Depression Counseling in Laguna Woods, CA.

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


Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD
Depression Counselor

Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 92677 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Do you feel depressed? Sadness? Do you get less enjoyment out of activities you used to enjoy? When depression takes over your thoughts and behaviors, it can make you feel like you don't know yourself anymore. I can help you develop the ability to recognize, accept, and cope with feelings of depression. I can help you alleviate your depressed mood and return to your previous level of functioning. I can help you develop healthy thoughts and beliefs about yourself and the world to not only alleviate your depression, but also regain your true gifts and talents. Want less stress and more happiness in your life? Call, click or text (949)791-7127 today to get started. Call/text 24/7.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

It can often seem like society expects us to be happy and positive at all times, that any admission of sadness or a loss of motivation, energy, or engagement with life is a personal failure. But Depression isn't a personal failure, and it is also more than just "feeling sad". If you find yourself down in the hole of disconnection, surrounded by a fog that is interfering with your life and relationships, you need a hand to help you climb out. A trained therapist understands the mechanics of depression and can help you understand it and find strategies to make your way up and out of it, and back into the light. Please contact me so we can begin to work on this process together.

Larry Smith, LAADC CA
Depression Counselor

Larry Smith, LAADC CA

Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 92675 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Get Real Recovery offers outpatient therapy for those suffering from co-occurring substance abuse and depression. If you or your loved one needs help, call our Admissions Helpline today for a free confidential assessment and insurance check. We accept most private insurance plans and can arrange private pay as well.

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Susan Melchior, MFT, MASC
Depression Counselor

Susan Melchior, MFT, MASC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92612 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Depression hurts--it hurts you and those who care about you. I have worked in the field of counseling and with depression and sadness for 30 years. My clients come from a variety of backgrounds and ages but have one thing in common--they are depressed. It can leave you feeling helpless and alone. If you have felt this way for some time, it is imperative that you get professional help soon. I have an article on depression on my actual website: www.therapyhelp4you.com . I hope you will read it and give me a call so that I might help you find a way out of this "stuck" feeling and help you regain your life and hope for a different future.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Depression Counselor

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 93021 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

TIRED OF FEELING DOWN ALL THE TIME? Are you struggling with insecurities, stress, and self-doubts? Are you stuck in some strange vicious cycles? I can help you go deep and identify the source of your unhappiness, take charge of your life and move on to happiness, empowerment and meaning... Counseling can help you overcome sadness, and destructive emotions. Call me for a free telephone consultation session.

Jeanne Yorke, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Jeanne Yorke, Ph.D.

Ph.D.

In 92831 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Maryam Jamili, MA, MFTI, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Maryam Jamili, MA, MFTI, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 92691 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out" of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both.

Brian Jones, AMFT
Depression Counselor

Brian Jones, AMFT

Brian La Roy Jones, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

First, it's important to me to understand what my clients mean by "depression" because how one client experiences depression can be very different than another client. This is necessary so I can customize the strategies I use for each specific client based on their unique experience of depression. Ultimately, my clients can expect to discover real-world steps they can take to feel not just "less depressed" but better about their life - and more positive and hopeful.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression: As an experience psychologist, I can help people struggling with intense sadness, hopelessness, low motivation and energy, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life. Through specific evidence-based interventions as a Certified Mindfulness-Based therapist, and guided by the principles of neuroplasticity, I help people mindfully navigate these painful emotions and experiences in a healthy way.

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC
Depression Counselor

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

In 92807 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Who or what hurt you so bad? We can explore this and ways for you to get passed this pain you're experiencing. We will custom make a plan that will fit you and get through this together. There's no more reason to suffer. Let's find out your temperament and figure this out together. Call us now and tell us what you're going through so we can help you .

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Depression Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92882 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

I use several methods for helping you overcome depression. I support you in maintaining safety. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I help you to identify unhelpful thoughts and learn how to restructure your thoughts. I help you identify root causes of your depression and find ways to reduce their impact by replacing them with activities and relationships that support you in increased positive mood and personal responsibility. Depression can be comorbid with other issues you may be struggling with and I take a holistic approach to help you address what is needed in order to become a more fulfilled, and satisfied individual.

Betsy Walli Sadur, MS, PhD
Depression Counselor

Betsy Walli Sadur, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90740 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

A need for emotional connection is wired into our DNA as a survival mechanism. But in response to childhood experiences, you may have developed patterns of relating to people that interfere with that essential attachment, so you feel chronically disconnected and depressed. At one time, these patterns protected you from a less than nurturing environment. But now they’re doing more harm than good. Like a self-fulfilling prophecy, your expectations about how others will treat you can lead you to behave in ways that elicit the very responses you fear. EFT can help you heal your relationships and mood. Research shows EFT can be as effective as medication in relieving the symptoms of depression.

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

Piper Glasier, MSW, LCSW, Psy.D

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

In 92653 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Julie Wells, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist

In 92618 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92672 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92808 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Depression can be crippling. By talking with an expert, becoming aware of the specific "kind" of depression (there are many kinds....hormonal, clinical, psychological to name a few ) you can understand the causes. By identifying the causes, your treatment plan will include looking deeper into the situations, people, experiences (past or present) which may be keeping you depressed. For instance, unresolved "anger" is a primary cause for depression. Also "loss" and "guilt". Talking will help. Your therapist will guide you in a direction to help you gain insight into what might be unresolved in your life and help you through it. Knowledge and understanding the causes are the beginning.

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA
Depression Counselor

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92805 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

So many coping skills out there focus on reducing the energy. What if the problem is you’re struggling to find energy because depression is zapping you of it? What do you use to cope, then? I’ve been working with clients for years to translate common coping techniques to fit their needs and experience. I’m here to help you, too. We start with what hasn’t been working for you and transform it into something that does.

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 Laguna Woods.

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.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Not being alone and feeling supported when we are hurting is vital. I am a very active, encouraging, supportive therapist and I give clients homework and exercises to start seeing their power and impact from the start. There is a balance that needs to be found between expression and action. I assist clients in making certain that they are healing and growing.

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92646 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

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.

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT
Depression Counselor

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92691 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Depression can feel overwhelming and keep us from being the person that we want and know we can be. Many times it can be an indicator of difficult and painful relationships or situations in our life. It's important to explore the causes and/or triggers for our depression, and see how the slide into a depressive state has occurred. Rather than feeling stuck, we can start to explore your sadness or lack of motivation and start to rebuild the parts of you that are able to experience a life of happiness and contentment.

Sara Fakhraei, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Sara Fakhraei, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92618 - Nearby to Laguna Woods.

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease your ability to function at work and at home.



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

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

Laguna Woods is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 3.34 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Laguna Woods is 16,406 people with 11,306 households and a median annual income of $38,674. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Laguna Woods are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Laguna Woods may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Laguna Woods public health department.