Depression Counseling in La Palma, CA.

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


Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT

Beverly Scott LMFT

In 90277 - Nearby to La Palma.

Depression may be caused by many factors and I look into a persons history to find the key to the beginning of the depression, many times in early childhood. As mentioned before I use Trauma methods to approach the trauma and to find the "keystone" event that may have started the trauma leading to depression. Sometimes there is a biological reason for this depression causing these triggers to go off. I can also then refer to a specialist MD.

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92646 - Nearby to La Palma.

In our life journey we inevitably come across a period of darkness, depression or lack of motivation. Sometimes it is triggered by an event or failed relationship and sometimes we come to the realization that much of our lives has already been lived in this gloominess. Through the counseling process you can share what you've truly been experiencing and explore the depths of your depression in a private, safe environment all while coming to an understanding of what it means to be good to yourself. And in turn others.

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT
Depression Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 90048 - Nearby to La Palma.

If the people in your life haven't ever experienced depression (which is different than being depressed), they can't understand why you can't get over it, move on with your life, or do the things that you used to do. Some people even get into "cheerleading" (c'mon-- you can do it!). That's why I work to understand your depression and help you to manage the feelings of helplessness, despair, and frustration related to depression--little by little, day by day, you might start to get better under my care as I would do my best to understand what you're going through.

Debra Burianek, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Debra Burianek, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to La Palma.

Depression is no laughing matter! It is not just feeling sad, it is life crippling and it is handicapping. If you feel like you just cannot do it anymore, that you cannot find the energy to get through your day, that you are not in control of your emotions anymore, that nothing is fun anymore, that life has become unmanageable..please do not wait a moment longer and reach out for help. The people who you love and are depending on you need you to make the call. Please give a professional a try to help.

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92835 - Nearby to La Palma.

Clients in therapy for depression with Dr. Parke can benefit from a warm and safe environment that nurtures them back into hope. Though the darkness and heaviness of depression can be overwhelming, Dr. Parke can provide you with tools and walk alongside you in this journey so that you know you're not fighting this battle alone. There is hope for depression, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the courageous first step is reaching out for help.

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Depression Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family
Depression Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family

Gesell Psychotherapy

In 92626 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Ronit Meshie Mai Lami, MSc, PhD
Depression Counselor

Ronit Meshie Mai Lami, MSc, PhD

Money Wealth and Relationship Consultant/Coach/Psychologist

In 90035 - Nearby to La Palma.

Depression is far more common than has been generally thought. Folks find themselves feeling hopeless, unable to concentrate, lacking initiative, having difficulty making decisions, trouble sleeping etc. Depression involves a slowing down of the entire human organism as well as lowered self-esteem. Often our dreams and images can lead us to discover the deeper meaning of the depression. Therefore sometimes depression can be a pathway to self-discovery. As we explore how you feel, I listen in a way that provides the client with clarity, offer guidance without imposing decisions, accept the client as they are, without making judgments, as they move forward in achieving

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90815 - Nearby to La Palma.

I practice a type of therapy for depression called Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which research has shown to be especially effective with depressive disorders. Using CBT, we work together to discover underlying beliefs (which we call cognitive distortions) that are causing or contributing to your depressive symptoms. Once identified, we then use a variety of techniques to help you correct those thinking patterns that are causing you difficulty. We measure progress constantly so that we can try new techniques if needed, to help you feel better.

David Silverman, LMFT
Depression Counselor

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

In 90045 - Nearby to La Palma.

In treating mood problems, the most important piece in collaborating is to find rays of hope in your life. What did you love to do before that you no longer enjoy? What are/were your interests in life? Who are the people in your life you want to feel closer to? What are your strengths? How can we interupt habitual feelings of hopelessnes, by changing the way you think about triggers that lead you to depressed feelings? How can we challenge negative or unrealistic thinking? With sensitive, open communication in sessins, we can find answers to these questions that can curtail habitual depressive thought and feelings. Coping skills can be taught and mastered.

John Warrington, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

John Warrington, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 91010 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

T.J. VanMarter, BCBA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90505 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

David Shapiro, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

David Shapiro, Ph.D.

California Licensed Psychologist (License # PSY 17495)

In 92660 - Nearby to La Palma.

Depression is about the past, and prevents people from recognizing that things can change postively as a result of their choices. In my work with Depression I use a variety of techniques and strategies, but the overarching focus is to empower my clients to realize their resources and abilities to effect positive changes. Sometimes this involves helping people overcome self limiting beliefs. Sometimes it involves recalling past successes and what is right about themselves. Sometimes I support a person in reconnecting with effective behaviors. Othertimes new behaviors and strategies are developed. Most often my clients use a variety of these in the service of reclaiming their lives.

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Depression Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can cause experiences of lonliness, sadness, agitation, tearfulness, hopelessness, and decreased motivation. Together we can work to identify potential causes of depression symptoms and how these symptoms may be impacting your life. In most cases a core belief about ourself or the world can cause depression to persist. Some of these beliefs can include but are not limited to "I'm not good enough", "noone cares about me", "it's not safe to express my emotions", and "bad things always happen to me". Taking a collaborative approach we will incorporate both self compassion strategies and tangible skills based interventions as a way to work on improving your mood.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92648 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91108 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Joelle Allman, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Joelle Allman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90703 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to La Palma.

Depression can express itself in a variety of forms. The symptoms of depression vary from person to person. While occasional depression might be considered normal, it is not normal for it to become a hinderance to enjoying and living life. If you are depressed, allow me to provide you with tools to manage the depression while we explore the roots of the depression to create a path out of it.

Krystal Boothe, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Krystal Boothe, LCSW

Wings of the Future Private Practice Group

In 91790 - Nearby to La Palma.

My approach to treating depression is the psychodynamic approach coupled with Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I work with clients on identifing current life circumstances that may be contributing to the depression. I then help them identify distored thinking patterns or perceptions that lead to depression. Also spend time uncovering past trauma including childhood trauma and use inner healing techniques to help clients uncover and release trauma from the body and correct negative thinking patterns that resulted from the truama.

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90602 - Nearby to La Palma.

Depression can rear it's ugly head when we least expect and without being fully aware that it is happening. Losing interest in activities that were once pleasurable, feeling overwhelmed and tired, sleeping in excess can all be signs of depression. Learn skills such as relaxation techniques, changing negative thought processes, and proactive ways of coping with stress to help you get back on the right track.

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

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 92647 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to La Palma.

Are you experiencing any depressive symptoms such as low motivation, fogginess, sadness, loneliness, or hopelessness? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thoughts and emotions that can feel like they are weighing you down and leading to a lack of purpose and direction? You don't have to go through this alone. There is a way to move forward, and the therapeutic relationship can be a great way to seek healing and freedom. I am here to journey alongside you if you are ready to take the first step towards a more fulfilling and authentic life.

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

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 92660 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT
Depression Counselor

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90755 - Nearby to La Palma.

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.



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La Palma is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 1.78 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of La Palma is 15,904 people with 5,043 households and a median annual income of $82,304. .


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