Depression Counseling in Pacific Palisades, CA.

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


Ellen Roese, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Ellen Roese, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90277 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

When a loved one dies many people experience depression along with their other symptoms of grief. As a bereavement therapist I understand that grief takes a long time and that it is very difficult to learn to live without your loved one. Through grief counseling we can together help you regain your sense of balance and begin to lift the depressive feelings that can be overwhelming.

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jim Tauber and Laura Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

In 90034 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

As a couple we bring an enhanced experience of support and collaboration in dealing with feelings of depression. If you are feeling lonely, hopeless or isolated from your partner, we strive to put you back in each other's care. When we are both in the room we bring safety to the exploration of obstacles and patterns that are keeping you from getting what you need. We make it easier to ask your partner for what you want and bring connectivity back to your life.

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Communication Expert for over 30 years

In 90039 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

“Stinkin’ thinkin’” isn’t what causes depression. It’s just one manifistation of this bewildering, joy-sucking, often recurring illness. The good news is that depressive illness does not last forever, even though it can feel like it. The not-so-good news is that for many people, depression is a recurrent illness that hides in the shadows and may strike without cause or warning. MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) is an 8-week program that’s been scientifically-shown to prevent—or at least, decrease the likelihood of— recurrence in people who have suffered from 3 or more episodes of depression. It is a skill-based program that reduces the body’s vulnerability to depressive illness.

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.
Depression Counselor

Deborah Tucker, M.A., M.F.T.

Licensed marriage and family therapist (#17142)

In 93065 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Depression is very common, and often is a symptom of other problems that are going on. When I work with depression, I assess how long it has been present, what the root causes are if they are known, and what solutions have been attempted so far. Usually I will ask for a thorough evaluation by your doctor, because there are many underlying physical conditions that can cause feelings of depression. This does not mean that you necessarily need an antidepressant medication. Some people find them very helpful, and others don't want to add a medication to their systems. Your preference is important, and we will work with it. Depression sucks the joy out of life, and therapy can help!

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Anita Langer, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91505 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Are you struggling with depression or other emotional concerns? Feeling stuck or unable to get out of unhealthy patterns that don't feel good? Depression doesn't have to take over your life - relief is possible. Together we will explore the challenges that are keeping you from living your preferred life and identify new possibilities for growth and change. I will support you in working toward your goals so that you can achieve a sense of well-being and live a more meaningful life.

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.

Bonnie Levy, MA, AMFT
Depression Counselor

Bonnie Levy, MA, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Depression leaves people feeling powerless and helpless. The world becomes a dark and threatening place where the things that once were joyful and now dreadful. When in a state of depression, it can be hard to find the motivation to reach out and ask for help. That's because depression replaces feelings of vibrancy with an experience of deadness. Sharing one's experience from this state can be shameful and might feel that no one understands. I listen closely to all the details of this experience which helps to make the experience less lonely and less shameful. Ultimately this allows us to look at the underlying causes for the depression and start on a course of change.

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.
Depression Counselor

Darryl Christian, M.A., L.M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist

In 91361 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

We have learned much in the past decade or so about the neurobiology of emotions and their relationship to our body, genetics, and past experiences. Although there may be medical causes of depression that may be medically treatable, research has shown that a combination of psychotherapy and medication is the best treatment. In therapy, we will explore your experiences that may be contributing to depression. We will identify ways to improve self-care (i.e., sleep, diet, exercise), and the ways in which thoughts and emotional responses to stress contribute to depression along with options for improving managing symptoms and coping with emotions.

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.

Scott Harris, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Scott Harris, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90049 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

Becoming and being depressed can be devastating and as significant as dealing with a serious physical illness. Depression can involve a constellation of symptoms and behavior manifestations that can be incapacitating. Therapy for depression can include a multitude of approaches including diet, exercise, and when appropriate, medications. Often, it is a combination of some or all of these, that helps the client get better. Depression for children could be precipitated by an event or trauma, a family situation or trauma, or for no apparent reason at all. It is important that it is recognized, assessed and treated.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Depression Counselor

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

In 90024 - 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.

Brian Wry
Depression Counselor

Brian Wry

In 90048 - 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.

Hillary Goldsher, Psy.D, MBA
Depression Counselor

Hillary Goldsher, Psy.D, MBA

Clinical Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Pacific Palisades.

My belief is that depression is born from unexplored feelings intersecting with past and present life events. I gently guide clients to deeply explore core belliefs and emotions that are impacting how they view themselves and the world around them. As we challenge the myth and mystery of these feelings and beliefs, a new way of moving through the world begins to unfold and recovery can begin.



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

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.