Depression Counseling in Pacifica, CA.

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


Charis Khoury, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Sebastian Earl, MA
Depression Counselor

Sebastian Earl, MA

LMFT

In 94115 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

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 Pacifica.

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.

Rawna Romero, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Rawna Romero, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Emily Lyon, PhD
Depression Counselor

Emily Lyon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94301 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Sandra Amat, MFT
Depression Counselor

Sandra Amat, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 94123 - Nearby to Pacifica.

Depression is the experience of being cut off from feelings, leaving a person feeling numb to life. I help people work through depression by helping them reconnect with themselves. I do this by helping them develop awareness, engage somatic practices to get into their body, do cognitive behavioral techniques to help manage negative beliefs, heal past trauma through the use of EMDR, and learn to sit with more difficult feelings, such as loss and anger. By having a space to process difficult experiences, I person can be free of depression.

Theo Reynolds, RC
Depression Counselor

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

In 94609 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Pacifica.

Depression can grow on you. Once you experience it, you must find a way out of it or it becomes you. Depression can develop because of loss, trauma, chemical imbalance, or chronic pain and other reasons. Some people believe they have been depressed all their lives. I will help you figure out what is feeding it and how you can get out from under it. We will explore the best way to treat your depression. That includes an assessment, psychotherapy with or without medication or Lifespan Integration to help you out of your depression.

Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Hoai-Thu Truong, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 94306 - Nearby to Pacifica.

Depression is like being stuck in a dark pit, and you don't know the way out, and you have no energy to try. I'm here to give you hope and to help you find a way out of the dark. We start with little steps that you can take, to help you breathe and survive. We may then address some of the causes of your depression, whether they are patterns of emotions, behaviors, thoughts, or unfinished emotional business or trauma from your past. My goal is not only that you not only overcome the depression, but also become strong, full of life and vitality and confident of your own inner strength.

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

In 94704 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

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

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

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94618 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Todd Harvey, MFT
Depression Counselor

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94705 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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!

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94704 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.



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

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

Pacifica is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 12.66 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Pacifica is 39,260 people with 14,101 households and a median annual income of $100,193. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pacifica, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Pacifica is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pacifica public health department.