Depression Counseling in Foster City, CA.

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


Depression Counselor

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

Within driving distance of Foster City

Frequently, the things we want or need to change serve a purpose for us. They become a part of our identity and while they can cause us distress, their removal from our lives threatens us at a deep level. We are constantly creating an identity for ourselves and the very idea of change represents a threat to that identity. I can help you work through your depression by getting you to focus more concretely on the issues and symptoms you face in a safe and supportive environment. Together we will process some of the various things contributing to your depression, and creatively collaborate on how you can use your internal strengths to change.

Depression Counselor

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Foster City

Depression can be so debilitating. Having a safe place to talk about what has happened, your hopes, your worries with someone who can come along side of you to share the difficulties can be really helpful. Sometimes we can get stuck in ways we think of ourselves and others and feel like there is no way out. Exploring these ideas with someone who can really be present for you can help. Sometimes we don't realize we have strengths and options for ourselves. Counseling can help uncover those resources and provide hope.

Depression Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

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!

Depression Counselor

Esther Lerman, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

Depression can have many different sources: isolation, unresolved loss, unconscious anger turned against the self, feelings of shame, inadequacy and low self-esteem. It is sometimes experienced as a kind of deadness or emptiness, an absence of feeling. Therapy offers you the opportunity to get to the bottom of what is troubling you, to find your way to solutions. By talking through your issues and feelings you know what you need to do to change and you have support for taking the steps to make the change happen. Everyone needs to feel heard and understood, to feel empathy for their suffering, in order to do this. I offer this empathy, support and guidance to you.

Depression Counselor

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

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.

Depression Counselor

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

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 Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Foster City

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.

Depression Counselor

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

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

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.

Depression Counselor

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

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 Counselor

Emily Lyon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Foster City

Depression can feel as though a deep fog has fallen over your familiar life so that nothing feels clear, it is hard to think and all you want to do is withdraw into an empty room. People may tell you that you can "just snap out of it", not realizing that depression is truly an illness. Extended stress, a sudden crisis or even a genetic tendency for depression will deplete the biochemicals you need in your brain. That is why the best treatment for depression is medication to build up the needed biochemicals and 'talk therapy' to understand what issues in your life were behind this illness. This new understanding of old blocks in your life will allow you to move ahead more freely.

Depression Counselor

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

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.

Depression Counselor

Judith Wyatt, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

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 Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Foster City

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.



You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Foster City, CA.

Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed therapists in Foster City who specialize in helping people overcome sadness, treat major depression and mood disorders such as bipolar, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Feeling down, lonely, and depressed can affect us at any station in life. Sometimes the cause may be physiological (such as hormonal or due to medication), it may be emotional, environmental, psychological or any combination of the above. Counseling for recovery and restoration from depression by a top rated therapist in Foster City will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Foster City is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 3.79 square miles and a water area of 16.04 square miles.  The population of Foster City is 33,477 people with 12,377 households and a median annual income of $123,039. .


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Licensed, professional counseling in Foster City is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment