Depression Counseling in Castro Valley CA.


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Depression Therapist

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Our thoughts, behaviors and our emotions are all strongly connected. Change one of these three and the others have to shift as well. Cognitive-behavioral therapy relies on these connections to give you some control back over your depression. Studies have shown Cognitive-behavioral therapy to be a highly-effective treatment for depression, with or without medication. Different types of depression require different types of treatment. I work with each client to fully understand their unique experience of depression. We can work together to build on existing skills and find new ways to help you manage your mood.

Depression Therapist

Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression can grow on you. Once you experience it, you must find a way out of it or it becomes you. Depression can develop because of loss, trauma, chemical imbalance, or chronic pain and other reasons. Some people believe they have been depressed all their lives. I will help you figure out what is feeding it and how you can get out from under it. We will explore the best way to treat your depression. That includes an assessment, psychotherapy with or without medication or Lifespan Integration to help you out of your depression.

Depression Therapist

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

If you're stuck, it can feel like your own mind is against you, pulling you down into a swamp. It usually has to do with imagining that you are helpless - and while it might seem that you ARE helpless, it's really important to get in to talk to a therapist to get past that idea, and get moving forward again. Let's break it down into manageable pieces and get you activated and engaged in life.

Depression Therapist

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression can be overwhelming and cause people to feel hopeless and helpless. Unfortunately depression may not subside without some kind of intervention. The good news is that once someone is able to develop the understanding of their depression and he/she can learn what coping skills work best for him/her, they will be able to use those in the future should the depression ever return.

Depression Therapist

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression is usually caused from helplessness in the face of overwhelming situations. This can be a learned response from unresolved traumas in your past. My approach to depression is multifaceted, beginning with getting to know you and understanding your life and its hardships. Very quickly, I like to move into using Somatic Experiencing to help resolve past trauma and retrain your nevous system to be able to re-regulate itself in the face of what used to be overwhelming circumstances. I have seen a lot of people rise up out of the hell of depression, with and without medication, to live the lives they were meant to live.

Depression Therapist

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression can have many different sources: isolation, unresolved loss, unconscious anger turned against the self, feelings of shame, inadequacy and low self-esteem. It is sometimes experienced as a kind of deadness or emptiness, an absence of feeling. Therapy offers you the opportunity to get to the bottom of what is troubling you, to find your way to solutions. By talking through your issues and feelings you know what you need to do to change and you have support for taking the steps to make the change happen. Everyone needs to feel heard and understood, to feel empathy for their suffering, in order to do this. I offer this empathy, support and guidance to you.

Depression Therapist

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

When you do not seek help for depression, you suffer needlessly. The depression gets worse if feelings are unexpressed, coupled with isolation. We will begin by identifying options for the future and setting realistic goals that enable you to enhance your mental and emotional well-being. We will focus and draw on your strengths, focus on the positives and you will learn tools and skills needed to move through this state. I will help you understand and improve communication patterns of interacting with other people, should it contribute to the depression. You will make small changes each day. We build on it. Gradually you will incorporate enjoyable, fulfilling activities back into your life

Depression Therapist

Valerie V. Veza, L.C.S.W, C.HT.

Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Hypnotherapy provides client's the ability to explore issues form a deeply relaxed state. Many find relief from lives challenges and are better able to achieve personal goals. Hypnotherapy can reduce: Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Symptoms of Trauma, Stress, PTSD and more. Many are able to use self -hypnosis with practice and focus to achieve lasting change.

Depression Therapist

Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression can feel overwhelming, debilitating and just plain no fun. Sometimes there is a clear reason for depression such as a loss or a difficult transition. Sometimes the reason is unclear. Whatever your situation, my goal as your therapist will be to help you better understand the source of the pain and use concrete tools and skills to help you overcome it. Using a variety of methods, we can find ways to help you feel a renewed sense of purpose, confidence, and joy in your life. I offer EMDR therapy which is a highly-researched, effective form of therapy that often creates positive change in fewer sessions than talk therapy alone. Contact me for more details.

