Depression Counseling in Playa Vista, CA.

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


Gary Brainerd, PhD
Depression Counselor

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Parisa Zivari, M.A. LMFT
Depression Counselor

Parisa Zivari, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91403 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Depression can be a lonely place. A place where you are surrounded by your darkest and deepest thoughts. A place that feels isolated. A place that prevents you from moving forward, getting out of bed, and having a fulfilling life. Depression can become so powerful that instead of having hope, you can become consumed with feelings of sadness and hopelessness. In therapy, I will make you connect your emotional and physical pain into your depression and teach you self care, though stopping techniques, and relaxation techniques in order to overcome the symptoms. You and I will work together to work through your past traumas you have experienced growing up.

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Depression Counselor

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT
Depression Counselor

Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90803 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Dana Fogel-Stark, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91302 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Latasha Dixon, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91105 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

Imagine feeling up instead of down. Not having to force yourself out of bed every morning. Enjoying being around others and having increased confidence and self esteem. I am empathic, authentic and genuine offering a reality based analytical approach into the root of your depressive feelings. Together, you will gain awareness of your feelings and learn that being kind to yourself doesn't have to be selfish or difficult, but second nature. I will guide you through feeling good and being in control of self.

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Naphtali Roberts, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91020 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

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.

Andrea von Troschke, M.F.T., A.T.R., B.C.P.C.
Depression Counselor

Andrea von Troschke, M.F.T., A.T.R., B.C.P.C.

Marriage and Family Therapist, Art Therapist Registered

In 90049 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

You can fight depression by exploring how your present emotions relate to past experiences. These insights, gained under the guidance of a caring professional, can deliver release, increase your understanding, build self-esteem and lead to healing. In parallel, you can learn ways to examine your thoughts regarding negativity, distortions etc. This helps you create more positive and realistic thoughts, moving away from having no control towards taking control. In addition, relaxation/meditation techniques can bring you a sense of balance and peace. If poor exercise, nutrition, sleep and social support contribute to your depression, I'll guide you to make changes and keep track of them

David Silverman, LMFT
Depression Counselor

David Silverman, LMFT

Free 20 minute phone consult

In 90045 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

In treating mood problems, the most important piece in collaborating is to find rays of hope in your life. What did you love to do before that you no longer enjoy? What are/were your interests in life? Who are the people in your life you want to feel closer to? What are your strengths? How can we interupt habitual feelings of hopelessnes, by changing the way you think about triggers that lead you to depressed feelings? How can we challenge negative or unrealistic thinking? With sensitive, open communication in sessins, we can find answers to these questions that can curtail habitual depressive thought and feelings. Coping skills can be taught and mastered.

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 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.

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
Depression Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91604 - Nearby to 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.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Depression counseling involves assessing and making appropriate changes in the physical, emotional, and relational aspects of a client's life that are contributing to depressed mood. I work with clients to both remedy the underlying causes and their resulting cognitions, and the lifestyle habits that hinder their recovery. Often it is appropriate to work in conjunction with medical professionals who may suggest medications and/or nutritional supplements to correct the biochemical aspects of depressive episodes. Clients benefit most when their treatment is comprehensive and avoids dealing solely with symptom relief.

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT
Depression Counselor

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Playa Vista.

I like to work collaboratively with my clients with a special emphasis on going at their own pace. When feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or lack of motivation is a primary concern, it is important to help clients find goals that they feel they are actually able to achieve. Providing a supportive, non-judgmental and peaceful atmosphere in therapy can help a client explore some of the more challenging struggles that has made him or her feel stuck, either in their personal goals or in important close relationships. Finding new strategies or coping skills to replace the ones that have stopped working becomes the new goal and transformations in outlook and relationships can begin.



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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Playa Vista public health department.