Franci Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to provide you with compassionate understanding and a clear plan for moving forward, whatever this means for you. It may mean recovering from depression, overcoming anxiety and stress, healing and improving your relationships, learning to cope with difficult situations, or improving communication. It could also mean helping you enjoy life more, regardless of what is happening around you. I have been providing therapy to individual adults, teens, couples and families for many years. I work with a diverse range of emotional, behavioral & relationship issues, utilizing the most effective strategies.
(925) 272-2101
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to provide you with compassionate understanding and a clear plan for moving forward, whatever this means for you. It may mean recovering from depression, overcoming anxiety and stress, healing and improving your relationships, learning to cope with difficult situations, or improving communication. It could also mean helping you enjoy life more, regardless of what is happening around you. I have been providing therapy to individual adults, teens, couples and families for many years. I work with a diverse range of emotional, behavioral & relationship issues, utilizing the most effective strategies.
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Sara Abadie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Are you wishing for a happier life? It is possible and I can help. Whether you're dealing with depression and guilt, anxiety, addictive behavior, life transitions or other problems, you will discover that whatever the diagnosis, how you feel can improve. Your path to well-being depends on your ability to feel good about yourself and I work with people to make their lives, and their relationship with themselves, easier and happier.
(424) 325-4372
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Are you wishing for a happier life? It is possible and I can help. Whether you're dealing with depression and guilt, anxiety, addictive behavior, life transitions or other problems, you will discover that whatever the diagnosis, how you feel can improve. Your path to well-being depends on your ability to feel good about yourself and I work with people to make their lives, and their relationship with themselves, easier and happier.
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Kristin Palmer, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
(addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, unhealthy sex, eating, etc.
When emotions or behavior interfere with our relationships or functioning, then it is time to get help. You're looking at this page and are therefore taking one of the hardest steps -- reaching out. I respect the struggle and pain that has brought you here, and I offer my many years of experience and compassion to work together to create the healthy, balanced life you are looking for.
(925) 962-5160
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Brentwood, CA 94513
(addiction, depression, anxiety, anger, unhealthy sex, eating, etc.
When emotions or behavior interfere with our relationships or functioning, then it is time to get help. You're looking at this page and are therefore taking one of the hardest steps -- reaching out. I respect the struggle and pain that has brought you here, and I offer my many years of experience and compassion to work together to create the healthy, balanced life you are looking for.
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Stacey Bankston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Our thoughts, emotions and actions are all connected. During periods of high stress, negative thoughts and overwhelming emotion can cause dysfunction in our daily lives. Therapy can support you in reframing negative thoughts, so you can better manage your emotional experience and thus, change harmful actions toward yourself and others. My experience includes working with adolescents, teens, families and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, opposition, relationship and behavioral problems. I believe that therapy is a collaborative partnership between the client and therapist.
(925) 275-5919
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Our thoughts, emotions and actions are all connected. During periods of high stress, negative thoughts and overwhelming emotion can cause dysfunction in our daily lives. Therapy can support you in reframing negative thoughts, so you can better manage your emotional experience and thus, change harmful actions toward yourself and others. My experience includes working with adolescents, teens, families and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, opposition, relationship and behavioral problems. I believe that therapy is a collaborative partnership between the client and therapist.
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Robyn Binder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have several years of experience working with children, teens and adults who have experienced trauma, as well as many clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, parenting struggles and relationship challenges.
I believe therapy works best when it is a partnership between the therapist and client. I would love to partner with you to support the change or increased happiness you might be seeking. You do not have to struggle alone, I am happy to work with individuals, including adults and teens. During our work together, I hope to provide you with a safe, comfortable space to work towards your goals. My style is collaborative, compassionate, and warm.
(925) 267-6858
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have several years of experience working with children, teens and adults who have experienced trauma, as well as many clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, parenting struggles and relationship challenges.
I believe therapy works best when it is a partnership between the therapist and client. I would love to partner with you to support the change or increased happiness you might be seeking. You do not have to struggle alone, I am happy to work with individuals, including adults and teens. During our work together, I hope to provide you with a safe, comfortable space to work towards your goals. My style is collaborative, compassionate, and warm.
