Depression Therapists in Cupertino, CA

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Maxine Fischer Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Asking for help is a big step. Are you struggling with feeling sad, anxious, having a hard time? Going thru some difficult times? Transitions? I am here to help you. I am a very goal oriented therapist, providing helpful skills, feedback, support and direction. I will work with you using a variety of treatment approaches based on what you need. I find Mindfulness CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) a very effective approach to help you feel better and take action. I also utilize EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) as a tool to help with trauma and other issues
Cigna and Evernorth
(408) 609-5197 
Cupertino, CA 95014
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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Cupertino. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.