Depression Counseling in Manhattan Beach CA.

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Depression Therapist

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

Within Driving Distance of Manhattan Beach, CA

A need for emotional connection is wired into our DNA as a survival mechanism. But in response to childhood experiences, you may have developed patterns of relating to people that interfere with that essential attachment, so you feel chronically disconnected and depressed. At one time, these patterns protected you from a less than nurturing environment. But now they’re doing more harm than good. Like a self-fulfilling prophecy, your expectations about how others will treat you can lead you to behave in ways that elicit the very responses you fear. EFT can help you heal your relationships and mood. Research shows EFT can be as effective as medication in relieving the symptoms of depression.

Depression Therapist

Vi Ballard, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within Driving Distance of Manhattan Beach, CA

When the weather is bleak and dreary raining, or snowing for days on end, we may feel as if it will never end. This may be the way you feel when you are depressed; that you will never feel better. Depression is a major mental illness but certainly one that can be treated. If you are feeling hopeless, crying much of the time, having difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much and feeling very helpless, you are depressed. Maybe someone you love has died, or a longtime pet has died. New Mom's often get depressed. It may be more than just "the baby blues". Give me a call. I would like to talk to you about the way you are feeling.

Depression Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at

Depression Therapist

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

616 N. Poinsettia Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA

Again deep breathing is the key here. The inhale will energize you and the exhale will relax you. Low energy is a key symptom of depression. Also hopelessness and helplessness. Changing the way you breathe will directly change your nervous system and change the way you feel physiologically. It will also change the way you perceive reality. If you have clinical depression (not situational) then medication in addition to psychotherapy may be advised. Mostly I help people get off medication. Exercise is as effective in treating depression as medication.

Depression Therapist

Dr. Carol Francis, Psy.D., MFT, CHypT,

Clinical Psychologist, Marriage, Family & Child, Hypnosis

Within Driving Distance of Manhattan Beach, CA

Depression comes in all forms and degrees. Some are immobilized by depression: unable to move, work, sleep or wake-up. Others function feeling bleek, numb, without motivation or enthusiasm. Some depression fits a sad situation such as loss, divorce, death, worry. Regardless of the cause, depression needs to be addressed simultaneously on the mental, emotional, and physical level. I have 36 years using in-depth psychotherapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, NLP and EMT along side nutritional and fitness training all of which can people rise above depression into feeling alive again. No one tool fits all people nor all types of depression. 310-543-1824.

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