Depression Counseling in Paramount, CA.

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


Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Paramount.

Depression does not have to keep you from feeling like yourself any longer. You may be feeling unfulfilled, hopeless, discouraged- even seeking support in therapy can feel overwhelming. In the safety of our relationship, you can face these difficult feelings and gain insights into yourself and your relationships. We will develop necessary coping skills and work to understand what is contributing to your depression. As we process through painful feelings and thoughts you will be more free to re-claim the life you want and experience the joy and fulfillment that you deserve.

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Depression Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90024 - Nearby to Paramount.

One of the most common reasons that people enter counseling is the experience of depression. Depression is much more common than what people know. I will help you understand the nature of your depression, what the possible causes are, and a variety of approaches that my clients have found helpful over the years. Whether your depression is recent or persistent, there are specific treatment methods that work for many people. I am also more than happy to work with other healthcare providers to make sure that you benefit from a comprehensive approach. Working with me or with a team can help to maximize your ability to get symptom relief and help you lead a happier and fulfilling life.

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Marijane Ward, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Paramount.

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.

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.

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS
Depression Counselor

Rochelle Green, PhD, RPS

Research Psychoanalyst Candidate

In 92780 - Nearby to Paramount.

My philosophical work on the nature of hope and despair is particularly well suited for working with clients suffering from depression. While my explicit aim is cultivating and creating a space of genuine hope, I also believe it is essential to recognize the reasons for despair and to diligently work through those circumstances. Compassionate understanding and patience facilitate hope.

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy Inc., LMFT

Harris Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc.

In 90631 - Nearby to Paramount.

Most clients suffer from some form of depression, due to work, marriage, family, or addiction problems. First if the symptoms are sever we recommend a consultation from a medical doctor. If the client suffers from insomnia, difficulty concentrating, anhedonia, or dramatic weight changes , we strongly suggest the client meet with their medical doctor. Also many people will call because they are struggling with depression, and sometimes it is due to an underlying medical condition, such as anemia, vitamin D deficiency, mono, thyroid condition etc. So we ask clients to request blood test be ordered by their doctor. After the vegetative symptoms are assessed and treated, then we proceed .

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz
Depression Counselor

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to Paramount.

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.

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92835 - Nearby to Paramount.

Clients in therapy for depression with Dr. Parke can benefit from a warm and safe environment that nurtures them back into hope. Though the darkness and heaviness of depression can be overwhelming, Dr. Parke can provide you with tools and walk alongside you in this journey so that you know you're not fighting this battle alone. There is hope for depression, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the courageous first step is reaching out for help.

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Brandon Wetzler, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92646 - Nearby to Paramount.

In our life journey we inevitably come across a period of darkness, depression or lack of motivation. Sometimes it is triggered by an event or failed relationship and sometimes we come to the realization that much of our lives has already been lived in this gloominess. Through the counseling process you can share what you've truly been experiencing and explore the depths of your depression in a private, safe environment all while coming to an understanding of what it means to be good to yourself. And in turn others.

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Jeanne Clevenger, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91106 - Nearby to Paramount.

Are you living in a cloud, where everything seems foggy and dark? Depression can be a debilitating and hopeless experience. I understand that it can be incredibly difficult to reach out for help; remaining isolated is tempting for those struggling with depression -- whether it be from grief, trauma, loss, or "just because." I have experience working with depression and can help you not only develop more effective coping skills, but also identify the core reasons behind your depression in order to provide longer-term healing and change.

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

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC
Depression Counselor

Katelin Hanhart, LCSW LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can cause experiences of lonliness, sadness, agitation, tearfulness, hopelessness, and decreased motivation. Together we can work to identify potential causes of depression symptoms and how these symptoms may be impacting your life. In most cases a core belief about ourself or the world can cause depression to persist. Some of these beliefs can include but are not limited to "I'm not good enough", "noone cares about me", "it's not safe to express my emotions", and "bad things always happen to me". Taking a collaborative approach we will incorporate both self compassion strategies and tangible skills based interventions as a way to work on improving your mood.

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Larry Goodman, MA, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist (MFT)

In 90210 - Nearby to Paramount.

Many people struggle with depression, men and women as well as children and adolescents. Depression needs to be assessed for severity and treated appropriately. The standard of care may include medication and talk therapy involving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which can be very effective for most clients. Depression often masks frustration and anger or severe negative thoughts which can be explored in treatment. Most people benefit from talk therapy and find relief. Other family members may also be included in the treatment if that is appropriate.

