Depression Counseling in Palo Alto, CA.

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


Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Depression Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

800 Pollard Rd. Suite B-201, Los Gatos, California 95032 | 408-874-6299

Depression is different from grief, sadness, or challenging transitions. If you find yourself feeling stuck in states of low energy, low motivation, and apathy, it is time to seek help. I primarily use Hakomi Experiential Therapy to help you uncover old beliefs and patterns that may have been adaptive in your family, but that aren't serving you anymore. I can teach you practices to use all your sensory awareness to bring pleasure to your life again. This discovery process can bring capacity for new choices, new feelings of energy and creative vitality.

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Are you struggling with sadness, loss of motivation, low energy, feeling down, hopelessness or helplessness? Life these days are not easy and can bring on depression and loneliness. I want to be a support to you and help you through this part of your life. I will help you find hope and identify coping skills to manage your symptoms. It would be my pleasure to walk by your side and find a new path of hopefulness!

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR
Depression Counselor

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

230 S. California Avenue. Suite 205, Palo Alto, California 94306 | 650-224-2849

Depression manifests in many ways but the overriding symptoms in children are irritability, changes in sleeping and eating habits, low energy, not seeming to enjoy things that once were fun and isolating. Some have feelings of hopelessness. I work with my clients, to gain an understanding of what they feel. We work together to uncover the deeper reasons for the feelings, the thoughts and behavior. And then begin to learn ways to change the thoughts and feelings so they can once again feel more confident that things will work out for them.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Depression Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can cause experiences of lonliness, sadness, agitation, tearfulness, hopelessness, and decreased motivation. Together we can work to identify potential causes of depression symptoms and how these symptoms may be impacting your life. In most cases a core belief about ourself or the world can cause depression to persist. Some of these beliefs can include but are not limited to "I'm not good enough", "noone cares about me", "it's not safe to express my emotions", and "bad things always happen to me". Taking a collaborative approach we will incorporate both self compassion strategies and tangible skills based interventions as a way to work on improving your mood.

Depression Counselor

Sofia University

1057 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto, California

Sofia University’s Community Center for Health & Wellness (CCHW) serves our community with professional counseling and spiritual guidance. CCHW selects, trains, and supervises compassionate practitioners who honor the spiritual and religious beliefs of our diverse community and empowers our clients to grow and expand their inherent health and wholeness. CCHW is not affiliated with any religious or spiritual organization.


We work together with you to create a whole and balanced identity in a fragmented world. We serve adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families.

Jyoti Nadhani, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Jyoti Nadhani, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94301 | 650-761-3137

Depression do not need to be viewed as “defects,” but rather as the expression of what one thinks and feels. Depression is also the expression of the patient’s strengths and one no longer have to feel ashamed of their symptoms, as if they were the manifestation of some “mental disorder” or defect. If depression symptoms are not addressed they can create relationship problems, family sufferings and lost work productivity. Depression is a highly treatable illness, with psychotherapy, coping and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Depression Counselor

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

The root of depression is complex. There is probably a genetic predisposition and may often accompany anxiety and trauma. Some difficult triggers can include the death of a loved one, divorce, illness, or having a challenging relationship with alcohol and other substances. It is not uncommon for life transitions that on the surface appear positive (weddings, pregnancy, children going to college, retirement) to trigger feelings of depression. You can find relief and healing through psychotherapy. Together, we can identify the triggers to get to the source of the suffering, identify short and long term solutions to bring about a sense of relief, and explore different avenues to help.


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

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

Palo Alto is located in Santa Clara County, California. It has a land area of 23.86 square miles and a water area of 1.90 square miles.  The population of Palo Alto is 66,853 people with 26,087 households and a median annual income of $136,519. .


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Licensed, professional counseling in Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto public health department.