We found 6 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Rancho Mirage, CA.

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Dr. Dennis H Sapire, PhD, JD
Specializes in Health Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
41750 Rancho Las Palmas Drive; Suite L-3
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Sapire is a health psychologist, counselor, and psychotherapist in Rancho Mirage, CA. His areas of expertise include behavior therapy, depression, and eclectic therapy. He is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sapire is conversant in Afrikaans. Dr. Sapire is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. William N Rose, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
71687 Highway; 111 Ste 202
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. William Rose's specialty is psychology. Dr. Rose's areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), depression, and sexuality. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Allison Fallick-Mupas, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
71-650 Sahara Road; Suite 4
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Ms. Allison Mupas specializes in family therapy and counseling. Ms. Mupas's areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. She is in-network for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
69848 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sinacola works as a psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sinacola include depression, psychopharmacology, and phobias. Dr. Sinacola accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Gina Susan Leiserowitz, MEd
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
69844 Ca-111; Suite H
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Ms. Gina Leiserowitz is a family therapist and counselor. Ms. Leiserowitz's areas of expertise include imago relationship therapy, depression, and dialectical behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Family Therapy
73-255 El Paseo; Suite 7
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Mechthild Dunofsky specializes in family therapy and practices in Palm Desert, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Dunofsky takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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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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