Depression Counseling in Playa Vista, CA.

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


Depression Counselor

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

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

Depression Counselor

Camila Williams, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression has been shown to work time and again with decades of research supporting its efficacy. There is a light at the end of the tunnel! When you are depressed motivation and desire are hard to come by. I hope to help you create and put into action a plan that does not rely on motivation to enact change. You will begin to learn how to catch the thoughts and behaviors that keep you stuck and change them to healthier alternatives. My goal is to help provide you with the tools and skills you need to find joy and pleasure in things again and to be able to envision your life worth living.

Depression Counselor

Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

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.

Depression Counselor

Audrey Johnson, Psy. D.

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

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.

Depression Counselor

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Life can be very stressful these days. Cell phones, I Pads, smart phones, e mail, social networks all are fun and wonderful but they also bring with them higher expectations from work, family, friends and even ourselves. Our world keeps speeding up and the pressures can be great. Depression as an outgrowth of the stresses and pressures that surround us is becoming increasing common and a part of each of our lives. Most of us will experience depression at one or more points in our lives. Medication can help but is usually not the long term answer. We will work to identify the problems, find solutions, set goals and work toward minimizing the causes and find more peace and calm.

Depression Counselor

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT

The A Treatment Center; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Evere lie on the floor in such pain, you think it will never pass and can't see the light at the end of the tunnel? We are here to help you get up off the floor. Its not easy and its not fast, but You're Not Alone! We understand and we are here. We have tools to help. We use evidence based practices, Hypnotherapy, EMDR and a variety of there tools to help you find your foothold and stand on your own. We offer all clients a list of stress reduction tips. You may receive homework to do between sessions. We help you find joy again. Call for a Free 15 minute phone consultation.

Depression Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

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.

Depression Counselor

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

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

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

“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.

Depression Counselor

Marjorie Rand, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

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.

Depression Counselor

Nancy Bubica, LMFT

Nancy Bubica

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Depression is stigmatized, leaving sufferers feeling isolated. Lack of education regarding depression causes others to assume its under the person's control; when often there are biological factors blocking healing. Callous terms like "Snap out of it" leave the sufferer feeling all the more hopeless, because they can't snap out of it any more than a diabetic can snap out of diabetes without medical attention or treatment. Depression can be the result of a depletion of significant hormones in the brain. The Word of God is a powerful tool I use with clients to stifle the negative cognitions of depression. I refer clients for medical intervention when depression is not responding to therapy.

Depression Counselor

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

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.

Depression Counselor

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Most of us get depressed at times in our lives. Sometimes, we need some guidance to help us through these difficult periods. I believe that the client/therapist relationship is very important in dealing with depression. If you make the decision to seek psychotherapy to help you deal with your depression, I think it is necessary to find a therapist that you can relate to. I work very hard to establish that bond and then explore your history and reasons why the depression exists. Using various techniques, my goal is to help you gain insight into your issues, learn better coping skills and ways of thinking and then help you move forward in your life to attain your goals.

Depression Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Are you tired of living a life without joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment? Do you feel lonely and isolated? I specialize is helping you to build your self-confidence and motivation so that you can live a life that feels more satisfying and joyful. Through our relationship you will develop insight and motivation to finally move out into the world so that you can live the life you have always wanted to live.



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

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

Playa Vista is located in Los Angeles, California. It has a land area of 1.30 square miles.  The population of Playa Vista is 6,010 people and a median annual income of $68,597. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Playa Vista, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Playa Vista are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans