Depression Counseling in Castaic, CA.

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


Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed marriage and family therapist (#17142)

In 93065 - Nearby to Castaic.

Depression is very common, and often is a symptom of other problems that are going on. When I work with depression, I assess how long it has been present, what the root causes are if they are known, and what solutions have been attempted so far. Usually I will ask for a thorough evaluation by your doctor, because there are many underlying physical conditions that can cause feelings of depression. This does not mean that you necessarily need an antidepressant medication. Some people find them very helpful, and others don't want to add a medication to their systems. Your preference is important, and we will work with it. Depression sucks the joy out of life, and therapy can help!

Sandra Santana, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Sandra Santana, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91355 - Nearby to Castaic.

Clinical depression is not something that someone "gets over" or can manage on their own. It is real, painful and harmful. I will provide you the tools to help you overcome this debilitating condition. We work on stopping and changing those negative thoughts that can spin out of control, and also how to change some behaviors, such as being more active and social. It's difficult but we can do it together.

April De Higes, LMFT
Depression Counselor

April De Higes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91355 - Nearby to Castaic.

Are you sad or lonely? Does stress from work or family get you "down." Maybe you feel like there is "no hope" or no one understands you. I help people feel better by helping them develop new strategies and skills to reduce their stress. Having a professional counselor to talk to can be helpful. People who work with me report that they feel better. If you want to feel better, please call me for an appointment.

Sheryl Colby, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91316 - Nearby to Castaic.

Most of us get depressed at times in our lives. Sometimes, we need some guidance to help us through these difficult periods. I believe that the client/therapist relationship is very important in dealing with depression. If you make the decision to seek psychotherapy to help you deal with your depression, I think it is necessary to find a therapist that you can relate to. I work very hard to establish that bond and then explore your history and reasons why the depression exists. Using various techniques, my goal is to help you gain insight into your issues, learn better coping skills and ways of thinking and then help you move forward in your life to attain your goals.

Jessica Hupf, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jessica Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93020 - Nearby to Castaic.

Depression can be debilitating and make life feel hopeless. Many times people with depression want to get better, but don't know how. That's where a good therapist can help! My training, background, and experience can provide those suffering from depression the necessary tools and strategies to help improve mood and return to stable and healthy functioning. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to face these challenges, but that is why I focus on taking baby steps, taking it one day at a time, and putting one foot in front of the other, and providing a lot of support and understanding. I have witnessed many clients improve and successfully fight off their depression. There is hope!

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.
Depression Counselor

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist

In 91362 - Nearby to Castaic.

We have learned much in the past decade or so about the neurobiology of emotions and their relationship to our body, genetics, and past experiences. Although there may be medical causes of depression that may be medically treatable, research has shown that a combination of psychotherapy and medication is the best treatment. In therapy, we will explore your experiences that may be contributing to depression. We will identify ways to improve self-care (i.e., sleep, diet, exercise), and the ways in which thoughts and emotional responses to stress contribute to depression along with options for improving managing symptoms and coping with emotions.

Parshaw Barati-Marnani, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Parshaw Barati-Marnani, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91356 - Nearby to Castaic.

Depression affects every area of our lives and is extremely common. It is estimated that more than 19 million Americans deal with depression, but the good news is that it is very treatable. The first thing I like to do is tap into and build on existing strengths and skills. The tools we already have can easily be forgotten when depression comes over us. At the same time, we work on adding new skills and tools that can be used to boost mood and improve other symptoms of depression. Because the roots of depression have a variety of factors, the most important part of treatment for long term results is exploring and working through the underlying cause.

Wendy Jones, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Wendy Jones, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 93063 - Nearby to Castaic.

Depression, fear and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Therapy can help you to talk things out, cope with feelings, problem solve and change behavior patterns that may contribute to your symptoms. Through our work together in therapy, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had so that you can live your best life.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Jean Powers, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Individual & Family Therapist

In 93021 - Nearby to Castaic.

Depression is an overused word, and therefore misunderstood. I will work with you to help you understand if you are truly depressed, caught in grief, or going through a rocky life-transition. How we respond to our life is as, or even more important than the facts of our life. Our reactions to our circumstances will guide our emotional path in either a positive or negative way. Let me help you embrace the parts of yourself that are unknown, even to you. Bringing your darkness to light, will help you to see yourself in a much more empathetic way.

Jan Click, MSW, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Jan Click, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 91355 - Nearby to Castaic.

Suffering from depression can be one of the most challenging experiences that one can face. Every day takes an enormous amount of effort and can feel like walking through molasses. One can feel hopeless, helpess, not enjoying day to day activites, becoming more isolated and having difficulty concentrating. The good news is that there are treatment approaches that can be very helpful in healing depression to bring the joy and vitality back into one's life. These treatments can enable the client to reingage in life, connect with loved ones, and experience greater happiness and fullfillment.

Ruben Gutierrez, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Ruben Gutierrez, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91350 - Nearby to Castaic.

My approach to working with depression utilizes a combination of depth psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and existential therapy. Depression is the soul speaking of its pain and isolation through the body. My clients benefit immensely from learning to listen to the unconscious through dream analysis and the use of active imagination. CBT provides a tool for clients to identify negative thoughts and replace them with life affirming thoughts. Through existential work my clients learn to take responsibility for and take charge of their depression. For those clients who are taking anti-depressant medication I work closely with their psychiatrists to maximize outcomes.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

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.



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

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

Castaic is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 7.26 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of Castaic is 18,619 people with 5,869 households and a median annual income of $104,427. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Castaic, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Castaic is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Castaic public health department.