Depression Counseling in Paramount, CA.

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


Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jamey Hecht, MA, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90230 - Nearby to Paramount.

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.

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

In 92660 - Nearby to Paramount.

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.

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT
Depression Counselor

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

In 92831 - Nearby to Paramount.

Depression can have roots in the earliest years of our lives due to hurts at a sensitive age, or can result from current experiences of traumas, losses, and disappointments. Often these two origins dovetail, with current stressors resurrecting earlier levels of depression. A good therapy will take seriously the level and personal experience of depression. Clear introspection into the cause, development of truly effective coping strategies, and support for a process of working through depression is the basis of my therapeutic approach.

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.
Depression Counselor

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 90049 - Nearby to Paramount.

Sadness vs. Depression? Which is it? Treatable YES! Everyone feels sad or 'blue' on occassion. People tend to grieve over a loss, but usually, the feelings of grief tend to lessen over time. Depression occurs when feelings of extreme sadness or despair last for at least 2 weeks or longer and tend to interfere with activities of everyday living. Deperessed feelings include helplessness, hopelessness and even thoughts of death and possibly suicide. People with these feelings may feel overwhelmed. Causes may be from body chemistry which influence mood and thought. Chronic illness can accompany depression. Start feeling better. Give me a call and make an appointment now. Dr. Sobo

Priscilla Traub, MS., MFTI
Depression Counselor

Priscilla Traub, MS., MFTI

Registerned MFT Intern

In 90815 - Nearby to Paramount.

Talk therapy is incredibly beneficial for all areas of treatment, especially depression. Psychotherapy will help the depressed client to identify and understand life problems. Therapy will explore life problems and the cognitions behind the thoughts that lead to the depressed feelings. Together, in a safe and warm environment the client will be able to regain a sense of control and pleasure.

Terry Anderson, M.S., Psy.D, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Terry Anderson, M.S., Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92831 - Nearby to Paramount.

All of us occasionally experience feelings of sadness. Most of the time, these painful interludes clear rapidly. Clinical depression, however, is an extremely painful state which is characterized by intense feelings of hopelessness and despair. When this mood state occurs, professional help is needed. My therapeutic process allows the here and now experience between therapist and client to reveal how present day thoughts, feelings, and beliefs formed in the past influence your current life and affect your mood. Bringing to light the cognitive processes that may be holding the depression in place help you gain the clarity and control needed to restore your health. Please feel free to call.

Elizabeth Armstrong,  MA, MFTI
Depression Counselor

Elizabeth Armstrong, MA, MFTI

Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

In 92626 - Nearby to Paramount.

Tired of seeing the world through a grey sky? Feeling so overwhelmed that the thought of getting out of bed is too much? It sounds like depression has shown up at your door, and it is not welcome. You are not your sadness. Together we will find ways that work for you to lift the weight of depression of your shoulders and bring joy into your life once more. I utilize mindfulness, solution-focused, Narrative and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques to help relieve some of the burden of being down dragged down by depression. Don't allow depression to keep you in isolation, let me lead you through the darkness, onto a brighter day.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Paramount.

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.

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

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

In 90039 - Nearby to Paramount.

“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.

Bonnie Levy, MA, AMFT
Depression Counselor

Bonnie Levy, MA, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Paramount.

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.

Ellen Roese, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Ellen Roese, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90277 - Nearby to Paramount.

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.

Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Lori Shnorhokian, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90405 - Nearby to Paramount.

Clients that come in with depression can be in a very difficult time and phase in their lives. With therapy, you will be able to identify what is making you depressed and how to decrease it significantly by using every day tools that can be learned. You will be in a safe environment and able to share your feelings that are related to feelings of depression and sadness.

Gary Brainerd, PhD
Depression Counselor

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Paramount.

Depression should be seen as normal in that all of us experience depression periodically. Too much depression is discouraging and can be treated. Find out of your depression is "normal" or clinically troubling. Relief from depression is available for most depressed persons. Often depressed persons are understimuated with not enough fun or activity. On the other hand depression can be seen as the opposite of "expression" where thoughts, feelings and needs are not sufficiently acknowledge and expressed.



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

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

Paramount is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 4.72 square miles and a water area of 0.11 square miles.  The population of Paramount is 55,412 people with 13,844 households and a median annual income of $45,792. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Paramount, CA

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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Paramount, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Paramount may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Paramount public health department.