Depression Counseling in Mission Viejo, CA.

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


Depression Counselor

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

26461 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 120, Mission Viejo, California

I am Kristi Starkey a therapist in Ladera Ranch, CA and when a client comes in with depression, I start by asking you questions to pinpoint what life situations are contributing to your depressive symptoms. I will help you identify negative and distorted thinking patterns that contribute to hopelessness and helplessness that often accompany depression. I will use cognitive behavior therapy to challenge those thoughts and feelings. And, I will teach you coping skills which are tools to help you offset your feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.

Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Research shows that the most effective treatment for depression is psychotherapy. Depression can range from feeling down to major symptoms such as having trouble even getting out of bed or contemplating suicide (if you have suicidal thoughts or plans, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255). Online counseling is effective for depression because it is easy to access: you can start treatment without even leaving the house.

Depression Counselor

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

There are many causes for depression and many forms of depression, from reactive depressions to deep internal depressions. Sudden depressions as well as long lasting depressions are not to be ignored. They are serious emotional responses which can benefit extensively from appropriate counseling and therapeutic interventions. Having a caring and listening ear to talk to during a time of depressive despair can be extremely healing. It is often stated that a healthy listening relationship can heal beyond measure. There are depressions which will benefit from medical interventions along with talking interventions. In general, cared for depressions will greatly improve and most will pass.

Depression Counselor

Kimi Schumacher, M.S., LMFT, LPCC, RPT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

26431 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ste. 260, Mission Viejo, California

Do you feel sad, hopeless or just numb? Have you lost your motivation? Is it hard to get out of bed and get going in the morning? Not sure if life is worth living anymore? Do you notice you want to do less with others and just don't feel like yourself? If this sounds like you, counseling may help you overcome your depression and begin to feel like your old self. Let's work together to make this happen for you. Counseling can be hard, as there may be underlying pain that has caused your depression, and I will be with you every step as we explore and uncover this pain on your road to healing. I will also make sure you have healthy coping skills and resources as an aid during this journey.

Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

Depression Counselor

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

26151 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, California

Depression Counseling, Therapy Dr. Laura Adams PsyD MFT (949) 244-1992. www.SouthOCTherapist.com. Dr. Adams is a licensed MFT and Psychoanlyst in Orange County, with private practices in Newport Beach and Mission Viejo. Dr. Adams specializes in using a Psychoanalytic approach to long-term Depression, Stress and Anxiety disorders. Dr. Adams counsels families, individuals and couples.

Depression Counselor

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

3551 Camino Mira Costa Suite G, San Clemente, California

Are you feeling a loss of hope or less interest in the things that used to bring you pleasure? While we all get low, persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings may be indicators of depression. When you are experiencing feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness that aren’t going away, it’s time to get help. Often when people are experiencing these emotions they feel isolated and that life will always be this way I treat people who are experiencing these feelings and help them to address the causes and symptoms associated with their depression, so that they can enjoy life again. Call me today at 949.370.4726 or email at info@southoccounseling.com.

Depression Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

128 Del Mar Ave., San Clemente, California

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.

Depression Counselor

Sue Shepard, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

2900 Bristol St., Suite G-201, Costa Mesa, California

Do you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Does the heaviness make it hard for you to get out of bed? Do you wish you could keep the covers over your head rather than face life right now? Are you sleeping too much or not at all? Are you having difficulty taking care of routine things like paying the bills or cleaning the house? All of these can be signs of depression and there is help. I know it’s hard to reach out when you feel so bad, but doing nothing will be harder in the long run. Please take the first step & give me a call at 714-751-0888. We will work together to release the grip that depression has on you and restore you back to the person you truly are.

Depression Counselor

Pamela Wilson, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

27001 La Paz Rd. #430C, Mission Viejo, California

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.


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

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

Mission Viejo is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 17.69 square miles and a water area of 0.37 square miles.  The population of Mission Viejo is 97,156 people with 33,483 households and a median annual income of $100,366. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Mission Viejo, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Mission Viejo is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees