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Phyllis Sheila Tainey III, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Addiction Therapy
1776 S Jackson Street; Suite 1022
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Phyllis Tainey's areas of specialization are social work, counseling, and addiction therapy; she sees patients in Denver, CO, Longmont, CO, and Boulder, CO. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Tainey honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. William Edwards, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
3939 E Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO
 

Dr. William Edwards works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Edwards include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. He accepts Magellan Health Services, PacifiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Edwards is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Dana Allen Max, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
5860 S Curtice Street
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Dana Max's area of specialization is psychology. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Max takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
8341 Sangre De Cristo Road; #104
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Leonard Tamura's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tamura include behavioral medicine, behavior therapy, and depression. Dr. Tamura is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Magellan Health Services, ValueOptions, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
1660 South Albion Street; #408
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Carol Marfut's specialty is psychology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Marfut's clinical interests: crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. She accepts Magellan Health Services, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
2594 W. Crestline Avenue; Office 1
Littleton, CO
 

Mr. David Adames' specialties are psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy. He practices in Colorado Springs, CO and Littleton, CO. His areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, depression, and narrative therapy. Mr. Adames is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Psychology
1777 South Harrison Street; Suite 840
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Robin Post practices psychology in Denver, CO. Dr. Post's areas of expertise include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Coventry, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
3190 S Wadsworth Boulevard; Suite 370
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Anne Salazar's specialty is psychology. In addition to English, Dr. Salazar speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, geriatric consultation, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for GEHA, ValueOptions, Anthem, and more. She has an open panel.

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Sharla Stephens
Specializes in Family Therapy
1745 Shea Center Drive; Fourth Floor
Highlands Ranch, CO
 

Ms. Sharla Stephens specializes in family therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Stephens include depression, child abuse, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Stephens accepts the following insurance: Cofinity, Aetna, and Medicaid. She is open to new patients.

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Rene Guerette
Specializes in Social Work
6655 Jewell Avenue; #103
Lakewood, CO
 

Ms. Rene Guerette practices social work. Ms. Guerette's clinical interests include adoption issues, child abuse, and depression. She honors Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Joan Kahn
Specializes in Social Work
7101 W Yale Av; #1004
Denver, CO
 

Ms. Joan Kahn's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Kahn include domestic abuse, infertility, and phobias. Ms. Kahn is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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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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