Depression Counseling in Playa Del Rey, CA.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Playa Del Rey, California.


Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.
Depression Counselor

Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

If you feel depressed, I can help you by putting your feelings in perspective and changing your thoughts to be more positive. I have successfully treated people with depression with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and they are living a happier more fulfilling life. There's no reason that life can't be happier and more in your control. Gaining those tools by a professional therapist is sometimes the way to go. Let me help you by showing you the tools to make your life happier. For a free and confidential consultation, call now.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490
Depression Counselor

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Depression often really just means "repression". It is usually a sign that the human system is overwhelmed with thoughts & emotions that have become unmanageable. People with depression are often stuck & unmotivated. A shift in circumstances is usually needed for people suffering from depression AND expressing emotions through a variety of outlets is extremely helpful.

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91020 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

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.

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Beverly Scott, Beverly J Scott MS, LMFT

Beverly Scott LMFT

In 90277 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Depression may be caused by many factors and I look into a persons history to find the key to the beginning of the depression, many times in early childhood. As mentioned before I use Trauma methods to approach the trauma and to find the "keystone" event that may have started the trauma leading to depression. Sometimes there is a biological reason for this depression causing these triggers to go off. I can also then refer to a specialist MD.

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 Playa Del Rey.

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.

Pasadena Relationship Center, MS LMFT 40546
Depression Counselor

Pasadena Relationship Center, MS LMFT 40546

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

There are many types of depression. If you believe that you, or someone you care about, is struggling with this common disorder, please reach out for help with us or another qualified mental health professional. Treatments vary, depending upon the type, severity, and duration of the problem. Please know that depression is treatable and that there is hope.

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA
Depression Counselor

Jace Draper, LMFT, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT
Depression Counselor

Eris Huemer, PsyD, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

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.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

We all feel down sometimes. Real depression is when we can’t get back up. Or it’s when we do so only after great effort, and even then it’s not all the way back. If sadness, hopelessness, and helplessness get in your way, that’s depression. Even mild or periodic depression can interfere in your life. It can also increase conflicts at work and in your relationships. Therapy helps, even without medication. Some people may benefit from medication, but that’s on an individual basis, and research shows that medication works best when it’s combined with therapy. We’ll examine what causes the depression, what you’ve tried, and what else can be done. Depression doesn’t have to stop your living.

Brenda Perry, M.A, AMFT
Depression Counselor

Brenda Perry, M.A, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

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.

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

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.

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI
Depression Counselor

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 91436 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Depression can envelop all aspects of a persons life, but with proper support and guidance it can be worked through. Although life can feel hopeless at times, there is a light at the end of the tunnel that can be found with professional help. Let me help you regain a love for the things you once enjoyed, and rebuild connections with people that improve your wellbeing. Overcoming depression is a process, and I can help.

DeAndrea Knight, MSW, LCSW
Depression Counselor

DeAndrea Knight, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 91505 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Therapy is a journey that starts with creating a unique, individualized treatment program tailored to meet your specific needs and geared towards helping you transcend your life. Yes, we use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) interventions, as well as Acceptance and Commitment interventions. However, true relief begins when you feel heard and understood as well as when you build real self-confidence and strong, supportive connections and relationships with others.

Betsy Walli Sadur, MS, PhD
Depression Counselor

Betsy Walli Sadur, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90254 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

A need for emotional connection is wired into our DNA as a survival mechanism. But in response to childhood experiences, you may have developed patterns of relating to people that interfere with that essential attachment, so you feel chronically disconnected and depressed. At one time, these patterns protected you from a less than nurturing environment. But now they’re doing more harm than good. Like a self-fulfilling prophecy, your expectations about how others will treat you can lead you to behave in ways that elicit the very responses you fear. EFT can help you heal your relationships and mood. Research shows EFT can be as effective as medication in relieving the symptoms of depression.

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET
Depression Counselor

Cynthia Henrie, LMFT, BCET

LA Therapy Network - Feminist Therapy, Trauma Experts

In 90401 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Depression is one of the most common problems people seek out therapy services. Because I am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, I am able to offer you a holistic approach to depression treatment. Sometimes depression is habitual, other times it is caused by your cicumstances, and still other times we need to work through the root causes of depression. These may be childhood abuse, traumatic events, bereavement or problems in your relationships or lack there of! I am highly trained and skilled at treating all types of depressions and can help you work through the feelings to resolve even long term depression. Call me! I can help!

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

My therapeutic approach in treating depression is to assist my clients in gaining insight and awareness as to the origin and cause of their depressed mood and unhappiness. I conduct an evaluation to determine the severity of the depression and create a treatment plan for therapy. I assist clients in understanding the causes for their depression, help clients develop coping mechanisms and increase awareness of behaviors that perpetuate the client's depression. My work mainly consists of teaching emotional intelligence, mindfulness, DBT, and CBT skills to learn to manage and overcome the depression.

Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Jennifer Flores, M.Ed., MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91604 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Depression can feel like quicksand. It can be a full body experience that leaves you gasping for air. And it is often difficult to explain to others what you are feeling. We would all love a quick fix - to hear the steps or magic words to make us feel better. I offer longer-term work that gets at the root of the problem. Real change that is sustainable takes time. I believe in the therapy process and will partner with you to facilitate healing and a new sense of freedom.

Chris Tickner, Andrea-Marie Stark
Depression Counselor

Chris Tickner, Andrea-Marie Stark

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

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.

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

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.

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 90815 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

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.

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Again deep breathing is the key here. The inhale will energize you and the exhale will relax you. Low energy is a key symptom of depression. Also hopelessness and helplessness. Changing the way you breathe will directly change your nervous system and change the way you feel physiologically. It will also change the way you perceive reality. If you have clinical depression (not situational) then medication in addition to psychotherapy may be advised. Mostly I help people get off medication. Exercise is as effective in treating depression as medication.

Leandra Wills, MA, MFT
Depression Counselor

Leandra Wills, MA, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Depression is more than a situation that causes you to feel down for a period of time. It is a debilitating state that affects all aspects of your life. Learning how to increase coping skills and learn the negative self thoughts that are underlying the depressed feelings will help you to understand the mind and body connection. I offer support and a whole person approach to treating depression.

Ross Kellogg, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Ross Kellogg, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90067 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

Depression can leave you feeling stuck and unmotivated. Reaching out and starting the therapy process will support you in better understanding the causes of your symptoms. We will unpack the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual contributors of your depression, develop new habits to help pull you out of the lows, and help restore your confidence in yourself. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to develop your personalized treatment plan and make the way forward clear for you. Please reach out through phone or email to connect and further discuss your needs.

Priscilla Traub, MS., LMFT
Depression Counselor

Priscilla Traub, MS., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90815 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

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.

Behnam Keyvan, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Behnam Keyvan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91364 - Nearby to Playa Del Rey.

People who have depression have problems thinking, acting, behaving, and even getting through the day. Sometimes, depression can feel as though one is living in a black hole, like an ever-present sense of impending doom looming over them. Some adolescents and adults who have depression don’t feel sadness at all – they may feel empty, angry, and apathetic about their world. I offer life-altering care for adolescents and adults struggling with depression and other challenges in a safe, serene, and confidential environment. I understand that depression treatment is never a one-size-fits-all approach, so I spend the necessary time evaluating and getting to know each adolescent and adult I meet in order to develop a plan of care that meets all their needs. I...(view profile to read more)



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

Playa Del Rey is located in Los Angeles County, California.  The population of Playa Del Rey is 12,139 people and a median annual income of $91,339. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Playa Del Rey, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Playa Del Rey is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Playa Del Rey public health department.