Depression Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Anne Diedrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
MBCT is an innovative, clinically proven treatment that encourages patients to play an active role in preventing the return of depression by integrating elements of mindfulness-based meditative practice with cognitive therapy.
I trust that people come to therapy seeking a more authentic happiness; and I work as best as I can to help clients let go of concepts and mistaken views of themselves that have led to more pain and confusion. I work with individuals, couples, children and families, bringing warmth and understanding to the relationships and life problems that surround us. Sometimes the first call is the most difficult. I am often available to speak briefly or will return your call as soon as possible, making the next steps and new perspectives possible.
(415) 944-3945 
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San Francisco, CA 94107
Not accepting new clients
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Heather E Ayers-Cluff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hello! I'm currently accepting new clients! I'm an LCSW with over a decade of experience working with populations including pre-teens, adolescents, and adults. I offer a unique ability to connect in an authentic and compassionate way that helps remind clients that they matter. Through my many years of experience, I've realized that the magic in creating lasting change comes from building meaningful relationships through therapy. I offer telehealth therapy for teens and young adults who are looking for support with personal growth, self-esteem, anxiety, depression , adjustment to life stressors, and loss.
(628) 266-2265 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy
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Tamsin Goldsmith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I love my work supporting people in creating the life they want. I have an extensive background in helping patients work through eating disorders, substance abuse, depression , anxiety, suicidality, self-harm and complex trauma. I use a direct, strength-based approach and evidence based interventions- it’s very important to me that therapy feels supportive and provides results.
(415) 338-9682 
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San Francisco, CA 94129
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Mizock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I address issues with relationships, sexuality, gender, career, depression , anxiety, trauma, loss, stress, family, fertility, and parenting among other topics.
My goal is to create an empowering space to draw from your strengths in overcoming current challenges. I work collaboratively with clients to establish ongoing, flexible goals for therapy to make our sessions most effective. I individualize therapy to each person using a range of techniques and approaches. I am particularly interested in the stories we tell about our lives and the meaning we make of them. My clients describe me as warm, positive, and insightful.
(415) 843-8560 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Not accepting new clients
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Valerie Crawford
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I work with my clients in a supportive and engaged way to achieve real personal growth and confidence. I help clients heal anxiety, depression , and relationship struggles and unhealthy patterns. I believe we all have within us what we need to flourish -- a nurturing therapeutic relationship can unlock your capacity to heal and thrive. With the support you've been longing for, you can feel better and more confident, more connected in your relationships, and be more successful. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches, depending on clients' needs. My orientation is relational, experiential, based in brain science.
(415) 390-2872 
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Bialy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in: relationship problems (all kinds), mind/body issues (including addictions and medical illness), anxiety/ depression (including panic attacks), and work/career satisfaction (including peak performance).
I help individuals, couples, and families identify their goals, face their fears, and explore old patterns of behavior so they can make the desired changes in their lives that lead to more meaningful, happy futures as well as better relationships with themselves and others. I am interested in why we keep doing things that don't seem to work. My approach is both pragmatic and depth oriented and my style is collaborative.
(415) 799-8984 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
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Evan Wassarman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work with adults to address issues including depression , anxiety, trauma, bipolar, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, relational difficulties, career and life transitions, substance use, and personal growth.
I provide a safe, supportive environment in which you can talk about your feelings and experiences, both past and present. We engage in a collaborative process that allows for investigation into why you feel the way you do and what factors have influenced your development into who you are and how you experience life. In doing so, people are often able to feel better about themselves, their relationships, and their place in the world.
(415) 997-0929 
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Amelia Howard-Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I work individually with adults seeking treatment for depression , anxiety, addiction, and relationship issues.
You want to be seen, heard, and understood. This is what you’ll feel when you work with me. My approach is collaborative and tailored to your unique needs. I strive to help you make sense out of the past while guiding you to make changes for the future. I want to help you live the life you want to live, and I’m here to provide you with the tools to do just that. Together we’ll work towards gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, finding meaning in your life, self-acceptance, and empowerment. You’ll learn to manage strong and uncomfortable emotions and work through negative thought patterns.
(415) 326-1841 
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Offers online therapy
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Amy Munroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have had the privilege of being in many positions that have afforded me the knowledge and understanding about anxiety, depression , chronic mental illness, stress reduction, and living a present-centered lifestyle.
Welcome! In my almost 20 years of practice, I have worked in a variety of settings and found one thing to be true; every individual has a story that deserves to be heard, accepted, and validated. I look forward to the opportunity and privilege to meet you and hear your story.
(415) 329-2784 
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Offers online therapy
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Simran Bhatia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in grief, depression , anxiety, personal growth, and relationship issues. My approach is collaborative, warm, and a little playful. I have completed trainings in CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. That said, the person always comes first and my immediate goal is to make sure you feel heard and understood by me.
(415) 965-0716 
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San Francisco, CA 94127
Offers online therapy
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Sergio Ruiz Psychotherapy
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
I want to assist you in examining why you feel like your life is not where you think or sense it should be. Why you have a nagging feeling that perhaps you're wasting time and not living your life in a more deep and fulfilling manner. You may think you're “not good enough,” or “if only this would have/not have happened," life would be different. The activities you do feel banal, going to work/school is dreadful, relationships and family are difficult, and the values and beliefs that once held you have lost their ground. You feel lonely, depressed , anxious, and perhaps substance use is worsening. You’re wondering about doing therapy.
(408) 868-2217 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Kevin Orzech
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Using methods backed by psychological research, I assist people in addressing anxiety, panic, high stress, depression , substance use, emotional overwhelm, relationship distress, performance fears, transitions, childhood distress and trauma.
Psychotherapy is about change. I work grounded in the belief that we have innate resources for thriving and ease that become concealed or underdeveloped. It is my role to help you understand your fundamental needs, history and challenges so you can realign with your strengths and wisdom; while uncovering whats blocking these resources. I work in a straightforward, compassionate and collaborative way to help you integrate thinking, feeling and intuition. The focus of my style is helping you become more confident and knowledgeable about yourself, your mind and relationships; while offering you the tools and guidance to do that.
(510) 606-8993 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers online therapy
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Suresh Chacko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I work with people who are struggling with depression , anxiety, histories of trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, work issues, and low self-esteem. I also work with people who are looking for support in processing and understanding difficulties related to cultural identity. This includes issues pertaining to race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, and second-generation Americans.
 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Not accepting new clients
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Alex Eichenbaum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dr. Alex Eichenbaum is a licensed clinical psychologist who enjoys working with adults coping with anxiety, depression , behavioral disorders, and the impacts of surviving past traumas. He uses an integrative approach to therapy, employing evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral and mindfulness techniques to tailor treatment to your specific needs.  Dr. Eichenbaum emphasizes a collaborative, strength-based approach that values and affirms each person’s unique identity and culture.
(855) 674-0607 
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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Hannah Green Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Therapy can transform anxiety, depression and relationship problems into growth, empathy and insight. I am here to help.
 
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San Francisco, CA 94110
Offers online therapy
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Michael G. Quirke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
For over 25 years, I have dedicated my life to helping men and women overcome myriad issues related to depression , anxiety, trauma, relationships, mental illness, complex PTSD, ADHD, and chronic medical conditions.
Don't Let Your Feelings Get The Best Of You. Is a persistent, overwhelming sense of grief and sadness preventing you from living the life you want? Are you dealing with intense emotions of shame, guilt, or hopelessness for seemingly no reason at all? Perhaps you have experienced a traumatic event or childhood neglect that is manifesting as fear, anxiety, or helplessness. Or it could be that you recognize the signs of depression but feel like you have nowhere to turn. If any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone. And I want to assure you that there is much we can do to help you find inner peace and greater contentment.
(415) 448-6952 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Offers online therapy
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Adina Morguelan Ascher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PhD
Verified
I provide confidential and non-judgmental consultations, referrals, and professional psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups; deliver substance ab/use assessment and treatment; and address a broad range of client concerns and multiple diagnoses including: anxiety, depression , isolation, stress, grief, and creative/spiritual blocks.
I believe that the therapy process is a practice of paying attention to what is actually happening - it sounds simple, but this is actually a deeply profound and challenging stance to maintain towards life. The work we do in therapy involves bringing elements of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, how we relate to ourselves and to others, and how we move through the world, from the darkness of the unconscious into the light of consciousness where we can take a look at them. We do not have to struggle and toil in order to implement change in our lives.
(415) 766-2336 
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San Francisco, CA 94103
Offers online therapy
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Trevor Agar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 23 years professional experience in an outpatient and inpatient setting. I'm committed to helping others by providing: mental health treatment, case management, and patient focused advocacy. I have a strong commitment to serving the needs of individuals and family suffering chronic illness, loss, trauma, and tragedy. I’m here to help with extensive experience treating complex life situations, chronic illness, grief, end of life issues, suicidal episodes, depression , anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and alcohol and substance use disorders.
(415) 481-4147 
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San Francisco, CA 94105
Offers online therapy
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Saad Haye
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, APCC, CCTP
Verified
I help clients with the following concerns. Trauma caused by abuse, assault & relationships. Anxiety/ Depression related to social situations, burnout, compassion fatigue, self image, life transitions & sexual orientation . Family and romantic relationships issues caused by intra family/partner conflict &communication and relationship dynamics.
(341) 766-0801 
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San Francisco, CA 94155
Offers online therapy
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Pacific Anxiety Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
PAG is a partnership of Stanford-affiliated clinical psychologists with expertise in the treatment of anxiety, stress, and depression in both adults and children.
We know how important it is to find the right match when choosing a therapist for yourself or a family member. At the Pacific Anxiety Group, we select therapists who are experts in their fields. Our members are affiliated with prestigious institutions in the Bay Area, including Stanford University, Palo Alto University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the VA Palo Alto, and they have received training at some of the top graduate programs in the country.
(650) 352-3622 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy


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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 San Francisco. 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.