Josie Valderrama, Psy.D
842 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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.
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.
Erika Shershun, MA, MFTI
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.
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.
Sandra Amat, MFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
2171 Union Street #6, San Francisco, CA 94123
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.
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.
Robert Nemerovski, Psy.D.
3628 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you feeling hopeless and looking at your life negatively most of the time? Have you lost interest in most of your formerly pleasant activities? Are you isolating yourself and feeling alienated from loved ones and friends. Are you constantly fatigued and wanting to sleep all the time? Do you have thoughts about death? I help clients decrease their suffering from depression by working together on several fronts: identify and work through current and past experiences and issues that lead to the depression; examine and modify the “depressed thinking” that tends to maintain the overwhelming symptoms of depression; develop coping skills to reduce depressive symptoms and get back to living.
Charis Khoury, MA, MFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Within Driving Distance of San Francisco, 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.
Cheryl Deaner, LMFT
Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
842 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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.
Laurie Chandler, MA
416 Fair Oaks St., Ste. 414A, San Francisco, CA 94110
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.