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Dr. Jean Hood Ward, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3615 Chain Bridge Road; Suite F
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Jean Ward's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. She is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Ward welcomes new patients.

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Dr. David Leon Kupfer, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
7700 Leesburg Pike; Suite 404
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. David Kupfer is a psychologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and depression. He honors Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kupfer is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
115 Park Street Se; Suite 207
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Marcia Kaufman practices psychology in Arlington, VA and Vienna, VA. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. Dr. Kaufman honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
3949 Pender Drive; Suite 301
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Fu-Lin Lee practices psychology and counseling. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include depression, cross-cultural issues, and stress management. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Her practice is open to new patients. In addition to English, she speaks Taiwanese.

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Dr. Mary Anne Ellis, JD, PsyD
Specializes in Child Psychology
133 Park Street Ne
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Mary Ellis practices child psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ellis include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Psychology
3020 Hamaker Court; Suite 200
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Jennifer Strang specializes in psychology. These areas are among Dr. Strang's clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is professionally affiliated with Washington DC VA Medical Center. She is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She has an open panel.

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Dr. R. Mark Binderman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3615 Chain Bridge Road; Suite F
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. R. Mark Binderman specializes in psychology and practices in Fairfax, VA. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, existential psychotherapy, and diagnostic evaluation. He accepts the following insurance: Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare. Dr. Binderman welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Judithann Hudson David, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
8996 Burke Lake Road; #201
Burke, VA
 

Dr. Judithann David works as a psychologist in Burke, VA. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. David accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare.

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Dr. Marc David Grande, PsyD
Specializes in Child Psychology
7659 Leesburg Pike; Tysons Office Park
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Marc Grande's specialty is child psychology. His clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grande is open to new patients.

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Dr. Amy L Glaser, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3949 Pender Drive; #301
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Amy Glaser is a psychologist in Fairfax, VA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and stress management. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Glaser has an open panel.

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Dr. Diane Marie Hoekstra, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
10721 Main Street; Suite 2350
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Diane Hoekstra's area of specialization is child psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and humanistic psychotherapy. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Hoekstra has an open panel.

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Dr. Janet Rebecca Laubgross, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
4001 Fair Ridge Drive; Suite #305
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Janet Laubgross works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laubgross include behavior therapy, infertility, and intimacy issues. She is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Laubgross has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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Dr. Barbara Burns Shostak, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
8550 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 300
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Barbara Shostak's specialty is psychology. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, sexuality, and life transitions. Dr. Shostak accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Alison Corbett Smith, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2915 Hunter Mill Road; Suite 14
Oakton, VA
 

Dr. Alison Smith practices psychology in Vienna, VA and Oakton, VA. Her areas of expertise include depression, sexuality, and gender identity. Dr. Smith accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
8296 Old Courthouse Road; Suite C
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. William McLaughlin specializes in psychology and practices in Vienna, VA. Dr. McLaughlin's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He takes MultiPlan, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Amy Dilworth Gabel, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
9006a Crownwood Court
Burke, VA
 

Dr. Amy Gabel specializes in psychology. Her areas of expertise include case management, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Gabel's practice is open to new patients.

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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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