Depression Counseling in San Francisco.

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Depression Therapist

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

45 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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

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

Sylvia Khromina, Psy.D.

Pre-Licensed 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

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

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.

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

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.

Depression Therapist

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

3150 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

870 Market St., Ste. 968, San Francisco, CA 94102

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

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.

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

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.

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

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2120 Market St #205, San Francisco, CA 94114

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

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

Laurie Chandler, MA

LMFT 86949

4112 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

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

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

2171 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

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.

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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.