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Erin Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, and addiction. My focus is working with adolescents and adults. I understand that when people experience trauma or life stressors they might struggle and need extra support. It is my passion to help people process their thoughts and feelings so that they can come to a better understanding of themselves.
(562) 265-3904
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed clinical social worker that specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, and addiction. My focus is working with adolescents and adults. I understand that when people experience trauma or life stressors they might struggle and need extra support. It is my passion to help people process their thoughts and feelings so that they can come to a better understanding of themselves.
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Stacy Heiser
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there, Do you find yourself anxious, depressed, or doubting your abilities? Are you struggling to process your experiences? Are these experiences now impacting your sense of self or your relationships? Has a significant life transition left you feeling stressed? Are you now seeing the impact of transgenerational patterns and trauma and want to heal? Sometimes using our coping skills and self-care rituals aren’t enough to manage our emotional pain. Sometimes we know what we need to thrive but aren’t sure how to get it. I’d like to help you find what you need within yourself.
(925) 204-2037
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there, Do you find yourself anxious, depressed, or doubting your abilities? Are you struggling to process your experiences? Are these experiences now impacting your sense of self or your relationships? Has a significant life transition left you feeling stressed? Are you now seeing the impact of transgenerational patterns and trauma and want to heal? Sometimes using our coping skills and self-care rituals aren’t enough to manage our emotional pain. Sometimes we know what we need to thrive but aren’t sure how to get it. I’d like to help you find what you need within yourself.
Kira Monterrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA, CFTP Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
One of the most important lessons I have learned as a therapist is that therapy requires more than a one size fits all approach. I treat every person as an individual. I lean on my years of experience and use a multitude of treatment modalities to treat your individual needs. We can work together to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I have treated individuals with a variety of issues, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic disorders, dissociative identity disorder, substance abuse disorders, anger, and more. I have also helped families and couples achieve harmony and improve their relationships and communication.
(925) 643-2034
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
One of the most important lessons I have learned as a therapist is that therapy requires more than a one size fits all approach. I treat every person as an individual. I lean on my years of experience and use a multitude of treatment modalities to treat your individual needs. We can work together to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I have treated individuals with a variety of issues, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic disorders, dissociative identity disorder, substance abuse disorders, anger, and more. I have also helped families and couples achieve harmony and improve their relationships and communication.
Anne Marie Whitaker
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, eating disorders, behavioral problems, and dual diagnoses and specialize in treating teens.
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR TEENS & ADULTS. Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, or low motivation? Are you struggling with peer or family relationships? Do you find yourself ruminating over decisions and unable to move on? Do you use unhealthy means of coping with stress? If you or your teen have answered yes to any of these questions (or have other emotional concerns), I may be able to help. As a client-centered therapist, I believe that healing begins with a strong therapeutic relationship; one that is genuine and compassionate.
(510) 399-2459
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, eating disorders, behavioral problems, and dual diagnoses and specialize in treating teens.
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR TEENS & ADULTS. Are you experiencing sadness, anxiety, or low motivation? Are you struggling with peer or family relationships? Do you find yourself ruminating over decisions and unable to move on? Do you use unhealthy means of coping with stress? If you or your teen have answered yes to any of these questions (or have other emotional concerns), I may be able to help. As a client-centered therapist, I believe that healing begins with a strong therapeutic relationship; one that is genuine and compassionate.
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Michelle Nedwek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I’ve helped people with anxiety, depression, trauma, social phobias, work related issues, and also those seeking help with behavioral changes and goal setting.
Sometimes life becomes really challenging, and during those times it can feel a bit lonely and overwhelming. There is some relief in knowing you’re not doing it all alone, and that you have someone to speak with and receive support and understanding. It’s my goal to come alongside you and help you with your challenges and goals in your life with understanding, empathy, and non-judgmental open listening.
(657) 214-4984
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I’ve helped people with anxiety, depression, trauma, social phobias, work related issues, and also those seeking help with behavioral changes and goal setting.
Sometimes life becomes really challenging, and during those times it can feel a bit lonely and overwhelming. There is some relief in knowing you’re not doing it all alone, and that you have someone to speak with and receive support and understanding. It’s my goal to come alongside you and help you with your challenges and goals in your life with understanding, empathy, and non-judgmental open listening.
