Depression Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA

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Steven J Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
I have been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for over 20 years. My clients and I work together to carefully and compassionately identify and unravel the issues that are causing emotional pain or relational conflict. Together, we identify patterns of thinking and behavior that are intended to be protective but in fact cause depression or anxiety or inadvertantly undermine important relationships.
(925) 278-6541 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Pure Serenity Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I can help you navigate through anxiety, depression , stress, trauma, low self-esteem, and relationship issues by providing you with gentle guidance and unconditional positive regard in our sessions together.
As a licensed therapist in the Bay Area, I provide culturally responsive, trauma informed therapy to help you grow and make positive changes in your life. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work. I have over 7 years of experience providing coaching and counseling to adults, adolescents and families. I have experience working with diverse clients in various mental health settings. I tend to use an eclectic, relational based approach, while also paying attention to your environment and how it affects your life and presenting problems.
(510) 949-3702 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Daniela (Dani) Pallafacchina
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MAMFT
Verified
My specialties include relationships, attachment trauma, gender identity, eating disorders, addictions, adolescence, infertility, postpartum depression , and aging.
Hello! I'm a postdoctoral level therapist with experience working with a variety of clients who have different backgrounds, interests, and concerns. I work with individuals, both adults and adolescents, in a safe, understanding, accepting, non-judgmental environment. My intent is to focus on you as an individual, honor your experience, and genuinely hear your truth. I foster an inclusive environment for everyone, honoring your sexuality and gender.
(707) 209-7037 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Jim Wolfe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Beyond knowing a therapist has degrees and a license a list of credentials do not matter much in your choosing. Therapy is more art than science. Nor may you be impressed with a long series of my professional accomplishments. What you want to know is: Can I stop the pain? Can I make your depression and anxiety go away? Can I fix your career or relationship problem? The answer is: No, I cannot. But together we can. If you will bring the motivation and some willingness to trust I will bring knowledge and the ability to shift things. And perhaps, with the help of an unseen grace, together we can heal the hurt and find a solution.
(925) 247-8859 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Holly Starr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I'm well versed in related issues of depression and anxiety, with effects on relationships, productivity, and well-being.
Are you feeling caught between contradictory feelings of hope and despair? Finding a space where we can feel deeply understood is important to developing a secure sense of self. Psychotherapy offers a reflective space to explore the wordless thoughts, the nameless pain or the inner conflicts that may inhibit us. Through therapy a greater sense of integrity and meaning in life is possible. When we respond with genuine understanding and acceptance, hope may be restored and joy found. I listen to clients with openness and intuition. I encourage those I work with to begin to trust their own inner resources and find their own resilience.
(925) 380-2615 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Jennifer Landry
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in helping individuals cope with relationship issues, depression , anxiety, adjustment issues, grief and loss, as well as trauma.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Walnut Creek where I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents. I am passionate about providing care to people from diverse backgrounds and situations. My experience over the past decade includes working in hospital, community mental health, and school settings.
(925) 378-4860 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Susan K Faron
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
My specialties include relationships, depression , anxiety, grief, women's issues, work problems, men's development, physical and stress disorders, gay/lesbian issues, PTSD and spirituality.
Analytical psychology emphasizes completeness, not perfection. Because psychological insight and self-knowledge are essential for health and vitality, it's lucky our psyches respond favorably to attention and reflection! Positive, effective, long lasting change is created. Research shows nightly dreams provide a running commentary on everyday life. Dreams anticipate, sometimes warn, and often help in resolving problems. They help you relate to the "rest of you", the part that operates out of awareness, sometimes causing symptoms, or taking over and becoming destructive. These parts appear increasingly frightening when pushed away.
(925) 932-2090 
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
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Stephen Sardella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I infuse my practice with skill, intuition, and warmth, treating major depression and anxiety, to relationship issues and addictions.
Since 1974, my training and experience as a psychotherapist has allowed me to help hundreds of individuals, couples and families with a variety of problems. Each person's problems are unique, and I believe each solution must be unique. My approach is customized, treating every person with respect, genuine concern and unquestionable confidentiality.
(925) 945-0167 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Valerie Hodgskiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
It's all about relationships, starting with your relationship to yourself, your family of origin, your partner, children, friends. And then there's the relationship to your problems: things like depression , anxiety, ADHD, post-partum and parenting stress, body-image problems. How do you work with the set of challenges that life hands you? I work with clients to understand themselves and their own story, and then apply that understanding, in the form of coping and problem-solving skills, to their relationships, to get through life's pain and into a life worth living.
(925) 588-7197 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Vince Paul Brim
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA, CMC
Verified
Are you finding yourself caught in self defeating patterns? Are you anxious or depressed and don't know why? Maybe you are hard on yourself in ways you aren't to others. Or, do you find yourself overly critical of others? Do you wish you were happier, more at peace? We all try and want to live at our best, but many of us find ourselves pulled back into old patterns before we recognize our actions. We cope in many different ways or develop symptoms that are often self destructive. Why do we do this?
