Depression Counseling in Novato, CA.

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


Sebastian Earl, MA
Depression Counselor

Sebastian Earl, MA

LMFT

In 94115 - Nearby to Novato.

I believe depression is caused when we shut down our emotional expression. As in if we shut down one part of ourselves, such as our anger, or our desire, or our fear, or any other one part, we can't just shut down the one channel and we end up shutting them all down, leading to depression. The solution is to create the safety and trust needed for the person to finally be able to express and feel what they have been blocking and thus move past the depression into more aliveness.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Depression counseling involves assessing and making appropriate changes in the physical, emotional, and relational aspects of a client's life that are contributing to depressed mood. I work with clients to both remedy the underlying causes and their resulting cognitions, and the lifestyle habits that hinder their recovery. Often it is appropriate to work in conjunction with medical professionals who may suggest medications and/or nutritional supplements to correct the biochemical aspects of depressive episodes. Clients benefit most when their treatment is comprehensive and avoids dealing solely with symptom relief.

Cressida Forester, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Cressida Forester, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist PSY18902

In 95476 - Nearby to Novato.

Maybe you're depressed and nobody even knows your feeling that way; or everyone thinks they know, and they're telling you how to get over it, and to hurry. That advice usually backfires, and makes you feel worse. Recovery from depression is possible, but takes its own time. I am not afraid of sitting with you and those bleak, empty, hopeless feelings, whether you can talk about them or not. While I can certainly give advice if that's useful, I'd rather help you understand what's causing your depression and help you feel through it in your own way - the way it actually works. Gradually, with some ups and downs, you can get a better grip on your life and relationships, and feel better.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Depression Counselor

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 91301 - Nearby to Novato.

TIRED OF FEELING DOWN ALL THE TIME? Are you struggling with insecurities, stress, and self-doubts? Are you stuck in some strange vicious cycles? I can help you go deep and identify the source of your unhappiness, take charge of your life and move on to happiness, empowerment and meaning... Counseling can help you overcome sadness, and destructive emotions. Call me for a free telephone consultation session.

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94960 - Nearby to Novato.

I am of the opinion that feelings of depression are most offten associated with unexpressed or unacknowledged deep-seated feelings of anger that we hold on to for one reason or other. Because every human behavior has a purpose, holding on to one's anger in the form of depression has some "secondary" gain for the individual, perhaps putting one in the victim's role and otherwise allowing us to feel a sense of control in situtions where we may feel out of control. However, there is a great price to pay for this in terms of a loss of aliveness and joy in one's life. I help people who are stuck in their depression to get to the other side.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94123 - Nearby to Novato.

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.

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT
Depression Counselor

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed psychotherapist

In 94590 - Nearby to Novato.

I have specialized in treating depression for many years. Rather than viewing this as a 'pathology,' I see depressed moods as a form of dispiritedness- i.e. a loss or breakage of our inner spirit. This condition is a signal that some aspect of our life and/or self needs attention and healing. Often, we can sense the dispirited self through posture, life-stances, behavioral patterns, lack of energy and drive, and an inner sense of resignation or defeatism. When we allow the body freedom to experience, express and move, then its energy comes alive and leads us to discover how the spirit was broken. I show us ways that we can recover the wounded self, restore spirit and rejuvenate life energy.

Jennifer Hampton, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Jennifer Hampton, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94559 - Nearby to Novato.

Be accepted for the way you feel. Allow yourself to grieve. Locate the problem(s) and brainstorm solutions in an environment of safety and encouragement. Learn drug-free ways to counteract negative thoughts. Find out how to notice opportunities to think positive thoughts. Learn to accept disappointment as a normal part of life and how to build the support system you deserve.

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, 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.

Donald Wallach,  M.A., LPCC, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Donald Wallach, M.A., LPCC, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94952 - Nearby to Novato.

Psychotherapy can be used to treat a depression. Therapy can help lift the depression, sometimes forever, sometimes for a period of time. Therapy works by addressing some of the causes of depression. Those things that seem to be related to depression include: difficult relationships in the past and present, traumatic experiences from the recent and distant past, emotions that are unexpressed in healthy ways, and ways of thinking that were learned from those around you, from both childhood and adulthood. The problem here is that if you are depressed, you may not feel like you deserve treatment. Your depression may have increased a sense of hopelessness, and low self-esteem. I

Jill Kane, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Jill Kane, Psy.D.

Psychologist

In 94901 - Nearby to Novato.

Depression is a serious issue. I know it is difficult to seek help when you are depressed and you probably feel hopeless that there is any help at all. It is the nature of the illness that keeps you from getting the help you deserve. Psychotherapy can help! Depression is treatable and you can live a happier and more productive life. I provide a safe place to help you understand and deal with the depression and together we will create a plan to help you feel better.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Depression Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to Novato.

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!

John Snyder, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94129 - Nearby to Novato.

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.

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94102 - Nearby to Novato.

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.

Jay Reid, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Jay Reid, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 94104 - Nearby to Novato.

Depression means feeling down or blue for at least two weeks and/or not finding pleasure in activities or relationships that typically make you happy. Nobody chooses to feel depressed, but those who suffer from it may blame themselves. The first step in recovering from depression is cultivating an attitude of patience and empathy towards oneself for feeling depressed. I offer therapy models this attitude and equips clients with the tools to help them cope. We also address the underlying beliefs that may be contributing to the depressive symptoms.

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94115 - Nearby to Novato.

Oftentimes, if you scratch the surface of depression, you will find loss, anger, despair, a lack of meaning or purpose, a profound sense of disappointment with others, with oneself, with the way that one's life has been lived. These are the issues that I really try to get to with my clients that come in suffering from depression. I often find that depression is connected to childhood experiences of emotional neglect or inattention. I help my clients articulate and grieve these early experiences and offer them an attuned and empathic relationship that helps them to feel seen and validated. This helps them to see and to value themselves, which opens them up to invest more fully in their life.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Depression Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.


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Novato is located in Marin County, California. It has a land area of 27.44 square miles and a water area of 0.51 square miles.  The population of Novato is 55,530 people with 21,403 households and a median annual income of $78,439. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Novato 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 Novato public health department.