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Elise Von Tersch
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
My passion is to work with individuals to transform life’s difficulties into opportunities of personal growth and insight. My approach is collaborative in nature while providing a safe space to foster good therapeutic work. My scope of expertise are issues pertaining to trauma, depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. I am a trained EMDR therapist and apply psychotherapy approaches complementary to individual clients and their needs. These approaches include EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy.
(925) 268-7769
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
My passion is to work with individuals to transform life’s difficulties into opportunities of personal growth and insight. My approach is collaborative in nature while providing a safe space to foster good therapeutic work. My scope of expertise are issues pertaining to trauma, depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. I am a trained EMDR therapist and apply psychotherapy approaches complementary to individual clients and their needs. These approaches include EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Solution Focussed Therapy.
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Sandra Dye
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, anger or self-defeating behaviors? Feel like you are going around in circles or that you are on a constant treadmill, feeling overwhelmed by life challenges rather than thriving? Concerned about your child's mood, judgement or behavior? Rather than despair, take the next step to achieving the life you desire. Things can be different. Conflicts, either internal or with others can be catalysts for self definition, understanding and growth. Parents, please visit my website: http://www.one-step-ahead-parenting.com
(925) 962-5831
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, anger or self-defeating behaviors? Feel like you are going around in circles or that you are on a constant treadmill, feeling overwhelmed by life challenges rather than thriving? Concerned about your child's mood, judgement or behavior? Rather than despair, take the next step to achieving the life you desire. Things can be different. Conflicts, either internal or with others can be catalysts for self definition, understanding and growth. Parents, please visit my website: http://www.one-step-ahead-parenting.com
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Jade DeFrates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have a special interest in EMDR which has been shown effective in peer review journals for treating depression, anxiety, and trauma to name a few.
*My practice is full and I am not currently taking clients* We as people are are all broken on some level, but we don't need to stay that way. Depending upon the cards we've been dealt in life (what's been done to us, and what we've done to ourselves) fractures in our world view, relationships, and self concept arise. I work best with a client who comes willingly to counseling, is motivated for change, and is open minded to new perspectives of responding to their problems. Many clients comment on the speed with which we are able to resolve their individual concerns.
(925) 230-0421
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have a special interest in EMDR which has been shown effective in peer review journals for treating depression, anxiety, and trauma to name a few.
*My practice is full and I am not currently taking clients* We as people are are all broken on some level, but we don't need to stay that way. Depending upon the cards we've been dealt in life (what's been done to us, and what we've done to ourselves) fractures in our world view, relationships, and self concept arise. I work best with a client who comes willingly to counseling, is motivated for change, and is open minded to new perspectives of responding to their problems. Many clients comment on the speed with which we are able to resolve their individual concerns.
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Debra M Kobold
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience in working with Adolescents and Adults who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Addictions, Self-Harming Behaviors, Trauma, PTSD, Grief, Co-dependency, Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide Ideation.
I will help you learn to appreciate your emotional identity through managing moods, thoughts, impulsiveness, reactivity, and harmful behaviors. I will help you strengthen or repair your relationships and build new ones. I'll help you cultivate confidence to ask for what you want, set boundaries with others, and navigate family issues. I can also teach you social skills if you feel out of place at work or school.
(925) 259-3746
Verified

Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have extensive experience in working with Adolescents and Adults who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Addictions, Self-Harming Behaviors, Trauma, PTSD, Grief, Co-dependency, Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide Ideation.
I will help you learn to appreciate your emotional identity through managing moods, thoughts, impulsiveness, reactivity, and harmful behaviors. I will help you strengthen or repair your relationships and build new ones. I'll help you cultivate confidence to ask for what you want, set boundaries with others, and navigate family issues. I can also teach you social skills if you feel out of place at work or school.
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Dr. Nadia Kakar, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Seeking out and initiating therapy is not easy. If you’re reading this, you’ve taken the courage to reach out and that’s strength! It’s not easy to deal with life at times and it can feel like a tangled up wire, causing anxiety, depression, mood swings, and a host of other issues, which could affect your relationship with yourself and others.
(925) 393-0614
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Seeking out and initiating therapy is not easy. If you’re reading this, you’ve taken the courage to reach out and that’s strength! It’s not easy to deal with life at times and it can feel like a tangled up wire, causing anxiety, depression, mood swings, and a host of other issues, which could affect your relationship with yourself and others.