Depression Therapist

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Feeling persistent sad or empty feelings? Noticing the blues, decreased energy, or even thoughts of suicide? Have your sleeping or eating patterns changed recently? Depressive symptoms are complex and varied, yet all forms of depression are red flags that something important is amiss and needs help now. Depression is a brain related problem, and asking for support is the first step to taking care of your brian in the ways it physiologically needs. Please don't feel as though you have to deal with depressive symptoms alone. We have an explosion of brain related research today and depression can be treated. It starts with a phone call right now, because you deserve to learn more.

Depression Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

Depression Therapist

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I want to help you feel better, in a way that is deep rooted and lasting. When suffering from depression, it's difficult to believe that your outlook or life will ever improve. While the hopelessness you may feel is all too real, the bleakness of the future it points to is not. Whether your depression is long-standing or traceable to some recent situation, I believe a different reality is possible. I could not do this work if I didn't trust this to be true, or see evidence of it with others I've helped. My focus will be to help you find your own lost source of vision and contentment. Regarding medication, it's one option of many and not warranted in every case, but best discussed together.

Depression Therapist

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Oftentimes, if you scratch the surface of depression, you will find loss, anger, despair, a lack of meaning or purpose, a profound sense of disappointment with others, with oneself, with the way that one's life has been lived. These are the issues that I really try to get to with my clients that come in suffering from depression. I often find that depression is connected to childhood experiences of emotional neglect or inattention. I help my clients articulate and grieve these early experiences and offer them an attuned and empathic relationship that helps them to feel seen and validated. This helps them to see and to value themselves, which opens them up to invest more fully in their life.

Depression Therapist

Matthew Lindgren, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression is usually very treatable. As an Oakland depression therapist, I help people with depression work through their pain and take steps to feel better again. I use traditional talk therapy techniques as well as empirically proven therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and EMDR. Exciting new research is proving the effectiveness of combining meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, for depression, and I am excited to offer this therapy to my clients. As a somatic therapist, I am also able to help you work with your body to change the physical symptoms of depression. I help adults & children heal and recover from depressive disorders.

Depression Therapist

Meri Levy, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #88213

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression robs us, not only of our happiness and sense of well-being, but also of the hope that things will get better. Depression makes us feel we are worthless, so it is hard to reach out for the help we need. I help clients defeat depression through reestablishing hope and improving self-esteem and self-care. I have worked with clients suffering from chronic, lifelong depression as well as those experiencing their first depressive episode. Overcoming depression restores resilience and can teach lifelong lessons in self-care and the path to emotional health. I have been there myself, so I know that there is hope. You will overcome depression and feel like yourself again.

Depression Therapist

Karyn Goldberg-Boltz, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

If you are feeling depressed, you are not alone. Depression is a real physical condition that is fairly common; it causes painful symptoms and negative thinking which pull you down, impair your functioning and make it very difficult to overcome. In reaching out, you want to find the best care you can. With excellent credentials and 30 years of clinical experience, I can help you through this. I will help you address both the biological and psychological components of your suffering and together, we will create the best plan to help you heal and get yourself back.

Depression Therapist

Aaron J Feldman, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Whether it is hitting you this once or has haunted you pervasively, depression is an experience that can quietly devastate your life. The clouds of hopelessness and helplessness may shroud everything. It is in this place of not wanting to move, to be seen, or to act in anyway that it becomes most critical to find help. I have never met anyone in my personal or professional life who was undeserving or beyond help. There is always a cause for this feeling that, once identified and targeted, can be addressed effectively. Often, there is more than relief around the corner, but in fact a deeper sense of appreciation and satisfaction awaiting you. You are welcome to land here, to fall apart

Depression Therapist

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

When depression hits, it's like a ton of bricks weighing on you. It feels like there is no way out of the fog. It can be helpful to have a place to explore this and validate how difficult it can be to experience depression. Therapy is a safe place for you to understand what underlying issues might be making the depression more difficult to manage. I will provide that safe place for you to gain understanding about yourself and the depression you experience. I will also work with you to find tools that can help you move through it with more ease and confidence. I look forward to supporting you through this process.

Depression Therapist

Galina Litvin, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Are you feeling sad, unmotivated, or stuck? Depression makes life harder and prevents you from living your life fully. Depression does not need to rule your life, and I can help you! I apply Cognitive Behavior therapy in order to help minimize and treat symptoms of depression. We will work on trying to reclaim your life by controlling the feelings of depression.

Depression Therapist

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression is a complex condition that ranges from mild to severe and affects adults and children. I establish a therapeutic climate where my clients come to trust our relationship as positive and supportive. I’m often able to identify subtle signs and symptoms of depression that interfere with my client’s ability to function successfully. I utilize elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help them change negative patterns of thought and behavior and self-defeating responses. My goal is to help my clients understand and appreciate how their emotional experience affects their behavior. I aim to help them improve their interpersonal skills and the nature and quality of their relationships.

Depression Therapist

Natalie Jones, LPCC Lic#LPCC1528, PsyD.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Everyone suffers from depression from time to time. However, I like to think of depression as occurring on a spectrum. Some people experience it more frequently and severely than others. My approach is to assess depression for the severity and it's origin to see how we can work together to manage your symptoms for you. I work with you to identify the triggers, the symptoms, as well as what helps to alleviate your distress.

Depression Therapist

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression definitely has physiological components that are present because of our unique chemistry we come into the world with. But a more significant part of what causes depression is emotional problems. Our nervous system and our psyche's can be very sensitive to things that happen to us. So much so that we feel overwhelmed by these experiences. When this happen our psyche and our instinctual survival system will "depress" these feelings and experiences to try to protect us from the pain and overwhelm they can cause. This is why we have depression. So an important part of how I help you with your depression is by creating an environment where you can gently explore and heal the pains

Depression Therapist

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression (and anxiety) are normal responses to painful environments. Are finding it difficult to be motivated? Are you lower energy than you should be? Is it hard to get out of bed? Do you get irritable for no reason at times? If so, you may be suffering from depression. I attack depression from two angles. One strategy is using CBT strategies to help you manage some of your symptoms. I also use EMDR, attachment based psychotherapy, and body / nervous system informed strategies to help you transform some of the underlying brain mis-wiring that is there from your past. Don't find somebody that just stares at you and lets you continue to be depressed. Let's do something about this!

Depression Therapist

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

If you are reading this, and wondering if you might be depressed, you probably are. Even if one is used to it, depression sucks the life energy out of a person, dampening their ability to concentrate, to be creative or have hope for a good future. Depression is different from the blues, which may last just a day or two. Depression can be mild, moderate or severe, but left unchecked, it can become chronic. Please call or email me so I can help you to assess where you are right now in terms of the feelings that you are having that are holding you back from a meaningful, productive and happy life.

Depression Therapist

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I want to help you feel better, in a way that is deep rooted and lasting. When suffering from depression, it's difficult to believe that your outlook or life will ever improve. While the hopelessness you may feel is all too real, the bleakness of the future it points to is not. Whether your depression is long-standing or traceable to some recent situation, I believe a different reality is possible. I could not do this work if I didn't trust this to be true, or see evidence of it with others I've helped. My focus will be to help you find your own lost source of vision and contentment. Regarding medication, it's one option of many and not warranted in every case, but best discussed together.

Depression Therapist

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A.

Registered MFT Intern (#76155) & Registered PCC Intern (#351)

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Frequently, the things we want or need to change serve a purpose for us. They become a part of our identity and while they can cause us distress, their removal from our lives threatens us at a deep level. We are constantly creating an identity for ourselves and the very idea of change represents a threat to that identity. I can help you work through your depression by getting you to focus more concretely on the issues and symptoms you face in a safe and supportive environment. Together we will process some of the various things contributing to your depression, and creatively collaborate on how you can use your internal strengths to change.

Depression Therapist

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Anyone who has struggled with depression knows that relief can be hard to come by. I take a very pro-active and collaborative approach in working with clients facing depression. I help clients both work with and manage their depressive symptoms, as well as helping them access and work through the underlying causes of those symptoms. For example, I find that addressing the anger, grief or sadness that is oftentimes "underneath" the depression goes a tremendous way in beginning to shift the depression itself. When appropriate, I also work collaboratively with a client's physician to build treatment plans that include both medication and therapy, an often very effective combination.

