Depression Counseling in Bakersfield, CA.

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


Michael Mannia, D.Min., BCPC
Depression Counselor

Michael Mannia, D.Min., BCPC

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling

5330 Office Center Court, Suite #36, Bakersfield, California 93309 | 661-324-4070

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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Depression Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I use several methods for helping you overcome depression. I support you in maintaining safety. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I help you to identify unhelpful thoughts and learn how to restructure your thoughts. I help you identify root causes of your depression and find ways to reduce their impact by replacing them with activities and relationships that support you in increased positive mood and personal responsibility. Depression can be comorbid with other issues you may be struggling with and I take a holistic approach to help you address what is needed in order to become a more fulfilled, and satisfied individual.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Depression counseling involves assessing and making appropriate changes in the physical, emotional, and relational aspects of a client's life that are contributing to depressed mood. I work with clients to both remedy the underlying causes and their resulting cognitions, and the lifestyle habits that hinder their recovery. Often it is appropriate to work in conjunction with medical professionals who may suggest medications and/or nutritional supplements to correct the biochemical aspects of depressive episodes. Clients benefit most when their treatment is comprehensive and avoids dealing solely with symptom relief.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

It can often seem like society expects us to be happy and positive at all times, that any admission of sadness or a loss of motivation, energy, or engagement with life is a personal failure. But Depression isn't a personal failure, and it is also more than just "feeling sad". If you find yourself down in the hole of disconnection, surrounded by a fog that is interfering with your life and relationships, you need a hand to help you climb out. A trained therapist understands the mechanics of depression and can help you understand it and find strategies to make your way up and out of it, and back into the light. Please contact me so we can begin to work on this process together.

Mosaic Counseling Center, L.C.S.W.
Depression Counselor

Mosaic Counseling Center, L.C.S.W.

Counseling Agency

1430 Truxtun Avenue, 5th Floor, Bakersfield CA 93301, Bakersfield, California 93306 | 661-665-6077 ext. 700

There are many different factors that lead to depressive symptoms, and often time some symptoms can be alleviated by addressing environmental issues. When that is not enough, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been found to be one of the most effective treatments for depression. This is typically the course of treatment I will engage with for clients suffering from depressive symptoms; however, I like to do a comprehensive assessment to determine if other treatments might be more effective for an individual's needs. When depressive symptoms are significantly impacting a person's life (i.e., effecting sleeping, eating, daily functioning) medication combined with therapy can be effective.


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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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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Bakersfield public health department.