Depression Counseling in Lomita, CA.

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


Depression Counselor

Timothy Patterson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lomita

Depression is a complex condition that involves changes in mood, behavior and thinking. It can effect our most important personal and work related relationships. Physically, it can interrupt our sleep, appetite and energy level. Sometimes, a medical solution is needed and other times a psychological approach is best while other times a combination of both is the optimal treatment. As a psychotherapist with 32 years experience, I have helped many people overcome their depression through proven treatments that change the patterns of thinking, acting, and relating that tend to maintain depressive moods. Psychotherapy can greatly benefit the person seeking relief from this condition.

Depression Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lomita

One of the most common reasons that people enter counseling is the experience of depression. Depression is much more common than what people know. I will help you understand the nature of your depression, what the possible causes are, and a variety of approaches that my clients have found helpful over the years. Whether your depression is recent or persistent, there are specific treatment methods that work for many people. I am also more than happy to work with other healthcare providers to make sure that you benefit from a comprehensive approach. Working with me or with a team can help to maximize your ability to get symptom relief and help you lead a happier and fulfilling life.

Depression Counselor

Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT, CIRT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lomita

Feeling blue? Having a hard time finding the joy in your life, work, or relationships? I can help you to identify the source of your depression and work toward taking steps to a more fulfilling and functional outlook. Many times, our memories of the past keep us stuck in dysfunctional emotions and behaviors. Give yourself the gift of unlocking these patterns and authoring a new, more functional story.

Depression Counselor

Scott Harris, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Lomita

Becoming and being depressed can be devastating and as significant as dealing with a serious physical illness. Depression can involve a constellation of symptoms and behavior manifestations that can be incapacitating. Therapy for depression can include a multitude of approaches including diet, exercise, and when appropriate, medications. Often, it is a combination of some or all of these, that helps the client get better. Depression for children could be precipitated by an event or trauma, a family situation or trauma, or for no apparent reason at all. It is important that it is recognized, assessed and treated.

Depression Counselor

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Lomita

Depression is a condition that can be insidious in that the symptoms are frequently physically and emotionally debilitating. Friends and relatives often suggest as a cure to merely "take a walk" or "think positively" in order to combat those symptoms which usually only increase feelings of shame and encourage patients to further isolate. I don't offer such simple suggestions but construct a treatment plan that includes supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral techniques and integrating an evaluation for medication if indicated and desired by the patient.

Depression Counselor

Negar Khaefi, MFT, LPCC

Psychotherapist, Anxiety Specialist, EMDR Practitioner

Within driving distance of Lomita

Depression feels like a giant weight, the glue on your body that binds you to your bed. It is hard to see out of the dark fog that surrounds your everyday experiences. Finding a psychotherapist is like finding an ally; you don't have to bear the weight of your problems alone. Psychotherapy for depression and anxiety can offer hope for a changed perspective and happiness.

Depression Counselor

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lomita

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.

Depression Counselor

Adam Sheck, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Lomita

Depression is a crippling experience that often goes unidentified by ourselves or those in our lives for way too long. It is self-sustaining, as it causes us to withdraw from our lives and from possible support. Mild to moderate depression may be treated with traditional "talk" psychotherapy, although severe depression may require pharmaceutical intervention. I work with you both to make sense of your depression and take steps to challenge it and move through it, into a better quality of life. We will talk. We will work somatically, with your breath and your body, to move stuck emotions and energy and remove the blocks to getting back into your life. Depression IS treatable. Seek out help.

Depression Counselor

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Lomita

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.

Depression Counselor

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Lomita

When working with depression I take an eclectic approach. At the outset of therapy I work with the client to establish concrete goals. I employ various techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take a psychodynamic approach to examine the underlying causes of depression. I believe depression should be approached in a holistic manner and often times requires incorporating other techniques and interventions outside of the clinical setting.

Depression Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lomita

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.

Depression Counselor

Michelle Harwell, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lomita

It can feel impossible to go at life alone. From the bottom of a hill, the slant upward can feel steep, daunting, and sometimes hopeless. I am committed to walking alongside you and honoring your story while we pursue freedom and healing. We will explore areas in your life where you find yourself getting stuck. Then we will work on building healthy relationships so you will never need to journey up the hill alone.

Depression Counselor

Kate Boswell, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Lomita

Is depression knocking the wind out of your sails? Are you finding it hard to do things? Do you worry you will never enjoy life again, that you will never get your bearings? I help people struggling with depression to take small steps toward getting their lives back, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies. This involves looking at your thoughts, and strategically changing them, toward a more hopeful interpretation of your situation. It also involves taking small actions toward feeling better. This is all done at your pace, with my support and encouragement. If you would like to start feeling better, give me a call to see if I might be the right therapist for you.



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

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

Lomita is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 1.91 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Lomita is 20,785 people with 8,049 households and a median annual income of $57,078. .


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Therapy in Lomita 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 Lomita therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility