Feeling depressed?

Tired of feeling sad, hopeless, or alone? Has it been a while since you just felt good? Let our therapists and counselors can help.

Depression can look and feel different from one person to the next; and a diagnosis can only be made by a trained health professional.

What is Depression?

Depression can affect how you think, feel, and behave. Clinically elevated symptoms are often prolonged (2+ weeks), cause significant levels of distress, and greatly impact your ability to function in your everyday life. Here are some examples of some of the different ways we may feel depressed.

Thoughts

Depression can make it difficult for you to focus or concentrate, pessimistic in the way you interpret your experiences, and lead to thoughts of death or suicide.

Feelings

In addition to persistent feelings of sadness and/or a disinterest in previously enjoyed activities, depression can make you feel hopeless, worthless, alone, indifferent, ashamed, or unmotivated.

Behaviors

Depression can also impact your physical health or your ability to work, to take care of household responsibilities, or to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with those around you.

We Can Help!

Although it can feel daunting to talk about all the ways in which you feel depressed, the good news is that there are proven methods to treat depression and improve quality of life.

At Coronado Psych, we specialize in working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, stress, life transitions, health behavior changes, health-related psychological distress, and more.

We are now accepting new clients and are providing therapy and counseling services through telephone and secure video-conferencing.

We invite you to call or schedule an initial consultation to learn more about our services.

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“I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Tanaka since 2013. I have observed first-hand her ability to provide expert psychological services carefully tailored to the individual needs of each client. She does so with the utmost warmth and empathy.

Dr. Tanaka is truly dedicated to providing the best service to her clients–which is evident in the overwhelmingly positive feedback provided by her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a psychologist. San Diego is fortunate to have her as a mental health resource.”

Dr. Adrienne Kovacs, Ph.D.

Our Clinicians

Dr Rika Tanaka

Dr. Rika Tanaka

Founder/Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License #: PSY30925
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illnesses, Life Transitions

Dr. Ryan Halquist

Dr. Ryan Halquist

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License #: PSY27221
Specialties: LGTBQ+ Life Experiences, Substance Abuse or Use

Dr. Sarah Tuberman-Green, Psy.D.

Dr. Sarah Tuberman-Green

Registered Psychological Assistant
Under the Supervision of Rika Tanaka, Ph.D., PSY30925.
License #: PSB94024850
Specialties: Children, Adolescents, and Family

Learn More

If you would like more information about our services or fees, please contact us by phone (619-554-0120), email (info@coronadopsych.com) or schedule a initial complimentary consultation.
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