Depression Counseling in Atherton, CA.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Atherton, California.


Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Depression Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95124 - Nearby to Atherton.

Do you want to feel happy, productive, hopeful - feel like yourself again? Donald Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, can help you break out of depression. He has over 25 years experience and incorporates various treatment approaches when appropriate including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Dufford is also Director of Anxiety Treatment Services and has a strong specialty in overcoming anxiety disorders as well as depression. Please call now for a free 10 minute telephone consultation.

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Atherton.

If you are feeling persistently sad, unmotivated and hopeless, I can help you to gain insight into why as well as giving you tools and strategies to improve your sense of well-being and zest for life. This can include identifying the unhelpful thoughts you have that cause you to feel low and affect your behavior and replacing those thoughts with ones that are more conducive to improving your life and well-being.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Depression Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Integrative Coaching for Emotionally Gifted and Highly Sensitive People

In 94610 - Nearby to Atherton.

Depression and Anxiety are the number one mental health issues in the United States. Most people who suffer from depression don't get help for it, instead they suffer alone. Rather medicating it away, therapy can help you understand the roots of the depression and/or anxiety and learn specific tools to find relief from it. You don't have to continue living with sadness.

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT
Depression Counselor

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94022 - Nearby to Atherton.

Depression feels like walking through mud. We lose ourselves and wonder if we will ever be found again. Often depression is a result of unexpressed negative emotions (which we were never allowed to safely express in our family of origin - so we swallowed it instead). I am very comfortable with the shame and humility that the human condition sometimes hands us - and I can sit with my clients while they work through unexpressed sadnesses - and ultimately find joy in their lives.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94023 - Nearby to Atherton.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94040 - Nearby to Atherton.

Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT
Depression Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94583 - Nearby to Atherton.

Different types of depression require different types of treatment. I work with each client to fully understand their unique experience of depression in their lives. With or without medication, therapy helps you identify exactly how depression is impacting your life and relationships. Learning new coping mechanisms and building on your existing skills helps you make lasting changes to better your mood and improve overall happiness.

Toi Lynn Wyle, MS, LMFT, CHT, E-RYT
Depression Counselor

Toi Lynn Wyle, MS, LMFT, CHT, E-RYT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Life Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist

In 94041 - Nearby to Atherton.

Depression is not an illness. You are't broken. Depression is doorway to a better life. Beyond the brain chemistry that contributes to depression in our stressful world, depression is a signal to pause and reassess your life. Depression comes from an inner wisdom that asks you to look at your ways of being, thinking and doing that might not be serving you. This painful place is a liminal temenos, an in-between place which holds your vast potential for healing, discovery and transformation. An Integrative approach works with your thinking that leads to depression, as well as holistic methods to guide you deep into your wisdom, and back out to connect fully with yourself and your life.

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to Atherton.

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.

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

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

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94402 - Nearby to Atherton.

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94027 - Nearby to Atherton.

There are many causes for depression and many forms of depression, from reactive depressions to deep internal depressions. Sudden depressions as well as long lasting depressions are not to be ignored. They are serious emotional responses which can benefit extensively from appropriate counseling and therapeutic interventions. Having a caring and listening ear to talk to during a time of depressive despair can be extremely healing. It is often stated that a healthy listening relationship can heal beyond measure. There are depressions which will benefit from medical interventions along with talking interventions. In general, cared for depressions will greatly improve and most will pass.

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95050 - Nearby to Atherton.

Depression has many causes. Sadness or low energy are what most indicates someone is depressed. Often there are biological, psychological, social, and spiritual reasons when one is depressed. When looking at a brain scan, one can see indicators of depression. Depression is a biological problem. Yet it is not only our genes that influence our depression, but sleep, food, and exercise also affect us. Our thinking, feelings, and choices of action affect our depression as well. When we criticize ourselves excessively, we magnify our depression. Our depression may be a result of avoiding emotions that seem overwhelming. Depression is affected by my relationships. When depressed, one can isolate them self and then be deprived of the energy that comes from human interaction.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Depression Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94086 - Nearby to Atherton.

I use several methods for helping you overcome depression. I support you in maintaining safety. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I help you to identify unhelpful thoughts and learn how to restructure your thoughts. I help you identify root causes of your depression and find ways to reduce their impact by replacing them with activities and relationships that support you in increased positive mood and personal responsibility. Depression can be comorbid with other issues you may be struggling with and I take a holistic approach to help you address what is needed in order to become a more fulfilled, and satisfied individual.

