Depression Counseling in Bakersfield, CA.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Bakersfield, California.

Depression Counselor

Michael Mannia, D.Min., BCPC

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling

5330 Office Center Court, Suite #27, Bakersfield, California

Clinical depression is different than just having the "blues" or feeling "down" for a short while. The prophet, Elijah, is a good example of how serious depression can be (see 1 Kings 19:4-14). If you are experiencing the following on most days over the past two weeks, we advise contacting us: Feeling sad or empty; diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities; a change in body weight of more than 5% within the past month; sleeping more/less than usual; fatigue or loss of energy; feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt; diminished ability to concentration or indecisive; recurrent thoughts of death.

Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA


Available for Online Therapy

Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.

Depression Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

There are many causes for depression and many forms of depression, from reactive depressions to deep internal depressions. Sudden depressions as well as long lasting depressions are not to be ignored. They are serious emotional responses which can benefit extensively from appropriate counseling and therapeutic interventions. Having a caring and listening ear to talk to during a time of depressive despair can be extremely healing. It is often stated that a healthy listening relationship can heal beyond measure. There are depressions which will benefit from medical interventions along with talking interventions. In general, cared for depressions will greatly improve and most will pass.

Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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 Counselor

Laurie Brewer, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

3200 21st Street, Suite 101, Bakersfield, California

Almost all of us deal with depresion at some point in our lives,whether it's situational or due to some biologically-based chemical imbalance.Often the appropriate medication can be beneficial.While I can't prescribe drugs,I do utilize cognitive strategies with my clients to combat depression.Often there are losses that we struggle with ,unwanted changes in our lives that are difficult to deal with. I offer a compassionate environment for my clients to help them come to terms with these events in their own unique ways,at their own pace.I want to empower them to accept losses, make the changes as needed, and to deal with chronic emotional upheaval in ways that give meaning to the their lives.

You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Bakersfield, CA.

Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed therapists in Bakersfield who specialize in helping people overcome sadness, treat major depression and mood disorders such as bipolar, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Feeling down, lonely, and depressed can affect us at any station in life. Sometimes the cause may be physiological (such as hormonal or due to medication), it may be emotional, environmental, psychological or any combination of the above. Counseling for recovery and restoration from depression by a top rated therapist in Bakersfield will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Bakersfield is located in Kern County, California. It has a land area of 148.79 square miles and a water area of 1.47 square miles.  The population of Bakersfield is 373,640 people with 112,439 households and a median annual income of $57,095. .

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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Bakersfield is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Bakersfield therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility