Depression Counseling in Pacific Palisades, CA.

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


Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Depression Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

In 90025 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Depression and Anxiety are the number one mental health issues in the United States. Most people who suffer from depression don't get help for it, instead they suffer alone. Rather medicating it away, therapy can help you understand the roots of the depression and/or anxiety and learn specific tools to find relief from it. You don't have to continue living with sadness.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Depression Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 90026 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

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.

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

When we feel depressed we can forget about taking care of our basic needs. Simple things like running errands or making the bed can feel insurmountable. Isolating from others can feel like the right thing to do but propel us further into a depressed space. Often we are unaware of how our mindset contributes to this state. And we try to cope by engaging in habits that increase feelings of shame and hopelessness. I can support you in your journey of coming out of the heaviness and into a lighter way of being. We can look at how shame may play a role in remaining stuck. We can look at unresolved fears and needs along with cognitive distortions that may keep you from moving forward.

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91020 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Depression has many different faces. It can be triggered by sad events, like the loss of a loved one, or by seemingly happy events, like the birth of a child. Sometimes it can even be caused by influences we don’t really understand. Helping individuals identify the causes of their depression, and explore new ways to cope are at the heart of my work in this area. Often clients who begin therapy because of depression discover that what they are feeling is to past trauma, issues related to their family history or upbringing, negative thinking or limiting beliefs. With the opportunity to work through past issues in a safe, non-judgmental setting often helps people find relief from their overwhelming emotions and lift the fog of depression that has been weighing them down.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Depression is often a state of confusion resulting from the lack of permission or guidance in processing difficult situations. An opportunity to work through past trauma can help lift depression so there is a greater emotional freedom to move forward and make choices in life. This support to process needs to be kind and understanding while providing a bit of a "push" to find the courage to face whatever scary feelings might be hidden away.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Depression Counselor

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I use several methods for helping you overcome depression. I support you in maintaining safety. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I help you to identify unhelpful thoughts and learn how to restructure your thoughts. I help you identify root causes of your depression and find ways to reduce their impact by replacing them with activities and relationships that support you in increased positive mood and personal responsibility. Depression can be comorbid with other issues you may be struggling with and I take a holistic approach to help you address what is needed in order to become a more fulfilled, and satisfied individual.

Sheryl Colby, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91316 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Most of us get depressed at times in our lives. Sometimes, we need some guidance to help us through these difficult periods. I believe that the client/therapist relationship is very important in dealing with depression. If you make the decision to seek psychotherapy to help you deal with your depression, I think it is necessary to find a therapist that you can relate to. I work very hard to establish that bond and then explore your history and reasons why the depression exists. Using various techniques, my goal is to help you gain insight into your issues, learn better coping skills and ways of thinking and then help you move forward in your life to attain your goals.

Marcy Muray, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Marcy Muray, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90232 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Adam Sheck, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Adam Sheck, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90210 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Depression is a crippling experience that often goes unidentified by ourselves or those in our lives for way too long. It is self-sustaining, as it causes us to withdraw from our lives and from possible support. Mild to moderate depression may be treated with traditional "talk" psychotherapy, although severe depression may require pharmaceutical intervention. I work with you both to make sense of your depression and take steps to challenge it and move through it, into a better quality of life. We will talk. We will work somatically, with your breath and your body, to move stuck emotions and energy and remove the blocks to getting back into your life. Depression IS treatable. Seek out help.

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT
Depression Counselor

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT

The A Treatment Center; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Evere lie on the floor in such pain, you think it will never pass and can't see the light at the end of the tunnel? We are here to help you get up off the floor. Its not easy and its not fast, but You're Not Alone! We understand and we are here. We have tools to help. We use evidence based practices, Hypnotherapy, EMDR and a variety of there tools to help you find your foothold and stand on your own. We offer all clients a list of stress reduction tips. You may receive homework to do between sessions. We help you find joy again. Call for a Free 15 minute phone consultation.

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT
Depression Counselor

Lori Freson, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91403 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Sometimes life just seems overwhelming. The pain, sadness and anger take over, and you just don't know how you're going to make it through the day. You are not alone. Let me help you find hope again. In a safe and nurturing environment, I will be supportive and help guide you back to feeling the joy in your life. You deserve to be happy and enjoy your life to the fullest.

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90212 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

The benefits of a successful treatment of depression include reductions in the severity and frequency of depressive episodes. The capacity to reframe depression as an experience of growth into wisdom, leads to recovery. This can include the return of the ability to enjoy life, greater clarity of thought, improved ability to relax, and greater social engagement. I practice a relational, psychodynamic therapy informed by psychoanalysis and Gestalt.

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

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 90745 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

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.

