Depression Counseling in Moraga, CA.

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


Theo Reynolds, RC
Depression Counselor

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

In 94609 - Nearby to Moraga.

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

Sara Denman, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman

In 94526 - Nearby to Moraga.

Depression can be overwhelming and cause people to feel hopeless and helpless. Unfortunately depression may not subside without some kind of intervention. The good news is that once someone is able to develop the understanding of their depression and he/she can learn what coping skills work best for him/her, they will be able to use those in the future should the depression ever return.

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94563 - Nearby to Moraga.

I want to help you feel better, in a way that is deep rooted and lasting. When suffering from depression, it's difficult to believe that your outlook or life will ever improve. While the hopelessness you may feel is all too real, the bleakness of the future it points to is not. Whether your depression is long-standing or traceable to some recent situation, I believe a different reality is possible. I could not do this work if I didn't trust this to be true, or see evidence of it with others I've helped. My focus will be to help you find your own lost source of vision and contentment. Regarding medication, it's one option of many and not warranted in every case, but best discussed together.

Zak Forrest, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Zak Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 94102 - Nearby to Moraga.

Depression originates and presents in subtle ways that are unique to each individual person. Yet it is common to feel taken over with hopelessness and indifference. You may feel as though any other way of experiencing the world is inaccessible, if not impossible. While in it, it can be helpful and less isolating to have a therapist enter into this world with you, come to understand it's origins, it's nuances, how it gets perpetuated and together potentially feel something new.

June Timberlake, MA, LMFT, DCEP
Depression Counselor

June Timberlake, MA, LMFT, DCEP

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 94560 - Nearby to Moraga.

In treating depression I explore your history, is your depression in your family or only your experience. Did it start with some incident or repeated incidents - abuse, bullying, trauma? Then we target the negative beliefs contributing to your depression using EMDR or Energy Psychology - EFT Tapping, or HealingCodes. These methods enable us to reduce the depression and give you an ongoing tool to use to be able to manage and even possibly eliminate it all together.

Neal Winblad, MFT
Depression Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

In 94588 - Nearby to Moraga.

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.

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94609 - Nearby to Moraga.

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.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Depression Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to Moraga.

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!

Rachel Haynes, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Rachel Haynes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to Moraga.

I use Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat depression. At the heart of CBT is an assumption that a person's mood is directly related to his or her patterns of thought. Negative, dysfunctional thinking affects a person's mood, sense of self, behavior, and even physical state. I use a combination of techniques and interventions to address and assist my client to learn to recognize negative patterns of thought, evaluate their validity, and replace them with healthier ways of thinking. I aim to help clients change patterns of behavior that come from dysfunctional thinking.

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 94602 - Nearby to Moraga.

If you're stuck, it can feel like your own mind is against you, pulling you down into a swamp. It usually has to do with imagining that you are helpless - and while it might seem that you ARE helpless, it's really important to get in to talk to a therapist to get past that idea, and get moving forward again. Let's break it down into manageable pieces and get you activated and engaged in life.

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT
Depression Counselor

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100342

In 94598 - Nearby to Moraga.

Ugghh! The crushing, heavy feeling of depression can make it difficult to get up in the morning, to find connection to others and to the world, to move forward at all. Worse, symptoms of depression can, in themselves, make us feel more depressed still, creating a downward spiral into an an abyss of emptiness. It's so hard to motivate one's self to do anything about depression because of the weight of it all. It can feel immobilizing. You don't have to keep feeling that stuck, awful feeling. I can help! Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been shown to be as effective as medication for treating depression and getting you back to the life you want to live.

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

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

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94618 - Nearby to Moraga.

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.

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 Moraga.

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.



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Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed therapists in Moraga 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 Moraga will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Moraga is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 9.46 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Moraga is 17,256 people with 5,694 households and a median annual income of $137,436. .


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Licensed, professional counseling in Moraga is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Moraga public health department.