Depression Treatment

Depression Therapist in San Jose and Los Gatos, CA

Expert Psychiatrist for Depression in San Jose and Los Gatos, CA

Depression is a prevalent mental health condition impacting millions of lives each year. At Lumos Psychiatric Services, we specialize in providing personalized treatment plans designed to help individuals overcome depressive symptoms and regain control of their lives. Whether you’re experiencing persistent sadness or struggling with low mood, our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way.

What is Depression?

Depression encompasses a range of symptoms that can vary from person to person. Common signs include ongoing feelings of sadness or hopelessness, fatigue, changes in sleep and appetite, and withdrawal from social activities. Left untreated, depression can significantly impact daily functioning and overall quality of life.

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

What are the Symptoms of Depression?

Depression manifests differently for each person. You may be struggling with depression if you’re experiencing some of the following symptoms:

  • Persistent Sadness or Hopelessness
  • Experiencing extreme tiredness, even after adequate rest.
  • Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or oversleeping.
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities.
  • Significant changes in eating habits, leading to overeating or undereating.
  • Recurring feelings of guilt or self-criticism.
  • Difficulty with memory recall and concentration.
  • Avoiding social interactions and isolation from loved ones.
  • Frequent outbursts of frustration or irritability.
  • Thoughts or urges to harm oneself.

Assessing Your Risk for Depression: Understanding Causes and Risk Factors

Determining whether you are at risk for developing depression involves examining various factors that can influence its onset. While depression is a complex mental health disorder, understanding these potential causes and risk factors is crucial for both prevention and treatment.

Fundamental Causes and Risk Factors for developing depression include:

  • Genetics
  • Family History
  • Traumatic or Stressful Life Events
  • Medical Conditions
  • Substance Abuse

While these factors can influence your risk of depression, it’s essential to remember that not everyone who experiences them will develop the disorder. Additionally, depression is a treatable condition, and seeking professional help can significantly improve outcomes. If you are concerned about your risk of depression or are experiencing symptoms, don’t hesitate to reach out.

What are the Treatment Options for Depression?

At Lumos Psychiatric, we offer a comprehensive approach to depression treatment, incorporating a variety of evidence-based strategies tailored to your individual needs:

Therapy for Depression: Our therapists specialize in techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), which are effective in managing depressive symptoms and improving overall well-being. Through one-on-one therapy sessions, individuals are provided with a safe and supportive environment to explore their emotions, identify negative thought patterns, and develop coping strategies to navigate life’s challenges.

Medication Management: In conjunction with therapy, medication may be prescribed to alleviate symptoms and restore balance. Our experienced psychiatrists will work closely with you to find the most suitable medication regimen based on your unique symptoms and medical history. From selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) to serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and other antidepressants, we ensure that your medication plan is carefully monitored and adjusted to optimize treatment outcomes.

Supportive Services: We provide various supportive services, including telepsychiatry appointments, to ensure accessibility and continuity of care. Additionally, we offer support groups for individuals living with depression, providing a safe and understanding space for sharing experiences and coping strategies. These groups foster a sense of community and connection, reducing feelings of isolation and promoting emotional healing.

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

Depression Treatment With Lumos Psychiatric in San Jose and Los Gatos, CA

Our experienced team is equipped to address various forms of depression, including:

  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
  • Seasonal Depression
  • Psychotic Depression
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder (PMDD)

At Lumos Psychiatric Services, we offer specialized treatment options tailored to different subtypes of depression.

If you or a loved one are seeking support for depression, Lumos Psychiatric offers tailored care plans designed to address your individual mental health needs. Dr. Maitra is dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment options, including:

Assessment and Diagnosis: Understanding the root causes of mental health challenges is crucial for developing effective care plans. We gain insight into your unique needs through thorough evaluation and diagnosis, allowing us to tailor treatment accordingly.

Therapeutic Techniques: We utilize evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and others, to help you heal and thrive. These techniques are proven to assist individuals in managing depressive symptoms and enhancing overall well-being.

Telepsychiatry Services: We believe in making therapy accessible through telehealth services. Through secure online meetings, you can receive support and treatment from the comfort of your home, eliminating barriers to care and ensuring continuity of treatment.

Schedule Your Appointment with an Expert Depression Therapist in Los Gatos or San Jose Today

You don’t have to struggle with depression alone. Take the first step towards healing by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Sarbani Maitra at our psychiatric clinic in San Jose and Los Gatos, CA. Fill out the form below to schedule your consultation and embark on the path toward a life where depression no longer holds you back. With compassionate care and personalized treatment, we’re here to help you reclaim your mental well-being and live a fulfilling life.

Lumos Psychiatric Reviews

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!

-A. A.

I didn't want to consult a psychiatrist because my lifestyle demanded mental health therapy. I thought I could do it all, handle it all, and be the superwoman everyone thought I was and my family expected of me...anxiety and depression took over my life and I tried everything to rise above it. In my 20s, I was diagnosed with ADHD. Left untreated, the symptoms tormented my life and hurt people I loved. Dr. Maitra is compassionate and the best psychiatrist around. She helped me understand I had a biological imbalance, not just a mental illness. She gave me the strength to share my journey without shame. Dr. Maitra has also been helping me with other private concerns, so I'm confident and hopeful I can overcome these too. Her office is gorgeous and her team handles the important aspects! I would recommend her to anyone who needs a second or third opportunity, is hesitant about a diagnosis, fears judgment, or has lost hope!

She's humble and kind. If you trust her, she can change your life too!

-I. A.

Dr. Maitra saved my life. She doesn't just sit with you for 15 minutes and send you on your way. She cares, she listens and she prescribes accordingly. Her staff was always responsive and caring. When I moved out of state she even helped me get set up with a new psychiatrist. I'm eternally grateful for Dr. Maitra and her staff.
Dr. Maitra is a rare type of doctor. She takes extra time with each of her patients. Although this sometimes means waiting a bit more for your appointment, it ensures adequate time is given to address your issues. Dr. Maitra along with her staff are very friendly and accommodating. They provide snacks and water for while waiting in the lobby. The overall atmosphere in her clinic is that of a "mom and pop shop". The staff are respectful and yet very personable. I cannot recommend her services enough.
I highly recommend this psychiatric service to anyone looking for an educated MD who actually cares about her clients and makes sure they are taken care of. Dr Maitra is truly one of a kind and my family is very thankful that we found her after wasting thousands of dollars with other psychiatric firms who only take your money and don’t actually care about their patients. I searched high and low throughout the bay area and Lumos and Dr Maitra are by far the best service I have found. You will not be disappointed if you are generally looking for help and a Doctor who actually cares about your health and wellbeing! The staff here are also extremely responsive and helpful and will never leave you out in the cold in a time of need. So glad I found Lumos and Dr Maitra!
Dr Maitra is a genuine docter I have seenUntil now. She is giving me treatment forDepression. She is so Flexible and had been there for me every time I had a problem. She gives good medicine for depression.She is an amazing docter.
I found Dr Maitra and her wonderful staff during the pandemic. She was one of the very few doctors who responded to my many emails. Dr. Maitra is one of a kind! She is compassionate, genuinely cares about her patients, and willing to meet them where they are to help them get well.
I love Lumos. Not only is Dr. Maitra a caring, warm, smart and experienced Psychiatrist, her staff is also caring and efficient. Can't ask for a better team.

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]