Depression Counseling in Merced, CA.

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


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.

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!

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc
Depression Counselor

Anny Papatheodorou, MA, MA, MSc

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

The root of depression is complex. There is probably a genetic predisposition and may often accompany anxiety and trauma. Some difficult triggers can include the death of a loved one, divorce, illness, or having a challenging relationship with alcohol and other substances. It is not uncommon for life transitions that on the surface appear positive (weddings, pregnancy, children going to college, retirement) to trigger feelings of depression. You can find relief and healing through psychotherapy. Together, we can identify the triggers to get to the source of the suffering, identify short and long term solutions to bring about a sense of relief, and explore different avenues to help.

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.

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!


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.