Depression Therapists in Palo Alto, CA

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Amanda Montgomery
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301  (Online Only)
Dr. Amanda Montgomery is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma. She also treats couples who are in conflict, experiencing transition or wanting to increase intimacy. She has created and led workshops focused on self-care and burnout. Dr. Montgomery emphasizes connection and collaboration in building a strong therapeutic relationship.
Dr. Amanda Montgomery is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma. She also treats couples who are in conflict, experiencing transition or wanting to increase intimacy. She has created and led workshops focused on self-care and burnout. Dr. Montgomery emphasizes connection and collaboration in building a strong therapeutic relationship.
(628) 200-2669 View (628) 200-2669
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Anne Elise Joseph-Ingham
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301
I am a warm and direct psychologist, and I have been in practice since 2005. I have worked in many different contexts including internationally, and I love helping diverse people thrive. I work with anxiety, depression, relocation, eating disorders, difficult life events and relationships. I am an expert in short-term therapy for depression and anxiety, as well as psychoanalytic therapy. It can be difficult to find the right therapist. I recommend an initial consultation where we can discuss your situation, goals and preferences and assess whether it is a good fit. Please visit my website for further information about my practice.
I am a warm and direct psychologist, and I have been in practice since 2005. I have worked in many different contexts including internationally, and I love helping diverse people thrive. I work with anxiety, depression, relocation, eating disorders, difficult life events and relationships. I am an expert in short-term therapy for depression and anxiety, as well as psychoanalytic therapy. It can be difficult to find the right therapist. I recommend an initial consultation where we can discuss your situation, goals and preferences and assess whether it is a good fit. Please visit my website for further information about my practice.
(844) 325-4982 View (844) 325-4982
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Dr. Carla Chomka
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
If you are experiencing problems in your personal or professional life, perhaps we can help. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress; relationship issues; life transitions, such as divorce, loss, and changes in health and employment; and career-related issues. I also offer some limited corporate consulting services.
If you are experiencing problems in your personal or professional life, perhaps we can help. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress; relationship issues; life transitions, such as divorce, loss, and changes in health and employment; and career-related issues. I also offer some limited corporate consulting services.
(650) 332-4655 View (650) 332-4655
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Nicole Redzic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience in a wide range of treatment concerns. I work with young adults, adolescents, children, and adults who are experiencing various types of depression and mood difficulties, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship or peer-related problems. My approach draws from cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies supported by research, and is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. I also incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology approaches focused on enhancing happiness, resilience, satisfaction, and meaning.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience in a wide range of treatment concerns. I work with young adults, adolescents, children, and adults who are experiencing various types of depression and mood difficulties, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship or peer-related problems. My approach draws from cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies supported by research, and is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. I also incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology approaches focused on enhancing happiness, resilience, satisfaction, and meaning.
(650) 409-2611 View (650) 409-2611
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Jason Angel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
A Bay Area native, Dr. Jason Angel specializes in both cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) and dialectical behavioral treatment (DBT) for mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Angel received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University graduating phi beta kappa and with honors and distinction. He then received his PH.D. in clinical psychology at Harvard University conducting research on cognitive factors involved in major depression. Dr. Angel has worked in clinics in the Boston area, including the Bipolar Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Institute and the Klarman Eating Disorders Center at Mclean Hospital.
A Bay Area native, Dr. Jason Angel specializes in both cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) and dialectical behavioral treatment (DBT) for mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Angel received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University graduating phi beta kappa and with honors and distinction. He then received his PH.D. in clinical psychology at Harvard University conducting research on cognitive factors involved in major depression. Dr. Angel has worked in clinics in the Boston area, including the Bipolar Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Institute and the Klarman Eating Disorders Center at Mclean Hospital.
(650) 466-7917 View (650) 466-7917
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Rosemary Selby
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Are you looking for relief from anxiety, depression, or relationship problems? Want to move to a whole new plane of interpersonal and emotional functioning? I work interactively with clients blending cognitive therapy and attention to the client's past. Helping a client understand and change what is blocking his/her greater enjoyment of life is my specialty.
Are you looking for relief from anxiety, depression, or relationship problems? Want to move to a whole new plane of interpersonal and emotional functioning? I work interactively with clients blending cognitive therapy and attention to the client's past. Helping a client understand and change what is blocking his/her greater enjoyment of life is my specialty.
(650) 209-7492 View (650) 209-7492
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Robin Mullery
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
I specialize in working with individual adult men and women going through a wide range of emotional and relationship difficulties including: * depression * anxiety * stress * relationship problems * low self-esteem * complicated grief * life transitions * feeling stuck * the pain and complication of growing up in a challenging parent/child relationship *
I specialize in working with individual adult men and women going through a wide range of emotional and relationship difficulties including: * depression * anxiety * stress * relationship problems * low self-esteem * complicated grief * life transitions * feeling stuck * the pain and complication of growing up in a challenging parent/child relationship *
(650) 282-3990 View (650) 282-3990
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Kristene Hossepian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Building strong relationships with clients is one of the unique privileges of this work. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal challenges, life stressors, and issues related to athlete mental health. With every client, I attempt to identify an effective way to discuss stressors that is both non-threatening and developmentally appropriate. I am committed to implementing tailored, evidence-based interventions, to affect meaningful change. In creating a collaborative environment characterized by genuineness and authenticity, I hope to empower clients to achieve their goals.
