clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Couples Therapy, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Abuse, Terminal Illness, Family ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
540 Hickory Street
Peckville, PA
 

Mr. Chad Anuszewski works as a counselor. Clinical interests for Mr. Anuszewski include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Depression, Couples Therapy, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Terminal Illness, Family ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
650 Boulevard Avenue
Dickson City, PA
 

Ms. Megan Purcell's area of specialization is counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Purcell include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
108 N Washington Avenue; Suite 502
Scranton, PA
 

Ms. Karen Palonis' specialty is counseling. Ms. Palonis's areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Counseling
340 Montage Mountain Road
Moosic, PA
 

Dr. Judith Scheatzle works as a counselor. She has indicated that her clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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All Interests: Depression, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness, Mental Health Agency Services, Crisis ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
130 Main Street
Blakely, PA
 

Ms. Agatha Bruno practices counseling in Blakely, PA. Her clinical interests include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Ms. Bruno is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Social Work
1141 Clay Avenue
Dunmore, PA
 

Ms. Rita Tinsley practices social work in Dunmore, PA. Her clinical interests include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. Ms. Tinsley is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.