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A way forward

Hey everyone, throwaway account here. I have been a postdoc almost for 4 years in biochemistry/genetics on the west coast USA. My current appointment has been extremely unsuccessful, and my relationship with my PI has badly degenerated. Without getting too much into detail, I was very ill for most of my first year after moving for the position and slipped into a really severe depression afterward due to the terminal illness of a family member. My work suffered, my interest in science waned, and my professor became hostile and condescending to me, resulting in a pretty hard to recover from downward spiral.
I am a bit unsure where to do or where to look for career counseling. The people at my university have not been able to help. I haven't published or given talks since my (extremely productive) time in graduate school, and am kind of at a loss for where I might even possibly be able to take my career from here. I decided to bite the bullet and reach out for some anonymous help, in the hopes people might be able to give me some perspective on my current situation. Any advice or perspective would be deeply, deeply appreciated!