Building strong relationships with clients is one of the unique privileges of this work. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal challenges, life stressors, and issues related to athlete mental health. With every client, I attempt to identify an effective way to discuss stressors that is both non-threatening and developmentally appropriate. I am committed to implementing tailored, evidence-based interventions, to affect meaningful change. In creating a collaborative environment characterized by genuineness and authenticity, I hope to empower clients to achieve their goals.
(650) 747-6351 View (650) 747-6351
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Emily Peltason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Wherever you find yourself right now, I am here to support you in your journey to connect with yourself or others, gain understanding, experience relief, and, ultimately, build a more satisfying life. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or feelings of being stuck, therapy presents an opportunity to shift your experience and grow your capacity for change. Effective therapy produces relief from suffering, but not only that: it is also opens up worlds of freedom, making once unthinkable choices or ways of being in the world feel newly possible.
Wherever you find yourself right now, I am here to support you in your journey to connect with yourself or others, gain understanding, experience relief, and, ultimately, build a more satisfying life. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or feelings of being stuck, therapy presents an opportunity to shift your experience and grow your capacity for change. Effective therapy produces relief from suffering, but not only that: it is also opens up worlds of freedom, making once unthinkable choices or ways of being in the world feel newly possible.
(650) 262-3992 View (650) 262-3992
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Palo Alto Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
(650) 761-9765 View (650) 761-9765
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Jacqui Gerritsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94306
If you are suffering from anxiety or depression please contact me via phone or email.
Living in Silicon Valley is hard, the pressure and stress are unlike anywhere else. Sometimes the anxiety feels so overwhelming, it cripples your self esteem and robs you of your day to day happiness. It doesn't have to be like this. You can feel more at ease, happier and less irritable.
If you are suffering from anxiety or depression please contact me via phone or email.
Living in Silicon Valley is hard, the pressure and stress are unlike anywhere else. Sometimes the anxiety feels so overwhelming, it cripples your self esteem and robs you of your day to day happiness. It doesn't have to be like this. You can feel more at ease, happier and less irritable.
(650) 209-7987 View (650) 209-7987
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Maricela Gomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303
I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families as they work through various issues, including traumatic experiences, grief, depression, and anxiety.
Therapy is a journey of personal growth and healing. It takes courage and can be challenging, but you don’t have to embark alone. My hope is that, as your therapist, I can be the holder of hope and a source of support. At the root of my work with clients are genuine empathy and human connection. I strive to provide an accepting and safe space for you to express yourself and process what has brought you into therapy.
I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families as they work through various issues, including traumatic experiences, grief, depression, and anxiety.
Therapy is a journey of personal growth and healing. It takes courage and can be challenging, but you don’t have to embark alone. My hope is that, as your therapist, I can be the holder of hope and a source of support. At the root of my work with clients are genuine empathy and human connection. I strive to provide an accepting and safe space for you to express yourself and process what has brought you into therapy.
(650) 414-3844 View (650) 414-3844
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Catherine Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
My ideal client is someone who suffers from Trauma and who has chronic depression and/or chronic anxiety. This person may also have some physical issues that point to areas of concern in the therapy. Everyone needs to feel safe, respected and to have their feelings validated. They may want to feel better but afraid of what therapy might uncover. They may also need to go more slowly in therapy. Reaching out for therapy expresses a hope that they can feel better.
My ideal client is someone who suffers from Trauma and who has chronic depression and/or chronic anxiety. This person may also have some physical issues that point to areas of concern in the therapy. Everyone needs to feel safe, respected and to have their feelings validated. They may want to feel better but afraid of what therapy might uncover. They may also need to go more slowly in therapy. Reaching out for therapy expresses a hope that they can feel better.
(650) 899-7224 View (650) 899-7224
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Michelle Ramos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
I have worked extensively with youth and families in the areas of anger management, anxiety, depression, family/peer conflict, grief and loss, life transitions, suicidal ideation, suicide and crisis intervention, PTSD and trauma.
We may face a point in life when our foundation is jolted and we begin to question the path we are on. We can be faced with circumstances that affect areas of our life and result in feeling confused or stuck on how to move forward. We may experience a sense of imbalance in our work, relationships, self-care, or spirituality. As we try to regain our footing and work towards resolving these afflictions, we may struggle with decision-making and managing the overwhelming feelings that may arise. In these moments of uncertainty, therapy can bring clarity and hope and remind us of our existing strengths and potential to persevere.
I have worked extensively with youth and families in the areas of anger management, anxiety, depression, family/peer conflict, grief and loss, life transitions, suicidal ideation, suicide and crisis intervention, PTSD and trauma.