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91020 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

CBT is a particularly effective treatment for depression, both as a combined approach with medication and as a stand alone treatment. Participating in CBT therapy for depression can help you restructure negative thought patterns and get out of negative cycles of thinking. Changing the way you think can help you interpret your environment and interactions with others in a more effective and positive way, improving the way you feel about yourself and helping improve your relationships with others. It may also help you recognize things that may be contributing to the depression and help you start doing things that lead to a reduction of symptoms and feelings of meaningful happiness.

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT
Depression Counselor

Laurie Burns, M.S., MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

You might be experiencing profound loss and feel isolated and alienated from those around you. Perhaps the loneliness you feel comes from a profound sense of not being fully known and understood. Because every human being and each individual's process is unique, I won't put you through a series of pre-determined exercises or fit you into some theoretical model. I work in collaboration with you to explore, discover, illumine, and heal the wounds that have kept you from expanding into the fullness of who you are meant to be.

Todd Deutsch, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Todd Deutsch, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90025 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest that can interfere with daily functioning. Reaching out for help is a step towards wellness. Symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but it is a very treatable condition. Therapy for depression helps you overcome the feelings of hopelessness and despair and to gain control of your life.

Nadia Siswanto, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Nadia Siswanto, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91367 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Can’t get out of bed? Unmotivated? No energy? Sleeping too much? Isolating? Depression can be so debilitating! But it doesn’t have to be. You can feel better. You can find healing from depression and live the life that you are meant to live. My approach is one of mindfulness. We will address how mind, body, and emotion are interconnected. You will learn how your reactions to the depressive spiral is what actually caused the damage and how your efforts to get out of depression keep you stuck in the pain you are trying to escape. Do you find that nothing you do seems to help make the depression go away? This is because trying to solve what is “wrong” with you just makes things worse!

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

I have witnessed countless clients struggle from the weight of depression. I have also seen how quickly therapy can work to dismantle depression. Therapy, under my guidance, is extremely effective in diminishing many of the symptoms of depression. The benefits of therapy for treating depression are tremendous and multifarious. You do not need to live a life of sadness and depression.

April De Higes, LMFT
Depression Counselor

April De Higes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91362 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Are you sad or lonely? Does stress from work or family get you "down." Maybe you feel like there is "no hope" or no one understands you. I help people feel better by helping them develop new strategies and skills to reduce their stress. Having a professional counselor to talk to can be helpful. People who work with me report that they feel better. If you want to feel better, please call me for an appointment.

Craig Clark, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Craig Clark, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91030 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

If you're feeling depressed, you're not alone. Roughly 12% of the population is depressed. Depression and anxiety are the most common symptoms treated by psychologists, and virtually everyone experiences these feelings with varying intensity throughout their life. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of effective treatments available, beginning with an exploration of the causes of your feelings with a trusted psychologist.

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS
Depression Counselor

Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS

Clinical Psychologist

In 90010 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

When treating depression, I employ cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) therapy which is empirically validated in research studies to help people with depression. By modifying routines and behavior and learning how to challenge dysfunctional thoughts, clients are helped to improve mood in a relatively short time. This approach is collaborative, active, and supportive. Clients are usually asked to keep records, complete worksheets, test new behaviors, run experiments, and report back on the outcome.

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

If you or your child / adolescent are suffering with symptoms of depression such as, loss of interest in activities, low self-worth, and mood changes then I would like to help. Untreated depression can negatively impact relationships, productivity, physical and mental well-being. Whether you understand the root cause of your depression or are unsure of why you are struggling, therapy can be the start you need to move towards healing.

Jessica Hupf, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jessica Hupf, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90290 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Depression can be debilitating and make life feel hopeless. Many times people with depression want to get better, but don't know how. That's where a good therapist can help! My training, background, and experience can provide those suffering from depression the necessary tools and strategies to help improve mood and return to stable and healthy functioning. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to face these challenges, but that is why I focus on taking baby steps, taking it one day at a time, and putting one foot in front of the other, and providing a lot of support and understanding. I have witnessed many clients improve and successfully fight off their depression. There is hope!

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.

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Janet Niederman, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90025 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Depression leaves you feeling isolated and alone. You feel stuck inside a box, hearing others carrying on with their lives outside, but you feel no way to reach them. Please consider taking care of yourself in a new way -- by meeting with me to begin therapy. I offer you 35 years of experience, knowing how your heart aches and your mind runs in negative circles. In therapy, we find a way for you to ultimately have compassion for yourself, giving you the energy to make real changes in your life. Please visit my website and schedule a time for us to talk by phone.



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

Pacific Palisades is located in Los Angeles County, California.  The population of Pacific Palisades is 27,000 people.