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We found 189 providers with an interest in depression near Richmond, CA.

Dr. William Arthur Gardner, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
388 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Gardner practices psychology and cognitive-behavioral therapy. These areas are among Dr. Gardner's clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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David J Kest, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
2918 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Mr. David Kest works as a family therapist in San Rafael, CA and San Francisco, CA. Mr. Kest's clinical interests include critical incident stress management (CISM), depression, and gestalt therapy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
3195 California Street; Suite E
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Deborah Brenner-Liss' specialty is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brenner-Liss include behavioral medicine, depression, and narrative therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brenner-Liss honors. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Anders C Greenwood, PhD, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
703 Market Street; Suite 410
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Anders Greenwood is a psychologist and psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, person-centered therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Greenwood welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ilene Ava Serlin, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
2084 Union Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ilene Serlin works as a psychologist in Mill Valley, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her clinical interests include behavioral medicine, depression, and narrative therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Serlin speaks French. Dr. Serlin's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Group Therapy, Counseling, Child Psychology
211 Gough Street; Room 113
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bryce Carter's areas of specialization are group therapy, counseling, and child psychology. Dr. Carter's areas of expertise include depression, infertility, and phobias. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Geraldine Alpert, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1738 Union Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Geraldine Alpert's area of specialization is psychology. Her clinical interests include depression, body dysmorphic disorder, and eclectic therapy. Dr. Alpert's practice is open to new patients. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Peter P Bernhardt, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1197 Valencia Street; San Francisco Ca 94110, Office 1
San Francisco, CA
 

Mr. Peter Bernhardt's areas of specialization are family therapy and counseling. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Matthew Damon Skinta, PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology
563 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Skinta's area of specialization is health psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Skinta include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Skinta has an open panel.

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Maureen N Fiorelli
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
582 Market Street; Suite 1010
San Francisco, CA
 

Ms. Maureen Fiorelli works as a family therapist and counselor in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her areas of expertise include depression, body dysmorphic disorder, and existential psychotherapy. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Brooke H Pomerantz, MS
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling, Psychotherapy
530 Bush Street; 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Ms. Brooke Pomerantz's areas of specialization are social work, counseling, and psychotherapy; she sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and adjustment disorders. Ms. Pomerantz accepts the following insurance: APS Healthcare and Aetna. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Angela Pearlean Hasty, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
999 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Angela Hasty works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hasty include depression, eclectic therapy, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Hasty is an in-network provider for Health Net and Aetna insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Robert F Tyminski
Specializes in Psychology
3529 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Mr. Robert Tyminski works as a psychologist in San Francisco, CA. In addition to English, he speaks German. His clinical interests include depression, sexuality, and autism. Mr. Tyminski honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Meredith Holcomb Reddoch-Ho, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
2712 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Ms. Meredith Reddoch works as a family therapist and counselor in Walnut Creek, CA and San Francisco, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Marian Joycechild, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology
1947 Divisadero Street; 5
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Marian Joycechild is a family therapist and psychologist. Dr. Joycechild's areas of expertise include adoption issues, depression, and gay and lesbian issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Romi Mann, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling, Psychotherapy
55 New Montgomery Street; Suite 420
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Romi Mann practices psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy in San Francisco, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mann include depression, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Mann is in-network for Cigna and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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What is Depression?

Everyone knows what it feels like to get the blues once in a while. But depression is a serious illness that is more severe than a bad day and lasts much longer. Symptoms of depression stop a person from being able to function and enjoy daily activities for weeks or months at a time. It can happen to anyone, and it isn’t something that people can control by force of will or “snap out of.”

Some common symptoms of depression include:
  • Feeling sad, guilty, empty or hopeless
  • Fatigue and a lack of energy and motivation
  • A loss of pleasure in activities that were previously enjoyed
  • Unusual sleep or eating habits
  • “Mental fog” -- trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Suicidal thoughts or a preoccupation with death

We don’t yet know what causes depression, but it’s thought that it is a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and social influences. Because of this, the most effective treatments for depression combine medication with psychotherapy. Therapy, especially cognitive-behavioral therapy, can be extremely helpful in resolving the negative thoughts and feelings that come with depression. It gives patients new tools that they can use themselves to cope when their depression is making them feel down.

Some of the common medications used to treat depression include antidepressants such as SSRI’s (Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft) or atypical antidepressants (Cymbalta, Wellbutrin). It’s important to remember that these medications have different effects on everybody, and no one medication works right for everyone. You may have to try a couple before finding the one that works just right for you. If the first medication you try doesn’t work, don’t give up, and talk to your doctor about trying something else. In extreme cases where medication is not enough, electro-convulsive therapy and hospitalization may be the answer to keeping a severely depressed person safe.

Depression is a difficult illness to deal with, but it is more common than you’d think and there are many people who can help. With the right treatment, you can get back to fully enjoying your life again.