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We found 22 providers with an interest in depression near West Chester, PA.

Dr. Deborah Ellyn Lehrman-Waterman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
1546 Mcdaniel Drive
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Waterman specializes in psychology and counseling. Clinical interests for Dr. Waterman include adoption issues, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Waterman is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Dennis Richard Given, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
273 W Uwchlan Avenue
Downingtown, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Given's areas of specialization are psychology and counseling; he sees patients in Downingtown, PA. Dr. Given's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Given include depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
412 E. King Street
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Peter Druian's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and stress management. Dr. Druian accepts the following insurance: Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
105 E Evans Street; Suite B
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Ari Tuckman's area of specialization is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuckman include depression, behavior therapy, and men's health issues. He is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sharon Kelly, MBA, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
210 West Gay Street
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Sharon Kelly's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: behavior therapy, depression, and eclectic therapy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Amy Schullery, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1515 West Chester Pike; C-2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Amy Schullery practices psychology in West Chester, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Schullery is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1450 East Boot Road; Suite 500d
West Chester, PA
 

Mr. Anthony Mina specializes in psychology and practices in West Chester, PA. Areas of expertise for Mr. Mina include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HSA, and Magellan Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Mr. Mina's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Counseling
835 Springdale Drive; Suite 100
Exton, PA
 

Ms. Anna Carter works as a counselor in Exton, PA. Ms. Carter's areas of expertise include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression.

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Specializes in Psychology
1515 West Chester Pike; D-2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Francine Montagnolo's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, phobias, and dissociative disorders. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Montagnolo is professionally affiliated with Private Practice.

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Specializes in Psychology
1450 E Boot Road; Suite 500c
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Carol Lipsky is a psychologist. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Lipsky is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
407 W Lincoln Highway; Suite 50 West
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Adam Bennati's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bennati include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services.

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Specializes in Counseling
18 W King Street
Malvern, PA
 

Dr. Tracy Hill's area of specialization is counseling. Clinical interests for Dr. Hill include depression, couples therapy, and grief. Dr. Hill takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Counseling
409 Sunset Drive
Downingtown, PA
 

Mr. Neal Bobal practices counseling in Downingtown, PA. Clinical interests for Mr. Bobal include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression.

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Specializes in Counseling
105 E Evans Street; Suite B
West Chester, PA
 

Ms. Kim Beggs works as a counselor. Her areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and career counseling.

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Specializes in Counseling
1463 Dunwoody Drive
West Chester, PA
 

Ms. Deborah Clifton works as a counselor in West Chester, PA. Clinical interests for Ms. Clifton include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression.

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All Interests: Substance Abuse, Terminal Illness, Depression, Counselor Education, Grief, Mental Health Issues

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Specializes in Counseling
273 W Uwchlan Avenue
Downingtown, PA
 

Ms. Jeanine Aversa is a counselor. Clinical interests for Ms. Aversa include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as 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.