Depression Counseling in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.


Piper Walsh, Ph.D
Depression Counselor

Piper Walsh, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

3551 Camino Mira Costa Suite G, San Clemente, California 92672 | 949.370.4726

Are you feeling a loss of hope or less interest in the things that used to bring you pleasure? While we all get low, persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings may be indicators of depression. When you are experiencing feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness that aren’t going away, it’s time to get help. Often when people are experiencing these emotions they feel isolated and that life will always be this way I treat people who are experiencing these feelings and help them to address the causes and symptoms associated with their depression, so that they can enjoy life again. Call me today at 949.370.4726 or email at info@southoccounseling.com.

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP
Depression Counselor

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP

Alternative and Integrated Practitioner | GRIT Kids Coaching

Available for Online Therapy

I work with a depressed nervous system by working with the body. Often we struggle to sleep, eat, or accomplish relatively simple tasks. Our bodies are stuck with the brake on. When our body thinks it is futile, out mind follows quickly thereafter and we begin to tell ourselves how pointless things are and how worthless we are. I work with the whole body to re-regulate the body to enable you to get back to a whole integrated self.

Susan Melchior, MFT, MASC
Depression Counselor

Susan Melchior, MFT, MASC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

4199 Campus Dr., Suite 550, Irvine, California 92612 | 949-760-7717

Depression hurts--it hurts you and those who care about you. I have worked in the field of counseling and with depression and sadness for 30 years. My clients come from a variety of backgrounds and ages but have one thing in common--they are depressed. It can leave you feeling helpless and alone. If you have felt this way for some time, it is imperative that you get professional help soon. I have an article on depression on my actual website: www.therapyhelp4you.com . I hope you will read it and give me a call so that I might help you find a way out of this "stuck" feeling and help you regain your life and hope for a different future.

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Edward L. De La Loza, EdD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Clients usually experience a progressive decline in mood, which can impact their emotions, the quality of their sleep, relationships (they may even begin to withdraw from others), and have persistent negative thoughts. Many clients prefer to explore viable holistic and integrative strategies before trying medication. In our collaboration, we will design a plan to explore possible options, strategies to strengthen effective coping mechanisms, and identify a plan to enhance the opportunity for recovery.

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT
Depression Counselor

Taylor Wikel, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Are you struggling with sadness, loss of motivation, low energy, feeling down, hopelessness or helplessness? Life these days are not easy and can bring on depression and loneliness. I want to be a support to you and help you through this part of your life. I will help you find hope and identify coping skills to manage your symptoms. It would be my pleasure to walk by your side and find a new path of hopefulness!

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Depression Counselor

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

128 Del Mar Ave., San Clemente, California 92688 | 949-648-1213

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.


You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

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

Rancho Santa Margarita is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 12.89 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of Rancho Santa Margarita is 49,324 people with 16,980 households and a median annual income of $105,328. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita public health department.