Depression Counseling in Bonita, CA.

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


Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92101 - Nearby to Bonita.

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 kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

Richard Brouillette, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Richard Brouillette, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92108 - Nearby to Bonita.

If you feel the Coronavirus crisis is pushing you into a corner, you may be feeling depressed. Everyone reacts to stress and trauma differently. Depression can happen when we're feeling helpless, and we are all feeling a little helpless now. But there are some methods we can work on that will bring structure and relief into your days. And you'll find that taking a more active role in your time will help relieve the depressive mood.

Cynthia Valentine, MA
Depression Counselor

Cynthia Valentine, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92116 - Nearby to Bonita.

Depression is one of the most crippling mental health concerns out there. With therapy, we will look at the thoughts, feelings and behaviors contributing to your experience of depression. Depression puts a dark cloud on things that once were really important to you. In ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) we will look at what small actions you can take in order to have you doing the things that are important to you.

Jonathan Kramer, PhD
Depression Counselor

Jonathan Kramer, PhD

Psychologist

In 92037 - Nearby to Bonita.

Depression comes from many causes, including: bio (genes, hormones..); psychological (blocked anger, wounded esteem..); social (loss of person/place/thing, loneliness..), mental (pessimism, self-criticism..); economic/career (loss of job, finances..). There are also a variety of ways to manage and lift depression, including: bio (meds, exercise..); psychological (boost esteem, harness energy/emotions..); social (develop better relationships and social skills..); mental (greater optimism/hope..); economic/career (new ways to increase success and finances). Successful counseling changes patterns and leads to greater happiness. Get started. Email or Call - Act today for a happier tomorrow!

Paul Santero, Psy. D.
Depression Counselor

Paul Santero, Psy. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92037 - Nearby to Bonita.

Like most issues that people experience today, depression can be caused by un-resolved trauma in one's past. When trauma has not been processed and resolved it can leave a wound, and not delt with, can lead to other issues including depression. An effective way to treat depression is to look at and deal with unresolved trauma in the individuals past and present. An effective way to deal with trauma is through the technique called EMDR. I am trained through the EMDR Institute and have helped individuals process and heal the wounds left by their trauma experiences. When this occurs, the depression can subside and the individual feels better.

John Boesky
Depression Counselor

John Boesky

In 92116 - Nearby to Bonita.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92116 - Nearby to Bonita.

Symptoms of depression can sometimes be devastating and cause an inability to function and at other times can be mild but chronic. Depression counseling with me involves talk therapy along with mind/body therapy that helps release whatever stuck patterns and negative beliefs that may be contributing to the low self-esteem, lack of motivation and energy, hopelessness, isolation, sleeping and eating problems. Using a holistic approach, it can be important to look at biological, psychological and social/external factors that may be causing the depression and make sure that each area is addressed. Depression may also be accompanied by anxiety and I have extensive experience treating both issues.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to Bonita.

Experiencing the symptoms of depression can be debilitating. Individuals do not have to suffer in silence with depression. Effective treatment is available to alleviate symptoms of depression. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a research-validated treatment approach to eradicating depression. Freeing oneself from depression will allow the individual to reclaim their life, improve their mood and return to a previous level of functioning. Living free of depression is essential to attaining a high quality of life and a meaningful existence.

Donna Scott, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Bonita.

Depression is accompanied by sadness or despair. It can be extremely difficult to endure, especially since Christians are taught to "count it all joy." In some cases, there may be a chemical imbalance which will require medical intervention. However, having someone walk this painful journey with you as a guide and provide a safe place to share the pain has proven helpful.

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 92121 - Nearby to Bonita.

Clients usually experience a progressive decline in mood, which can impact their emotions, the quality of their sleep, relationships (they may even begin to withdraw from others), and have persistent negative thoughts. Many clients prefer to explore viable holistic and integrative strategies before trying medication. In our collaboration, we will design a plan to explore possible options, strategies to strengthen effective coping mechanisms, and identify a plan to enhance the opportunity for recovery.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 92105 - Nearby to Bonita.

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.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Depression Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can cause experiences of lonliness, sadness, agitation, tearfulness, hopelessness, and decreased motivation. Together we can work to identify potential causes of depression symptoms and how these symptoms may be impacting your life. In most cases a core belief about ourself or the world can cause depression to persist. Some of these beliefs can include but are not limited to "I'm not good enough", "noone cares about me", "it's not safe to express my emotions", and "bad things always happen to me". Taking a collaborative approach we will incorporate both self compassion strategies and tangible skills based interventions as a way to work on improving your mood.

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.

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Depression Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

In 92131 - Nearby to Bonita.