(925) 528-0299 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Ellen Raboin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
We can get stuck in patterns in our relationships at home or work that are stressful and depleting. I welcome couples and families struggling with unhealthy dynamics, new parents or parents in new situations, individuals who want support building effective communications, managing emotions, moving through significant life changes, or living with trauma , adverse childhood experiences, anxiety and depression .
(925) 291-5520 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Carolyn Feyder Hokanson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Psychotherapy is an exciting, personal growth experience. I use a combination of psychodynamic therapy, behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy , desensitization and EMDR. I work with each individual to develop a unique therapeutic plan. I have helped many people manage their anxiety, phobias and depression . In a safe and private environment insight, behavior change, and cognitive reframing develop. Healthier, positive behaviors and increased self- esteem will continue to replace the negative , self-sabatoging behaviors. Psychotherapy helps one to develop a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
(925) 269-7944 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Meredith Reddoch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified
My experience includes managing anxiety, treating depression , processing trauma and understanding relationships.
I provide a safe, calm, friendly, empathetic & down to earth environment for you in session. Making changes or gaining a better understanding about your life can be challenging. I will provide support to you whether you are experiencing a crisis, going through a transition in life or are interested in learning more about yourself & relationships. Together we can work on achieving your therapy goals.
(925) 255-5499 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Marley M Middlebrook
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Trained at UC Davis Medical Center to treat young children who have experienced trauma or behavioral difficulties. Additional training from the Renfrew Center in the treatment of eating disorders provides a unique combination for helping young children and their families with eating issues or obesity. A dissertation on binge eating provides an understanding for those who have emotional eating problems. Experience with addiction and dual diagnosis was earned while working with Contra Costa County treatment programs. Other experience includes treating children and adults who have suffered from maltreatment, domestic violence, depression , grief, and or eating disorders.
(925) 352-1038 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Erika A Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
The therapy I provide focuses on children, adolescents, families and adults. My clinical experience involves those afflicted by depression , anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, identity, grief and transitions. An important part of my work allows children and their caregivers to work as a team to achieve therapeutic goals. I welcome caregivers to participate in child’s therapeutic work by providing parent consultations, check-in’s and when appropriate, facilitating parent-child sessions. My approach is tailored to the needs and therapeutic goals of each of my clients. I collaborate with you and together we will establish realistic goals.
(925) 387-7259 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Victoria K Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Overwhelming anxiety, depression , and boundary issues can stand in the way of a healthy life and contribute to the struggle of having close friendships, healthy relationships, and a secure foundation with a romantic partner. If you are struggling to find ways to cope, to handle life's challenges, and to connect with others you are not alone. You may be afraid of getting more anxious, more depressed , of saying or doing the wrong thing by trying, but with my help we will work and make progress towards the life you are meant to live with the friends and relationships you desire.
(925) 326-6718 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Barbara Peterson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns. I provide both individual and family psychotherapy, as well as conduct psychological testing. I work within a collaborative model, integrating treatment techniques to develop individualized interventions. I develop specific goals together with clients and their families, and work closely with physicians and other referring professionals to coordinate treatment. I have particular expertise in treating sexual abuse and trauma, depression and bipolar disorders, and adolescent behavioral and emotional disturbances.
(925) 603-3975 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Emily M. Margalit
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
For a decade I've been working collaboratively with clients, developing ways to cope with and move through depression , anxiety, trauma, relationship and parenting issues, as well as providing emotional support to individuals and couples facing reproductive health issues, including infertility and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
At some point in our lives each of us faces obstacles or barriers we can't seem to overcome on our own. It's part of the human condition. Fortunately, professional counseling and psychotherapy can help you develop ways of moving forward through the places where you feel stuck. The empathic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship I offer can help you discover, or rediscover, your own strengths to heal, thrive, and create the relationships and life you desire.
(925) 203-9205 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Alethea Gard'ner, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stress, anxiety, depression , trauma, and addiction have a way of taking over our lives, leaving no room to experience joy. I'm here to help. Change is often scary and hard, but in a safe, therapeutic partnership, it becomes possible. By creating an empathetic and supportive environment, we're able to refocus your energy so you can rediscover yourself, achieve lasting relief, and ultimately embrace more opportunities to experience joy and fulfillment.
(925) 588-3948 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Mindy Baba
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with my clients, who while in counseling with me, find relief from pain, gain new insight, function better, discover more fulfillment in their relationships, increase their self-esteem, and grow in their spiritual lives. I have helped clients work through childhood or recent traumas, depression and anxiety issues, self-esteem issues, boundary issues, young adult transitions, couples conflict, parent-child relationship issues, assertiveness training, and parenting skills training.
(510) 513-8742 
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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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 Walnut Creek. 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.