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

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

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to Atherton.

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.

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95128 - Nearby to Atherton.

I work with each person to individualize and tailor their specific goals to alleviate symptoms of depression. I use a compassionate approach to help each person feel less alone in their experience, and feel empowered to make positive changes in their life. Building a strong therapeutic relationship aids the process by feeling well supported and hopeful of the future.

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94043 - Nearby to Atherton.

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.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Depression Counselor

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Atherton.

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.

Neal Winblad, MFT
Depression Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

In 94588 - Nearby to Atherton.

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.

Carol Jaron, MS, MFT, CHT
Depression Counselor

Carol Jaron, MS, MFT, CHT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94401 - Nearby to Atherton.

When you are waking up sad or feeling heaviness, or irritable much of the time you might benefit from some help with this. Therapy or counseling can make a difference. It may take you out of being by yourself and thinking blue thoughts or feeling less power than you really have to allow interest in feeling good again. I want to be present for you to give you ways to lighten the leaden or deeply sad feelings and restore a sense of hope. Your mind/body can respond to ways to clear what is stuck and gain a sense of strength and caring for yourself, which is what I am right here to provide guidance through. With some solid professional assistance, brightening can happen for you: really!

Elizabeth McGinnis, MA, APCC
Depression Counselor

Elizabeth McGinnis, MA, APCC

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

In 95032 - Nearby to Atherton.

I work with all types of depression but I specialize in post-partum depression. After we have a baby we can often feel overwhelmed, depressed and alone. We all have ideas or expectations of what it will feel like to be a mother and the reality can often be different. But when you are having intrusive thoughts, struggling to attach to your child, and struggling to feel anything other than sadness or anger, it might be time to reach out for help. I encourage you to reach out to someone, tell your doctor, your pediatrician, your partner, or a mental health professional. We want to help and we can help.

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95008 - Nearby to Atherton.

In the journey to healing your depression we work together to identify past stressors and unresolved issues that are dragging you down today. I will also collaborate with you to define step-by-step concrete actions you can put to use immediately to start feeling better. I am here to offer support, guidance, knowlege and empathy. I have had the privilege of helping many others beat depression, and I believe you too can get better. Depression is painful, but it doesn't have to win. You can take back your life. Don't believe the negative thoughts and feelings. Just take the first step and call or email so that we can begin to take charge of this debiltating illness.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Clients usually experience a progressive decline in mood, which can impact their emotions, the quality of their sleep, relationships (they may even begin to withdraw from others), and have persistent negative thoughts. Many clients prefer to explore viable holistic and integrative strategies before trying medication. In our collaboration, we will design a plan to explore possible options, strategies to strengthen effective coping mechanisms, and identify a plan to enhance the opportunity for recovery.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95051 - Nearby to Atherton.

Depression can be painful for the person suffering from it as well as those closest to them. When we are depressed, previously enjoyable activities can appear meaningless. We lose interest in connecting with others (often exacerbating symptoms). Furthermore, it can feel as though there is "no point" to life. We all have periods of time when we feel less than ideal, but depression is severe and enduring. Counseling provides an atmosphere where it is safe to discuss these feelings.

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

In 95008 - Nearby to Atherton.

Does life seem bleak right now? Have you lost interest in the things you used to enjoy? Do you feel sad most of the time? Do you have little to look forward to, and a lot you’d prefer not to look back on? When you are convinced that things will never get better no matter what, you are depressed. I can give you tools and teach you how to use them to dig yourself out of the emotional ditch you’re in. It is possible to feel hope again when you know how.

Julie Herman, MFT
Depression Counselor

Julie Herman, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist

In 95070 - Nearby to Atherton.

In depression treatment with me, you will feel that you are deeply heard, that your symptoms are understood, and that your process is respected. Initially, I will teach you some valuable skills to help you take the edge off of your depression to make way for deeper healing. By experiencing compassion and receiving effective coaching in sessions, you will be able to begin to process your pain more effectively so that you can let it go and move toward more consistent happiness and satisfying relationships. Call me with any questions or to schedule an initial appointment.



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Atherton is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 5.03 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Atherton is 7,167 people with 2,385 households and a median annual income of $107,968. .


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Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Atherton is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Atherton public health department.