Depression Counseling in San Jose, CA.

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


Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Jose, California 95111 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Monica Dyer, Psy.D(c)
Depression Counselor

Monica Dyer, Psy.D(c)

Psychological Associate

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can be like trying to climb out of a hole that keeps getting deeper. Therapy can help. I use ACT and IFS techniques to help you build a discover compassionate and effective healing. You are ready to: Feel a new sense of purpose, balance, and passion in life. Create boundaries that honor your well-being, Explore how your past may have shaped where you are now. Create fulfilling relationships with yourself, your loved ones, and life. Discover you are enough

Steve Rose, PhD
Depression Counselor

Steve Rose, PhD

Addiction Counsellor

Available for Online Therapy

When struggling with depressed moods, everything feels heavy and you lack a sense of meaning and purpose. Even the most simple tasks can feel impossible. If you find yourself turning to alcohol, substances, or other addictive behaviours to cope with depressed moods, there is a way out. I help clients with addictions overcome the depressed moods causing them to turn to substances or addictive behaviours to cope. Everyone is different, so I work with you to develop a plan that fits your unique situation. If you are unsure where to start, send me a message. If I'm not the right fit, I can connect you to resources that will allow you to start getting help today, without having to wait.

Janice Shapiro, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Janice Shapiro, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Campbell, California 95008 | 408 596-4810

In the years that I have been treating clients with depression, I have learned that not all depressions are equal; they have different causes. The first thing I do is rule out physical causes by asking my clients to make sure they have had a recent physical exam. Many depressions are caused by illnesses such as thyroid disease. I have many tools up my sleeve to get rid of depression. Many are in- the- moment exercises and some are dredging up past experiences.

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

2155 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 203, Campbell, California 95008 | (408) 874-6574

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.

Blythe Thomas, AMFT
Depression Counselor

Blythe Thomas, AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

14583 Big Basin Way, Suite 2B, Saratoga, California 95070 | (408) 256-3606

Depression can be so difficult to manage. It can also look very different for different people. One thing is for certain, our society still doesn’t fully understand depression, and so many people suffering from it can get blamed and shamed for their behavior. This can end up making the person suffering feel even worse. I would like to help you move out of the dark and into the light. Let’s take a look at what you are feeling and experiencing and see how we can make a customized treatment plan just for you. No one deserves to suffer.

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Ross L. Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist

San Jose , California 95113 | 619-771-1797

I use a blend of cutting-edge therapeutic techniques such as sensorimotor psychotherapy, internal family systems, and object-relations psychotherapy to create a personalized healing journey. Focused on working with individuals who desire more permanent solutions to their emotional pain, my approach to depression therapy is as compassionate as it is transformative. By engaging with these specifically tailored methods, clients find themselves nurtured, understood, and empowered, unlocking new pathways to well-being and joy. This personalized care provides clients with a value-driven and life-enhancing experience that goes beyond traditional therapy.

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP
Depression Counselor

Well Coached Life, PhD, MA, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| Individuals | Couples | Youth

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.

Inga Knudson, AMFT
Depression Counselor

Inga Knudson, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

14583 Big Basin Way, Ste 2B, Saratoga, California 95070 | 669-240-3419

The Latin origin of the word depression comes from the root, to press down, to depress. A nervous system perspective demonstrates that depression is the result of how we have learned to depress our feelings and emotions. Somehow along the way we've learned it is safer, easier, more acceptable not to show our emotions. Working together, we will learn what it is like to be you, what you have learned so far about emotions and connections and what you might like to learn to do differently.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

San Jose, California 95120 | 408-975-2982

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.

Erica Valdivia, M.A AMFT
Depression Counselor

Erica Valdivia, M.A AMFT

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can feel debilitating at times and wipe you clean of your motivation and overall luster for life. I use a CBT approach which is found to be an effective treatment for depression, as it addresses thinking barriers and stuck points that increase negative thoughts-commonly found in those who suffer with depression. Together we can identify triggers, barriers, process challenges and provide tools you can apply to increase the likelihood of feeling more in control over your feelings and thoughts.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490
Depression Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT 119490

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Santa Rosa, California 95401 | 510-335-5222

Free 30 minute zoom call - Depression often really just means "repression". It is usually a sign that the human system is overwhelmed with thoughts & emotions that have become unmanageable. People with depression are often stuck & unmotivated. A shift in circumstances is usually needed for people suffering from depression AND expressing emotions through a variety of outlets is extremely helpful.

Lauren Hadley, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Lauren Hadley, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

15814 Winchester Blvd. Suite 105, Los Gatos , California 95030 | 4083573164

When struggling with depression, almost all areas of life can become affected and very difficult to manage. I can support your depression recovery by helping you increase behaviors that support a positive change in your mood, helping you change patterns of negative thinking, and also help break life-long held beliefs that keep one stuck. You deserve compassionate and attentive support, and you are capable of change, although this can feel incredibly difficult when depression is present. But recovery is quite possible, and I can support you.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

It can often seem like society expects us to be happy and positive at all times, that any admission of sadness or a loss of motivation, energy, or engagement with life is a personal failure. But Depression isn't a personal failure, and it is also more than just "feeling sad". If you find yourself down in the hole of disconnection, surrounded by a fog that is interfering with your life and relationships, you need a hand to help you climb out. A trained therapist understands the mechanics of depression and can help you understand it and find strategies to make your way up and out of it, and back into the light. Please contact me so we can begin to work on this process together.

Lauren Miller, AMFT 116374
Depression Counselor

Lauren Miller, AMFT 116374

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

14583 Big Basin Way Suite 2B, Saratoga, California 95070 | 408-805-4246

Depression affects millions of people worldwide. Depression can leave you feeling disconnected with yourself and others, frozen in time, and without purpose. Therapy for depression starts with understanding how your symptoms are affecting you. Behavioral activation is a tool for helping to lift your mood. Understanding what may be causing your depression will help you move toward change, self-expression, relief, self-awareness, meaning making, and growth. Healing from depression will result in more vitality, direction, appreciation, and joy.

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.


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

San Jose is located in Santa Clara County, California. It has a land area of 177.51 square miles and a water area of 3.01 square miles.  The population of San Jose is 1.03 million people with 314,297 households and a median annual income of $84,647. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in San Jose for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Jose public health department.