Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment San Jose & Los Gatos, CA

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States, affecting millions of people each year. At Lumos Psychiatric Services, we offer people struggling with depression the treatment they need to finally win their battle against depressive symptoms.

There’s no reason to suffer when there are so many effective treatment options available. Schedule your first appointment today, and let’s get you on the road to a happier, more productive life.

Happy man after depression treatment in San Jose & Los Gatos, CA

What is depression?

Everyone feels down every once in a while, but when feelings of sadness linger for extended periods of time and disrupt your daily functioning, this is recognized as clinical depression.

Symptoms of depression

There are numerous types of depression, each with its own unique symptoms. No two patients will have the same list of symptoms, but they may experience:

  • Ongoing feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Crippling fatigue, even when well-rested
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Loss of interest in enjoyable activities
  • Over- and under-eating
  • Recurring thoughts of self-blame
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Angry outbursts
  • Irritability
  • Thoughts of self-harm

Therapy for depression

Therapy for depression is an effective part of our overall depression treatment strategy here at Lumos Psychiatric Services. Dr. Sarbani Maitra and her team help patients with depression explore their life experiences to gain a better understanding of themselves and the moments of meaning in their lives. They also help patients develop healthy coping strategies, create positive behaviors, make lifestyle changes, and regain a sense of control and satisfaction in their lives.

Depression Medication

We have found that a combination of therapy and depression medication helps most patients find dramatic relief from their depressive symptoms. There are several medications available today, making it easier than ever to find a medication that works for you.

Man happy after his depression treatment in San Jose and Los Gatos, CA
Woman who is happy after her depression treatment in San Jose and Los Gatos, CA

Types of depression

Lumos Psychiatric Services helps patients with all types of depression manage their symptoms and live with greater joy. We specialize in include but are not limited to:


  • Major Depressive Disorder – Feeling depressed on most days.
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder – Sadness that lasts two years or more.
  • Manic Depression – Also known as bipolar disorder, manic depression causes wide mood swings from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows.
  • Seasonal Depression – Brought on by the dark, cold days of winter.
  • Psychotic Depression – Occurs along with hallucinations, paranoia or delusions.
  • Postpartum Depression – Occurs in the weeks and months after giving birth.
  • Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder – More severe than premenstrual syndrome, patients with PMDD experience depression along with other symptoms at the beginning of their periods.

Take the first step toward managing your depression today

You don’t have to struggle with depression when there’s help right here in Los Gatos / San Jose. Fill out the form below to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sarbani Maitra, and take the first step toward living a life where depression doesn’t hold you back.

Dr. Maitra is very caring, compassionate and concerned about patient health. My wife is her patient. Dr. Maitra is so sweet that my wife sees her niece in her.She understands the patient current and past situation and tries to accommodate and help and work around that.She doesn’t enforce her opinions and listens patiently about patient situations and prescribes medication that a patient can tolerate.She works with patient and not against. I am fortunate to have her treat my wife.I would highly recommend Dr. Maitra.
Dr. Maitra is awesome! I can't say enough about her. She cares about her patients and has a great team of co-workers. Swati goes above and beyond and handles extra tasks for me. More than recommended for anyone who wants a great professional at an accommodating clinic with a lovely team of staff members. Thanks for everything, guys!
I would highly recommend Dr. Maitra. She is the best psychiatrist i have come across. She listens so patiently, and her approach is so honest and remarkable.
Lumos Clinical has been a God send for my Wife and I. Dr Maitra is someone who is extremely intelligent and qualified in her field and she is also very compassionate and understanding.She has a way of getting through to people, empathizing with them and really helping them. Then there is Riya, and if you are lucky enough to speak to her, you already know she exhibits the upmost compassion, empathy and care. She was a large reason I chose to take my Wife to Lumos and it led us to an amazing Dr and rest of staff.
I cannot express how great my appreciation is for the staff and Doctors at Lumos Clinic. Dr Maitra and Swati have changed my view of psychiatric help because of their unending kindness and accommodation- I can schedule appointments over text increasing the likelihood I will get help. If you’re looking for help then I can’t recommend this clinic more. Dr Maitra has a diverse background working with a wide variety of patients, she’s incredibly smart, non-judgemental and has made the difference for me when other doctors in San Jose couldn’t.
Dr Maitra has been treating our son who has an eating disorder. She is the first doctor that my son has liked and she has had a lot of successes with our son. She is flexible and hard working and her staff is very professional. She has good instincts and incites. Strongly recommended.

Dr. Sarbani Maitra,
MD, Psychiatrist

Meet Dr. Maitra

Sarbani Maitra, MD is a board eligible psychiatrist. She has a Bachelors in Science from Tennessee Technological University in Chemistry leading up to her doctorate of medicine from the American University of the Caribbean Medical School. She then went on to gain clinical experience at Queen’s Hospital (erstwhile Old Church Hospital), London U.K. for a period of three years. She pursued her residency in Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee after working in research on women’s health issues at the Center of Women’s Health and Research. Dr Maitra has extensive experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings managing patients across the spectrum with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders and patients struggling with substance use disorders. She believes in an integrated approach to mental health which includes the biopsychosocial approach. [Read More]