Depression Counseling in Oakley, CA.

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


Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT
Depression Counselor

Kristina Schasker, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94583 - Nearby to Oakley.

Our thoughts, behaviors and our emotions are all strongly connected. Change one of these three and the others have to shift as well. Cognitive-behavioral therapy relies on these connections to give you some control back over your depression. Studies have shown Cognitive-behavioral therapy to be a highly-effective treatment for depression, with or without medication. Different types of depression require different types of treatment. I work with each client to fully understand their unique experience of depression. We can work together to build on existing skills and find new ways to help you manage your mood.

Sara Denman, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Sara Denman, Psy.D.

Dr. Sara Denman

In 94526 - Nearby to Oakley.

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.

Neal Winblad, MFT
Depression Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

In 94588 - Nearby to Oakley.

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.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Rachel Haynes, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Rachel Haynes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to Oakley.

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.

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 Oakley.

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.

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94566 - Nearby to Oakley.

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.

Debbie Bauer, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Debbie Bauer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94523 - Nearby to Oakley.

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.

Maren Gleason, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to Oakley.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Stephen Sperber, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Oakley.

Depression is a complex condition that ranges from mild to severe and affects adults and children. I establish a therapeutic climate where my clients come to trust our relationship as positive and supportive. I’m often able to identify subtle signs and symptoms of depression that interfere with my client’s ability to function successfully. I utilize elements of Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help them change negative patterns of thought and behavior and self-defeating responses. My goal is to help my clients understand and appreciate how their emotional experience affects their behavior. I aim to help them improve their interpersonal skills and the nature and quality of their relationships.

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP
Depression Counselor

Meredith Reddoch, MA, LMFT, SEP

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Oakley.

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.


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

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

Oakley is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 15.88 square miles and a water area of 0.28 square miles.  The population of Oakley is 39,813 people with 11,266 households and a median annual income of $82,885. .


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