Depression Therapists in Oakland, CA

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Alexandra Poling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), along with skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness, I help my clients identify and change ways of thinking and coping that may be impacting their mental health. This approach includes teaching coping skills that will target specific symptoms and triggers as well as learning to cope with or resolve intense emotional pain. I use this approach to treat complicated grief, trauma, panic, and related anxiety or depression .
(510) 380-7804 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
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Matthew Booth
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
I primarily utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to help clients identify the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior. I also implement ACT (Acceptance/Commitment Therapy) in therapy to instruct clients in developing mindfulness skills to help individuals learn how to relax and face their fears on their own free from judgment in order to cultivate self-compassion and acceptance. I have experience working with individuals struggling with mood disorders ( Depression /Anxiety), relationship issues, as well as individuals struggling with substance abuse/addiction.
(424) 625-7491 
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Oakland, CA 94612
Offers online therapy
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Olayinka Rahman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Do you find yourself currently struggling? Whether it be with anxiety, depression , relationship challenges, general life, or work stressors, therapy is a safe space to explore and develop skills to cope with life’s stressors and work total personal goals.
(510) 573-7714 
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Oakland, CA 94601
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Suzan Bollich, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Adult, older adults and couples: Life healing and life transformation are possible with an understanding, compassionate, present and skilled individual and couples therapist. The clients I work with have concerns related to depression , anxiety, grief/bereavement, difficult life-choices, unexpected life-changes and readjustment, relationship conflict and unhealthy relationship patterns, emotional/physical trauma, and cancer patients. Deeper enduring healing that creates meaningful life-change and greater life-satisfaction as an individual or couple is the focus of my practice. All races, sexual orientations, and genders welcome!
(510) 459-3985 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Lindsay Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Many of the people I work with come to therapy because they feel stuck or overwhelmed, are seeking relief from anxiety or depression , need support as they adjust to a new life circumstance, or want to develop a better understanding of themselves. During therapy, we will explore unhelpful patterns by looking at the relationship between your thoughts, behaviors and emotions and the ways in which these things are interfering or impacting your quality of life. I can offer tools and concepts that may be helpful for coping with difficult emotions, improving relationships, promoting self-acceptance, and regaining balance in your life.
(510) 240-8674 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Erin Cary
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified
I can provide support with issues including anxiety, depression , self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, and healing trauma.
If you or your child is struggling, you may be experiencing the disappointment of unmet expectations or fear about the future. It is painful to feel like things have gone off course, but the discomfort of what is not working can guide us toward a deeper understanding of ourselves and the parts of ourselves in need of attention, compassion and healing.
(510) 890-0825 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Stephen Colgan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
People usually come to therapy when they are in emotional pain or feeling stuck. These are often the result of feeling disconnected on some level. Humans are meant to be connected- to themselves, to their loved ones, to their community, to their planet. Many problems, such as depression or anxiety, may be the result of disconnection. Therapy is about connection. It begins with a good connection between client and therapist. You then can learn to connect more deeply to yourself, to your feelings and needs. From there it is possible to connect more with those around you, with your place in the world, and your direction in life.
(510) 241-4246 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Tonia Herrero
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression , trauma, substance abuse, grief, behavioral issues, and LGBTQ+ individuals ages 10 and up.
Are you looking for a new creative way to deal with difficulties in life and get in touch with your best self? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything with your teen, but they struggle to benefit from traditional talk therapy? As an art therapist, I incorporate talk therapy with art making to help my clients unlock their creative potential, look at problems with fresh eyes, and develop new coping skills for dealing with difficult emotions. If you or your child is feeling blocked by past trauma, stuck in destructive patterns, or overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, then I encourage you to reach out. You are not alone.
(510) 675-7070 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Kari Kagan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I have specialized training in perinatal issues, including prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression .
My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative, empathic, and oriented toward achieving the results my clients desire. I provide skills to increase awareness of problematic patterns that can lead to feeling stuck. Left unaddressed, these patterns can take a toll on relationships, work, health, and self-worth. My goal is to create a non-judgmental and supportive space for exploration and change and to help people get back to living a more meaningful and enjoyable life. In addition, I emphasize a "strength-based" approach, in which I help clients identify and build from strengths and other positive qualities they already have.
(415) 968-2557 
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Oakland, CA 94611
Offers online therapy
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Renee K. Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My experience includes 15 years of helping clients heal themselves and their relationships.The essence of my counseling approach is each person has access to health and well being regardless of what is currently being experienced. I help clients regain that innate health through deep listening and non-judgmental feedback. I work deeply with current thoughts, beliefs and feelings about one's self to uncover deep seated self-judgment that blocks happiness. Anxiety, depression and unhappiness transform into greater peace and understanding. In turn, self awareness is enhanced which leads to greater understanding, compassion and empathy for self and others.
(925) 695-7914 
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
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María Romero Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. My approach is to be warm and deeply interested in both your struggles and your strengths. I work with clients who wish to understand and shift their anxiety, depression , self-criticism, and relationship difficulties. I particularly enjoy working with clients who carry marginalized identities including women, queer, trans, and POC clients. Central to my approach is the belief that cultural and environmental factors deeply play a role in our development.