I am an Emotionally Focused therapist (EFT). Research shows that those who suffer from depression actually benefit quite well from EFT therapy. Depression can be very isolating. The pain of isolation is inherently traumatizing. We are meant to be in relationship with others. I work with indiviudals and couples who struggle with depression by strengthening their relationship so that there is a deeper felt sense that the person who is suffering from depression can experience that they do matter, that they are important, that they are cared for and loved by another. This helps create a more secure attachment to self and others which is therapeutic and needed for healing.

Scott Wood, M.A.
Depression Counselor

Scott Wood, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Bonita.

Every life has times of sadness. When that sadness becomes depression, it is important to get support from a therapist. You can’t “just snap out of it,” and the effects can be devastating. Signs that you might be suffering from depression include a depressed mood most of the day, a loss of interest or pleasure in activities you previously enjoyed, poor or excessive, loss of energy, significant increase or decrease in appetite, thoughts of death. If you are experiencing these types of symptoms, don’t wait to get the support you need. Help is available. I provide a compassionate and supportive environment to assess your situation and work together toward relief. Contact me today.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Bonita.

Understanding that there are different types of depression, different levels of severity, and various causes, I work with each individual to assess what kind of depression they are experiencing and possible causes. Often anxiety and depression occur together. Along with providing a safe, non-judgmental place and therapeutic relationship for people to talk about their depressive feelings/emotions and experience, I also utilize research-based therapies that have proven effective for treating depression and anxiety.

Dennis Harris, MFT
Depression Counselor

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

In 91910 - Nearby to Bonita.

Depression is a sense of being overwhelmed by difficulties or circumstances past the point of your ability to cope. It can be a challenging place to find yourself because depression can sap the energy you need to fight back. There some ways of thinking about depression that you may find empowering and enable you to work your way through the fog and back to an active and productive life. My role is to guide you through the steps and processes to help you get your life back.

Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP
Depression Counselor

Vangie Akridge, PsyD, LEP

Licensed Educational Psychologist

In 92101 - Nearby to Bonita.

Feelings of sadness and depression are not always visible to the naked eye. Often times people appear to be maintaining their lives based on what they externally present, while they are internally fighting reels of repeating negative self-talk. It is important that feelings of sadness and depression are addressed. If left unchecked, these feelings can escalate to instances of self-harm and suicidal ideation. I provide you with an opportunity to unpack your emotions, consider coping healthy and safe coping strategies and problem solve viable solutions to feeling better.

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91910 - Nearby to Bonita.

Every person has times of sadness and discouragement, however if these feelings persist for long periods of time depression may result. Depression is like a weight that slows a person down and makes everything seem more difficult and strenuous. Depression can affect a person's ability to work, make decisions, focus, concentrate, sleep, eat and socialize. I have found that A key factor in effectively treating depression is motivation. In the first phase of treatment, I assist clients in finding small and simple ways to generate positive feelings as this provides hope that things can get better. Secondly, I assist clients in unloading or unpacking the issues that are weighing them down.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Depression Counselor

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Bonita.

If you are experiencing sadness that just won't go away, or a hopelessness that is immobilizing you, it may be clinical depression. There are a variety of very effective ways to treat depression, from cognitive therapy, exercise, nutritional supplements, biblio-therapy, or medication. The least effective is to get a medication from your primary physician and wait. I will help you plan a full intervention that will give you the earliest relief possible. Whether your depression is mild or crippling, I know how to take care of you. Sometimes, just getting to be listened to brings new hope and some relief. But we will do whatever it takes to bring you to health again.

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Vanessa Villasenor, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to Bonita.

Depression can be difficult and can impact us in many different ways. It can make it difficult to engage with our family as well as impact us in the work setting and with our self-care. You can learn coping skills in order to make progress through your depression and live a healthier life with your new skills in order to navigate through your daily life.

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Sue Cates, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92014 - Nearby to Bonita.

Are you sad? Having trouble functioning? Has life lost it's meaning? Are you outwardly successful yet wondering "Is that all there is?" Although many of us feel down from time to time, depression can sometimes feel debilitating. Depression has many causes. My approach includes work on various levels: emotional, relational, cognitive, and spiritual. Therapy can help you be mindful of your experiences, your emotions and your thought patterns, have compassion with yourself, develop resilience and hopefulness and get you back to living the life you desire.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
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.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Depression Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92154 - Nearby to Bonita.

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.


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

Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed therapists in Bonita 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 Bonita will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Bonita is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 5.01 square miles and a water area of 0.13 square miles.  The population of Bonita is 13,864 people with 4,122 households and a median annual income of $84,526. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Bonita for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Bonita public health department.