Depression Counseling in Ladera Ranch, CA.

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


Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92675 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

Life can feel overwhelming sometimes and it can be difficult to feel hopeful. Whether you are having difficulty with one of life's transitions - such a divorce or a death of a loved one or another trauma, or suffering from a depression or an anxiety disorder - counseling can help make sense of what is going on. I can give you tools to change unhealthy thoughts and behaviors what aren't working for you. Together, we can challenge old irrational patterns of thoughts and behaviors. I want to help to renew your sense of empowerment and overall well-being.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

Depression does not have to keep you from feeling like yourself any longer. You may be feeling unfulfilled, hopeless, discouraged- even seeking support in therapy can feel overwhelming. In the safety of our relationship, you can face these difficult feelings and gain insights into yourself and your relationships. We will develop necessary coping skills and work to understand what is contributing to your depression. As we process through painful feelings and thoughts you will be more free to re-claim the life you want and experience the joy and fulfillment that you deserve.

Rimon Naji
Depression Counselor

Rimon Naji

Licensed Therapist

In 92628 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

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.

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

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.

Shelley Wilson, LMFT, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Shelley Wilson, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 92660 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

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.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

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.

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

In 92660 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

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.

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

Research shows that Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment (sometimes in conjunction with medication), for Clinical Depression. I was originally trained in CBT. Also, I have found that other modalities, such as Voice Dialogue, Assertiveness Training, & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy can help. Finally, a Mindfulness practice helps & a good exercise & nutrition program are crucial.

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP
Depression Counselor

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP

Individual and Family Therapists

In 92780 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

With assessment as a tool, we can determine if you simply have a depressed mood due to a loss or if it is clinical depression. We find that clients experience depression sometimes as a result of shame, guilt, or anger directed toward the self. Because the best treatment for depression is medication + therapy, If we determine that you are experiencing the symptoms of clinical depression, we may refer you to obtain medication. Using therapeutic tools such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or Acceptance Commitment Therapy, we've seen clients recover, interrupting the patterns of thinking and behaving that have maintained their symptoms of depression.

Amy Montague, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Amy Montague, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

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.

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92651 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

There are two emotions which can be utilized in the process of healing from trauma: anger and sadness. Sadness can be a very effective vehicle for healing. The only problem with sadness is that it is such a short leap from there to depression. Sadness heals; depression does not. Depression can keep a person stuck in the same place for years without any progress. You must be very careful not to fall into depression when you decide to explore your feelings about the negative experiences of your life. Unfortunately, many people find the difference between sadness and depression to be obscure at best, and they often vacillate between the two. We encourage you to be very careful of depression becau....

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

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.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Depression Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Gesell Psychotherapy

In 92612 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

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.

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC
Depression Counselor

Reverend Sherri Board, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

At My True Temperament Christian Counseling, LLC, our approach to relieving the symptoms of depression, such as fatigue, hopelessness, trouble concentrating, is to share with the client the healing power of the Holy Spirit and to administer a temperament report. We use cognitive behavioral therapy to help the client change his/her negative thought patterns.

OC Relationship Center, LMFT
Depression Counselor

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92603 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

Depression can impact even the healthiest people at times. Is life just not holding the same spark it once did? Feeling blue and not having much energy? Depression affects people in different ways. Some people have a loss of appetite or find themselves eating too much. Many struggle with insomnia. Many lose their joy for life. The bottom line is that depression hurts. But there is some good news. Most of the time feelings of depression can lift by talking it out, learning some new skills and taking small action steps. We at OC Relationship Center in Fullerton CA want to help you. Visit http://OCRelationshipCenter.com or call 714-381-5778 and talk to one of our caring, licensed counselors

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D
Depression Counselor

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

In 92653 - Nearby to Ladera Ranch.

Depression is often a result of unprocessed losses in life. Taking the time to work through those things that have not been properly grieved, can greatly lessen the amount of depression you feel. A trained professional can come alongside you and help you sort through what has accumulated and is now a burden that inhibits living a full and satisfying life. We often carry a 'preserved mood' from our childhood that represents a place we were left alone to process, without the ability to do so. We can visit those old, stuck places and help free you up to move forward in life.


Ladera Ranch is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 4.84 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Ladera Ranch is 26,010 people with 7,946 households and a median annual income of $134,435. .


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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Ladera Ranch is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Ladera Ranch public health department.