Common: One out of ten people will report depression at some point in their lives (and that’s just the people who recognize it and report it).
Quietly destructive: It wastes lives, because lives are kept small, and opportunities wasted, because of the depression. It costs money, because careers are hamstrung. It contributes to illness and early death, because it has a variety of damaging impacts on the body.
Highly treatable: Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy, and one of the things therapy is particularly good at treating. There are lots of things we can do to depression around and get life moving forward again, often quite rapidly.
Listless. Heavy. Hopeless. Grim. Flat. Stuck. Helpless. Angry. Just unhappy.
Depression doesn’t like it when you “Do Something Different” – and you’re looking for therapy options, so you’re already part way there! People who are depressed often feel too depressed to seek therapy, but once they make the phone call, they often start feeling better before they even go to their first session.
Every time you take action to make things a little better, your depression evaporates a little, even if it’s just getting dressed, walking around the block, or making a phone call you don’t feel like making.
We take a multi-modal approach – integrating the best tools from many approaches.
Your Bridge Center Therapist we’ll be looking at:
There are many ways of thinking and behaving, like circular self-criticism, procrastination, or avoidance of others. These patterns create and feed depression. We want to step in, interrupt the repetitive patterns, and help you feel the pull toward feeling better.
Are you ready to take that first step to peace and happiness?
We think we’re uniquely equipped to free you of depression as effectively, rapidly, and enjoyably as possible.
Dan supervises the research of doctoral students at The Wright Institute, in Berkeley, where he has been a clinical supervisor and taught…read more
Tim has worked for over 20 years coaching people on ways to draw upon their strengths, intuition, and common sense to improve their lives…read more
Rob’s training is consistent with my values of respect and caring for the individuals and couples I work with. My experiences include working…read more
Stacy completed post graduate course work at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and trained in expressive arts therapy at the Tamalpa…read more
Yael helps clients identify and galvanize their strengths, and the parts of their lives that DO work, to get the rest of their lives…read more
Kirsten Maier has 15 years of therapy experience working with a wide range of individuals, couples, and groups in Canada. She is a PhD…read more
We’re happy to chat on the phone with you about your situation, and think together about the ways we might be able to make a real difference.
THE BRIDGE COUNSELING CENTER
1425 Leimert Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94602