Depression Counseling in National City, CA.

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


Depression Counselor

Elisabeth Caetano, MA, MFT #37010

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of National City

There are many types of depression. The people that I see usually have "the blues" or a situational depression. Most people are high functioning and respond really well to the Cognitive-Behavioral therapy techniques that I use to help people feel a greater sense of happiness and well-being overall. The good news is that new brain research supports the action-oriented techniques that I teach to facilitate feeling better and making changes in overall mood.

Depression Counselor

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

Within driving distance of National City

I am an Emotionally Focused therapist (EFT). Research shows that those who suffer from depression actually benefit quite well from EFT therapy. Depression can be very isolating. The pain of isolation is inherently traumatizing. We are meant to be in relationship with others. I work with indiviudals and couples who struggle with depression by strengthening their relationship so that there is a deeper felt sense that the person who is suffering from depression can experience that they do matter, that they are important, that they are cared for and loved by another. This helps create a more secure attachment to self and others which is therapeutic and needed for healing.

Depression Counselor

Peter Lambrou, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of National City

Depression and anxiety often occur together and treatment is similar from a cognitive view. However, treating depression requires some special approaches to stop the cycle of negative thinking, loss of energy, and feelings of hopelessness and guilt. My approach is to first explore if there are events or situations that might explain the depression. When there are no apparent reasons for depression, then it is likely that there is a biological or genetic underpinning. Most important is for the person suffering from depression to recognize that treatments can and do work to break the depressive cycle.

Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of National City

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

Donna Scott, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of National City

Depression is accompanied by sadness or despair. It can be extremely difficult to endure, especially since Christians are taught to "count it all joy." In some cases, there may be a chemical imbalance which will require medical intervention. However, having someone walk this painful journey with you as a guide and provide a safe place to share the pain has proven helpful.

Depression Counselor

Cara Allen, MSW, MM, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of National City

Many things can lead to feelings of depression. Often, depression is actually grief in disguise. I specialize in guiding individuals, couples, and families through times of struggle, often brought on by events out of their control. When the rug feels like it has been ripped out from underneath your life, it is time to seek support and guidance.

Depression Counselor

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of National City

If you are experiencing sadness that just won't go away, or a hopelessness that is immobilizing you, it may be clinical depression. There are a variety of very effective ways to treat depression, from cognitive therapy, exercise, nutritional supplements, biblio-therapy, or medication. The least effective is to get a medication from your primary physician and wait. I will help you plan a full intervention that will give you the earliest relief possible. Whether your depression is mild or crippling, I know how to take care of you. Sometimes, just getting to be listened to brings new hope and some relief. But we will do whatever it takes to bring you to health again.

Depression Counselor

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of National City

Understanding that there are different types of depression, different levels of severity, and various causes, I work with each individual to assess what kind of depression they are experiencing and possible causes. Often anxiety and depression occur together. Along with providing a safe, non-judgmental place and therapeutic relationship for people to talk about their depressive feelings/emotions and experience, I also utilize research-based therapies that have proven effective for treating depression and anxiety.

Depression Counselor

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of National City

Every person has times of sadness and discouragement, however if these feelings persist for long periods of time depression may result. Depression is like a weight that slows a person down and makes everything seem more difficult and strenuous. Depression can affect a person's ability to work, make decisions, focus, concentrate, sleep, eat and socialize. I have found that A key factor in effectively treating depression is motivation. In the first phase of treatment, I assist clients in finding small and simple ways to generate positive feelings as this provides hope that things can get better. Secondly, I assist clients in unloading or unpacking the issues that are weighing them down.

Depression Counselor

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of National City

Are you struggling with depression? Are negative thoughts and feelings making your life a daily struggle? I can help you to break free from these destructive thought patterns by helping you to reconstruct your thinking patterns and changing daily behaviors in your life. Having someone to listen to you and help guide you out of this painful place can make a tremendous difference. I am empathetic and connected to my clients and will walk with you through this difficult struggle.

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

Gretchen J. Penner, ASW

Pre-licensed Therapist

Within driving distance of National City

All our feelings begin with thoughts, just like depression. I provide a safe non-judgmental place to therapeutically process life experiences and negative thoughts that lead us to feel depressed, unloved and unworthy. We used to think that increasing a strong self-esteem fights depression. Studies now show that self-esteem can be harmful. Instead, we are now learning that self-compassion creates a strong foundation where one can learn to become content in whatever situation they find themselves in. Through therapeutic mindfulness you can learn to let go of those things that are holding you back, and find your inner joy and contentment.

Depression Counselor

Fredric Seldin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of National City

Depression can be caused by many different factors originating from internal (biological) and/or external (social) sources or a combination of inner and outer. In addition, there are many different kinds of depression because each of us has developed a unique way of coping with distress. Also, each of us has a unique personality which also will influence how we may experience depression. Regardless of the starting point or the manner in which it is manifested, depression is usually experienced as defeat. Feeling defeated can lead to psychological paralysis if left unaddressed. I help my patients overcome their feelings of defeat so they can feel hopeful about their future.



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

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

National City is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 7.27 square miles and a water area of 1.83 square miles.  The population of National City is 61,060 people with 15,332 households and a median annual income of $41,437. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in National City is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in National City are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.