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We found 9 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Shield near Bellevue, WA.

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Dr. Lora Reed Ford, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
3035 Island Crest Way; Suite 102
Mercer Island, WA
 

Dr. Lora Ford practices psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ford include crisis intervention, depression, and infidelity issues. Dr. Ford honors Regence, Blue Shield, Labor & Industries, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Amanda Louise Sargent, MA
Specializes in Counseling
2915 E. Madison; #200
Seattle, WA
 

Ms. Amanda Sargent's area of specialization is counseling. Her clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and gay and lesbian issues. Ms. Sargent accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients.

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Adrian A Jarreau, MA
Specializes in Counseling
1130 32nd Avenue S
Seattle, WA
 

Mr. Adrian Jarreau's area of specialization is counseling. His areas of expertise include the following: child abuse, depression, and eclectic therapy. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Mr. Jarreau welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Steven R Kubacki, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
3418 Ne 65th Street
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Steven Kubacki's specialty is psychology. His clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and child abuse. He is in-network for Blue Shield, LifeWise, and Blue Cross, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kubacki is accepting new patients. In addition to English, Dr. Kubacki speaks German.

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Dr. Gail E Rosenberg, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
12826 Se 40th Lane; Suite 203
Bellevue, WA
 

Dr. Gail Rosenberg is a psychologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavior therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. She takes Regence, Blue Shield, and LifeWise, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Ryan Mebust, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
345 118th Avenue Se; Office 1
Bellevue, WA
 

Mr. Ryan Mebust's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling; he sees patients in Bellevue, WA and Redmond, WA. His areas of expertise include the following: adoption issues, body dysmorphic disorder, and depression. Magellan Health Services, Regence, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Mebust accepts. He has an open panel.

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Laura Franco, MA
Specializes in Counseling
325 118th Avenue Se; Suite 210
Bellevue, WA
 

Ms. Laura Franco's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Franco include depression, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, LifeWise, and Blue Cross. Ms. Franco's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Barbara Marie Dunn, PhD
Specializes in Social Work
4500 9th Avenue Ne; Suite 300
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Barbara Dunn specializes in social work and practices in Seattle, WA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunn include depression, life transitions, and physical disabilities. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, LifeWise, and Blue Cross. She is open to new patients.

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Robert Frank Hirsch, MSW
Specializes in Therapy, Social Work
1313 Market Street
Kirkland, WA
 

Mr. Robert Hirsch works as a therapist and social worker. Clinical interests for Mr. Hirsch include depression, eclectic therapy, and phobias. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Shield, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Mr. Hirsch is accepting 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.