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Altaf Bhimji
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
You may have a goal of living a meaningful life in all of its richness - and are seeking help with mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or somatic concerns. Childhood or long ago emotional concerns may continue to impact present day relationships, and/or day to day life. Or, perhaps, more recent incident(s) of significant stress, or strain? A collaborative person-centered approach can help with self-reflection and building on your life experiences.
(510) 422-1805
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
You may have a goal of living a meaningful life in all of its richness - and are seeking help with mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or somatic concerns. Childhood or long ago emotional concerns may continue to impact present day relationships, and/or day to day life. Or, perhaps, more recent incident(s) of significant stress, or strain? A collaborative person-centered approach can help with self-reflection and building on your life experiences.
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Paul Kramer, Ed.D. & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have seen common trends with the families I have worked with and I use this information to help parents find solutions quickly to help their children and teens cope with change, depression, anxiety, and various addictions.
Dr. Paul Kramer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in 2008 he started a group practice to expand services in Northern California (East Bay). Recently, since Covid, the group has expanded services to Southern California. He has served in multiple settings to include 12 years in the US Army. Paul uses an eclectic approach when working with children, teens, adults and families. Leaning on short-term therapies and practical solutions for common problemsEmotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Interventions, and Systems Theory. He specializes in working with people who have experienced various forms of trauma.
(925) 436-1725
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I have seen common trends with the families I have worked with and I use this information to help parents find solutions quickly to help their children and teens cope with change, depression, anxiety, and various addictions.
Dr. Paul Kramer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in 2008 he started a group practice to expand services in Northern California (East Bay). Recently, since Covid, the group has expanded services to Southern California. He has served in multiple settings to include 12 years in the US Army. Paul uses an eclectic approach when working with children, teens, adults and families. Leaning on short-term therapies and practical solutions for common problemsEmotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Interventions, and Systems Theory. He specializes in working with people who have experienced various forms of trauma.
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Danielle Missler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
The people I see face a range of challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and trauma. I work with adults, adolescents, families, and couples.
(424) 287-1606
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Office is near:
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
The people I see face a range of challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and trauma. I work with adults, adolescents, families, and couples.
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Maya Rasak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, IBP Verified
Office is near:
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Feeling stuck in familiar self defeating patterns? I can help uncover unconscious habits or behaviors that keep you anxious and depressed. Through active listening, interactive exercises, my direct approach helps you encounter hidden parts of yourself, enabling you to integrate these into one whole, thriving person with greater capacity to live and love completely. With extensive background in Western Psychology and Eastern practices I treat the whole being which leads to deeper awareness, changes in behavior and more satisfying relationships with others. Nothing changes if you don't take action. The journey begins with you.
(310) 895-9811
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Office is near:
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
Feeling stuck in familiar self defeating patterns? I can help uncover unconscious habits or behaviors that keep you anxious and depressed. Through active listening, interactive exercises, my direct approach helps you encounter hidden parts of yourself, enabling you to integrate these into one whole, thriving person with greater capacity to live and love completely. With extensive background in Western Psychology and Eastern practices I treat the whole being which leads to deeper awareness, changes in behavior and more satisfying relationships with others. Nothing changes if you don't take action. The journey begins with you.
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Betsy Cummings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with adults struggling with a wide range of psychological concerns, including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, self esteem, life transition, relationships, trauma, sexual abuse, family conflict and crisis counseling.
I look forward to helping you. I work to create a safe, empathic environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Life is challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to look at life's stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I work to help clients build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves in order to identify their strengths, develop new coping skills, build more meaningful relationships and live a more fulfilling life.
(323) 612-0439
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Office is near:
Brentwood, CA 94513
Offers online therapy
I specialize in working with adults struggling with a wide range of psychological concerns, including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, self esteem, life transition, relationships, trauma, sexual abuse, family conflict and crisis counseling.
I look forward to helping you. I work to create a safe, empathic environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Life is challenging, but therapy provides a place of comfort to look at life's stressors as well as what scares, saddens, or angers us. I work to help clients build a deeper and more compassionate understanding of themselves in order to identify their strengths, develop new coping skills, build more meaningful relationships and live a more fulfilling life.

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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 Brentwood. 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.