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family
Depression Counselor

Brenda Gesell, Individual, Couples and Family

Gesell Psychotherapy

In 92626 - Nearby to Paramount.

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.

Chris Tickner, Andrea-Marie Stark
Depression Counselor

Chris Tickner, Andrea-Marie Stark

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Paramount.

In our modern society, we have come to see Depression as a problem, something to be treated, avoided, and cured. Have you ever noticed that the more you try to "treat" your depression, the stronger it gets? This is because Depression is a sign, a message, that something in our lives is not working. Just like taking aspirin for a headache won't treat the cause of the headache, just taking medication for Depression won't ultimately free us. It takes deeper work, uncovering the pain and the underlying emotions and experiences that have lead us to this place. Yes, that takes more courage and commitment than simply popping a pill or going for a run. But is actually does cure Depression.

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA
Depression Counselor

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92805 - Nearby to Paramount.

So many coping skills out there focus on reducing the energy. What if the problem is you’re struggling to find energy because depression is zapping you of it? What do you use to cope, then? I’ve been working with clients for years to translate common coping techniques to fit their needs and experience. I’m here to help you, too. We start with what hasn’t been working for you and transform it into something that does.

Amy Mezulis, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Amy Mezulis, Ph.D

Psychologist | Therapy for 13-24 Year Olds

In 90266 - Nearby to Paramount.

A majority of high school and college students experience significant depression. Our team is focused on supporting teens and young adults struggling with depression so that they can improve their mental health and live a rewarding life. At Joon, we utilize a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness to provide clients with the right tools and coping skills to improve their depression symptoms.

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Paramount.

When working with depression I take an eclectic approach. At the outset of therapy I work with the client to establish concrete goals. I employ various techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take a psychodynamic approach to examine the underlying causes of depression. I believe depression should be approached in a holistic manner and often times requires incorporating other techniques and interventions outside of the clinical setting.

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 Paramount.

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.

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90602 - Nearby to Paramount.

Depression can rear it's ugly head when we least expect and without being fully aware that it is happening. Losing interest in activities that were once pleasurable, feeling overwhelmed and tired, sleeping in excess can all be signs of depression. Learn skills such as relaxation techniques, changing negative thought processes, and proactive ways of coping with stress to help you get back on the right track.

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Depression Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to Paramount.

Depression takes away your ability to feel joy in life. But with the right help you can overcome it. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help you understand your emotions and take concrete actions to change how you feel. It's not easy, but it is an evidenced based therapy that can offer you a chance to feel joy. Understanding how you can change your mood in positive ways can help you find joy again. I can help you do that.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to Paramount.

Untreated depression can lead to destructive and often fatal behaviors if an individual has little or no social supports or coping skills intact, as well as vary between age, gender & cultural groups. Often what many depressed people feel is empty, hopeless, helpless and completely alone, even if family or others are physical nearby. Often clients report that they cannot function with what would be considered daily simple tasks, i.e., bathing, getting out of bed, and even making meals or eating can be taxing. Feeling excessively tired and worn out has been common with chronic depression. Psychotherapy can possibly make all the difference when individuals feel life is no longer worth living.

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90815 - Nearby to Paramount.

I practice a type of therapy for depression called Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which research has shown to be especially effective with depressive disorders. Using CBT, we work together to discover underlying beliefs (which we call cognitive distortions) that are causing or contributing to your depressive symptoms. Once identified, we then use a variety of techniques to help you correct those thinking patterns that are causing you difficulty. We measure progress constantly so that we can try new techniques if needed, to help you feel better.

Kelly Duggan Shearer, MA., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Kelly Duggan Shearer, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91740 - Nearby to Paramount.

Sometimes we find ourselves in the "dark night of the soul." It is a place so painful that we feel we might never find our way out. Our counseling relationship can help you find out why you feel so hopeless, and help you gain insight about how your environment and relationships (both past and present) might be contributing to your feelings. Once you figure this out, we can determine what steps you might need to make to find freedom and joy again.

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT
Depression Counselor

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90501 - Nearby to Paramount.

Discover the cause of depression and what to do about it. Many times people feel depressed because they feel that their life should look different than it does in the moment. Dr. Eris Huemer joins with her clients by helping them explore a preferred future for themselves. She takes her clients through a process that helps them change by constructing solutions rather than dwelling on problems. The emphasis here is on finding solutions to current problems and focusing on future wellness rather than past hurts. This is not to say that the past is ignored but the main emphasis is on teaching new skills and creating the life that you want and deserve.



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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.