Depression Therapist

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression is part of life, and can motivate us to change. When it is longer term, and de-motivating, it is a sign that old assumptions are causing mischief. I view depression as a “submit” response to a perceived threat, where fight or flight is not available. Emotions like shame, hopelessness or helplessness subdue—like playing possum. The client and I use curiosity to root out what triggered the depression. Within the safety of our relationship, the client engages the mind, emotions and body sensation to discover old assumptions at play; inner critics or other strategies a young person may have created to make sense of a confusing and overwhelming world. We process what comes up, such as a mistaken sense of worthlessness. Real freedom comes from releasing such patterning.

Depression Therapist

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression can set in when our emotions or negative thought patterns become overwhelming and too much to hold. Pain or hardship often is too much to hold alone. With my help, we can start to open to emotion, bring a wise awareness to thought patterns, and to find aliveness again. If we can make friends with our emotions, stop fighting them, and to recognize their purpose in regulating the nervous system or showing us what matters to us, tremendous resilience can be found on the other side.

Depression Therapist

Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Struggling to live life with overwhelming sadness and apathy is often miserable. Depression can take over and become all consuming - unless you get help. A safe place to talk can begin easing the emotional pain controlling your life. Through exploring issues and emotions we can begin to identify and work through possible underlying causes. We can then begin to identify strengths and resources to start the process of moving you forward and out of the depths of your darkness. You can attain a more satisfying and productive life - one in which getting out of bed is not the biggest challenge of your day. Make that life saving phone call today and I will walk through this with you.

Depression Therapist

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression is part of life, and can motivate us to change. When it is longer term, and de-motivating, it is a sign that old assumptions are causing mischief. I view depression as a “submit” response to a perceived threat, where fight or flight is not available. Emotions like shame, hopelessness or helplessness subdue—like playing possum. The client and I use curiosity to root out what triggered the depression. Within the safety of our relationship, the client engages the mind, emotions and body sensation to discover old assumptions at play; inner critics or other strategies a young person may have created to make sense of a confusing and overwhelming world. We process what comes up, such as a mistaken sense of worthlessness. Real freedom comes from releasing such patterning.

Depression Therapist

Erika Shershun, MA, MFTI

Somatic Psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Emotional or physical pain sends us the signal that something is wrong, its critical that we pay attention and hear what it has to say. We spontaneously brace against physical and emotional threats to our survival, yet ongoing resistance to the pain and our circumstances cause further pain. To avoid feelings of discomfort many attempt to numb their distress or tune it out, temporary fixes that will not end the suffering. I will support you in giving voice to what needs to be healed as you discover your individual path to freedom from ongoing depression.

Depression Therapist

Josh Stern, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression can be a spectrum from annoyance to debilitating. Regardless of the degree, there is a way out. I've helped countless individuals find the joy in their lives and move away from their pain. Come sit with me and let's face your depression. Let's find out why it wants to hold you back and down and give you back the energy and control you deserve.

Depression Therapist

Josie Valderrama, Psy.D

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I provide therapy that is both empathetic and discerning. My approach to depression is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). This includes learning to identify and accept the full range of emotions, practicing mindfulness to defuse the power of negative thinking, experiential engagement rather than isolation or avoidance, and self-compassion exercises. Sometimes low mood is trying to tell us something important - that we need to recalibrate some aspect of our life, re-evaluating our perceptions and rediscovering what we truly value. I endeavor to engage my clients in this process, balancing gentleness with irreverence, and always a deep respect for each individual's unique journey.

Depression Therapist

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression can be relieved by getting out of your house or apartment to come to therapy. Talking to a therapist moves some of the stuck emotions and gets energy flowing even if only for a short while. By talking and other non-verbal techniques such as sandplay therapy and dreamwork, we can discover what your psyche and unconscious needs to grow and heal. Depression signifies the need to change direction. Therapy can help you see what changes you may need to make to live a happy life.

Depression Therapist

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression can make it even more difficult to come into therapy. Feelings of hopelessness and despair can lead to isolation which often only makes the depression worse. Even though it's difficult to come in and talk, therapy really can help to increase awareness and lift your feelings of depression which will help you to feel more engaged with your life. Take the first step to feeling better and we will collaborate to work through your depression and work towards generating awareness, emotional and psychological movement, and motivation in your life.

