Depression Counseling in Merced, CA.

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


Louise Barnick, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Louise Barnick, MS, LMFT

Louise McCoy Barnick, Psychotherapist

In 95355 - Nearby to Merced.

I believe that our beliefs affect how we feel and that our belifs come from how we think. To simplify it, attitude truley makes a difference. Our thinking or our beliefs, affect how we feel. Change ourthinking and change the feelings. We take a look at where these beliefs originated, examine whether they are distorted or not, and ask ourselves what positive, true thought do we need to have instead. This is known as Cognitive behavioral therapy as it involves cognition changes along with behavioral changes. The successs CBT for depression has been vey successful in my practice.

Valerie Lamke, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Valerie Lamke, MS, LMFT

Abalance Client-Centered Counseling

In 95382 - Nearby to Merced.

I utilize a method of creating a symptom profile to get to the unique presentation of your depression, creating a baseline of symptoms. I have had good success in creating a sustainable positive change by using DBT skills, which include learning how to read your body and also how to re-direct intrusive negative thoughts, often replacing destructive old patterns.

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP
Depression Counselor

Vanessa Hughes, PhD, MA, MFT, MAT, MAICS, SEP

WELL COACHED LIFE| GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

I work with a depressed nervous system by working with the body. Often we struggle to sleep, eat, or accomplish relatively simple tasks. Our bodies are stuck with the brake on. When our body thinks it is futile, out mind follows quickly thereafter and we begin to tell ourselves how pointless things are and how worthless we are. I work with the whole body to re-regulate the body to enable you to get back to a whole integrated self.

Irit Goldman, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Irit Goldman, LMFT

Dr. Irit Goldman EMDRIA approved consultant / EMDR certified clinician.

In 95350 - Nearby to Merced.

Depression can completely paralyze one's life. People experience lose of interest in pleasurable activities. Depression can be treated! I offer Cognitive Behavioral therapy teaching people to recognize faulty thinking that bring on depression and change it with healthier more realistic thinking, as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for recovering and living happier and more fulfilling life!

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT
Depression Counselor

Kimberly Koljat, LMFT, LIMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT

Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor

Available for Online Therapy

Working with the experience of depression is much more than changing our thoughts to change our behavior. Our brains are wired to notice the negative; it's part of our survival. I support my clients in expanding what they notice, and help them discover what works for them by creating a tool kit through experiential relational interventions in session. When I see children, I utilize play therapy as the modality, including Child Centered Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, and Prescriptive Play Therapy. When working with adolescents and adults, I utilize expressive arts, DBT, CBT and Narrative Therapy.

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Are you struggling with sadness, loss of motivation, low energy, feeling down, hopelessness or helplessness? Life these days are not easy and can bring on depression and loneliness. I want to be a support to you and help you through this part of your life. I will help you find hope and identify coping skills to manage your symptoms. It would be my pleasure to walk by your side and find a new path of hopefulness!


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

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

Merced is located in Merced County, California. It has a land area of 23.22 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Merced is 82,436 people with 25,330 households and a median annual income of $37,627. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in Merced are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in Merced 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 Merced public health department.