We may face a point in life when our foundation is jolted and we begin to question the path we are on. We can be faced with circumstances that affect areas of our life and result in feeling confused or stuck on how to move forward. We may experience a sense of imbalance in our work, relationships, self-care, or spirituality. As we try to regain our footing and work towards resolving these afflictions, we may struggle with decision-making and managing the overwhelming feelings that may arise. In these moments of uncertainty, therapy can bring clarity and hope and remind us of our existing strengths and potential to persevere.
(650) 352-3970 View (650) 352-3970
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Farooq Malik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301
I provide therapy for those experiencing a wide range of life challenges including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, trauma recovery, grief and loss, life transitions and relationship concerns. With my background in Technology and corporate work (over a decade) I am very conversant and knowledgeable of that world. I have extensive experience and expertise in working with Anxiety, relationship issues and highly sensitive people.
I provide therapy for those experiencing a wide range of life challenges including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, trauma recovery, grief and loss, life transitions and relationship concerns. With my background in Technology and corporate work (over a decade) I am very conversant and knowledgeable of that world. I have extensive experience and expertise in working with Anxiety, relationship issues and highly sensitive people.
(415) 964-3281 View (415) 964-3281
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Chally Grundwag
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303
I'm here to support you in your journey to regain trust in your unique strengths and overcome life's challenging situations, reach your goals, and make your life happier and more meaningful. In our sessions you will be invited to explore your deep values and motivations, and identify which aspects of your life help you move forwards, and how to separate from patterns and behaviors that are no longer useful for you. If you are an adult or a teen who suffer from anxiety, depression, burn-out, academic stress, PTSD, Sexual Trauma, relationship issues, or low self esteem, please don't give up. There is hope, and healing is possible.
I'm here to support you in your journey to regain trust in your unique strengths and overcome life's challenging situations, reach your goals, and make your life happier and more meaningful. In our sessions you will be invited to explore your deep values and motivations, and identify which aspects of your life help you move forwards, and how to separate from patterns and behaviors that are no longer useful for you. If you are an adult or a teen who suffer from anxiety, depression, burn-out, academic stress, PTSD, Sexual Trauma, relationship issues, or low self esteem, please don't give up. There is hope, and healing is possible.
(650) 479-1401 View (650) 479-1401
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Moitreyee Chowdhury Anxiety And Trauma Focused Therapy In Palo Alto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94306
We experience a lifetime, on a whirlwind of school, studies, jobs, working towards that feeling of "have to reach there" while forgetting to listen to voices deep within us. Anxiety, Depression, and trauma experiences further cover up the inner wisdom that we all have. Life may have brought you at a moment, where you are struggling with professional changes, stress, parenting issues, and relational issues in your marriage. If you are an immigrant, you may struggle managing relationships with family back home and here in this land. I am glad you reached out for help.
We experience a lifetime, on a whirlwind of school, studies, jobs, working towards that feeling of "have to reach there" while forgetting to listen to voices deep within us. Anxiety, Depression, and trauma experiences further cover up the inner wisdom that we all have. Life may have brought you at a moment, where you are struggling with professional changes, stress, parenting issues, and relational issues in your marriage. If you are an immigrant, you may struggle managing relationships with family back home and here in this land. I am glad you reached out for help.
(650) 618-0067 View (650) 618-0067
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Cathy Trenary
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Our life experiences can lead us to question our identity and purpose in the world we live in. This can lead us to anxiety, depression, and trauma. Do you want to improve how you face challenges, function in your relationships, and face overwhelming feelings? I place heavy importance on addressing trauma. Trauma disintegrates the parts that make up your whole self, which can leave aspects of who you are hidden from your awareness. Left unaddressed, anxiety and depression can worsen, which can rob you of the necessary connection that all human beings need to thrive. I aim to help you process unresolved trauma.
Our life experiences can lead us to question our identity and purpose in the world we live in. This can lead us to anxiety, depression, and trauma. Do you want to improve how you face challenges, function in your relationships, and face overwhelming feelings? I place heavy importance on addressing trauma. Trauma disintegrates the parts that make up your whole self, which can leave aspects of who you are hidden from your awareness. Left unaddressed, anxiety and depression can worsen, which can rob you of the necessary connection that all human beings need to thrive. I aim to help you process unresolved trauma.
(650) 628-6703 View (650) 628-6703
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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(650) 881-2722 View (650) 881-2722
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Lisa Talbot
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
I view therapy as an opportunity for individuals to enhance their overall well-being and engagement with their lives. I create a warm and safe environment and work collaboratively with clients, taking a holistic approach. I have specific expertise in treating insomnia, anxiety, and depression. I am also passionate about working with families of children with special needs. I practice evidence-based psychotherapy, drawing from models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Within the context of a strong therapist-client relationship, I help individuals to develop goals, consistently move toward these goals, and track progress.
I view therapy as an opportunity for individuals to enhance their overall well-being and engagement with their lives. I create a warm and safe environment and work collaboratively with clients, taking a holistic approach. I have specific expertise in treating insomnia, anxiety, and depression. I am also passionate about working with families of children with special needs. I practice evidence-based psychotherapy, drawing from models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Within the context of a strong therapist-client relationship, I help individuals to develop goals, consistently move toward these goals, and track progress.
(650) 440-7573 View (650) 440-7573
Depression Therapists

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.