“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
― Sharon Salzberg
Therapy for Depression
Helping Depressed People Get Unstuck
Do you feel like crying all the time? Does your life feel aimless and hopeless? Depression often feels like a weight you can’t shake, but help is available.
Here Are Some Specific Challenges I Can Help You With
As you struggle with depression, you may be experiencing:
- An inability to control your impulses to indulge in unhealthy habits (poor food choices, binging on Netflix, drinking and eating to excess, etc.)
- Lack of motivation to get up and face the day
- A wish that life didn’t have to be so difficult
- Anger that you have been given this pain to suffer through
- A feeling of hopelessness and despair
If you are overwhelmed with feelings like these, therapy can help.
As Your Therapist, I Can Help You Find Your Way through Depression
I'm Sylvia, and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I can help you find a way forward despite your feelings of hopelessness.
I have helped dozens of depressed people from all walks of life to reconnect with a sense of agency, meaning and vitality. At my college counseling center in San Francisco and at Berkeley Mental Health, I met with depressed clients who had suffered from severe trauma and homelessness. As a therapist working in the Oakland Public Schools, I worked with depressed teens who had been broken down by violent and chaotic home lives and were living in unsafe neighborhoods afflicted by community violence.
As both a support group facilitator and an individual therapist specializing in depression, I know how heavy the weight of hopelessness can be. I am not afraid to walk with you on the path to healing.
Even if you’re feeling lost now, I can help guide you in making lasting, positive changes in your life. In particular, I can help you:
- Regain hope and a sense of agency
- Find satisfaction from connection with others
- Rediscover joy in the people and things you once loved
- Find meaning and strength in your experiences, even the experience of depression
- Have confidence in yourself
Depression can be devastating, but it's possible to feel better. And I have the experience to help you.
Take the Next Step and Schedule Your First Session
If you’re depressed and need help, please contact me at (415) 341-4905 or [email protected] to schedule your first therapy session. If you need immediate help in the meantime, please contact Crisis Support Services of Alameda County at 1-800-309-2131 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.