Depression Counseling in Castro Valley, CA.

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


Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

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.

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression: As an experience psychologist, I can help people struggling with intense sadness, hopelessness, low motivation and energy, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life. Through specific evidence-based interventions as a Certified Mindfulness-Based therapist, and guided by the principles of neuroplasticity, I help people mindfully navigate these painful emotions and experiences in a healthy way.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Depression Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Depression (and anxiety) are normal responses to painful environments. Are finding it difficult to be motivated? Are you lower energy than you should be? Is it hard to get out of bed? Do you get irritable for no reason at times? If so, you may be suffering from depression. I attack depression from two angles. One strategy is using CBT strategies to help you manage some of your symptoms. I also use EMDR, attachment based psychotherapy, and body / nervous system informed strategies to help you transform some of the underlying brain mis-wiring that is there from your past. Don't find somebody that just stares at you and lets you continue to be depressed. Let's do something about this!

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Depression Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Mental Health Advisor / Coach / Healer

In 94610 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

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.

Brian Jones, AMFT
Depression Counselor

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

First, it's important to me to understand what my clients mean by "depression" because how one client experiences depression can be very different than another client. This is necessary so I can customize the strategies I use for each specific client based on their unique experience of depression. Ultimately, my clients can expect to discover real-world steps they can take to feel not just "less depressed" but better about their life - and more positive and hopeful.

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP
Depression Counselor

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

When depression hits, it's like a ton of bricks weighing on you. It feels like there is no way out of the fog. It can be helpful to have a place to explore this and validate how difficult it can be to experience depression. Therapy is a safe place for you to understand what underlying issues might be making the depression more difficult to manage. I will provide that safe place for you to gain understanding about yourself and the depression you experience. I will also work with you to find tools that can help you move through it with more ease and confidence. I look forward to supporting you through this process.

Jeanette Hu, AMFT
Depression Counselor

Jeanette Hu, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94105 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

I help students and professionals to reclaim their life from depression so that they can experience joy in life again. If you are feeling sad, tearful, and empty; if you are exhausted and drained all the time; if you are struggling with feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness; you maybe experience depression, and I can help. In our work, I will help you learn how to release the reoccurring negative thoughts, reconcile with childhood challenges and traumas, and rediscover joy in life again.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95050 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Depression can leave you feeling stuck and unmotivated. Reaching out and starting the therapy process will support you in better understanding the causes of your symptoms. We will unpack the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual contributors of your depression, develop new habits to help pull you out of the lows, and help restore your confidence in yourself. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to develop your personalized treatment plan and make the way forward clear for you. Please reach out through phone or email to connect and further discuss your needs.

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95050 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

While sadness or low energy is what typically indicates someone is struggling with depression, depression has many causes, including biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. Our thinking, feelings, and choices of action also affect our depression, as can avoiding emotions, our relationships, or general dissatisfaction in our professional or personal life. Fortunately, the online depression counseling services I offer can help you at a time and place of your choosing. Please feel free to visit my website for more information or contact me today to schedule a consultation... I look forward to helping you move forward again with confidence and optimism!

Meri Levy, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Meri Levy, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #88213

In 94549 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Depression robs us, not only of our happiness and sense of well-being, but also of the hope that things will get better. Depression makes us feel we are worthless, so it is hard to reach out for the help we need. I help clients defeat depression through reestablishing hope and improving self-esteem and self-care. I have worked with clients suffering from chronic, lifelong depression as well as those experiencing their first depressive episode. Overcoming depression restores resilience and can teach lifelong lessons in self-care and the path to emotional health. I have been there myself, so I know that there is hope. You will overcome depression and feel like yourself again.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490
Depression Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Depression often really just means "repression". It is usually a sign that the human system is overwhelmed with thoughts & emotions that have become unmanageable. People with depression are often stuck & unmotivated. A shift in circumstances is usually needed for people suffering from depression AND expressing emotions through a variety of outlets is extremely helpful.

John Snyder, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94117 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

I help men who are suffering from depression, regain a sense of meaning and vitality in their life. My experience includes more than a decade of work helping men who felt lost, turn their lives around. The benefit of having a therapist with explicit experience working with men, means that you are more likely to feel understood and helped in a way that is relevant to you. My approach is warm, straightforward, and research-based. The benefits of therapy can be far-reaching and life changing. You can read more about my work on my website. Also, I am happy to provide a free initial phone consultation, to talk with you about therapy, and to answer any questions you may have. Give me a call today.

