Depression Counseling in Gardena, CA.

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


Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90405 - Nearby to Gardena.

Clients that come in with depression can be in a very difficult time and phase in their lives. With therapy, you will be able to identify what is making you depressed and how to decrease it significantly by using every day tools that can be learned. You will be in a safe environment and able to share your feelings that are related to feelings of depression and sadness.

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 91107 - Nearby to Gardena.

Sadness is a part of life, but depression can lead to serious problems if not treated correctly. If you are suffering from a sadness that goes on day after day you may have a clinical depression that is in need of professional help. If you are not sure if you are depressed we can help you figure that out. Don't let the cost of therapy stop you. We have over 25 therapists with fees ranging from $45 to $250 per session so we will find just the right person to help. You don't have to suffer another day, give us a call.

John Warrington, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

John Warrington, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Gardena.

Wouldn't it be great if we could take a pill to fix all our problems? While medication can be an important tool in fighting depression, psychotherapy and medication is normally the "gold standard." Forming a relationship with a therapist in a confidential and safe environment is an essential step on the road to recovery. Your therapist may end up knowing you better than anyone else in your life. Finding a "good fit" is vital. I seek to provide such an environment to facilitate self-discovery and to make change for the better.

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 90745 - Nearby to Gardena.

If you tend to look at your past, present and future as painfully sad I can help you develop a plan to lift your mood and help you to become more hopeful. You will be able to measure your progress based on changes you can achieve and believe in, step by step. We can work together at whatever pace you need. Learn tools you can use for a lifetime. Taking the first steps by gettting expert help can make the difference.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to Gardena.

Over 17 million people suffer with depression every year. Feeling sad, irritable or unsettled can impact relationships, work productivity and everyday functioning. Still, depression is a highly treatable problem. With a full understanding of the origin and symptoms, the right treatment plan can help to guide you in a direction that gives you more hope for your future. Therapy will uncover what created the depression, as well as prevent it from reoccurring in the future.

Laura Westmoreland, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Laura Westmoreland, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90025 - Nearby to Gardena.

Depression puts your life on pause. Together, we can figure out how to press the play button again. We can begin to examine the symptoms of how depression shows up for you. We will collaborate to find the best strategy to alleviate and possibly eliminate those symptoms. You deserve to lead a full life. Are you ready to start the healing process?

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Gardena.

Depression is a condition that can be insidious in that the symptoms are frequently physically and emotionally debilitating. Friends and relatives often suggest as a cure to merely "take a walk" or "think positively" in order to combat those symptoms which usually only increase feelings of shame and encourage patients to further isolate. I don't offer such simple suggestions but construct a treatment plan that includes supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral techniques and integrating an evaluation for medication if indicated and desired by the patient.

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT
Depression Counselor

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Gardena.

I like to work collaboratively with my clients with a special emphasis on going at their own pace. When feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or lack of motivation is a primary concern, it is important to help clients find goals that they feel they are actually able to achieve. Providing a supportive, non-judgmental and peaceful atmosphere in therapy can help a client explore some of the more challenging struggles that has made him or her feel stuck, either in their personal goals or in important close relationships. Finding new strategies or coping skills to replace the ones that have stopped working becomes the new goal and transformations in outlook and relationships can begin.

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT
Depression Counselor

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90755 - Nearby to Gardena.

Life can be very stressful these days. Cell phones, I Pads, smart phones, e mail, social networks all are fun and wonderful but they also bring with them higher expectations from work, family, friends and even ourselves. Our world keeps speeding up and the pressures can be great. Depression as an outgrowth of the stresses and pressures that surround us is becoming increasing common and a part of each of our lives. Most of us will experience depression at one or more points in our lives. Medication can help but is usually not the long term answer. We will work to identify the problems, find solutions, set goals and work toward minimizing the causes and find more peace and calm.

Drew Carr, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Drew Carr, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91101 - Nearby to Gardena.

Suffering with depression may feel like living with a weight around your neck. Maybe you have damaged relationships, caused problems at work, turned to substance abuse, and struggle overcome physical illnesses all within the throws of the depression. But I invite you to learn little, effective ways you can overcome your depression, one day at a time.

Sue Shepard, MFT
Depression Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92648 - Nearby to Gardena.

Do you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Does the heaviness make it hard for you to get out of bed? Do you wish you could keep the covers over your head rather than face life right now? Are you sleeping too much or not at all? Are you having difficulty taking care of routine things like paying the bills or cleaning the house? All of these can be signs of depression and there is help. I know it’s hard to reach out when you feel so bad, but doing nothing will be harder in the long run. Please take the first step & give me a call at 714-751-0888. We will work together to release the grip that depression has on you and restore you back to the person you truly are.

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90025 - Nearby to Gardena.

