We found 9 providers with an interest in depression and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Smithtown, NY.

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Elma G Pisano
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
267 East Main Street; Suite 22b
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Elma Pisano's specialties are social work and psychotherapy. She practices in Port Jefferson Station, NY, Kings Park, NY, and Smithtown, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Pisano is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and Anthem. She is open to new patients.

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Laurel Levin
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
363 Route 111; Suite 103
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Laurel Levin is a social worker, counselor, and psychotherapist. Clinical interests for Ms. Levin include behavior therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Levin is accepting new patients.

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John W Mannix
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
71 Pawnee Drive
Commack, NY
 

Mr. John Mannix's areas of specialization are social work and psychotherapy; he sees patients in Commack, NY. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, person-centered therapy, and eclectic therapy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna.

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

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Specializes in Psychology
35 Crooked Hill Road; Suite 102
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Kaplan specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include anger management, depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Kaplan honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
363 Route 111; Suite Ll3
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Jerrold Abramson is a psychologist in Coram, NY and Smithtown, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Abramson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
2535 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY
 

Dr. Les Weinberg works as a psychologist. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and meditation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Jill Kofler
Specializes in Counseling
2171 Jericho Turnpike; Suite 335
Commack, NY
 

Ms. Jill Kofler is a counselor. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavior therapy, depression, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for ValueOptions, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Kofler is accepting new patients.

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Suzanne M Dilullo
Specializes in Social Work
363 Route 111; Suite 103
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Suzanne Dilullo's specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Dilullo include alcohol abuse, behavior therapy, and adoption issues. Ms. Dilullo accepts ValueOptions, Anthem, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Paula Pagan-Rosas
Specializes in Social Work
732 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY
 

Ms. Paula Pagan-Rosas works as a social worker in Smithtown, NY. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pagan-Rosas include body dysmorphic disorder, depression, and adjustment disorders. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She 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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