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Depression Counselor

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

The root of depression is complex. There is probably a genetic predisposition and may often accompany anxiety and trauma. Some difficult triggers can include the death of a loved one, divorce, illness, or having a challenging relationship with alcohol and other substances. It is not uncommon for life transitions that on the surface appear positive (weddings, pregnancy, children going to college, retirement) to trigger feelings of depression. You can find relief and healing through psychotherapy. Together, we can identify the triggers to get to the source of the suffering, identify short and long term solutions to bring about a sense of relief, and explore different avenues to help.

Tatra-Li De La Rosa, MA
Depression Counselor

Tatra-Li De La Rosa, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94109 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Depression is a signal from our internal system telling us we need to stop. What we need to stop may need to be discovered still, and therapy can help us to do just that. Depression tells us that some part of us feels hopeless, powerless and despairing, in light of the conditions or circumstances we are facing, and that nothing we can do will change that. I believe that we can address those feelings and together, we can find a way through the darkness of depression and help it to see and feel the power of our presence together. Let's not be afraid of what it might say, and instead appreciate it as a messenger and together, I believe we can hear its dilemma and help you to find a way through!

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR
Depression Counselor

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

In 94306 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Depression manifests in many ways but the overriding symptoms in children are irritability, changes in sleeping and eating habits, low energy, not seeming to enjoy things that once were fun and isolating. Some have feelings of hopelessness. I work with my clients, to gain an understanding of what they feel. We work together to uncover the deeper reasons for the feelings, the thoughts and behavior. And then begin to learn ways to change the thoughts and feelings so they can once again feel more confident that things will work out for them.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Depression Counselor

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

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.

Rawna Romero, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Rawna Romero, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Our understanding of depression and its origins has deepened in recent years, especially with the much more nuanced knowledge we now have about the influences of both our early lives and neurobiology in shaping how we experience and respond to stress and adversity. If you are depresses, it is important to understand whether it is a response to situational, and possibly temporary circumstances, a biological tendency, a response to long-term trauma or a combination of triggers. If you wish to explore how I could help with your particular situation, please call me at 415-533-9724.

Jessiline Berry
Depression Counselor

Jessiline Berry

Available for Online Therapy

To the extent that depression is symptomatic of underlying trauma, I use an integrative approach to treating the emotional, cognitive, and somatic ramifications of trauma. Talk therapy is incredibly useful in helping change your thoughts, but you cannot talk your way out of feeling; you can only feel your way out of feeling. When depression is robbing you of the ability to feel - emotion, sensation, and/or sexual arousal - it can be difficult for your cognitive shifts to manifest positive and sustainable change. Working through the body and nervous system, in support of changes in thought processes and belief systems, can lead to the shift you've been wanting.

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 Castro Valley.

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Depression Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94520 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

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.

Debbie Bauer, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94523 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Struggling to live life with overwhelming sadness and apathy is often miserable. Depression can take over and become all consuming - unless you get help. A safe place to talk can begin easing the emotional pain controlling your life. Through exploring issues and emotions we can begin to identify and work through possible underlying causes. We can then begin to identify strengths and resources to start the process of moving you forward and out of the depths of your darkness. You can attain a more satisfying and productive life - one in which getting out of bed is not the biggest challenge of your day. Make that life saving phone call today and I will walk through this with you.

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94102 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

Depression can manifest itself in different ways. It's most well-known manifestation is tearfulness, isolation, low self-esteem, hopelessness, and negative self-talk. Depression can also show up as irritability, patterns of avoidance, aggression, and anxiety. Because of 1) the more popular face of depression and 2) the stigma attached to it, people encounter difficulty in reaching out for and receiving help. It can be a really frustrating, hopeless place to feel stuck. I will help you to come to a place of understanding your depression and give you tools to understand and manage the symptoms.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

It can often seem like society expects us to be happy and positive at all times, that any admission of sadness or a loss of motivation, energy, or engagement with life is a personal failure. But Depression isn't a personal failure, and it is also more than just "feeling sad". If you find yourself down in the hole of disconnection, surrounded by a fog that is interfering with your life and relationships, you need a hand to help you climb out. A trained therapist understands the mechanics of depression and can help you understand it and find strategies to make your way up and out of it, and back into the light. Please contact me so we can begin to work on this process together.

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 Castro Valley.

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.

Zlatena Theodore, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Zlatena Theodore, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94104 - Nearby to Castro Valley.

While most of us feel gloomy sometimes, for many, these feelings don't last very long. With depression, these feelings can affect your daily life and ability to function, and they can last a long time. Without help, depression can impact your relationships, job peformance, and other aspects of your life. Since depression doesn't always look the same or start for the same reason, I can help you identify and understand your own triggers as well as develop effective pathways to recovery.



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Castro Valley is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 16.73 square miles and a water area of 0.31 square miles.  The population of Castro Valley is 62,363 people with 22,164 households and a median annual income of $85,596. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Castro Valley for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Castro Valley public health department.