Depression Counseling in Carson, CA.

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


Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91105 - Nearby to Carson.

Imagine feeling up instead of down. Not having to force yourself out of bed every morning. Enjoying being around others and having increased confidence and self esteem. I am empathic, authentic and genuine offering a reality based analytical approach into the root of your depressive feelings. Together, you will gain awareness of your feelings and learn that being kind to yourself doesn't have to be selfish or difficult, but second nature. I will guide you through feeling good and being in control of self.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Depression Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90024 - Nearby to Carson.

One of the most common reasons that people enter counseling is the experience of depression. Depression is much more common than what people know. I will help you understand the nature of your depression, what the possible causes are, and a variety of approaches that my clients have found helpful over the years. Whether your depression is recent or persistent, there are specific treatment methods that work for many people. I am also more than happy to work with other healthcare providers to make sure that you benefit from a comprehensive approach. Working with me or with a team can help to maximize your ability to get symptom relief and help you lead a happier and fulfilling life.

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91108 - Nearby to Carson.

CBT is a particularly effective treatment for depression, both as a combined approach with medication and as a stand alone treatment. Participating in CBT therapy for depression can help you restructure negative thought patterns and get out of negative cycles of thinking. Changing the way you think can help you interpret your environment and interactions with others in a more effective and positive way, improving the way you feel about yourself and helping improve your relationships with others. It may also help you recognize things that may be contributing to the depression and help you start doing things that lead to a reduction of symptoms and feelings of meaningful happiness.

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz
Depression Counselor

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to Carson.

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.

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT
Depression Counselor

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT

The A Treatment Center; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Carson.

Evere lie on the floor in such pain, you think it will never pass and can't see the light at the end of the tunnel? We are here to help you get up off the floor. Its not easy and its not fast, but You're Not Alone! We understand and we are here. We have tools to help. We use evidence based practices, Hypnotherapy, EMDR and a variety of there tools to help you find your foothold and stand on your own. We offer all clients a list of stress reduction tips. You may receive homework to do between sessions. We help you find joy again. Call for a Free 15 minute phone consultation.

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

In 90066 - Nearby to Carson.

As a couple we bring an enhanced experience of support and collaboration in dealing with feelings of depression. If you are feeling lonely, hopeless or isolated from your partner, we strive to put you back in each other's care. When we are both in the room we bring safety to the exploration of obstacles and patterns that are keeping you from getting what you need. We make it easier to ask your partner for what you want and bring connectivity back to your life.

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Carson.

When working with depression I take an eclectic approach. At the outset of therapy I work with the client to establish concrete goals. I employ various techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take a psychodynamic approach to examine the underlying causes of depression. I believe depression should be approached in a holistic manner and often times requires incorporating other techniques and interventions outside of the clinical setting.

Christine Brown, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Christine Brown, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90742 - Nearby to Carson.

When you've suffered a setback, a personal struggle or a loss, the sad feelings you have are probably not clinical depression. But, if your sad feelings have lasted more than a few days; if you're not eating or sleeping well, if life feels like more than you can handle, then you might be experiencing clinical depression. Depression can become a serious life issue, and it is also treatable. Through therapy, you will learn new ways to think and behave to alleviate depression. You will also learn how to form relationships with healthy people who can lift you up rather than hold you down. If medication seems necessary, a doctor referral can be made.

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92663 - Nearby to Carson.

There are two emotions which can be utilized in the process of healing from trauma: anger and sadness. Sadness can be a very effective vehicle for healing. The only problem with sadness is that it is such a short leap from there to depression. Sadness heals; depression does not. Depression can keep a person stuck in the same place for years without any progress. You must be very careful not to fall into depression when you decide to explore your feelings about the negative experiences of your life. Unfortunately, many people find the difference between sadness and depression to be obscure at best, and they often vacillate between the two. We encourage you to be very careful of depression becau....

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.
Depression Counselor

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

In 91107 - Nearby to Carson.

Depression is not something that exists "in" you. It is something you experience in a context. When we are out of connection with others we can become depressed. My approach to healing depression is not to simple help people get "over" their depression but by helping people move in and through it. That means, feeling into the pain and potential danger of feeling the feelings that are in you. When we are not alone in our feelings they can change.

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Carson.

Depression often goes hand in hand with low self-esteem. In treating depression, I would help clients to separate themselves from their depression so that they could start to build back their self-concept. In addition, I would empower clients to use mindfulness concepts to treat their depression by focusing on the present moment, acknowledging their feelings, working through difficult emotions, and accepting the impermanence of feelings.

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Carson.

When we feel depressed we can forget about taking care of our basic needs. Simple things like running errands or making the bed can feel insurmountable. Isolating from others can feel like the right thing to do but propel us further into a depressed space. Often we are unaware of how our mindset contributes to this state. And we try to cope by engaging in habits that increase feelings of shame and hopelessness. I can support you in your journey of coming out of the heaviness and into a lighter way of being. We can look at how shame may play a role in remaining stuck. We can look at unresolved fears and needs along with cognitive distortions that may keep you from moving forward.

Sheila Forman, JD, PhD, CGP
Depression Counselor

Sheila Forman, JD, PhD, CGP

Psychologist

In 90403 - Nearby to Carson.

