Depression Counseling in San Pablo CA.


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Depression Therapist

Josh Stern, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Depression can be a spectrum from annoyance to debilitating. Regardless of the degree, there is a way out. I've helped countless individuals find the joy in their lives and move away from their pain. Come sit with me and let's face your depression. Let's find out why it wants to hold you back and down and give you back the energy and control you deserve.

Depression Therapist

Jeff Cohen, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

I want to help you feel better, in a way that is deep rooted and lasting. When suffering from depression, it's difficult to believe that your outlook or life will ever improve. While the hopelessness you may feel is all too real, the bleakness of the future it points to is not. Whether your depression is long-standing or traceable to some recent situation, I believe a different reality is possible. I could not do this work if I didn't trust this to be true, or see evidence of it with others I've helped. My focus will be to help you find your own lost source of vision and contentment. Regarding medication, it's one option of many and not warranted in every case, but best discussed together.

Depression Therapist

Alex Hoeplinger Patten, M.A., LMFT

LMFT 98700

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Frequently, the things we want or need to change serve a purpose for us. They become a part of our identity and while they can cause us distress, their removal from our lives threatens us at a deep level. We are constantly creating an identity for ourselves and the very idea of change represents a threat to that identity. I can help you work through your depression by getting you to focus more concretely on the issues and symptoms you face in a safe and supportive environment. Together we will process some of the various things contributing to your depression, and creatively collaborate on how you can use your internal strengths to change.

Depression Therapist

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Anyone who has struggled with depression knows that relief can be hard to come by. I take a very pro-active and collaborative approach in working with clients facing depression. I help clients both work with and manage their depressive symptoms, as well as helping them access and work through the underlying causes of those symptoms. For example, I find that addressing the anger, grief or sadness that is oftentimes "underneath" the depression goes a tremendous way in beginning to shift the depression itself. When appropriate, I also work collaboratively with a client's physician to build treatment plans that include both medication and therapy, an often very effective combination.

Depression Therapist

Joanne Davis, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Depression is part of life, and can motivate us to change. When it is longer term, and de-motivating, it is a sign that old assumptions are causing mischief. I view depression as a “submit” response to a perceived threat, where fight or flight is not available. Emotions like shame, hopelessness or helplessness subdue—like playing possum. The client and I use curiosity to root out what triggered the depression. Within the safety of our relationship, the client engages the mind, emotions and body sensation to discover old assumptions at play; inner critics or other strategies a young person may have created to make sense of a confusing and overwhelming world. We process what comes up, such as a mistaken sense of worthlessness. Real freedom comes from releasing such patterning.

Depression Therapist

Todd Harvey, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Depression (and anxiety) are normal responses to painful environments. Are finding it difficult to be motivated? Are you lower energy than you should be? Is it hard to get out of bed? Do you get irritable for no reason at times? If so, you may be suffering from depression. I attack depression from two angles. One strategy is using CBT strategies to help you manage some of your symptoms. I also use EMDR, attachment based psychotherapy, and body / nervous system informed strategies to help you transform some of the underlying brain mis-wiring that is there from your past. Don't find somebody that just stares at you and lets you continue to be depressed. Let's do something about this!

Depression Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

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 Therapist

Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Oftentimes, if you scratch the surface of depression, you will find loss, anger, despair, a lack of meaning or purpose, a profound sense of disappointment with others, with oneself, with the way that one's life has been lived. These are the issues that I really try to get to with my clients that come in suffering from depression. I often find that depression is connected to childhood experiences of emotional neglect or inattention. I help my clients articulate and grieve these early experiences and offer them an attuned and empathic relationship that helps them to feel seen and validated. This helps them to see and to value themselves, which opens them up to invest more fully in their life.

Depression Therapist

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed psychotherapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

I have specialized in treating depression for many years. Rather than viewing this as a 'pathology,' I see depressed moods as a form of dispiritedness- i.e. a loss or breakage of our inner spirit. This condition is a signal that some aspect of our life and/or self needs attention and healing. Often, we can sense the dispirited self through posture, life-stances, behavioral patterns, lack of energy and drive, and an inner sense of resignation or defeatism. When we allow the body freedom to experience, express and move, then its energy comes alive and leads us to discover how the spirit was broken. I show us ways that we can recover the wounded self, restore spirit and rejuvenate life energy.

Depression Therapist

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

I am of the opinion that feelings of depression are most offten associated with unexpressed or unacknowledged deep-seated feelings of anger that we hold on to for one reason or other. Because every human behavior has a purpose, holding on to one's anger in the form of depression has some "secondary" gain for the individual, perhaps putting one in the victim's role and otherwise allowing us to feel a sense of control in situtions where we may feel out of control. However, there is a great price to pay for this in terms of a loss of aliveness and joy in one's life. I help people who are stuck in their depression to get to the other side.

Depression Therapist

Cheryl Deaner, LMFT

Cheryl Deaner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

If you are reading this, and wondering if you might be depressed, you probably are. Even if one is used to it, depression sucks the life energy out of a person, dampening their ability to concentrate, to be creative or have hope for a good future. Depression is different from the blues, which may last just a day or two. Depression can be mild, moderate or severe, but left unchecked, it can become chronic. Please call or email me so I can help you to assess where you are right now in terms of the feelings that you are having that are holding you back from a meaningful, productive and happy life.

Depression Therapist

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

As a relationship therapist with over 30 years experience I help people who suffer from depression connected with relationship difficulties. When you become overwhelmed with painful emotions such as sadness, fear, hurt or humiliation, a common response is to retreat into depression. In therapy you can learn more effective responses, experience your whole range of emotions, and be more fully alive and connected with the people who matter to you. For more, visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com.

Depression Therapist

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of San Pablo, CA

Depression can set in when our emotions or negative thought patterns become overwhelming and too much to hold. Pain or hardship often is too much to hold alone. With my help, we can start to open to emotion, bring a wise awareness to thought patterns, and to find aliveness again. If we can make friends with our emotions, stop fighting them, and to recognize their purpose in regulating the nervous system or showing us what matters to us, tremendous resilience can be found on the other side.


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