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We found 11 providers with an interest in depression and who accept United Healthcare Gold POS near Wilkes Barre, PA.

Dr. Stephen Michael Timchack, PsyD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology
480 Pierce Street; Suite 119
Kingston, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Timchack is a cognitive therapist, counselor, and child psychologist in Kingston, PA. His areas of expertise include behavior therapy, depression, and phobias. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Timchack welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Men's Health Issues, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. John Leslie Gerdes, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Sleep Medicine
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. John Gerdes practices psychology and sleep medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Gerdes is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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

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Specializes in Psychology
250 Pierce Street; Suite 214
Kingston, PA
 

Dr. Robert Kammen is a psychologist. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Kammen 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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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Girard Kuna, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
 

Dr. John Kuna's specialty is psychology. Dr. Kuna's areas of expertise include the following: infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

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Specializes in Counseling
675 Wyoming Avenue; Suite A
Kingston, PA
 

Mr. Cory Shafer works as a counselor in Kingston, PA and Dallas, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and suicide. Mr. Shafer honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Child Abuse, Suicide, Phobias, Men's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
110 S Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Mr. Brian Cook works as a counselor in Wilkes Barre, PA. Mr. Cook's areas of expertise include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

David E Gallick, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy
480 Pierce Street; Suite 300
Kingston, PA
 

Mr. David Gallick works as a family therapist in Kingston, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: christian counseling, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. Mr. Gallick is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

All Interests: Child Abuse, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Premarital Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
110 S Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Ms. Charlene Landis is a counselor. Areas of expertise for Ms. Landis include terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. She is in-network for 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, Terminal Illness, Family Therapy Services, Mental Health Agency ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
1425 Shoemaker Avenue
West Wyoming, PA
 

Ms. Sharon McDonnell works as a counselor in Wyoming, PA. Clinical interests for Ms. McDonnell include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. 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, Grief, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Terminal Illness, Crisis ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
382 Pierce Street
Kingston, PA
 

Ms. Sally Alinikoff specializes in counseling and practices in Kingston, PA. Areas of expertise for Ms. Alinikoff include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

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Specializes in Social Work
300 Market Street
Kingston, PA
 

Ms. Holly Guydish's specialty is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Guydish include depression, anxiety, and trauma. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma

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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.