One of the most common reasons people seek therapy is for depression. If this is you, you are not alone. The good news is that depression can be treated. Using "talk therapy," either in the form of group therapy or individual sessions, you can identify the cause of your depression and learn tools to overcome it. From changing how you think to making sure you get proper rest and nutrition, depression can be managed. It can even go away completely. The most important thing is that you find someone to talk to about your pain. Isolation is often a sign of depression. Going it alone, trying to power thorough it, is not necessary, nor advisable. Reach out. Get help. I'm here for you.

Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91604 - Nearby to Carson.

Depression can feel like quicksand. It can be a full body experience that leaves you gasping for air. And it is often difficult to explain to others what you are feeling. We would all love a quick fix - to hear the steps or magic words to make us feel better. I offer longer-term work that gets at the root of the problem. Real change that is sustainable takes time. I believe in the therapy process and will partner with you to facilitate healing and a new sense of freedom.

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT
Depression Counselor

Sandra Dupont, MA, MS, MFT

Adolescent & Emerging Adulthood Specialist

In 90401 - Nearby to Carson.

Young adults across the country are struggling, and often their parents often don’t understand why, or how to best help them. By waiting until emotional problems with your child have escalated, the issue becomes more complicated to solve. Seeking my services as a Young Adult Life Coach offers the opportunity to address and remedy these problems. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for your child to express their feelings and overcome their challenges. I invite you to take advantage of my FREE Initial Parent Consultation.

Priscilla Traub, MS., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Priscilla Traub, MS., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90815 - Nearby to Carson.

Talk therapy is incredibly beneficial for all areas of treatment, especially depression. Psychotherapy will help the depressed client to identify and understand life problems. Therapy will explore life problems and the cognitions behind the thoughts that lead to the depressed feelings. Together, in a safe and warm environment the client will be able to regain a sense of control and pleasure.

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT
Depression Counselor

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91403 - Nearby to Carson.

Sometimes life just seems overwhelming. The pain, sadness and anger take over, and you just don't know how you're going to make it through the day. You are not alone. Let me help you find hope again. In a safe and nurturing environment, I will be supportive and help guide you back to feeling the joy in your life. You deserve to be happy and enjoy your life to the fullest.

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Depression Counselor

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90503 - Nearby to Carson.

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.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Carson.

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.

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Alaleh Selkirk, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Carson.

Depression has a way of taking away our zest for life, our sense of vitality, and even sometimes our will to live. I begin my work in depression treatment with a thorough assessment of not just the number of symptoms of depression but as importantly the quality of the depression. Depression that stems from guilt has a different feel than that which stems from shame. I observe and interact with my clients and I provide my observations back to them for their assessment and collaboration in this very engaged and intimate process of identification. I make note of how my client is feeling during these conversations and I make my observations and senses my guides in treating depressive feelings.

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT
Depression Counselor

Olga Aguilar, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90041 - Nearby to Carson.

Studies show that talk therapy along with medication are the most effective for chronic depression. Although I cannot prescribe medication, I have a vast amount of experience practicing talk therapy with depressed clients. Depression can be debilitating and can interfere with every aspect of your life. Whether your depression is situational or hereditary, through psychotherapy we'll get to the root of it.

Parisa Zivari, M.A. LMFT
Depression Counselor

Parisa Zivari, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91403 - Nearby to Carson.

Depression can be a lonely place. A place where you are surrounded by your darkest and deepest thoughts. A place that feels isolated. A place that prevents you from moving forward, getting out of bed, and having a fulfilling life. Depression can become so powerful that instead of having hope, you can become consumed with feelings of sadness and hopelessness. In therapy, I will make you connect your emotional and physical pain into your depression and teach you self care, though stopping techniques, and relaxation techniques in order to overcome the symptoms. You and I will work together to work through your past traumas you have experienced growing up.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Carson.

Depression is often a state of confusion resulting from the lack of permission or guidance in processing difficult situations. An opportunity to work through past trauma can help lift depression so there is a greater emotional freedom to move forward and make choices in life. This support to process needs to be kind and understanding while providing a bit of a "push" to find the courage to face whatever scary feelings might be hidden away.

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to Carson.

Depression manifests in individuals in many ways. Some respond to depressing events by sleeping too much or too little. Others may change their eating patterns. Many will withdraw from events and lose motivation. These are just some of the corresponding symptoms of depression, and it impacts others differently. My approach helps people understand the underlying symptoms of depression, increase feelings of happiness, and learn proactive and reactive tools to manage depressive symptoms.

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD
Depression Counselor

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to Carson.

Do you feel depressed? Sadness? Do you get less enjoyment out of activities you used to enjoy? When depression takes over your thoughts and behaviors, it can make you feel like you don't know yourself anymore. I can help you develop the ability to recognize, accept, and cope with feelings of depression. I can help you alleviate your depressed mood and return to your previous level of functioning. I can help you develop healthy thoughts and beliefs about yourself and the world to not only alleviate your depression, but also regain your true gifts and talents. Want less stress and more happiness in your life? Call, click or text (949)791-7127 today to get started. Call/text 24/7.



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

Carson is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 18.72 square miles and a water area of 0.24 square miles.  The population of Carson is 93,281 people with 25,223 households and a median annual income of $72,421. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Carson 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 Carson public health department.