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Marty L. Cooper, MFT

(415) 937-1620


4831 Geary Blvd.

San Francisco, CA 94118





April 2016                     Vol. 8, Issue 3  


I was asked by the good people at Psyched in SF to write an article for their blog at the Huffington Post, so I thought I take a stab at summarizing what I think about depression and its healing.  So far as I can tell, it's all in there (although I'm more than happy to get feedback about what you think is left out).

My great wish in this life is that we get a more comprehensive and integrated understanding of depression, a "thick and rich" model of what it is and how to heal from it, so this article is my initial attempt to address that wish.  I hope you find it useful.
Best wishes,



(P.S.  You can find many of my newsletters, and some articles not posted from Tame Your Mood, at the Psyched in SF site, found here.)  

"What I've Learned from Depression (so far)"  

Here is the link to this article at the Huffington Post. 

In it, I pose a sequence of 2 non-negotiable principles, and 10 unavoidable realities of depression and its cure.  I'm shooting here for a distilled and (relatively for me) pithy condensation of the necessary orientations and practices to cure depression.  It's all drawn from my years of working (personally, and with patients) with depression, and not primarily from theory.  In other words, its more observational and descriptive, rather than theoretical.  I hope you find it useful.
My Book is Available:

Anxiety and Depression:  42 Essays on Overcoming the Wild Moods

My book,

Anxiety and Depression:  42 Essays on Overcoming the Wild Moods (2011), is for sale as a paperback or Kindle.


It is a collection of short essays, focusing on the challenge of managing, and ultimately, uprooting depression and anxiety.  You can find a few sample articles here, and can purchase the book on Amazon here.

Archive of Past Newsletters
     All past issues of Tame Your Mood can be found here.
Audio Recordings
     Various audio recordings can be found here, including audio
     readings of past newsletters. 
About Marty

I am a San Francisco psychotherapist who helps individuals struggling with anxiety and depression to not only manage these  "wild moods," but eventually learn how to overcome them.  I work comprehensively with mental, emotional, bodily, and spiritual dimensions of anxiety and depression, all of which are necessary to overcome the chronic quality of anxiety and depression.

If you are interested in exploring working together in psychotherapy, please contact me at:


(415) 937-1620,