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

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

Dr. Stephen Timchack's areas of specialization are cognitive-behavioral therapy, counseling, and child psychology. Dr. Timchack's areas of expertise include the following: behavior therapy, depression, and phobias. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 specializes in psychology and sleep medicine and practices in Danville, PA, Scranton, PA, and Wilkes Barre, PA. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerdes is affiliated with Geisinger.

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

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

Dr. Robert Kammen specializes in psychology and practices in Kingston, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Kammen takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. John Girard Kuna, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
 

Dr. John Kuna's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuna include infidelity issues, phobias, and diagnostic evaluation. He accepts 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)

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

Mr. Cory Shafer's specialty is counseling. Clinical interests for Mr. Shafer include acceptance and commitment therapy, alcohol abuse, and suicide. Mr. Shafer is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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)

Specializes in Counseling
110 S Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Mr. Brian Cook specializes in counseling. His areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Mr. Cook is an in-network provider for 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, 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 practices family therapy in Kingston, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: christian counseling, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Gallick accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , postpartum depression

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

Specializes in Counseling
110 S Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Ms. Charlene Landis practices counseling. Her areas of expertise include the following: terminal illness, depression, and mental health agency services. Ms. Landis accepts 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)

Specializes in Counseling
1425 Shoemaker Avenue
West Wyoming, PA
 

Ms. Sharon McDonnell's specialty is counseling. Her areas of expertise include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. She 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, Crisis ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling
382 Pierce Street
Kingston, PA
 

Ms. Sally Alinikoff specializes in counseling. Her clinical interests include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She honors 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

Specializes in Social Work
300 Market Street
Kingston, PA
 

Ms. Holly Guydish works as a social worker. Areas of expertise for Ms. Guydish include depression, anxiety, and trauma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Guydish accepts.

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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.
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