Depression Counseling in La Mesa, CA.

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


Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Gretchen J. Penner, ASW
Depression Counselor

Gretchen J. Penner, ASW

Pre-licensed Therapist

In 92101 - Nearby to La Mesa.

All our feelings begin with thoughts, just like depression. I provide a safe non-judgmental place to therapeutically process life experiences and negative thoughts that lead us to feel depressed, unloved and unworthy. We used to think that increasing a strong self-esteem fights depression. Studies now show that self-esteem can be harmful. Instead, we are now learning that self-compassion creates a strong foundation where one can learn to become content in whatever situation they find themselves in. Through therapeutic mindfulness you can learn to let go of those things that are holding you back, and find your inner joy and contentment.

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to La Mesa.

Depression and anxiety often occur together and treatment is similar from a cognitive view. However, treating depression requires some special approaches to stop the cycle of negative thinking, loss of energy, and feelings of hopelessness and guilt. My approach is to first explore if there are events or situations that might explain the depression. When there are no apparent reasons for depression, then it is likely that there is a biological or genetic underpinning. Most important is for the person suffering from depression to recognize that treatments can and do work to break the depressive cycle.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92130 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

David Peters, MS, MFT
Depression Counselor

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92108 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Dennis Harris, MFT
Depression Counselor

Dennis Harris, MFT

MFT

In 91910 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Jill Silverman, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Jill Silverman, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 92130 - Nearby to La Mesa.

Have you had more "down" days recently, felt like not engaging in your usual activities, or had difficulty with sleep, eating, concentrating? Depression ranges from just feeling stuck in life to greater suicidal thoughts and gestures, There are many degrees of depression and not all symptoms apply to everyone. Many times there are specific instances which have lead to depression, and other times it is in conjunction with a chemical, clinical depressed state of mind. I can help you sort out how to feel better and understand what is contributing to your depression and what to do about it.

Philip Kolba, MA
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

In 92105 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91910 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T
Depression Counselor

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92128 - Nearby to La Mesa.

Are you struggling with depression? Are negative thoughts and feelings making your life a daily struggle? I can help you to break free from these destructive thought patterns by helping you to reconstruct your thinking patterns and changing daily behaviors in your life. Having someone to listen to you and help guide you out of this painful place can make a tremendous difference. I am empathetic and connected to my clients and will walk with you through this difficult struggle.

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92116 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT
Depression Counselor

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

In 92024 - Nearby to La Mesa.

Kicking the habits of thinking, feeling, and behaving that contribute to depression can seem like a monumental task. With an estimate of 50,000 thoughts a day there is a lot of opportunity to get stuck in negatives thoughts of anger, fear, worry, and pessimism. With the possibility of a genetic component and the effects of role modeling treating depression becomes even more complex. With a combined approach of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, emotional release and relaxation skills training it is possible to find solutions for depression and to develop alternatives that contribute to happiness, both personal and relational. The joy of living in the present moment can be yours.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92101 - Nearby to La Mesa.

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.



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

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

La Mesa is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 9.09 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of La Mesa is 60,089 people with 23,785 households and a median annual income of $54,667. .


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Therapy in La Mesa is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your La Mesa therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local La Mesa public health department.