Joann Riggio, M.S., M.A. LMFT
LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist
1720-S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402
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.
Anne Perry, Psy.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1660 S. Amphlett Blvd Suite 380, San Mateo, CA 94402
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.