Depression is one of the most common health issues faced in the United States – but it is also one of the most treatable!

Therapy for Depression


Have you lost all energy and motivation?  Do you feel lost, stuck, or hopeless?  Have you noticed changes in your appetite, your weight, or your sleep?  Are you struggling with concentration and memory, unable to focus the way you once did? 


If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might be struggling with depression – and I am here to help.


Do I need therapy for depression?


Depression is one of the most common health issues faced in the United States – but it is also one of the most treatable!  However, many people tend to miss the most common red flags of major depression, such as:

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* Severe depression can lead to thoughts of suicide and self-harm.  If you or a loved one are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self-harm, seek professional help immediately by calling 911, and contact me as soon as possible to get treatment.


Depression can be caused by all sorts of adverse life events, such as the loss of a loved one, being fired from your job, work conflict, moving to a new city, having a serious medical issue or injury, relationship problems, and more. Additionally, depression can creep up slowly over time due to inadequate self-care, use of drugs or alcohol to cope with stress, or disconnection and loneliness.  Sometimes, we can become depressed when we are unable to do the things we love – old hobbies and previous passions fall by the wayside, leaving us only with life’s stressors and worries. 


Regardless of the cause, I believe that with the right support and dedication, anyone can recover from depression.  This is why I provide depression therapy for people from all over the San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland area – people just like you. 


If you are ready and interested in signing up for your first session, contact me today!  To learn more about how therapy can help with depression, read on!


How will psychotherapy help with depression?


The symptoms of depression tend to create a nasty downward spiral.

Depression tends to feed its own symptoms, leading to a worsening of severity when left unaddressed.  As people feel less motivated and have less pleasure in life, they might also become less hopeful and less socially connected.  As people lose connection with others and isolate, they may also begin to believe that no one cares about them.


Sometimes, depressive symptoms can keep people from doing even the most necessary tasks, such as cleaning, bathing, and preparing healthy meals.  Over time, these issues can severely impair one’s ability to function, relate with others, and have wellness.


Therapy for depression is specifically designed to help people escape the downward spiral.  Therapists provide encouragement and support to get your body reengaged and active, boost feelings of self-worth and meaning, and help you reconnect and integrate socially.


If you or a loved one is struggling Xwith depression, let me help. 


I provide therapy for people from all over the Bay area because, even here in sunny California, depression can affect anyone.  Contact me today to learn how, together, we can get your life back on track.

What does therapy for depression look like with Kristina Nakamura?


No matter how down, how lost, and how hopeless you might feel, know that I am here for you.


Each session is completely confidential and specifically designed to help you meet your goals.  During the first meeting I will ask you questions about your story to get a sense of what might be contributing to your depressive downward spiral.  This also gives us a chance to get to know each other a bit better and answer any questions you might have before moving forward with therapy.  I provide helpful insights and initial recommendations as we put together an effective strategy for enhancing your wellbeing. We will meet on a regular basis for individual therapy, which is where the real action happens.

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As you engage in therapy for depression, you can learn to:


  • Escape the downward spiral

  • Discover effective ways of coping

  • Be curious and self-reflective

  • Think and react differently to major life stressors

  • Feel hopeful and motivated for the future

  • Develop feelings of control and self-worth

  • Be vulnerable and authentic in relationships


You deserve to be happy, healthy, full of purpose and meaning.  And I believe that, together, we can get you there. 


Interested in hearing more about my practice?  In addition to couples counseling and therapy for relational issues, I also provide help with other difficulties, such as depression, trauma, anxiety, and more!


Want to learn more about how I can help?  I would love to hear from you. 


Phone Number: 628-333-9775


San Francisco Office: 582 Market Street Suite 1108 | San Francisco | CA | 94104


Oakland Office: 2940 Summit St. | Oakland | CA | 94609


Berkeley Office: 1918 Bonita Ave | Berkeley | CA | 94704