Depression Therapist

Anne Perry, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Sadness is part of the human condition; however, if you experience depression, you know it's more than just sadness. Depression often makes people feel lost and helpless, and I believe our work together can help you better understand depression and enhance your coping skills to find a new sense of meaning and direction. Though therapy for depression can be challenging at times, I also believe it can be a very rewarding, empowering and healing process.

Depression Therapist

Joann Riggio, M.S., M.A. LMFT

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Symptoms of depression can leave one feeling lost and alone. Counseling can help you gain your bearings and find your way back to normalcy. Often our thoughts are a major contributor to these feelings of hopelessness and helplessness that accompany depression. Your thought patterns can provide a roadmap to understanding some of the causes that may have lead to these symptoms. Changing these negative thought patterns and learning new coping skills often lead to symptom relief. Sometimes post-traumatic-stress from traumatic events in childhood or adulthood cause you to feel stuck in a cycle of dispair. EMDR has proven effectve for desensitizing the trauma caused by these events.

Depression Therapist

Beverley Conrad, Ph.D

Licensed Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Simply put, who or what is depressing you? In a safe and secure atmosphere, we begin to understand your troubles and how you think about them. I practice psychydynamic psychotherapy and use cognitive behavioral interventions when appropriate. I frequently will include a client's partner, at least for a few sessions, as an adjunct because I believe that many problems are best solved in an interpersonal context.

Depression Therapist

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression can manifest itself in different ways. It's most well-known personality takes the form of tearfulness, isolation, low self esteem, hopelessness, and negative self-talk. But did you know that depression can also show up as irritability, patterns of avoidance, aggression, and anxiety? Because of both the more popular face of depression and the stigma attached to it, people encounter difficulty in reaching out for and receiving help. It can be a really hopeless place to feel stuck. I will help you to come to a place of understanding your depression and you will learn tools to abate and manage the symptoms.

Depression Therapist

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

When you do not seek help for depression, you suffer needlessly. The depression gets worse if feelings are unexpressed, coupled with isolation. We will begin by identifying options for the future and setting realistic goals that enable you to enhance your mental and emotional well-being. We will focus and draw on your strengths, focus on the positives and you will learn tools and skills needed to move through this state. I will help you understand and improve communication patterns of interacting with other people, should it contribute to the depression. You will make small changes each day. We build on it. Gradually you will incorporate enjoyable, fulfilling activities back into your life

Depression Therapist

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression is often a deadening that comes from grief and anger that is buried inside, because of feelings of powerlessness about expressing them. Together we trace the sources of hopeless and worthless feelings in your life, and rework your understanding of what caused them. Often people are mired in guilt or shame when they are depressed, and these feelings can even come from childhood sources. I help you to express the feelings you never had a chance to, were afraid or ashamed to, always at your own pace. As your attitudes toward yourself shift, and your held feelings are expressed in session, you find you are enlivened.

Depression Therapist

Megan Goodwin, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Are you feeling down, depressed, having negative thoughts, and feeling stuck, out of energy? Depression affects most people, to some degree, at some point in life. Seeking help is enormously important because the cycle of depression needs to be interrupted. When I work with depression, I focus on the interaction between the thoughts that we tell ourselves, our day-to-day behaviors and our mood. This is called CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and is the treatment of choice for depression. I also use positive, strength/values based interventions from the field of Positive Psychology, which has also been found to be a strong intervention. Break the cycle, reach out.

Depression Therapist

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression cannot be generalized. It is an experience that varies greatly from person to person. Years of working with depression have taught me that each person’s path of healing is unique. I meet you with kind and caring interest to determine what is the best course of action. You may benefit from coping with stress and managing anxiety by changing ineffective ways of thinking and reacting. I help you with relationship problems and loneliness. We can also address together unresolved grief and feelings of guilt or defeat. I show you how to pay mindfull attention and develop compassion for yourself. When you uncover the deeper causes you can learn to shift your mood with skillful means.

Depression Therapist

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Anyone who has struggled with depression knows that relief can be hard to come by. I take a very pro-active and collaborative approach in working with clients facing depression. I help clients both work with and manage their depressive symptoms, as well as helping them access and work through the underlying causes of those symptoms. For example, I find that addressing the anger, grief or sadness that is oftentimes "underneath" the depression goes a tremendous way in beginning to shift the depression itself. When appropriate, I also work collaboratively with a client's physician to build treatment plans that include both medication and therapy, an often very effective combination.

Depression Therapist

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Oftentimes, if you scratch the surface of depression, you will find loss, anger, despair, a lack of meaning or purpose, a profound sense of disappointment with others, with oneself, with the way that one's life has been lived. These are the issues that I really try to get to with my clients that come in suffering from depression. I often find that depression is connected to childhood experiences of emotional neglect or inattention. I help my clients articulate and grieve these early experiences and offer them an attuned and empathic relationship that helps them to feel seen and validated. This helps them to see and to value themselves, which opens them up to invest more fully in their life.

Depression Therapist

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I help men who are suffering from depression, regain a sense of meaning and vitality in their life. My experience includes more than a decade of work helping men who felt lost, turn their lives around. The benefit of having a therapist with explicit experience working with men, means that you are more likely to feel understood and helped in a way that is relevant to you. My approach is warm, straightforward, and research-based. The benefits of therapy can be far-reaching and life changing. You can read more about my work on my website. Also, I am happy to provide a free initial phone consultation, to talk with you about therapy, and to answer any questions you may have. Give me a call today.

Depression Therapist

Sylvia Khromina, Psy.D.

Pre-Licensed Psychotherapist and Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Are you feeling overwhelming sadness? Disconnected from yourself and others? Lonely and isolated? Uninterested in activities that you used to enjoy? Are you finding that you are sleeping or eating more or less than you typically do? Is it hard to get yourself going and to complete tasks? Are you feeling guilt, worthlessness, or hopelessness? I can help you overcome symptoms of depression by addressing the root causes. Together, we can work to reconnect you to yourself and bring you back to thriving in your life. I specialize in working with people who are experiencing depression, and have helped many individuals achieve lasting change in their life.

Depression Therapist

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

I will help you get out from under your depression by understanding the contributing factors that keep it in place. You will develop more mindfulness and challenge negative patterns of thought and behavior. You will practice new ways of thinking, and being to offset the negative bias of depression. You will learn to cultivate acceptance and compassion for your suffering while challenging yourself to grow and change in the ways you can.

Depression Therapist

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression is the experience of being cut off from feelings, leaving a person feeling numb to life. I help people work through depression by helping them reconnect with themselves. I do this by helping them develop awareness, engage somatic practices to get into their body, do cognitive behavioral techniques to help manage negative beliefs, heal past trauma through the use of EMDR, and learn to sit with more difficult feelings, such as loss and anger. By having a space to process difficult experiences, I person can be free of depression.

Depression Therapist

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression definitely has physiological components that are present because of our unique chemistry we come into the world with. But a more significant part of what causes depression is emotional problems. Our nervous system and our psyche's can be very sensitive to things that happen to us. So much so that we feel overwhelmed by these experiences. When this happen our psyche and our instinctual survival system will "depress" these feelings and experiences to try to protect us from the pain and overwhelm they can cause. This is why we have depression. So an important part of how I help you with your depression is by creating an environment where you can gently explore and heal the pains

Depression Therapist

Emily Lyon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression can feel as though a deep fog has fallen over your familiar life so that nothing feels clear, it is hard to think and all you want to do is withdraw into an empty room. People may tell you that you can "just snap out of it", not realizing that depression is truly an illness. Extended stress, a sudden crisis or even a genetic tendency for depression will deplete the biochemicals you need in your brain. That is why the best treatment for depression is medication to build up the needed biochemicals and 'talk therapy' to understand what issues in your life were behind this illness. This new understanding of old blocks in your life will allow you to move ahead more freely.

