Depression Counseling in Portola Valley, CA.

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


Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

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.

Depression Counselor

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

Does life seem bleak right now? Have you lost interest in the things you used to enjoy? Do you feel sad most of the time? Do you have little to look forward to, and a lot you’d prefer not to look back on? When you are convinced that things will never get better no matter what, you are depressed. I can give you tools and teach you how to use them to dig yourself out of the emotional ditch you’re in. It is possible to feel hope again when you know how.

Depression Counselor

Joann Riggio, M.S., M.A. LMFT

LIcensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

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.

Depression Counselor

Emily Lyon, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

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.

Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

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.

Depression Counselor

Karen Yvonne Taylor, M.A., M.F.T.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

In the journey to healing your depression we work together to identify past stressors and unresolved issues that are dragging you down today. I will also collaborate with you to define step-by-step concrete actions you can put to use immediately to start feeling better. I am here to offer support, guidance, knowlege and empathy. I have had the privilege of helping many others beat depression, and I believe you too can get better. Depression is painful, but it doesn't have to win. You can take back your life. Don't believe the negative thoughts and feelings. Just take the first step and call or email so that we can begin to take charge of this debiltating illness.

Depression Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

Depression can be painful for the person suffering from it as well as those closest to them. When we are depressed, previously enjoyable activities can appear meaningless. We lose interest in connecting with others (often exacerbating symptoms). Furthermore, it can feel as though there is "no point" to life. We all have periods of time when we feel less than ideal, but depression is severe and enduring. Counseling provides an atmosphere where it is safe to discuss these feelings.

Depression Counselor

Rachel Kane-Cooley, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

Depression is a difficult thing to deal with on your own. Therapy can provide support as you find ways to increase your energy level, motivation, and sense of inspiration. Together, we can explore past experiences, current challenges, and future goals. Consider that you are not depressed. But rather, you are experiencing depression at this time in your life. There is still so much to live for and do!

Depression Counselor

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

Has anyone ever implied you should just "snap out of" depression? Oh, boy, do they not understand! If depression is keeping you from living the life you want, I can help. I understand that depression is a complex emotional, physical, and psychological disease. Often historical, genetic and environmental factors contribute to depression. Together we can sort out those complex factors and address them one by one. Depression is not your fault, nor is it a moral failing. You can feel better. You can feel alive again. Studies show that even contacting a therapist can give you hope. Give it a try. I'm waiting to hear from you.

Depression Counselor

Megan Goodwin, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

Are you feeling down, depressed, having negative thoughts, and feeling stuck, out of energy? Depression affects most people, to some degree, at some point in life. Seeking help is enormously important because the cycle of depression needs to be interrupted. When I work with depression, I focus on the interaction between the thoughts that we tell ourselves, our day-to-day behaviors and our mood. This is called CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and is the treatment of choice for depression. I also use positive, strength/values based interventions from the field of Positive Psychology, which has also been found to be a strong intervention. Break the cycle, reach out.

Depression Counselor

Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

Depression can bring on feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, and helplessness. There are times when it may feel like the feeling will never end and nothing will help. The good news is that psychotherapy can be very effective in assisting the improvement of symptoms associated with depression and I have helped many clients through this difficult process. Working with me, I will help you identify your thoughts, feelings and unconscious behaviors that may contribute to your depression and, from there, you may come from a place of greater empowerment and choice.

Depression Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

Do you want to feel happy, productive, hopeful - feel like yourself again? Donald Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, can help you break out of depression. He has over 25 years experience and incorporates various treatment approaches when appropriate including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Dufford is also Director of Anxiety Treatment Services and has a strong specialty in overcoming anxiety disorders as well as depression. Please call now for a free 10 minute telephone consultation.

Depression Counselor

Magda Wroblewska, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Portola Valley

Are you overwhelmed by sadness, hopelessness, or constant worry? Are you struggling to find the motivation to do simple, everyday tasks? Do the things that once brought joy and excitement to your life no longer seem appealing? Being depressed doesn't mean you have to suffer. Together we will look for underlying causes of your depression. Whether you're adjusting to a life transition, experiencing hormonal changes, criticizing yourself relentlessly, or struggling with an unresolved trauma from your past, I've helped many individuals cope with and overcome their depression and restore light and joy to their lives. I look forward to helping you do the same.



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Portola Valley is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 9.09 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Portola Valley is 4,594 people with 1,859 households and a median annual income of $185,234. .


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Professional, private counseling in Portola Valley is extremely affordable for nearly everyone. This area ranks among the top of income earners for the entire nation and therfore hiring a therapist is not a financial issue for most people living here