Depression Counseling in Newport Beach, CA.

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


Nancy D Young, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

3505 Cadillac Avenue, Bldg O, Suite 109, Costa Mesa, California 92626 | (714) 432-9856

Research shows that Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment (sometimes in conjunction with medication), for Clinical Depression. I was originally trained in CBT. Also, I have found that other modalities, such as Voice Dialogue, Assertiveness Training, & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy can help. Finally, a Mindfulness practice helps & a good exercise & nutrition program are crucial.

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Andrea Schoon, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

260 Newport Center Drive Suite 508, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 714-421-6115

We can get so overwhelmed. You may have heard the following: "depression is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of being strong for too long." I can help you learn to cope, give you that outside view of what can help you live in a way that is peaceful, meaningful, and purposeful. If you have been suffering from depression, I know that you have tried all you know to feel better. It is too difficult to overcome without professional help and I look forward to helping you get on a positive path to a life of contentment.

Shelley Wilson, LMFT, LPCC
Depression Counselor

Shelley Wilson, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

901 Dove Street Suite 295, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 949 922 7800

You may feel the depths of despair or merely "out-of-sorts." Depression shows up in our lives in many ways and many of us can ignore its presence as we use "busy-ness" or drinking or perfecting or … to manage our lives. But wouldn't it be great to solve the underlying issue(s) which are trying so hard to get attention through depression? Depression deprives us of joy yet it is possible to move into joy. Depression can shift by talking about what is going on, learning new perspectives and tools, and activating in small moves. I want to help you feel better. Please reach out at (949) 922-7800 or visit shelleywilson.com.

Steven Harris, PhD
Depression Counselor

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1400 Quail Street, No. 210, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 714.290.1506

Not that I do not empathize with the suffering depression brings, but I do think depression can be instructive to your lives. While many people view depression as simply a bad thing and/or something we just want to get rid of, I view depression as a unique opportunity to learn from the depression. Why is the depression there? I have not met anyone who was depressed that did not feel that way for a reason. Symptoms of depression usually tell us clues as to why the human soul is suffering, and also can also provide further clues to the solutions. Many solutions easily flow right out of finding out the "why's" and "what's" of the depression.

OC Relationship Center, LMFT
Depression Counselor

OC Relationship Center, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

1400 Bristol Street North, Suite 245B, Newport Beach, California 92660 | (949) 220-3211

Depression can impact even the healthiest people at times. Is life just not holding the same spark it once did? Feeling blue and not having much energy? Depression affects people in different ways. Some people have a loss of appetite or find themselves eating too much. Many struggle with insomnia. Many lose their joy for life. The bottom line is that depression hurts. But there is some good news. Most of the time feelings of depression can lift by talking it out, learning some new skills and taking small action steps. We at OC Relationship Center in Fullerton CA want to help you. Visit http://OCRelationshipCenter.com or call 714-381-5778 and talk to one of our caring, licensed counselors

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1151 Dove Street Suite 230, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 949 388-3741

Depression, just the very word feels hopeless and limited, there is a sense of internal and external collapse of the world. Yet it can also be used as a tremendous starting point to examine one's life, goals, expectations and longings, both current and historical. Depression can actually function to suppress emotional pain that has been cut off, denied and stuffed away. Depression is treatable today.

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Lyndsay Elliott, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

1550 Bayside Drive, Suite 6, Corona Del Mar, California 92625 | 949-280-7729

Over 17 million people suffer with depression every year. Feeling sad, irritable or unsettled can impact relationships, work productivity and everyday functioning. Still, depression is a highly treatable problem. With a full understanding of the origin and symptoms, the right treatment plan can help to guide you in a direction that gives you more hope for your future. Therapy will uncover what created the depression, as well as prevent it from reoccurring in the future.

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

2436 W. Coast Hwy., Suite 103, Newport Beach, California 92663 | 714-337-4889

There are two emotions which can be utilized in the process of healing from trauma: anger and sadness. Sadness can be a very effective vehicle for healing. The only problem with sadness is that it is such a short leap from there to depression. Sadness heals; depression does not. Depression can keep a person stuck in the same place for years without any progress. You must be very careful not to fall into depression when you decide to explore your feelings about the negative experiences of your life. Unfortunately, many people find the difference between sadness and depression to be obscure at best, and they often vacillate between the two. We encourage you to be very careful of depression becau....

Simina Eshtehardi, Ph.D., Hypnotherapy
Depression Counselor

Simina Eshtehardi, Ph.D., Hypnotherapy

License Marriage and Family Therapist, Somatic Psychotherapy (holistic approach)

1151 Dove Street, Suite 245 , Newport Beach, California 92660 | 949-444-9931

Depression does not dissipate when it is ignored. The path through involves acknowledgement of the feelings, and a willingness to express the thoughts, physical sensations, and life choices that accompany depression. Dr. Simina provides a place to engage in this process, giving you the opportunity to find relief and release from depression. She has years of experience with assessing, identifying, and helping her clients understand the source of their depression and taking steps to resolving it. Dr. Simina's clients report that her genuine interest in her clients' care, and researched-based plus bodymind techniques of therapy helps them recover from their depression in a timely manner.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT
Depression Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., MFT

Gesell Psychotherapy

1000 Quail Street, Suite 275, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 714-421-1975

I work with individuals who experience an inner critical voice that attacks them with messages such as: “I am not enough”; “I need to be a better person”; "I cannot trust others". Some explain feeling overly responsible and share that they have difficulty expressing their authentic feelings to others. I help my clients discover that there is plenty of room for every aspect of their personhood. Shame, depression and anxiety dissipate and self-acceptance is the natural byproduct. Letting go of shame and worry leads to greater joy and fulfillment in interpersonal relationships.

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

1151 Dove Street, Suite 278, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 949-257-7178

Depression is a debilitating condition hallmarked by feelings of hopelessness and futility. Although you may want to isolate when feeling depressed the best thing you can do is to begin to talk about the feelings we have and create a caring support system for yourself. In your treatment you will begin to understand your feelings and find ways of regaining balance and mastery. I can help you to turn depressive feelings around so that you can feel stronger and live a richer and fuller life.

Philip Kolba, MA
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.

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

16168 Beach Blvd. #241, Huntington Beach, California 92647 | 714-960-2490

If you tend to look at your past, present and future as painfully sad I can help you develop a plan to lift your mood and help you to become more hopeful. You will be able to measure your progress based on changes you can achieve and believe in, step by step. We can work together at whatever pace you need. Learn tools you can use for a lifetime. Taking the first steps by gettting expert help can make the difference.


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Newport Beach is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 23.78 square miles and a water area of 29.17 square miles.  The population of Newport Beach is 87,127 people with 38,071 households and a median annual income of $113,071. .


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Licensed, professional counseling in Newport Beach 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 Newport Beach public health department.