Depression Counseling in San Francisco.

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Depression Therapist

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

582 Market St., Suite 415, San Francisco, CA 94104

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

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Francisco, CA 94101

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

Depression Therapist

Andrea Shelley, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within Driving Distance of San Francisco, CA

Treating depression with therapy can help you in multiple ways in your life. First it will give you a supportive and nonjudgmental environment to share your struggles. It can give you coping strategies for dealing with everyday stressors. It can give you perspective on problems with friends, family members, and co-workers. Benefits of relief from depression beyond a happier mood include increased energy, better sleep, better work performance, sharper focus and memory, increased libido, and better physical health.

Depression Therapist

San Francisco State University

Psychology Clinic Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Room 240, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

The Psychology Clinic at San Francisco State University offers low-fee individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy to SF State students and members of the Bay Area community. The clinic is staffed by graduate students in clinical psychology, working under the supervision of licensed clinicians.

Our individual session fees typically range from $10- to $50- per session however we do not turn anyone away who is unable to pay. We work with a range of individuals from the student population to the broader community. Child and family psychotherapy is available at no cost.

Depression Therapist

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 1055, San Francisco, CA 94102

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

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

1630 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123

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

Sylvia Khromina, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist and Relationship Counselor

350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 601, San Francisco, CA 94117

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

Maureen Fiorelli, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

582 Market Street, Suite 312, San Francisco, CA 94104

I have been working with people struggling with depression for the last 17 years. Using a lense of mindfulness and meditation, I help people to see past the symptoms of depression in order to ask "why is this here? What is my higher self trying to tell me?" I also incorporate cognitive therapy where appropriate, in an effort to decrease a client's negative thinking.

Depression Therapist

Erika Shershun, MA, MFTI

Somatic Psychotherapist

465 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

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

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1195 Valencia Street, Suite 4, San Francisco, CA 94110

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.

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Depression in San Francisco.

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 San Francisco depression counselor. Finding joy in life again through depression counseling San Francisco, 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 San Francisco depression counselors for treatment and support. San Francisco Counseling for depression. Help is available to you.

Welcome to our network of depression therapists in San Francisco 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 San Francisco, 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 San Francisco depression counselor or psychologist below to begin your new journey of healing.