Depression Therapists in Stanford, CA

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Catherine Lockwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Both life and relationships can be challenging and it is easy to feel confused or hopeless as to how to make things better. You may be struggling with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. You may be longing for love and instead feeling disconnected, alone, and hurt. You may be dealing with relationship, loss, health, trauma or performance troubles. There are answers and options. I have invested in mastering well-researched, scientifically-proven approaches to counseling that can help you get back on track. I offer teletherapy. You can forward my statements to your PPO. You can call/text me at 310-488-5292
Both life and relationships can be challenging and it is easy to feel confused or hopeless as to how to make things better. You may be struggling with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. You may be longing for love and instead feeling disconnected, alone, and hurt. You may be dealing with relationship, loss, health, trauma or performance troubles. There are answers and options. I have invested in mastering well-researched, scientifically-proven approaches to counseling that can help you get back on track. I offer teletherapy. You can forward my statements to your PPO. You can call/text me at 310-488-5292
(424) 245-0963 View (424) 245-0963
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Erin Todhunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Our lives—and the lives of our family and friends—are often challenged by issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, loss and grief. And we are often so pressured by the demands of everyday life that we struggle to simply get through each day. While our relationships with others can be sources of great love and support, they are often sources of our deepest pain. Through the process of therapy, we can come to better understand the roots of our suffering, heal emotional wounds and strengthen our relationships with ourselves and others.
Our lives—and the lives of our family and friends—are often challenged by issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, loss and grief. And we are often so pressured by the demands of everyday life that we struggle to simply get through each day. While our relationships with others can be sources of great love and support, they are often sources of our deepest pain. Through the process of therapy, we can come to better understand the roots of our suffering, heal emotional wounds and strengthen our relationships with ourselves and others.
(650) 770-8823 View (650) 770-8823
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Julie Gerhardt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305
Life presents us with many opportunities, moments of fulfillment, lack of fulfillment, trauma and/or terrible loss leading to difficulties in emotional intimacy, isolation, panic, resentment, depression - even despair. Our histories and fears mold our choices and can prevent us from achieving a more meaningful fulfilling life. Therapy involves, in part, a journey into the life of buried feelings/beliefs about self and others. Coaching involves emotionally intelligent problem solving. My clients typically consist of professional adults and couples who feel stuck in their lives/relationships. Some are in acute distress, others are unsure of the source/nature of their more chronic difficulties.
Life presents us with many opportunities, moments of fulfillment, lack of fulfillment, trauma and/or terrible loss leading to difficulties in emotional intimacy, isolation, panic, resentment, depression - even despair. Our histories and fears mold our choices and can prevent us from achieving a more meaningful fulfilling life. Therapy involves, in part, a journey into the life of buried feelings/beliefs about self and others. Coaching involves emotionally intelligent problem solving. My clients typically consist of professional adults and couples who feel stuck in their lives/relationships. Some are in acute distress, others are unsure of the source/nature of their more chronic difficulties.
(650) 262-4719 View (650) 262-4719
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Dr. Carla Chomka
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305
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) 360-9376 View (650) 360-9376
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Nikki Chinen - Emerging Adults & EMDR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305
Ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being? Let's do this! As a therapist (and a human being), I get that life can be overwhelming. Whether it's battling anxiety, depression, surviving tough times, or just trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life—I'm here to support you. I work with clients who have a desire to be their authentic self, navigating life transitions, struggle with setting healthy boundaries, or may be feeling like something is “missing” in their life. My clients share that I have been a positive support in helping them work through their challenges, in addition to creating a life they desire.
Ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being? Let's do this! As a therapist (and a human being), I get that life can be overwhelming. Whether it's battling anxiety, depression, surviving tough times, or just trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life—I'm here to support you. I work with clients who have a desire to be their authentic self, navigating life transitions, struggle with setting healthy boundaries, or may be feeling like something is “missing” in their life. My clients share that I have been a positive support in helping them work through their challenges, in addition to creating a life they desire.
(818) 446-1946 View (818) 446-1946
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Alyse Clayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPC, LICSW
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with tween/teenage and their parents as they deal with a range of challenges, such as: school/social stress, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, grief, and dealing with anti-Semitism. I believe that therapy can be enjoyable (most of the time), and I focus on developing a collaborative relationship toward a more flexible mindset, increased capacity to manage symptoms, and improved self-esteem.
I specialize in working with tween/teenage and their parents as they deal with a range of challenges, such as: school/social stress, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, grief, and dealing with anti-Semitism. I believe that therapy can be enjoyable (most of the time), and I focus on developing a collaborative relationship toward a more flexible mindset, increased capacity to manage symptoms, and improved self-esteem.
(415) 969-5707 View (415) 969-5707
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Jacklyn Everage
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
(510) 455-7709 View (510) 455-7709
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Christina Coons, LCSW Trauma, Somatic, Addiction
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305
I use somatic techniques, movement, meditation and breathwork to ground you to the present so that we can safely process and release trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, pain and grief that has been stored in the body.
Complex trauma can have a lasting impact on our daily lives. It effects our mood, health, relationships, functioning, thinking, behavior and decision making. Trauma can rob us of joy, connection and convince us that we are undeserving or unworthy of love, care and compassion. In our work together, we will unlock your innate ability to heal, grow and transcend beyond the experiences that have burdened you. You deserve to feel safe, heard, seen and supported. Therapy is an opportunity to come home to yourself, recover and reclaim your life. It would be an honor to walk along side you on that journey.
I use somatic techniques, movement, meditation and breathwork to ground you to the present so that we can safely process and release trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, pain and grief that has been stored in the body.
Complex trauma can have a lasting impact on our daily lives. It effects our mood, health, relationships, functioning, thinking, behavior and decision making. Trauma can rob us of joy, connection and convince us that we are undeserving or unworthy of love, care and compassion. In our work together, we will unlock your innate ability to heal, grow and transcend beyond the experiences that have burdened you. You deserve to feel safe, heard, seen and supported. Therapy is an opportunity to come home to yourself, recover and reclaim your life. It would be an honor to walk along side you on that journey.
(213) 205-3821 View (213) 205-3821
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Dr. Marlina Rose Selva
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
I work with foster/adopted children and their families, as well as individuals and couples seeking counseling. I help families work through difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, school adjustment, attachment, and family conflict. My passion for working with families dates back to my undergraduate training in psychology at UCLA. I have worked extensivley with children, adolescents, and parents on overcoming obstacles related to cognitive, social and emotional needs. Upon special request, I provide in-home therapy services in the Bay Area.
I work with foster/adopted children and their families, as well as individuals and couples seeking counseling. I help families work through difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, school adjustment, attachment, and family conflict. My passion for working with families dates back to my undergraduate training in psychology at UCLA. I have worked extensivley with children, adolescents, and parents on overcoming obstacles related to cognitive, social and emotional needs. Upon special request, I provide in-home therapy services in the Bay Area.
(650) 899-8509 View (650) 899-8509
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Theresa Maria Allocco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305
My specializations include: couples, grief, life transitions, boundary setting, depression/anxiety, adolescents/young adults, 2nd generation immigrant identity exploration, and people that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
With over 15 years of licensed experience providing therapy in the state of California, I have treated a diversity of clients with a wide array of struggles and strengths. We will work together to create a solid plan that meets your needs using therapeutic techniques that the research has shown will help make improvements in the shortest amount of time. To put it simply, the people I meet with for individual or couples therapy often get better in a short amount of time. The path to "better" looks different for each person/couple and I enjoy figuring that puzzle out.
My specializations include: couples, grief, life transitions, boundary setting, depression/anxiety, adolescents/young adults, 2nd generation immigrant identity exploration, and people that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
With over 15 years of licensed experience providing therapy in the state of California, I have treated a diversity of clients with a wide array of struggles and strengths. We will work together to create a solid plan that meets your needs using therapeutic techniques that the research has shown will help make improvements in the shortest amount of time. To put it simply, the people I meet with for individual or couples therapy often get better in a short amount of time. The path to "better" looks different for each person/couple and I enjoy figuring that puzzle out.
(408) 205-8302 View (408) 205-8302
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Christina Chick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. My guiding principle is that every one of my clients deserves to experience joy, meaning, connection and fulfillment. Depression, anxiety, trauma and challenging interpersonal dynamics can obscure and frustrate this pursuit. As a therapist, I partner with each of my clients to manage these obstacles and help them experience the fulfilling lives that they deserve. I am also a clinical supervisor of new therapists, so I have lots of experience and training to draw on.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist. My guiding principle is that every one of my clients deserves to experience joy, meaning, connection and fulfillment. Depression, anxiety, trauma and challenging interpersonal dynamics can obscure and frustrate this pursuit. As a therapist, I partner with each of my clients to manage these obstacles and help them experience the fulfilling lives that they deserve. I am also a clinical supervisor of new therapists, so I have lots of experience and training to draw on.
(650) 203-2376 View (650) 203-2376
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Dr. Z. Seda Sahin
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Reaching out for help can be scary but it's also very courageous. Congratulations on taking the first step. It would be my honor to work with you. In individual, couple, or family sessions, I work with my clients to create inner and outer peace using evidence-based modalities. I believe that the healing journey is about creating awareness of our already existing inner resources and adding more to our resource toolbox so we can live our best life. I often work with clients facing life transitions, conflict, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Together we discuss how to increase positivity and find confidence in one’s own abilities.
Reaching out for help can be scary but it's also very courageous. Congratulations on taking the first step. It would be my honor to work with you. In individual, couple, or family sessions, I work with my clients to create inner and outer peace using evidence-based modalities. I believe that the healing journey is about creating awareness of our already existing inner resources and adding more to our resource toolbox so we can live our best life. I often work with clients facing life transitions, conflict, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Together we discuss how to increase positivity and find confidence in one’s own abilities.
(650) 374-0292 View (650) 374-0292
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Yesica Pantoja
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
As an LMFT, my therapeutic approach is one that can help you understand how individual problems can, at times, be connected to past and current social experiences. I have found success working with individuals interested in diving deeper into their thought patterns and exploring how their early life experiences play a role in the development of their current self. We would work well together if you are interested in addressing relationship difficulties, trauma, generational and cultural pressures, anxiety, and depression.
As an LMFT, my therapeutic approach is one that can help you understand how individual problems can, at times, be connected to past and current social experiences. I have found success working with individuals interested in diving deeper into their thought patterns and exploring how their early life experiences play a role in the development of their current self. We would work well together if you are interested in addressing relationship difficulties, trauma, generational and cultural pressures, anxiety, and depression.
(661) 370-2780 View (661) 370-2780
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Carly Zankman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305
Has talk therapy not helped you achieve the results you’re wanting? Are you tired of feeling anxious, inadequate, or stuck? Do you tend to beat yourself up with self-criticism? I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of various anxiety problems (including perfectionism, shyness/social anxiety, panic, imposter syndrome, health anxiety), relationship issues, depression, low self-esteem, insomnia, anxiety during pregnancy, & more. I help you get fast results by learning practical tools to change unhelpful thinking and behaviors, overcome your fears, gain acceptance, and feel more authentically connected to others.
Has talk therapy not helped you achieve the results you’re wanting? Are you tired of feeling anxious, inadequate, or stuck? Do you tend to beat yourself up with self-criticism? I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of various anxiety problems (including perfectionism, shyness/social anxiety, panic, imposter syndrome, health anxiety), relationship issues, depression, low self-esteem, insomnia, anxiety during pregnancy, & more. I help you get fast results by learning practical tools to change unhelpful thinking and behaviors, overcome your fears, gain acceptance, and feel more authentically connected to others.
(650) 610-2263 View (650) 610-2263
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Dr. Jean Schellenberg, Psychologist, Inc.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305
For years, I have served as a supportive psychologist, teacher, and artist. I specialize in trauma and developed a Recovery Model to heal emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. The Model also addresses healthier adult sexuality and intimacy. In 1998, the APA gave me an honorary award for my research. My art work is featured in: Transformation of the Psyche: by Drs. Joseph Henderson and Dyane Sherwood. I provide in-depth adult psychotherapy using creative, cognitive, and transpersonal methods. I encourage patient healing through visualization, body/mind/spiritual connection, transpersonal psychology, and dream work.
For years, I have served as a supportive psychologist, teacher, and artist. I specialize in trauma and developed a Recovery Model to heal emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. The Model also addresses healthier adult sexuality and intimacy. In 1998, the APA gave me an honorary award for my research. My art work is featured in: Transformation of the Psyche: by Drs. Joseph Henderson and Dyane Sherwood. I provide in-depth adult psychotherapy using creative, cognitive, and transpersonal methods. I encourage patient healing through visualization, body/mind/spiritual connection, transpersonal psychology, and dream work.
(650) 910-3786 View (650) 910-3786
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 903-4894 View (415) 903-4894
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94309
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 548-4519 View (415) 548-4519
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Angela Snelling
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA , LPCC , LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
I believe that the core of successful psychotherapy lies in creating a safe place for you to talk about things that are truly important in your life. I am currently an online psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I draw from various evidence-based approaches to provide personalized therapy that meets your unique needs. While we cannot always avoid the challenges that arise in our life, we do have a choice how to address them. I believe that there is much to learn from these struggles and that by facing them we create opportunity for making enduring changes in our life.
I believe that the core of successful psychotherapy lies in creating a safe place for you to talk about things that are truly important in your life. I am currently an online psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I draw from various evidence-based approaches to provide personalized therapy that meets your unique needs. While we cannot always avoid the challenges that arise in our life, we do have a choice how to address them. I believe that there is much to learn from these struggles and that by facing them we create opportunity for making enduring changes in our life.
(341) 888-7786 View (341) 888-7786
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Matt Cusick
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305
As a therapist and coach, I am passionate about supporting clients on their way towards greater awareness, growth, and healing.
As a therapist and coach, I am passionate about supporting clients on their way towards greater awareness, growth, and healing.
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Jessica Clifton
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Online therapy appointments available and easily scheduled through www.parheliawellness.com to make the process of getting help easier. You are the expert of you. As such, collaboration and trust are key parts to helping you guide treatment to suit your needs and meet your goals. In our first appointment, I hope to work with you to help you decide your next steps. To schedule an online appointment, click on the "website" button where you can click on "request appointment."
Online therapy appointments available and easily scheduled through www.parheliawellness.com to make the process of getting help easier. You are the expert of you. As such, collaboration and trust are key parts to helping you guide treatment to suit your needs and meet your goals. In our first appointment, I hope to work with you to help you decide your next steps. To schedule an online appointment, click on the "website" button where you can click on "request appointment."
(707) 341-6829 View (707) 341-6829

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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.