Depression leaves you feeling isolated and alone. You feel stuck inside a box, hearing others carrying on with their lives outside, but you feel no way to reach them. Please consider taking care of yourself in a new way -- by meeting with me to begin therapy. I offer you 35 years of experience, knowing how your heart aches and your mind runs in negative circles. In therapy, we find a way for you to ultimately have compassion for yourself, giving you the energy to make real changes in your life. Please visit my website and schedule a time for us to talk by phone.

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Estelle Raskin, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #111146

In 90004 - Nearby to Gardena.

Depression is a word commonly used by clients to describe their experiences with not measuring up to the status quo of achievement, happiness, fulfillment, success, extroversion, among others. I help clients look at the expectations that they are living under in order to explore and expose the origins of these expectations and look for their personal and unique values.

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Depression Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91103 - Nearby to Gardena.

I understand how depressing depression is! I know most people that struggle with depression do not appear to be struggling--they go about life much like everyone else, but what people don't know is how much harder it is to be fighting a constant uphill battle. Depression is not just about feeling sad or being pessimistic. It holds you back from doing the things you want. It gets in the way. There are good days when it doesn't affect you much at all, but then there are bad days that bring you to a dark, dark place in your mind. I know what it is like and I can help you in your battle against depression, contact me now

Megan Minnick, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Megan Minnick, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 91733 - Nearby to Gardena.

Having depression goes beyond normal feelings of sadness or having the "blues." We might find ourselves losing interest in things that we once enjoyed, we can lose motivation to put one foot in front of the other or we might just feel constantly sad or down. Depression can occur over a couple of weeks to even years. Just know that you don't have to feel this way any longer and there are many ways that we can work together to improve your mood and get you back to feeling hopeful about your future.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Depression Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90024 - Nearby to Gardena.

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.

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Nicole Thorn, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90805 - Nearby to Gardena.

I work with depression from both a cognitive behavioral, family systems, and somatic perspective. The cognitive behavioral perspective means that we will examine what things you can do in your life right now to help you feel better including things such as diet, exercise, self care, and relationships. The family systems perspective means that I will help you examine where the depression you are experiencing stems from. Often coping strategies that helped us as a child no longer are working. Somatic experiencing examines the experiences of the body and expands the capacity to tolerate negative bodily states and enjoy positive states. I take a holistic approach to healing.

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Gardena.

Are you struggling with depression or other emotional concerns? Feeling stuck or unable to get out of unhealthy patterns that don't feel good? Depression doesn't have to take over your life - relief is possible. Together we will explore the challenges that are keeping you from living your preferred life and identify new possibilities for growth and change. I will support you in working toward your goals so that you can achieve a sense of well-being and live a more meaningful life.

Phyllis Chase, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Phyllis Chase, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Gardena.

You don't need to live with depression, feelings of hopelessness and sadness. Understanding what happened to create the depression is helpful but creating the life you want is my job to help you with, so you can get out from under the influences of depression. I use many techniques to help you through, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused. We can also explore if natural or drug treatments are appropriate. I use the types of therapy that are the right fit for you.

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC
Depression Counselor

Luz Kyncl, LCSW, CHC

Psychotherapist, Health Coach

In 90211 - Nearby to Gardena.

I offer support while teaching reduction strategies that address both the mind and body to help break free from depression, not only by controlling it but also by keeping it in remission. This means not only being free of symptoms, but also having the ability to live a happy, healthy and productive life. You will will gain the ability to cope more effectively with depressing situations

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Depression Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to Gardena.

Depression takes away your ability to feel joy in life. But with the right help you can overcome it. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help you understand your emotions and take concrete actions to change how you feel. It's not easy, but it is an evidenced based therapy that can offer you a chance to feel joy. Understanding how you can change your mood in positive ways can help you find joy again. I can help you do that.

Joelle Allman, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Joelle Allman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90713 - Nearby to Gardena.

Depression can be experienced at any age and comes in various degrees impacting how we feel about ourselves and others. It can change our mood, eating, sleeping, thinking, and involvement in activities. Many individuals suffer in silence but their mood and behavior reveal a deeper turmoil within themselves. Talking to a trusted person about those inner thoughts is helpful but many friends and family members may not have the knowledge and skills to help you. Seeking a professional counselor can reduce feelings of isolation and provide you with feelings of hope. “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed” Proverbs 15:22.

Mark Pines, MA LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mark Pines, MA LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92646 - Nearby to Gardena.

I know what it is like to be depressed. I help people transcend the feelings of hopelessness and helplessness to find their own resilience. The good news is that depression is very well studied and no one should suffer needlessly. Finding the right person to help you is a lot to do with chemistry. Please call me at (949) 288-3123 if you have any questions at all. I want your therapy journey to be as successful as possible.



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

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

Gardena is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 5.82 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Gardena is 60,447 people with 20,897 households and a median annual income of $47,674. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Gardena, CA

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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Gardena, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Gardena may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Gardena public health department.