Depression Counseling in Palo Alto, CA.

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


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.

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.

Elizabeth Essner, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Elizabeth Essner, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

901 Campisi Way, Suite 350, Campbell , California 95008 | 408-508-4055

Do you sometimes feel like you can barely get out of bed? Are you no longer getting pleasure or enjoyment out of the little things that used to make you happy? Do you feel hopeless? Unworthy of love? Depression can make you feel like you are stuck in quicksand, unable to move forward. I provide therapy in a warm, supportive, nurturing environment to help you through this difficult time in your life. Whether your depression has been going on for many years or it is new for you in your life, I want to help you move through this difficult situation. It does not have to stay like this. There is hope. Things can improve. And I want to help you find a path to move forward.

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.

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Depression Counselor

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Licensed 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.

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP
Depression Counselor

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

I work with a depressed nervous system by working with the body. Often we struggle to sleep, eat, or accomplish relatively simple tasks. Our bodies are stuck with the brake on. When our body thinks it is futile, out mind follows quickly thereafter and we begin to tell ourselves how pointless things are and how worthless we are. I work with the whole body to re-regulate the body to enable you to get back to a whole integrated self.

Jessiline Berry
Depression Counselor

Jessiline Berry

Available for Online Therapy

To the extent that depression is symptomatic of underlying trauma, I use an integrative approach to treating the emotional, cognitive, and somatic ramifications of trauma. Talk therapy is incredibly useful in helping change your thoughts, but you cannot talk your way out of feeling; you can only feel your way out of feeling. When depression is robbing you of the ability to feel - emotion, sensation, and/or sexual arousal - it can be difficult for your cognitive shifts to manifest positive and sustainable change. Working through the body and nervous system, in support of changes in thought processes and belief systems, can lead to the shift you've been wanting.


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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Widely Affordable

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.