Depression Therapist

Jayn Rajandran, LMFT, CGE, DTS, MA I/O Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

When you do not seek help for depression, you suffer needlessly. The depression gets worse if feelings are unexpressed, coupled with isolation. We will begin by identifying options for the future and setting realistic goals that enable you to enhance your mental and emotional well-being. We will focus and draw on your strengths, focus on the positives and you will learn tools and skills needed to move through this state. I will help you understand and improve communication patterns of interacting with other people, should it contribute to the depression. You will make small changes each day. We build on it. Gradually you will incorporate enjoyable, fulfilling activities back into your life

Depression Therapist

Philip Rahm, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Are you depressed? Depression is the most commonly experienced emotional disorder. Depression is a combination of both physical and mental symptoms. Fatigue, lack of energy, poor sleep, under or over eating, lack of interest in those you love and lack of interest in sex are some of the physical symptoms of depression. Thinking negatively, ruminating over problems, being irritable and angry are some of the mental symptoms of depression. If you know or believe that you are depressed, seeking out professional help can be a true life saver. I'd like to offer you help and hope, with practical suggestions and guidance in a safe environment to resolve your depression and find joy in living.

Depression Therapist

Lori Godin, MBA, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

My approach to depression is primarily cognitive and behavioral. Depression is often a result of maladaptive ways of thinking and poor self care habits. This type of therapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. The difficult part for depressed people is finding the motivation to make these necessary changes in order to feel better. One of my primary jobs is to help you figure out how to do these things in a way that allows you to be successful and to provide tools that will support your efforts.

Depression Therapist

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression manifests in many ways but the overriding symptoms in children are irritability, changes in sleeping and eating habits, low energy, not seeming to enjoy things that once were fun and isolating. Some have feelings of hopelessness. I work with my clients, to gain an understanding of what they feel. We work together to uncover the deeper reasons for the feelings, the thoughts and behavior. And then begin to learn ways to change the thoughts and feelings so they can once again feel more confident that things will work out for them.

Depression Therapist

Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression is like being stuck in a dark pit, and you don't know the way out, and you have no energy to try. I'm here to give you hope and to help you find a way out of the dark. We start with little steps that you can take, to help you breathe and survive. We may then address some of the causes of your depression, whether they are patterns of emotions, behaviors, thoughts, or unfinished emotional business or trauma from your past. My goal is not only that you not only overcome the depression, but also become strong, full of life and vitality and confident of your own inner strength.

Depression Therapist

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Has anyone ever implied you should just "snap out of" depression? Oh, boy, do they not understand! If depression is keeping you from living the life you want, I can help. I understand that depression is a complex emotional, physical, and psychological disease. Often historical, genetic and environmental factors contribute to depression. Together we can sort out those complex factors and address them one by one. Depression is not your fault, nor is it a moral failing. You can feel better. You can feel alive again. Studies show that even contacting a therapist can give you hope. Give it a try. I'm waiting to hear from you.

Depression Therapist

Kathryn Kinsey, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

Depression affects up to twenty percent of us at some time in our lives. At times the cause may be situational and the resolution involves clarifying options, getting support from the significant people in our lives, and understanding that "this too shall pass.". This may be supplemented with relaxation exercises, meditative practices, and medications if necessary. More chronic depressions may need longer term counseling, collaboration with the primary care physician or referral for medications to a psychiatrist. Some useful adjuncts may include progressive relaxation, family counseling, exercise, and spiritual guidance. For more info, please visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com.

Depression Therapist

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Castro Valley, CA

As a relationship therapist with over 30 years experience I help people who suffer from depression connected with relationship difficulties. When you become overwhelmed with painful emotions such as sadness, fear, hurt or humiliation, a common response is to retreat into depression. In therapy you can learn more effective responses, experience your whole range of emotions, and be more fully alive and connected with the people who matter to you. For more, visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com.

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Depression in Castro Valley CA.

If you struggle with feeling alone, feel endlessly sad, or that just getting through the day is difficult, these may be indications that you could benefit from seeing a Castro Valley CA depression counselor. Finding joy in life again through depression counseling Castro Valley, CA is within reach. If you or someone you love in California needs help and is depressed, we hope you will contact one of our Castro Valley CA depression counselors for treatment and support. Castro Valley CA Counseling for depression. Help is available to you.

Welcome to our network of depression therapists in Castro Valley CA who are trained and experienced in counseling and treatment for depression. You are not on this journey alone, no matter how depressed, there is hope. Depression counseling Castro Valley, CA with a licensed psychotherapist or psychologist that specializes in depressive disorders in California can help you find new hope and healing for your life. Choose a Castro Valley CA depression counselor or psychologist below to begin your new journey of healing.