Depression Counseling in Irvine, CA.

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


Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

7545 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200, Irvine, California 92618 | 949-391-3505

I specialize in helping clients find ways to fight depression without resorting to medication. There are a number of ways including creating awareness of thought patterns and how they affect our moods, identifying your own unique downward cycle, and scientifically proven strategies. Schedule a free 20 minute consultation to learn more.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

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.

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.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

4199 Campus Dr. Ste. 550, Irvine, California 92612 | 949-300-2337

Are you spiraling downward and unable to retain a positive outlook? The effects and perceptions of external circumstances can create internal disturbances. Together, in a secure environment, you will be able to express and explore your inner most thoughts and feelings. By increasing awareness of self defeating negative thoughts and patterns of behavior, we will be able to identify alternative choices of being and relating. Acknowledging and reconfiguring our thoughts is often the path to regaining a healthy sense of self and the future.

Rimon Naji
Depression Counselor

Rimon Naji

Licensed Therapist

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.

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

17452 Irvine Blvd. Suite 213, Irvine, California 92780 | 714-342-3665

If you are seeking a therapist because you or someone you love is feeling depressed or struggling with depression, I'm sorry! This can been a dark place where you feel alone and stuck. You have come to the right place to seek support! If you have feelings of sadness and gloom, maybe you are having difficulty getting up in the morning to start your day, perhaps crying often or even feeling more irritable toward people around you, then still you have come to the right place. I am here to support you and help you understand your thoughts, change them if needed and consider new choices to be made that will help you feel better. I have seen the most success with motivated individuals.

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Gail Desilets, MA, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

4000 Barranca Parkway, Suite 250, Irvine, California 92604 | (562) 477-2530

Depression feels terrible! You may not be sleeping. You may be more irritable than usual. You may be have tears coming out of your eyes unexpectedly. The great news, is that of all the illnesses you could be experiencing, depression is one of the most treatable. You don't have to feel like this forever. You are not your depression. Using CBT, solution focused brief therapy, and positive psychology we are going to work to get you on the road to feeling better! Call me today for a complimentary confidential phone consultation and let's get started right away! You are cordially invited to view my blog at: www.blogger.com/profile/05583261728767907328

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1151 Dove Street Suite 230, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 949 388-3741

Depression, just the very word feels hopeless and limited, there is a sense of internal and external collapse of the world. Yet it can also be used as a tremendous starting point to examine one's life, goals, expectations and longings, both current and historical. Depression can actually function to suppress emotional pain that has been cut off, denied and stuffed away. Depression is treatable today.

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS
Depression Counselor

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

222 W. Main St., Ste. 203, Tustin, California 92780 | 949-375-2235

My philosophical work on the nature of hope and despair is particularly well suited for working with clients suffering from depression. While my explicit aim is cultivating and creating a space of genuine hope, I also believe it is essential to recognize the reasons for despair and to diligently work through those circumstances. Compassionate understanding and patience facilitate hope.

Shelley Wilson, LMFT, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Shelley Wilson, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

901 Dove Street Suite 295, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 949 922 7800

You may feel the depths of despair or merely "out-of-sorts." Depression shows up in our lives in many ways and many of us can ignore its presence as we use "busy-ness" or drinking or perfecting or … to manage our lives. But wouldn't it be great to solve the underlying issue(s) which are trying so hard to get attention through depression? Depression deprives us of joy yet it is possible to move into joy. Depression can shift by talking about what is going on, learning new perspectives and tools, and activating in small moves. I want to help you feel better. Please reach out at (949) 922-7800 or visit shelleywilson.com.

Amy Montague, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Amy Montague, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Irvine, California 92612 | (424) 348-4162

I have a lot of experience with depression from dysphoria to major depressive disorder. I use hypnotherapy, psycho-dynamic and cognitive behavior Technics to combat depression and anxiety that causes of depressive symptoms. I excel in challenging cases and have succeeded where others are unwilling to attempt. My 30 years of experiences equip me with tools for success.

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

15615 Alton Pkwy., Suite 450, Irvine, California 92618 | 949-357-4206

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.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Depression Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Gesell Psychotherapy

1000 Quail Street, Suite 275, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 714-421-1975

I work with individuals who experience an inner critical voice that attacks them with messages such as: “I am not enough”; “I need to be a better person”; "I cannot trust others". Some explain feeling overly responsible and share that they have difficulty expressing their authentic feelings to others. I help my clients discover that there is plenty of room for every aspect of their personhood. Shame, depression and anxiety dissipate and self-acceptance is the natural byproduct. Letting go of shame and worry leads to greater joy and fulfillment in interpersonal relationships.

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

1151 Dove Street, Suite 278, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 949-257-7178

Depression is a debilitating condition hallmarked by feelings of hopelessness and futility. Although you may want to isolate when feeling depressed the best thing you can do is to begin to talk about the feelings we have and create a caring support system for yourself. In your treatment you will begin to understand your feelings and find ways of regaining balance and mastery. I can help you to turn depressive feelings around so that you can feel stronger and live a richer and fuller life.

Sue Shepard, MFT
Depression Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

2900 Bristol St., Suite G-201, Costa Mesa, California 92626 | 714-751-0888

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.


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

Irvine is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 65.58 square miles and a water area of 0.34 square miles.  The population of Irvine is 256,927 people with 87,235 households and a median annual income of $92,278. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Irvine, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Irvine 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 Irvine public health department.