(510) 746-8218 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
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Jennifer Lara
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Childhood trauma can cripple us, it creates overpowering ‘intense’ emotions such as anxiety, depression , and anger when left unattended which begins to create physical symptoms to defend our bodies from the internal wounds. Has there ever been a time in your life where you have experienced this reaction? Are you experiencing these feelings based on current or past trauma from childhood, early teens, adolescence, adulthood, or as a senior? I aim to utilize a variety of actionable techniques to help reduce trauma related symptoms and make lasting changes in life.
(415) 200-3335 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Liz Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
I support people with a variety of challenges that include trauma, abuse and neglect, anxiety, depression , stress, self-esteem issues, mental illness, behavioral and emotional challenges, life transitions, and attachment issues.
Maybe you are experiencing overwhelming thoughts and emotions, enduring a traumatic experience, or looking for ways to cope with life stressors. Maybe you are feeling out of balance with yourself, or simply seeking inner transformation and change, and could use guidance and support. As a bilingual, bicultural Mexican-American Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to create a safe and nurturing space for healing and exploration. Through this process, my hope is to build on your strengths and help you navigate some of life’s challenges, creating the life you deserve.
(510) 694-0745 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Tara Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
We learn patterns and behaviors early on that help us cope with life's challenges. Sometimes, these tools stop working or become unhelpful. I want to help you recreate your toolbox. Whatever you are dealing with, I provide a safe space for you to be able to deepen and internally investigate so we can mindfully take on your complex problems. If you are dealing with relationship issues, depression , trauma, anxiety, I approach all with curiosity. My goal is to have you leave therapy feeling heard, understood, and empowered to make new choices that work for you.
(510) 447-1437 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Not accepting new clients
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Loretta Sun Nam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Racism, harassment, brutality, microaggressions affect our levels of self-esteem, anxiety and depression . You're feeling shame and embarrassment. You are reeling from the shock, anger and pain and find it difficult to talk to others. You are experiencing trauma, and reliving it in your mind and alone. Telling those who may not understand, often makes it worse. I help and support those who've been affected by inequality of all forms, especially stemming from racism. I provide a safe space where you're heard and validated. Receiving support helped me heal from these experiences, and is crucial. Virtual therapy for CA residents
(408) 542-0328 
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Oakland, CA 94609
Offers online therapy
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Cria Catherine Merchant
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I am versed in working with those who are new to a therapeutic process, experiencing anxiety, depression , questions around identity, members of LGBTQIA community and the nuances of being from a multi-racial background.
I continue to be humbled by the bravery, vulnerability and courage it takes to enter into therapy. The very act of reaching out is one of resiliency and strength, particularly during times when you may be experiencing difficult transitions, questioning patterns in life that no longer serve you or your relationships, feelings of worry, sadness and overwhelm.
(415) 212-9773 
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Oakland, CA 94602
Offers online therapy
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Rose Martinez Toutjian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I have 15 years of experience working with individuals, children and families on a variety of issues including depression , anxiety, transition to parenting, parent-child relationships and healing from trauma.
I believe that each of us is a unique expression of Love and that we are at our happiest and most content when we feel in touch with ourselves and our loved ones. I also know that life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times. Experiences of trauma, relationship problems, transitions, illness/death, and even the world around us can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or alone. My focus is on helping my clients learn the tools that they need to discover or return to the self they desire to be.
(510) 298-3749 
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Oakland, CA 94610
Offers online therapy
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Bridge Psychological Services - Ikroop Khazanewala
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
I have experience treating adolescents and adults with depression , anxiety, and trauma histories.
I am a pre-licensed professional currently working under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy and work with my clients to determine the best course for treatment. I have experience ranging from long-term therapeutic relationships to short-term problem solving. Whether you have a specific concern you'd like to tackle or are looking for a place to process and understand your story, I hope to provide the safe space needed.
(415) 358-6981 
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Oakland, CA 94607
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Maayan Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I specialize in depression , anxiety, family issues, identity development , emotion regulation, and eating disorders.
If you are ready to learn more about yourself and develop a positive path toward growth seeking assistance can help you refocus on what's most meaningful to you. People come to therapy for many reasons, including needing help in handling stressful life transitions, to reduce psychological distress, increase one's self worth and to develop a better understanding of themselves. During therapy, we will explore unhealthy patterns by looking at the interplay between your thoughts, behaviors and emotions and how they affect your daily experiences. You will learn to develop fulfilling relationships, ways to cope in healthier ways, and ultimately live a fulfilling life.
(510) 402-1597 
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Oakland, CA 94618
Offers online therapy
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Robert Deady
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
The decision to pursue therapy is not one taken easily. Many possibilities may have led you to this point: A recent disruption or crisis in your life, a long struggle with troubling emotions and behaviors, and/or a fundamental desire to better know yourself. I have experience treating frequently occurring issues such as depression , trauma, interpersonal difficulties, and anxiety. I also have an interest in working with people who have survived childhood abuse, who experience feelings of alienation and estrangement from others, and those who identify as LGBTQ+.
(510) 422-0915 
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Oakland, CA 94611
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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 Oakland. 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.