Depression Counseling in Pasadena, CA.

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


Chris Tickner, Andrea-Marie Stark
Depression Counselor

Chris Tickner, Andrea-Marie Stark

Marriage and Family Therapist

491 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101 | (626) 995-1875

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.

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

280 S Los Robles Ave Unit B, Pasadena, California 91101 | 323-301-3984

Depression often goes hand in hand with low self-esteem. In treating depression, I would help clients to separate themselves from their depression so that they could start to build back their self-concept. In addition, I would empower clients to use mindfulness concepts to treat their depression by focusing on the present moment, acknowledging their feelings, working through difficult emotions, and accepting the impermanence of feelings.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490
Depression Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

FREE HOUR -Exclusively treating couples & families. Depression often really just means "repression". It is usually a sign that they human system is overwhelmed with thoughts & emotions that have become unmanageable. A shift in circumstances is usually needed for people suffering from depression AND expressing emotions through a variety of outlets is extremely helpful. This can be done through verbal expression, creativity such as dance, writing, music, painting, etc. Receiving attention & compassion from others is also critical. This is what a skilled therapist can provide, though it's also important to get this from multiple avenues - a therapist, friends, family & community.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression can leave you feeling stuck in even the most basic ways. reaching out and starting the therapy process will support you in learning how depression and anxiety are secondary emotions and there is usually more going on beneath the initial symptoms. We will unpack the emotional layers of your depression, identify new habits to help pull you out of the despair, and help restore your confidence in your abilities.

Gary Brainerd, PhD
Depression Counselor

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist

595 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 405, Pasadena, California 91101 | 626-577-2628

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.

Mark Baker, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

650 Sierra Madre Villa, Suite 110, Pasadena, California 91107 | 626-351-9616 x107

Sadness is a part of life, but depression can lead to serious problems if not treated correctly. If you are suffering from a sadness that goes on day after day you may have a clinical depression that is in need of professional help. If you are not sure if you are depressed we can help you figure that out. Don't let the cost of therapy stop you. We have over 25 therapists with fees ranging from $45 to $250 per session so we will find just the right person to help. You don't have to suffer another day, give us a call.

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Depression Counselor

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

444 South Marengo Ave. , Pasadena, California 91101 | 626-389-5779

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.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

1000 East Walnut Ave, Suite 240, Pasadena, California 91106 | (818) 395-9853

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.

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Ute Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

33 S. Catalina Ave #204, Pasadena, California 91106 | 626-676-4816

Depression can express itself in a variety of forms. The symptoms of depression vary from person to person. While occasional depression might be considered normal, it is not normal for it to become a hinderance to enjoying and living life. If you are depressed, allow me to provide you with tools to manage the depression while we explore the roots of the depression to create a path out of it.

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.
Depression Counselor

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

482 N Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, California 91107 | 626 802-5493

Depression is not something that exists "in" you. It is something you experience in a context. When we are out of connection with others we can become depressed. My approach to healing depression is not to simple help people get "over" their depression but by helping people move in and through it. That means, feeling into the pain and potential danger of feeling the feelings that are in you. When we are not alone in our feelings they can change.

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Mary Ann Aronsohn, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1910 Huntington Drive #15, So. Pasadena, California 91030 | 626-441-5131

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Pasadena, California 91001 | 1-877-606-6161

Grey Matters International, Inc. and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D. handles depression and other emotional disorders in a very unique way. Most of therapy or counseling processes utilize validation, unconditional positive regard, and reframing as common techniques to get someone to heal from their depression. Though this can be helpful, it rarely fixes the core problem behind it and for tough cases we then refer them usually to a psychiatrist for medication which can have tons of side effects. Instead, why not try a natural and arguably more effective way to not just change your mind, but change the brain--where the depression is rooted. Contact us at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com.

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.

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Rich Painter, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

595 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91101 | 904-800-8553

Are you experiencing any depressive symptoms such as low motivation, fogginess, sadness, loneliness, or hopelessness? Are you stuck in a pattern of negative thoughts and emotions that can feel like they are weighing you down and leading to a lack of purpose and direction? You don't have to go through this alone. There is a way to move forward, and the therapeutic relationship can be a great way to seek healing and freedom. I am here to journey alongside you if you are ready to take the first step towards a more fulfilling and authentic life.

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT
Depression Counselor

Elvina Lui, M.A., MFT

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

35 E Union Street Suite D, Pasadena, California 91103 | (626)464-1651

I understand how depressing depression is! I know most people that struggle with depression do not appear to be struggling--they go about life much like everyone else, but what people don't know is how much harder it is to be fighting a constant uphill battle. Depression is not just about feeling sad or being pessimistic. It holds you back from doing the things you want. It gets in the way. There are good days when it doesn't affect you much at all, but then there are bad days that bring you to a dark, dark place in your mind. I know what it is like and I can help you in your battle against depression, contact me now


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

Pasadena is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 22.98 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Pasadena is 142,647 people with 54,536 households and a median annual income of $72,402. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Pasadena for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pasadena public health department.