Depression Counseling in Pleasanton, CA.

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


Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Mina Skoutelakis, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

699 Peters Avenue, Suite A, Pleasanton, California 94566 | 925-216-6561

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.

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.

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

344 Division Street Suite 202, Plleasanton, California 94566 | 925-520-5263

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

There are many causes for depression and many forms of depression, from reactive depressions to deep internal depressions. Sudden depressions as well as long lasting depressions are not to be ignored. They are serious emotional responses which can benefit extensively from appropriate counseling and therapeutic interventions. Having a caring and listening ear to talk to during a time of depressive despair can be extremely healing. It is often stated that a healthy listening relationship can heal beyond measure. There are depressions which will benefit from medical interventions along with talking interventions. In general, cared for depressions will greatly improve and most will pass.

Neal Winblad, MFT
Depression Counselor

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

780 Main St. Suite #201, Pleasanton, California 94588 | (925) 963-9786

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.

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.


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

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

Pleasanton is located in Alameda County, California. It has a land area of 24.12 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Pleasanton is 79,510 people with 26,020 households and a median annual income of $124,759. .


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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Pleasanton 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 Pleasanton public health department.