Depression Counseling in Montecito, CA.

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


Angela Wurtzel, MA, LMFT, CEDS
Depression Counselor

Angela Wurtzel, MA, LMFT, CEDS

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist

In 93101 - Nearby to Montecito.

Depression can develop from early attachment deficits as well as from traumatic events, losses in the form of break ups, death and divorce. How and why a person suffers from symptoms of depression can be very difficult to assess and is important, however, attending to the debilitating symptoms of depression are of the utmost importance. When depressive symptoms arise, finding and securing a safe, supportive and empathic therapeutic relationship can be very helpful, let alone life saving.

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 93103 - Nearby to Montecito.

Most people will be faced with an episode of depression at least once in their lives. When you first come in we explore whether the depressive feelings are based in the past or the result of current events. Sometimes people who present with depression seem to have unresolved child hood issues. Together we find ways of bringing closure to these unexplored and unexpressed 'childhood wounds'. Clients often report a new sense of joy and more vitality after feelings of sadness, grief or anger have been expressed. Also relationships with parents and or other loved ones usually greatly improve. If the depression is based in current affairs we often use behavioral therapy to increase your coping.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can leave you feeling stuck in even the most basic ways. reaching out and starting the therapy process will support you in learning how depression and anxiety are secondary emotions and there is usually more going on beneath the initial symptoms. We will unpack the emotional layers of your depression, identify new habits to help pull you out of the despair, and help restore your confidence in your abilities.

Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93101 - Nearby to Montecito.

When you’re depressed, it can feel like you’ll never get out from under its shadow. However, depression is a treatable problem. If your depression is keeping you from living the life you want to, don’t hesitate to contact me. Learning about your depression treatment options will help you decide what approach is right for you. From therapy to medication to healthy lifestyle changes, there are many effective treatments that can help you overcome depression and reclaim your life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has shown in studies to have the best results for depression because it is a practical, hands-on method for challenging automatic negative thoughts.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 93108 - Nearby to Montecito.

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.

Clyde Blair, M.A. LMFT
Depression Counselor

Clyde Blair, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 93101 - Nearby to Montecito.

Depression can hit all of us at times. If you have depression either clinically or circumstantially because of something that's happened to you I can help you to work through it and get back to a better feeling place about your life. I felt literally hundreds of people work through their depression and learn skills to deal with symptoms of lack of motivation, problems with her sleep, extended anxiety that leads to frustration and feelings of defeat. Having a better life takes action and change. If you have depression give me a call and let's work on this together to make the changes you need to live the life you want.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
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.

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

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 93010 - Nearby to Montecito.

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.

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW
Depression Counselor

Philip Starkman, MSW, RSW

Registered Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

When one is depressed the range of thoughts and feelings encompass a wide spectrum. Sadness and despair might be pervasive. One can feel as if they have fallen into a deep dark pit where everything is covered in negativity and hopelessness. In this state, one can feel inadequate, discouraged, unable or unwilling to make decisions. In addition, guilt, shame, profound low self-esteem and loss of interest in relationships, sex, career and even life itself are commonly found. A variety of evidence-based tools, specific to the needs of the individual, applied skillfully at the right time, can dramatically lift one out of that deep, dark pit and help avoid relapse.


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

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

Montecito is located in Santa Barbara County, California. It has a land area of 9.34 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Montecito is 9,444 people with 3,263 households and a median annual income of $136,619. .


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Widely Affordable

Licensed, professional counseling in Montecito is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Montecito public health department.